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Type of code: Case Type Codes | Party Type Codes

Comprehensive Case Type List for Utah District Courts

Updated December 2013

Case Type Code

Case Type Title

Case Type Description

AJ Abstract of Judgment A summary of a judgment which creates a public record and a claim on any real estate property owned or later acquired by the defendant in the county in which the abstract of judgment is recorded.
AA Administrative Agency Appeals of decisions made by state administrative agencies.
AD Adoption A case filed to petition the court to make an adult the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biological child.
AS Asbestos Tort litigation regarding asbestos - Salt Lake City District Ct only
AW Arbitration Award The terms of an agreed settlement in an arbitration. URCADR Rule 102.
AT Attorney Discipline An action brought by the Utah State Bar against an attorney for violation of professional conduct.
SL Child Support Lien A lien against real property filed by the Office of Recovery Services for delinquent child support. Utah Code 62A-11-312.5.
CR Civil Rights A civil action alleging deprivation of rights.
SK Civil Stalking A case filed to request an injunction to restrain the respondent from contact with the petitioner.
CL Adjudication of Marriage /Common Law Marriage A case filed to request the court to recognize a relationship as a legal marriage without benefit of a civil marriage. Typically filed prior to a divorce or probate matter.
CD Condemnation A case filed through which a governmental body exercises its right of "eminent domain" to acquire private property for public uses. Utah Code 57-12-13.
CV Civil No longer in use. Included all civil cases
CO Conservatorship A case filed to request the appointment of a person to manage the property, daily affairs, and financial affairs of another person.
CT Contempt A civil case filed on the court's own motion.
CN Contracts A case filed to resolve legal issues involved in contracts and agreements.
CS Custody and Support A domestic case filed to resolve custody and support issues.
DC Debt Collection A case filed to collect monies owed by a company or a third party.
DA Divorce/Annulment A case filed to dissolve a marriage and address issues including child custody support visitation, property division and others as appropriate. Utah Code 30-3-1 to 39
ES Estate Personal Rep An application for appointment of a personal representative in a probate case. Utah Code 75-3-301 & 401
EV Eviction A complaint filed to remove a tenant from a rental property and recoup costs. Also known as unlawful detainer. Utah Code 78B-6-801 to 811
FJ Foreign Judgment A judgment, decree or order from another court filed for enforcement in Utah. Utah Code 78B-5-302
FP Forfeiture of Property A case filed to deprive a person of property due to breaking a law. Typically filed on behalf of the state by a law enforcement agency. Utah Code 24-1-4
GA Gestational Agreement A case filed to validate a gestational agreement. Utah Code 78B-15-902
GV Grandparent Visitation A case filed to request the legal right to court-ordered visitation or access to grandchildren. Utah Code 30-5-2
GU Guardianship A case filed to request the appointment of a person to provide the care and management of a person who due to age or some incapacitation is incapable of their own care.
HL Hospital Lien A lien filed by a hospital to recover the costs of emergency and other medical services.
IF Infraction A violation of a rule or local ordinance or regulation.
IP Interpleader A case brought by a third party to have a court determine ownership rights of rival claimants to money or property held by the third party.
IC Involuntary Commitment A case in which the court is asked to compel an individual to receive inpatient treatment for a mental health disorder against his/her will. Utah Code 62A-15-631
JC Judgment by Confession A judgment entered through a verified statement by the judgment debtor stating the claim and that the sum confessed is justly due or to become due. (U.R.C.P. 58A.)
LM Lien/Mortgage Foreclosures A case in which a mortgage lender files an action to foreclose on property.
MP Malpractice A case in which improper or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician resulting in injury, damage or loss is alleged.
MN Minor's Settlement A case in which a judgment is granted to a minor and is put in a trust account controlled by a guardian.
MI Miscellaneous Includes a variety of civil cases.
MD Misdemeanor DUI A violation of Utah driving under the influence statutes punishable by a fine and/or confinement in a local jail, but not by imprisonment in the Utah State Prison system.
NC Name Change A case in which the petitioner seeks a court order to change one's name.
ND Notice of Out of State Deposition A subpoena to an out-of-state witness to appear at a deposition.
NA Not Applicable A criminal case with no defined severity.
MO Other Misdemeanor A crime punishable by a fine and/or confinement in a local jail, but not by imprisonment in the Utah State Prison system. (Excludes misdemeanor violations of DUI statutes. See MD)
OT Other Probate A probate case.
PN Parking Citation A case in which a parking citation is resolved.
PC Parking Court Case A case in which a parking citation is contested and resolved.
PA Paternity A domestic case in which the parentage, typically the paternity, of a child is established.
PI Personal Injury A civil case in which the plaintiff asks for compensation for an injury sustained to their person.
PO Protective Order A case filed to request a civil order of protection. Utah Code 77-36-01
RN Post Conviction Relief Non Capital An action in the district court of original jurisdiction to vacate or modify a conviction or sentence in a non-capital criminal case.
RC Post Conviction Relief Capital An action in the district court of original jurisdiction to vacate or modify a conviction or sentence in a capital criminal case.
PD Property Damage A tort case in which the plaintiff alleges the defendant carelessly damaged the plaintiff's property.
PR Property Rights A tort case filed in regards to intellectual and/or real property rights.
SD Small Claims denovo District An appeal of a small claims judgment ordered in a district court.
ST Small Claims denovo Justice An appeal of a small claims judgment ordered in a justice court.
SM Separate Maintenance A case filed to request support for one married person by the other married person if they are no longer living as husband and wife.
SH Sexual Harassment A case in which unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature in the workplace is alleged.
SC Small Claims A case filed to collect monies (under $7,500) owed.
PV Small Claims/Park TP No longer in use.
FS State Felony A crime punishable by a fine and/or confinement in the Utah State Prison system.
SU Supervised Administration An action in which the Personal Representative requests to get court approval before taking actions or making distributions from an estate without a court order.
TX Tax Court An action related to decisions by the State Tax Commission.
TL Tax Lien A lien filed by the State Tax Commission for delinquent state taxes.
TP Tax Protest An action filed against the taxing entity to recover any tax paid under protest. Utah Code 59-2-1327
TS Temporary Separation An action filed in lieu of a divorce.
TN Traffic Citation A violation related to the operation of a motor vehicle, usually punishable by bail.
TC Traffic Court Case A case generated out of a citation related to the operation of a motor vehicle or in which the defendant contests the citation and a hearing is set, or the defendant fails to appear and a warrant is issued.
TR Trust A probate case related to administration of a trust.
UC UCCJA Child Custody Jurisdiction A case in which jurisdiction is determined on a child custody order when parents are in different jurisdictions. Typically filed for enforcement purposes. (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act) Utah Code 78B-16-105
UF UIFSA Registration of a child support or alimony court order from another state for enforcement purposes. (Uniform Interstate Family Support Act)Utah Code 78B-14-206
UE Unsolicited Communication No longer in use. U.C.A. 13-36-101 repealed, 2004
WA Water Rights A case initiated to resolve competing claims to water use. U.C.A. § 73-4-1
WL Workforce Service Lien A lien filed by the Dept. of Workforce Services typically for overpayment of benefits.
WR Writs A written order commanding a party to perform or cease performing a specified act.
WD Wrongful Death A case alleging a death caused by the wrongful act or negligence of the defendant that serves as the basis for a civil action for damages on behalf of the decedent's heirs.
 WG Wrongful Lien A civil case alleging a person filed an intentional, improper lien against another. Utah Code 38-9a-202
WT Wrongful Termination A civil case in which a former employee seeks damages from an employer for termination of employment.

Comprehensive Case Type List for Utah Justice Courts

Updated August 2009

Case Type Code

Case Type Title

Case Type Description

IF Infraction A violation of a rule or local ordinance or regulation.
MD Misdemeanor DUI A violation of Utah driving under the influence statutes punishable by a fine and/or confinement in a local jail, but not by imprisonment in the Utah State Prison system.
MO Other Misdemeanor A crime punishable by a fine and/or confinement in a local jail, but not by imprisonment in the Utah State Prison system. (Excludes misdemeanor violations of DUI statutes. See MD)
PN Parking Citation A case in which a parking citation is resolved
PC Parking Court Case A case in which a parking citation is contested and resolved
SC Small Claims A case filed to collect monies (under $10,000) owed.
TN Traffic Citation A violation related to the operation of a motor vehicle, usually punishable by bail.
TC Traffic Court Case A case generated out of a citation related to the operation of a motor vehicle or in which the defendant contests the citation and a hearing is set, or the defendant fails to appear and a warrant is issued.

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