Rules of Civil Procedure – Effective May 1, 2021

The Notice Amendments below reference required new forms. The forms may be found at the bottom of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure webpage, as follows:

Judicial Council Approved Bilingual Notices to Responding Party
  • 7101GE Bilingual Notice to Responding Party for Motions – PDF | Word
  • 7015GE Bilingual Notice to Responding Party for In-State Summons – PDF | Word
  • 7016GE Bilingual Notice to Responding Party for Out-of-State Summons – PDF | Word
  • 7017GE Bilingual Notice to Responding Party for Ten Day Summons – PDF | Word
  • 7027GE Bilingual Notice to Responding Party for Summons for Publication – PDF | Word
  • 7105EV Bilingual Notice to Responding Party for Eviction Summons – PDF | Word

The Notice Amendments also now require caution language on some documents. Sample forms containing caution language are below:

SAMPLE FORMS

Notice Amendments

As a whole, the amendments to Rules 4, 7, 8, 36, and 101 require more notice to parties of their rights and obligations.

URCP004. Process. AMEND. The notice amendments to Rule 4(c)(1) require that the Judicial Council-approved bilingual notice of rights be included with the summons.

URCP007. Pleadings allowed; motions, memoranda, hearings, orders. AMEND. The notice amendments to Rule 7(c) require caution language on the first page of all dispositive motions. It also requires the inclusion of the Judicial Council-approved bilingual notice of rights and provides consequences for failing to include them.

URCP008. General rules of pleadings. AMEND. The notice amendments to Rule 8(a) require caution language on the first page of all pleadings requesting relief and provide consequences for failing to do so.

URCP036. Request for admission. AMEND. The notice amendments to Rule 36(b) require caution language on the first page of all requests for admission and provides consequences for failing to do so.

URCP101. Motion practice before court commissioners. AMEND. The notice amendments to Rule 101(a) require caution language on the first page of all motions to court commissioners. It also requires the inclusion of the Judicial Council-approved bilingual notice of rights and provides consequences for failing to include them.

Service of Process Amendments

URCP004. Process. AMEND. The service of process amendments to Rule 4 address service on minors in paragraph (d)(1)(B) and outline the requirements for electronic acceptance of service in paragraph (d)(3)(B).

Supplemental Proceedings Amendments

URCP007A. Motion to enforce order and for sanctions. NEW

URCP007B. Motion to enforce order and for sanctions in domestic law matters. NEW

URCP007. Pleadings allowed; motions, memoranda, hearings, orders. AMEND.  

Rules 7A and 7B create a new, uniform process for enforcing court orders through regular motion practice. They replace the current order to show cause process found in Rule 7(q) and in local court rules. Rule 7B addresses the domestic law order to show cause process.

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