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You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

Utah State Courts Alerts and Information

(3/27/20) A new Emergency General Order has been issued for Second District Court (Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties). See county list below for more information.

(3/26/20) New contact information has been updated for courts in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties. New restriction information has been updated for Juvenile Court in Weber and Davis counties.

(3/23/20) The Utah State Law Library has gone virtual, but staff are still available to help. Click Statewide alerts below for more information.

(3/22/20) District and Juvenile courts in Wasatch County (Heber) are closed until April 6. See details below.

(3/21/20) An updated Administrative Order has been issued by the Chief Justice.

COVID 19 Update: The courts remain open to conduct business. Some courthouses may be modifying operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a list of updates.


Courthouse Status

The following courts have impacts to their operation:

Statewide -- more info

Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew Durrant has issued an updated administrative order all non-essential hearings are postponed. Courthouses will remain open to accept filings, however, individuals who show symptoms or who have been exposed to someone with symptoms of COVID-19 may not enter courthouses. Courts can be contacted by phone and email.

For more information, please see the March 21 Administrative Order:

https://www.utcourts.gov/alerts/docs/20200320%20-%20Pandemic%20Administrative%20Order.pdf

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Effective today, theUtah State Law Library will be serving patrons by phone, email and text only. We will no longer be allowing patrons into the library. Library staff members are still available to help:

Phone:  801-238-7990.

Email:  library@utcourts.gov

Text:  801-432-0898


All District Courts -- more info

All courts will remain operating to accept filings, and will also be reachable by phone or email.

Patrons needing to file protective orders, stalking injunction requests, and pleadings may do so by email without a wet signature. They must include their name on the signature line with the proper declaration. The pleading must be sent as an attachment to the email.

All criminal and civil jury trails have been ordered postponed until after June 1, 2020.


For more information, please see the March 21 Administrative Order:

https://www.utcourts.gov/alerts/docs/20200320%20-%20Pandemic%20Administrative%20Order.pdf

All Justice Courts -- more info

All courts will remain operating to accept filings, and will also be reachable by phone or email.

Patrons needing to file protective orders, stalking injunction requests, and pleadings may do so by email without a wet signature. They must include their name on the signature line with the proper declaration. The pleading must be sent as an attachment to the email.

All criminal and civil jury trails have been ordered postponed until after June 1, 2020.

All hearings in cases involving defendants who are not in custody and who are charged with violations of the traffic code, except for cases in which the defendant is charged with reckless driving or driving under the influence, are ordered continued until after Oct. 1, 2020.


For more information, please see the March 21 Administrative Order:

https://www.utcourts.gov/alerts/docs/20200320%20-%20Pandemic%20Administrative%20Order.pdf

All Juvenile Courts -- more info

All hearings are continued until after June 1, 2020 with the exception of the following: shelter hearings, child welfare adjudication and disposition hearings, detention hearings, in-custody delinquency adjudication and disposition hearings, detention reviews, protective orders, and any other hearing involving a child being at imminent risk of abuse, neglect, or dependency.

Any child welfare, delinquency, or protective order timeline may be extended by the court.

For more information, please see the March 21 Administrative Order:

https://www.utcourts.gov/alerts/docs/20200320%20-%20Pandemic%20Administrative%20Order.pdf


Appellate Courts -- more info

Pending further notice, the Utah Supreme Court and Utah Court of Appeals will determine which cases to set for oral argument.  

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Appellate Clerks’ Office remains open to serve the public by phone and email. To protect the health of our employees and limit spread and exposure, we will provide in-person service by appointment only. Please call (801) 578-3900 or email supremecourt@utcourts.gov or courtofappeals@utcourts.gov for service or to set up an appointment.

For more information, please see the March 21 Administrative Order:

https://www.utcourts.gov/alerts/docs/20200320%20-%20Pandemic%20Administrative%20Order.pdf

Carbon County -- more info

District/Juvenile courts:

Seventh District and Juvenile Court COVID-Response


The Seventh District Court is adapting current practices in order to continue to provide the public with services during this period of social distancing in response to the Novel Coronavirus.  

We have developed methods for remote contact with the Court and with the Juvenile Probation Department in order to adhere to recommendations from the Utah Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and comply with the Administrative Order issued March 21, 2020.  Additional information about these recommendations and the status of court operations throughout the state may be accessed at the Utah State Courts Alerts and Information website.

In order to better protect the community against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus through adequate social distancing, it will be necessary for the Seventh District Court to reschedule certain pending matters.  The court will reach out to parties to notify them of these changes. You may search the Court Calendars online.  If you are not able to locate the needed information or require clarifying information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Castle Dale 

(Emery County)

castledaledocs@utcourts.gov

435-381-5419 (ext. 1)

1850 Des Bee Dove Rd

PO Box 635 

Castle Dale, UT 84513

Moab 

(Grand County)

moabscan@utcourts.gov

435-259-1349 (ext. 1)

125 E. Center Street Moab, Utah 84532 

Monticello 

(San Juan County)

montscan@utcourts.gov

435-587-2122 (ext. 1)

297 S. Main

PO Box 68

Monticello, UT 84535

Price 

(Carbon County)

pricedistrictdocs@utcourts.gov

435-636-3400 (ext. 1)

120 E. Main 

Price, UT

84501


You may reach a member of the Juvenile Probation staff by calling their office directly at the following numbers, or via email at 7thjuvprobdocs@utcourts.gov. 

Rory Jones 435-636-3454

Donni Nielson 435-636-3412

Mike Martinez 435-636-3413

Wayne Tucker 435-636-3423

Chris Blackmon 435-636-3417

Shaun Jeffs 435-381-6002

Nate Halls 435-259-1354

Thomas Moore 435-587-9921

Janey Graves 435-636-3424

Art Adair 435-587-9921

Electronic Filing of Documents

In order to effectively practice social distancing, self-represented litigants and individuals who do not have access to e-filing may electronically file motions and other pleadings by emailing an image (preferable a PDF) of the filing to one of the email addresses listed above. Forms specific to the Seventh District are available below. If you do not find what you are looking for, you may search through all available forms on the court’s website using the search box at the top of the page. Self-represented litigants may file, via email, protective order requests, stalking injunction requests, and pleadings in existing cases, without a handwritten signature. Instead, you should type your name and the date on the signature line provided on the form. 

For tips on how to scan documents from your phone, click here.  

Remote Hearings 

All hearings will be conducted remotely unless an in-person hearing is proven necessary.  Our remote hearing technology allows for either video or telephone appearance. Both of these functions allow participants to connect via a cellphone, tablet, or laptop.  Prior to your remote hearing a member of the court staff will send you an email containing a link or phone number and access code so that you can either click to connect or dial in to join the hearing.  For video appearances, there are free apps for android and apple devices to allow for video connections. If you will appear remotely by video, please prepare by downloading the app prior to the hearing and please verify that your webcam (if needed), internal microphone and speakers are activated.  

If you wish to request that your hearing be handled remotely, please contact your legal counsel or, if you do not have legal counsel, you may contact the courthouse via the phone number or email listed above.

Communication

Much of your communication with the Courts will be best facilitated if you have provided us with a current email address.  If you have not provided the courts with an active email address, but wish to do so, please send an email address to the appropriate email from the list above.  Please put the words “New Email Address” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please include your name, your mailing address, and your case number (if known).

Payments

Fine and restitution payments may be made online using our ePayments system. You will need to know your case number. If you do not know your case number, please call or email us. If you wish to request an extension on your payments or other probation conditions, please contact us. 



Davis County -- more info

District Court:

In the Second District Court in and for Davis, Morgan and Weber Counties

Emergency General Court Order No. 20-04

In Re: Pandemic Response Plan

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic; the Governor of Utah, the Honorable Gary Herbert, has declared a state of emergency, and the ChiefJustice of the Utah Supreme Court, the Honorable Matthew Durrant, has issued Administrative Orders dated March 12, March 13 , and March 21 , 2020 (the "Administrative

Orders") activating the Utah State Courts Pandemic Response Plan ("Pandemic Response Plan") in order to protect the public, court staff and members of the judiciary; and

WHEREAS, the Administrative Orders direct Presiding Judges and Trial Court Executives to implement the provisions in both level "Yellow" and level "Red" of the Pandemic Response Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Chief Justice's latest administrative order (the "March 21 Administrative Order") ( copy attached) authorizes presiding judges to issue supplemental orders furthering the implementation of the March 21 Administrative Order and the provisions of the Pandemic Response Plan;

NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby ORDERED, as follows:

1. By its terms, i]l O of the March 21 Administrative Order directs the "assigned judge" on matters where a defendant is being held in custody on Class B or C misdemeanor offenses to "reconsider the custody status" and encourages the judge to release such

defendants "subject to appropriate conditions." For all matters on the Layton City misdemeanor calendar, the assigned judge for purposes of this reconsideration shall be either the Honorable David R. Hamilton or the Honorable Michael S. Edwards. For all matters on the Bountiful City misdemeanor calendar, the assigned judge for purposes of this reconsideration shall be the Honorable David J. Williams. These judges have the authority to conduct these reviews and order, or agree to, releases from custody regardless of the designation of another judge as the assigned judge on the court 's computer system.

2. Associate Presiding Judge Michael D. DiReda in Weber County and Presiding Judge David M. Connors in Davis County are authorized to meet with representatives of the county attorney's office, the public defenders, the sheriffs, jail staff, any of their

respective designees, and others as appropriate, to develop protocols for reviewing other in-custody defendants and providing for early release of inmates, if necessary, to help reduce the population of the jails to allow re-structuring of living

arrangements to set up isolation pods for sick or infected inmates and to maximize social distancing as to other inmates who cannot be released. Except in emergency health-related circumstances, these releases will be subject to the prior approval of the

judge assigned to the inmate's case.

3. Under the provisions of the Pandemic Response Plan, court staff members are operating on reduced schedules to help avoid exposure and possible infection. All courthouses within the Second District will remain open, but access may be limited by circumstances related to staff schedules. In Morgan County, given the fact that the court has very limited staff, clerical staff will be present in person each Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM. All other days of the week assistance is available by telephone, by email, or in person at the Ogden District Court located at 2525 Grant Ave., Ogden, UT 84401. Telephone contact can be made at 385-350-9170 or 801-395-1079. Protective Order requests may be emailed to morgan_po@utcourts.gov. Any other matters that need to be filed by email may be sent to 2webermorgand@utcourts.gov. There is also a drop-box available at the Morgan County location, which is checked daily.

4. Effectively immediately, trustee sales and sheriff sales, including those that are required to take place at courthouses within the Second District pursuant to Utah Code§§ 57-1-25 and 27 and Utah R Civ. P 69B, may not be held inside the courthouses. Such sales may be held outside, on the courthouse grounds, in a location designated by courthouse security or, if no location is designated, in a

location that permits participants to maintain the recommended distance from each other and does not interfere with courthouse operations.

DATED this 27th day of March, 2020.

David M. Connors

Presiding District Court Judge

Michael D. DiReda

Associate Presiding District Court Judge

________________________________

Juvenile Court:

The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic. Governor Herbert has declared a state of emergency. To perform the mission-critical functions of the judiciary and protect the public, court patrons, court staff, security officers and the judiciary it has become necessary for the Utah Judicial System to implement its Pandemic Response Plan.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:

As included in the Administrative Order of Chief Justice Matthew M. Durrant:

"Individuals who show symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to someone with the symptoms of COVID-19 may not enter courthouses."

In addition, for any hearing taking place during this time, only the parties and their attorneys will be permitted into the courtroom. Others, such as courtroom observers, family members, support persons, etc., will not be allowed inside the courtroom. Witnesses will be excluded from the courtroom before and after they testify. If a party other than those listed desire to appear they can request to appear remotely. If remote access can be accommodated the Court will make every effort to do so.

Upon stipulation/agreement of the parties, the Court will accept proffered testimony and/or telephonic or remote (video) testimony for trials.

Reasonable social distancing shall occur within the courtroom. No more than two individuals may sit at counsel tables. Parties are encouraged to limit the need of any vulnerable persons, such as individuals over the age of sixty or individuals with existing health concerns, of coming to t he courthouse.

The Administrative Order shall be posted in every courthouse, and this order and Chief Justice Durrant's Administrative Order shall be made available to anyone upon request.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Dated this 17th day of March, 2020.

Honorable Sherene T. Dillon

Presiding Judge

Second District Juvenile Court

Duchesne County -- more info

District and Juvenile Court (Roosevelt): The Roosevelt District and Juvenile Court office is open to the public by phone and email.  Due to the inability to screen and limit the public, the doors shall remain locked/closed to the public.  Employees shall remain onsite to answer phones, process filings received via email and efiling.

 If you have an attorney, you will be required to work through your attorney. 

 If you are representing yourself, please contact (435) 722-0235 for more detailed instruction and personal assistance.

Scheduled Hearings - All previously scheduled hearings for the Roosevelt District Court will either be rescheduled for a later date, held remotely, or moved to the Duchesne District Court location, based on the urgency of the hearing.  Please contact the court at (435) 722-0235 if you are unsure about the status of your case.

 Copy Requests - Copy requests can be made by calling the court. Fees that apply to copy requests can be paid over the phone, by mail or online. Detailed information related to making payments for copies will be provided at the time of your copy request. Copies will be emailed or mailed once payment has been made, depending on your preference.

 Protective Orders, Child Protective Orders and Stalking Injunctions will be accepted via email or in person at the Duchesne location. 

 Emailed documents will not be accepted from attorneys. Attorneys must use the efiling system to file all documents. 

Payments can be made online at https://www.utcourts.gov/epayments. Contact the court to get your case number if you don’t already have it.

 This order shall remain in effect until further order of the court.

Dated this 20th day of March, 2020.

Judge Clark McClellan, District Court Presiding Judge

Judge Keith Eddington, Juvenile Court Presiding Judge


Emery County -- more info

District/Juvenile courts:

Seventh District and Juvenile Court COVID-Response


The Seventh District Court is adapting current practices in order to continue to provide the public with services during this period of social distancing in response to the Novel Coronavirus.  

We have developed methods for remote contact with the Court and with the Juvenile Probation Department in order to adhere to recommendations from the Utah Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and comply with the Administrative Order issued March 21, 2020.  Additional information about these recommendations and the status of court operations throughout the state may be accessed at the Utah State Courts Alerts and Information website.

In order to better protect the community against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus through adequate social distancing, it will be necessary for the Seventh District Court to reschedule certain pending matters.  The court will reach out to parties to notify them of these changes. You may search the Court Calendars online.  If you are not able to locate the needed information or require clarifying information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Castle Dale 

(Emery County)

castledaledocs@utcourts.gov

435-381-5419 (ext. 1)

1850 Des Bee Dove Rd

PO Box 635 

Castle Dale, UT 84513

Moab 

(Grand County)

moabscan@utcourts.gov

435-259-1349 (ext. 1)

125 E. Center Street Moab, Utah 84532 

Monticello 

(San Juan County)

montscan@utcourts.gov

435-587-2122 (ext. 1)

297 S. Main

PO Box 68

Monticello, UT 84535

Price 

(Carbon County)

pricedistrictdocs@utcourts.gov

435-636-3400 (ext. 1)

120 E. Main 

Price, UT

84501


You may reach a member of the Juvenile Probation staff by calling their office directly at the following numbers, or via email at 7thjuvprobdocs@utcourts.gov. 

Rory Jones 435-636-3454

Donni Nielson 435-636-3412

Mike Martinez 435-636-3413

Wayne Tucker 435-636-3423

Chris Blackmon 435-636-3417

Shaun Jeffs 435-381-6002

Nate Halls 435-259-1354

Thomas Moore 435-587-9921

Janey Graves 435-636-3424

Art Adair 435-587-9921

Electronic Filing of Documents

In order to effectively practice social distancing, self-represented litigants and individuals who do not have access to e-filing may electronically file motions and other pleadings by emailing an image (preferable a PDF) of the filing to one of the email addresses listed above. Forms specific to the Seventh District are available below. If you do not find what you are looking for, you may search through all available forms on the court’s website using the search box at the top of the page. Self-represented litigants may file, via email, protective order requests, stalking injunction requests, and pleadings in existing cases, without a handwritten signature. Instead, you should type your name and the date on the signature line provided on the form. 

For tips on how to scan documents from your phone, click here.  

Remote Hearings 

All hearings will be conducted remotely unless an in-person hearing is proven necessary.  Our remote hearing technology allows for either video or telephone appearance. Both of these functions allow participants to connect via a cellphone, tablet, or laptop.  Prior to your remote hearing a member of the court staff will send you an email containing a link or phone number and access code so that you can either click to connect or dial in to join the hearing.  For video appearances, there are free apps for android and apple devices to allow for video connections. If you will appear remotely by video, please prepare by downloading the app prior to the hearing and please verify that your webcam (if needed), internal microphone and speakers are activated.  

If you wish to request that your hearing be handled remotely, please contact your legal counsel or, if you do not have legal counsel, you may contact the courthouse via the phone number or email listed above.

Communication

Much of your communication with the Courts will be best facilitated if you have provided us with a current email address.  If you have not provided the courts with an active email address, but wish to do so, please send an email address to the appropriate email from the list above.  Please put the words “New Email Address” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please include your name, your mailing address, and your case number (if known).

Payments

Fine and restitution payments may be made online using our ePayments system. You will need to know your case number. If you do not know your case number, please call or email us. If you wish to request an extension on your payments or other probation conditions, please contact us. 

Grand County -- more info

District/Juvenile courts:

Seventh District and Juvenile Court COVID-Response


The Seventh District Court is adapting current practices in order to continue to provide the public with services during this period of social distancing in response to the Novel Coronavirus.  

We have developed methods for remote contact with the Court and with the Juvenile Probation Department in order to adhere to recommendations from the Utah Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and comply with the Administrative Order issued March 21, 2020.  Additional information about these recommendations and the status of court operations throughout the state may be accessed at the Utah State Courts Alerts and Information website.

In order to better protect the community against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus through adequate social distancing, it will be necessary for the Seventh District Court to reschedule certain pending matters.  The court will reach out to parties to notify them of these changes. You may search the Court Calendars online.  If you are not able to locate the needed information or require clarifying information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Castle Dale 

(Emery County)

castledaledocs@utcourts.gov

435-381-5419 (ext. 1)

1850 Des Bee Dove Rd

PO Box 635 

Castle Dale, UT 84513

Moab 

(Grand County)

moabscan@utcourts.gov

435-259-1349 (ext. 1)

125 E. Center Street Moab, Utah 84532 

Monticello 

(San Juan County)

montscan@utcourts.gov

435-587-2122 (ext. 1)

297 S. Main

PO Box 68

Monticello, UT 84535

Price 

(Carbon County)

pricedistrictdocs@utcourts.gov

435-636-3400 (ext. 1)

120 E. Main 

Price, UT

84501


You may reach a member of the Juvenile Probation staff by calling their office directly at the following numbers, or via email at 7thjuvprobdocs@utcourts.gov. 

Rory Jones 435-636-3454

Donni Nielson 435-636-3412

Mike Martinez 435-636-3413

Wayne Tucker 435-636-3423

Chris Blackmon 435-636-3417

Shaun Jeffs 435-381-6002

Nate Halls 435-259-1354

Thomas Moore 435-587-9921

Janey Graves 435-636-3424

Art Adair 435-587-9921

Electronic Filing of Documents

In order to effectively practice social distancing, self-represented litigants and individuals who do not have access to e-filing may electronically file motions and other pleadings by emailing an image (preferable a PDF) of the filing to one of the email addresses listed above. Forms specific to the Seventh District are available below. If you do not find what you are looking for, you may search through all available forms on the court’s website using the search box at the top of the page. Self-represented litigants may file, via email, protective order requests, stalking injunction requests, and pleadings in existing cases, without a handwritten signature. Instead, you should type your name and the date on the signature line provided on the form. 

For tips on how to scan documents from your phone, click here.  

Remote Hearings 

All hearings will be conducted remotely unless an in-person hearing is proven necessary.  Our remote hearing technology allows for either video or telephone appearance. Both of these functions allow participants to connect via a cellphone, tablet, or laptop.  Prior to your remote hearing a member of the court staff will send you an email containing a link or phone number and access code so that you can either click to connect or dial in to join the hearing.  For video appearances, there are free apps for android and apple devices to allow for video connections. If you will appear remotely by video, please prepare by downloading the app prior to the hearing and please verify that your webcam (if needed), internal microphone and speakers are activated.  

If you wish to request that your hearing be handled remotely, please contact your legal counsel or, if you do not have legal counsel, you may contact the courthouse via the phone number or email listed above.

Communication

Much of your communication with the Courts will be best facilitated if you have provided us with a current email address.  If you have not provided the courts with an active email address, but wish to do so, please send an email address to the appropriate email from the list above.  Please put the words “New Email Address” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please include your name, your mailing address, and your case number (if known).

Payments

Fine and restitution payments may be made online using our ePayments system. You will need to know your case number. If you do not know your case number, please call or email us. If you wish to request an extension on your payments or other probation conditions, please contact us. 

Morgan County -- more info

District Court:

In the Second District Court in and for Davis, Morgan and Weber Counties

Emergency General Court Order No. 20-04

In Re: Pandemic Response Plan

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic; the Governor of Utah, the Honorable Gary Herbert, has declared a state of emergency, and the ChiefJustice of the Utah Supreme Court, the Honorable Matthew Durrant, has issued Administrative Orders dated March 12, March 13 , and March 21 , 2020 (the "Administrative

Orders") activating the Utah State Courts Pandemic Response Plan ("Pandemic Response Plan") in order to protect the public, court staff and members of the judiciary; and

WHEREAS, the Administrative Orders direct Presiding Judges and Trial Court Executives to implement the provisions in both level "Yellow" and level "Red" of the Pandemic Response Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Chief Justice's latest administrative order (the "March 21 Administrative Order") ( copy attached) authorizes presiding judges to issue supplemental orders furthering the implementation of the March 21 Administrative Order and the provisions of the Pandemic Response Plan;

NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby ORDERED, as follows:

1. By its terms, i]l O of the March 21 Administrative Order directs the "assigned judge" on matters where a defendant is being held in custody on Class B or C misdemeanor offenses to "reconsider the custody status" and encourages the judge to release such

defendants "subject to appropriate conditions." For all matters on the Layton City misdemeanor calendar, the assigned judge for purposes of this reconsideration shall be either the Honorable David R. Hamilton or the Honorable Michael S. Edwards. For all matters on the Bountiful City misdemeanor calendar, the assigned judge for purposes of this reconsideration shall be the Honorable David J. Williams. These judges have the authority to conduct these reviews and order, or agree to, releases from custody regardless of the designation of another judge as the assigned judge on the court 's computer system.

2. Associate Presiding Judge Michael D. DiReda in Weber County and Presiding Judge David M. Connors in Davis County are authorized to meet with representatives of the county attorney's office, the public defenders, the sheriffs, jail staff, any of their

respective designees, and others as appropriate, to develop protocols for reviewing other in-custody defendants and providing for early release of inmates, if necessary, to help reduce the population of the jails to allow re-structuring of living

arrangements to set up isolation pods for sick or infected inmates and to maximize social distancing as to other inmates who cannot be released. Except in emergency health-related circumstances, these releases will be subject to the prior approval of the

judge assigned to the inmate's case.

3. Under the provisions of the Pandemic Response Plan, court staff members are operating on reduced schedules to help avoid exposure and possible infection. All courthouses within the Second District will remain open, but access may be limited by circumstances related to staff schedules. In Morgan County, given the fact that the court has very limited staff, clerical staff will be present in person each Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM. All other days of the week assistance is available by telephone, by email, or in person at the Ogden District Court located at 2525 Grant Ave., Ogden, UT 84401. Telephone contact can be made at 385-350-9170 or 801-395-1079. Protective Order requests may be emailed to morgan_po@utcourts.gov. Any other matters that need to be filed by email may be sent to 2webermorgand@utcourts.gov. There is also a drop-box available at the Morgan County location, which is checked daily.

4. Effectively immediately, trustee sales and sheriff sales, including those that are required to take place at courthouses within the Second District pursuant to Utah Code§§ 57-1-25 and 27 and Utah R Civ. P 69B, may not be held inside the courthouses. Such sales may be held outside, on the courthouse grounds, in a location designated by courthouse security or, if no location is designated, in a

location that permits participants to maintain the recommended distance from each other and does not interfere with courthouse operations.

DATED this 27th day of March, 2020.

David M. Connors

Presiding District Court Judge

Michael D. DiReda

Associate Presiding District Court Judge

Salt Lake County -- more info

District Court - Because of the Public Health Order issued March 19, 2020, by Salt Lake County, State of Utah, the following is ORDERED:

1 - For the next 14 days ALL criminal calendars, hearings and trials are canceled. By the end of the 14 day period, an evaluation will be conducted determining whether this stay will be continued.

2 - For all criminal matters scheduled through April 3, 2020, the jail and prison transports are cancelled and no attorneys will appear at the courthouse. All out-of-custody defendants will be given another hearing date 60-90 days out and the clerk will send notice of the new date. If the defendant appears in person, they will be given the new date and asked to leave the courthouse.

3 - Beginning Friday, March 27th, 2020, we will attempt to proceed remotely. The jail will assign each judge a time slot whereby that judge, prosecutor, defense attorney and defendant will all communicate remotely. The details will follow.

Signed, Judge Mark Kouris, Presiding Judge, Third District Court


San Juan County -- more info

District/Juvenile courts:

Seventh District and Juvenile Court COVID-Response


The Seventh District Court is adapting current practices in order to continue to provide the public with services during this period of social distancing in response to the Novel Coronavirus.  

We have developed methods for remote contact with the Court and with the Juvenile Probation Department in order to adhere to recommendations from the Utah Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and comply with the Administrative Order issued March 21, 2020.  Additional information about these recommendations and the status of court operations throughout the state may be accessed at the Utah State Courts Alerts and Information website.

In order to better protect the community against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus through adequate social distancing, it will be necessary for the Seventh District Court to reschedule certain pending matters.  The court will reach out to parties to notify them of these changes. You may search the Court Calendars online.  If you are not able to locate the needed information or require clarifying information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Castle Dale 

(Emery County)

castledaledocs@utcourts.gov

435-381-5419 (ext. 1)

1850 Des Bee Dove Rd

PO Box 635 

Castle Dale, UT 84513

Moab 

(Grand County)

moabscan@utcourts.gov

435-259-1349 (ext. 1)

125 E. Center Street Moab, Utah 84532 

Monticello 

(San Juan County)

montscan@utcourts.gov

435-587-2122 (ext. 1)

297 S. Main

PO Box 68

Monticello, UT 84535

Price 

(Carbon County)

pricedistrictdocs@utcourts.gov

435-636-3400 (ext. 1)

120 E. Main 

Price, UT

84501


You may reach a member of the Juvenile Probation staff by calling their office directly at the following numbers, or via email at 7thjuvprobdocs@utcourts.gov. 

Rory Jones 435-636-3454

Donni Nielson 435-636-3412

Mike Martinez 435-636-3413

Wayne Tucker 435-636-3423

Chris Blackmon 435-636-3417

Shaun Jeffs 435-381-6002

Nate Halls 435-259-1354

Thomas Moore 435-587-9921

Janey Graves 435-636-3424

Art Adair 435-587-9921

Electronic Filing of Documents

In order to effectively practice social distancing, self-represented litigants and individuals who do not have access to e-filing may electronically file motions and other pleadings by emailing an image (preferable a PDF) of the filing to one of the email addresses listed above. Forms specific to the Seventh District are available below. If you do not find what you are looking for, you may search through all available forms on the court’s website using the search box at the top of the page. Self-represented litigants may file, via email, protective order requests, stalking injunction requests, and pleadings in existing cases, without a handwritten signature. Instead, you should type your name and the date on the signature line provided on the form. 

For tips on how to scan documents from your phone, click here.  

Remote Hearings 

All hearings will be conducted remotely unless an in-person hearing is proven necessary.  Our remote hearing technology allows for either video or telephone appearance. Both of these functions allow participants to connect via a cellphone, tablet, or laptop.  Prior to your remote hearing a member of the court staff will send you an email containing a link or phone number and access code so that you can either click to connect or dial in to join the hearing.  For video appearances, there are free apps for android and apple devices to allow for video connections. If you will appear remotely by video, please prepare by downloading the app prior to the hearing and please verify that your webcam (if needed), internal microphone and speakers are activated.  

If you wish to request that your hearing be handled remotely, please contact your legal counsel or, if you do not have legal counsel, you may contact the courthouse via the phone number or email listed above.

Communication

Much of your communication with the Courts will be best facilitated if you have provided us with a current email address.  If you have not provided the courts with an active email address, but wish to do so, please send an email address to the appropriate email from the list above.  Please put the words “New Email Address” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please include your name, your mailing address, and your case number (if known).

Payments

Fine and restitution payments may be made online using our ePayments system. You will need to know your case number. If you do not know your case number, please call or email us. If you wish to request an extension on your payments or other probation conditions, please contact us. 

Summit County -- more info

District Court - Because of the Public Health Order issued March 19, 2020, by Salt Lake County, State of Utah, the following is ORDERED:

1 - For the next 14 days ALL criminal calendars, hearings and trials are canceled. By the end of the 14 day period, an evaluation will be conducted determining whether this stay will be continued.

2 - For all criminal matters scheduled through April 3, 2020, the jail and prison transports are cancelled and no attorneys will appear at the courthouse. All out-of-custody defendants will be given another hearing date 60-90 days out and the clerk will send notice of the new date. If the defendant appears in person, they will be given the new date and asked to leave the courthouse.

3 - Beginning Friday, March 27th, 2020, we will attempt to proceed remotely. The jail will assign each judge a time slot whereby that judge, prosecutor, defense attorney and defendant will all communicate remotely. The details will follow.

Signed, Judge Mark Kouris, Presiding Judge, Third District Court

Tooele County -- more info

District Court - Because of the Public Health Order issued March 19, 2020, by Salt Lake County, State of Utah, the following is ORDERED:

1 - For the next 14 days ALL criminal calendars, hearings and trials are canceled. By the end of the 14 day period, an evaluation will be conducted determining whether this stay will be continued.

2 - For all criminal matters scheduled through April 3, 2020, the jail and prison transports are cancelled and no attorneys will appear at the courthouse. All out-of-custody defendants will be given another hearing date 60-90 days out and the clerk will send notice of the new date. If the defendant appears in person, they will be given the new date and asked to leave the courthouse.

3 - Beginning Friday, March 27th, 2020, we will attempt to proceed remotely. The jail will assign each judge a time slot whereby that judge, prosecutor, defense attorney and defendant will all communicate remotely. The details will follow.

Signed, Judge Mark Kouris, Presiding Judge, Third District Court

Wasatch County -- more info

COVID-19 Update (District/Juvenile Court in Wasatch County - Heber):

Currently. the courts are operating in a limited fashion as a result of the Administrative Order issued by Chief Justice Matthew Durrant on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Unfortunately, with some of the protocols we are following to ensure the safety of all of our courthouse staff and patrons, we have limited our judicial and clerical staff's presence in the courthouse and we do not have the ability to serve you in person at this location.

Therefore, please take notice that the Wasatch County District Court and Wasatch County Juvenile Court offices are temporarily closed until Monday, April 6, 2020. If the closure is required for any longer period of time, this Order and Notice may be updated or modified.

The Utah County District and Juvenile Courts are still operating and are able to assist you and critical hearings are still being held. For District Court matters, please call 435-654-4676. Urgent filings may be emailed to heberfiling@utcourts.gov. Any other matters may be addressed by email at heberinfo@utcourts.gov.

For Juvenile Court matters, please call 435-657-4944 or email 4thjuvwasatch@utcourts.gov.

Signed, Judge Jennifer A. Brown, Presiding Judge, Fourth District Court (March 22, 2020)

_______________________________________________________

Wasatch County Justice Court:

Until further notice, the clerks reception area is closed to the public.  The court remains open. Please call 435-654-2679 for assistance or email: jcwasatch@utcourts.gov - please be sure to include phone number, current email address, or current mailing address.

All hearings on domestic violence cases, in-custody bench warrants, in-custody hearings, and sentencings set between now and June 1 will proceed via video conferencing or phone unless exigent circumstances exist.

For more informaton, visit Wasatch.utah.gov/justicecourt


Weber County -- more info

District Court:

In the Second District Court in and for Davis, Morgan and Weber Counties

Emergency General Court Order No. 20-04

In Re: Pandemic Response Plan

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic; the Governor of Utah, the Honorable Gary Herbert, has declared a state of emergency, and the ChiefJustice of the Utah Supreme Court, the Honorable Matthew Durrant, has issued Administrative Orders dated March 12, March 13 , and March 21 , 2020 (the "Administrative

Orders") activating the Utah State Courts Pandemic Response Plan ("Pandemic Response Plan") in order to protect the public, court staff and members of the judiciary; and

WHEREAS, the Administrative Orders direct Presiding Judges and Trial Court Executives to implement the provisions in both level "Yellow" and level "Red" of the Pandemic Response Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Chief Justice's latest administrative order (the "March 21 Administrative Order") ( copy attached) authorizes presiding judges to issue supplemental orders furthering the implementation of the March 21 Administrative Order and the provisions of the Pandemic Response Plan;

NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby ORDERED, as follows:

1. By its terms, i]l O of the March 21 Administrative Order directs the "assigned judge" on matters where a defendant is being held in custody on Class B or C misdemeanor offenses to "reconsider the custody status" and encourages the judge to release such

defendants "subject to appropriate conditions." For all matters on the Layton City misdemeanor calendar, the assigned judge for purposes of this reconsideration shall be either the Honorable David R. Hamilton or the Honorable Michael S. Edwards. For all matters on the Bountiful City misdemeanor calendar, the assigned judge for purposes of this reconsideration shall be the Honorable David J. Williams. These judges have the authority to conduct these reviews and order, or agree to, releases from custody regardless of the designation of another judge as the assigned judge on the court 's computer system.

2. Associate Presiding Judge Michael D. DiReda in Weber County and Presiding Judge David M. Connors in Davis County are authorized to meet with representatives of the county attorney's office, the public defenders, the sheriffs, jail staff, any of their

respective designees, and others as appropriate, to develop protocols for reviewing other in-custody defendants and providing for early release of inmates, if necessary, to help reduce the population of the jails to allow re-structuring of living

arrangements to set up isolation pods for sick or infected inmates and to maximize social distancing as to other inmates who cannot be released. Except in emergency health-related circumstances, these releases will be subject to the prior approval of the

judge assigned to the inmate's case.

3. Under the provisions of the Pandemic Response Plan, court staff members are operating on reduced schedules to help avoid exposure and possible infection. All courthouses within the Second District will remain open, but access may be limited by circumstances related to staff schedules. In Morgan County, given the fact that the court has very limited staff, clerical staff will be present in person each Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM. All other days of the week assistance is available by telephone, by email, or in person at the Ogden District Court located at 2525 Grant Ave., Ogden, UT 84401. Telephone contact can be made at 385-350-9170 or 801-395-1079. Protective Order requests may be emailed to morgan_po@utcourts.gov. Any other matters that need to be filed by email may be sent to 2webermorgand@utcourts.gov. There is also a drop-box available at the Morgan County location, which is checked daily.

4. Effectively immediately, trustee sales and sheriff sales, including those that are required to take place at courthouses within the Second District pursuant to Utah Code§§ 57-1-25 and 27 and Utah R Civ. P 69B, may not be held inside the courthouses. Such sales may be held outside, on the courthouse grounds, in a location designated by courthouse security or, if no location is designated, in a

location that permits participants to maintain the recommended distance from each other and does not interfere with courthouse operations.

DATED this 27th day of March, 2020.

David M. Connors

Presiding District Court Judge

Michael D. DiReda

Associate Presiding District Court Judge

_________________________________________

Juvenile Court:

The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic. Governor Herbert has declared a state of emergency. To perform the mission-critical functions of the judiciary and protect the public, court patrons, court staff, security officers and the judiciary it has become necessary for the Utah Judicial System to implement its Pandemic Response Plan.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:

As included in the Administrative Order of Chief Justice Matthew M. Durrant:

"Individuals who show symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to someone with the symptoms of COVID-19 may not enter courthouses."

In addition, for any hearing taking place during this time, only the parties and their attorneys will be permitted into the courtroom. Others, such as courtroom observers, family members, support persons, etc., will not be allowed inside the courtroom. Witnesses will be excluded from the courtroom before and after they testify. If a party other than those listed desire to appear they can request to appear remotely. If remote access can be accommodated the Court will make every effort to do so.

Upon stipulation/agreement of the parties, the Court will accept proffered testimony and/or telephonic or remote (video) testimony for trials.

Reasonable social distancing shall occur within the courtroom. No more than two individuals may sit at counsel tables. Parties are encouraged to limit the need of any vulnerable persons, such as individuals over the age of sixty or individuals with existing health concerns, of coming to t he courthouse.

The Administrative Order shall be posted in every courthouse, and this order and Chief Justice Durrant's Administrative Order shall be made available to anyone upon request.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Dated this 17th day of March, 2020.

Honorable Sherene T. Dillon

Presiding Judge

Second District Juvenile Court


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

The Utah Judiciary is committed to the open, fair, and efficient administration of justice under the law. As we roll out our response to the COVID-19 outbreak you can find important information on what to do about your case, and where to find help.

If you are feeling unwell or may have been exposed, and have questions concerning your case, please contact the courts using our Online Directory.

Administrative Orders

  • Amended Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (3/20/2020) - PDF

You can also contact our Web Navigator for additional information during business hours. The Navigator is currently Out


Information Regarding COVID-19

Freqently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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I am not feeling well. Who can I contact if I have an upcoming hearing or have been called for jury duty?

Our court staff are understanding of situations that may arise. Be sure to check the Courthouse Status section above for the most recent information regarding any operational impacts at the courts.

If you have an upcoming hearing, please contact the team associated with the assigned judge, or contact the main line for your court. Our court directory can be found here.

If you were called for jury duty, please call or email as soon as possible using the information on the jury service card or summons that was mailed to you. If you have lost your card, please contact the main line for your court. Our court directory can be found here. If you have been sent a jury questionnaire, please make sure to complete it and send it back.

I need to file a protective order. What do I do?

Protective Orders and Stalking Injunctions can now be filed by email. Click here for instructions and an email directory to locate a court nearest you.

I have a filing deadline in my case. How can I file?

Filings in existing cases can now be emailed. Click here for instructions and an email directory to locate a court nearest you. If you need to submit an initial filing to start a case, please contact your court's general number using our online directory.

What if I need to obtain copies of documents in my case?

You may be able to contact the courts and arrange for documents to be emailed to you without having to come to court. Please contact your local court for more information.

What if I need to pay a fine or fee?

Online payment of fines or fees is convenient and available on our ePayments page.

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.

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