Utah Courts

The Utah Judiciary is committed to the open, fair, and efficient administration of justice under the law. Find important information on what to do about your case and where to find help on our Alerts and Information Page due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

El poder judicial de Utah está comprometido a la administración de justicia de una manera abierta, justa y eficiente bajo la ley. En nuestra página Información y alertas encontrará información importante sobre qué hacer en cuanto a su caso y dónde encontrar ayuda debido al impacto del brote de COVID-19.

Finding Legal Help

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

(09/20/21) A new Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic has been issued. The Order makes minor adjustments to the health and safety procedures court personnel must follow after a sustained exposure to COVID-19 and requires the courts to hold remote proceedings when feasible. A new Risk Phase Response Plan has also been issued. The changes are based on the recommendations of local health experts, the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the state, and the Judiciary’s goal of protecting the health and safety for all who enter the courthouse.

(08/26/21)An updated Risk Phase Response Plan has been issued. Changes were made in response to recent CDC guidance regarding those who have been fully vaccinated. The new plan includes a description of vaccination and what it means to be fully vaccinated. Additional information on when courts can move into the Green Phase has been added in the introduction.

(8/12/2021)The Utah Supreme Court and Utah Court of Appeals has reinstated the February 19, 2021 order requiring all oral arguments and appellate court committee meetings be conducted remotely through September 30, 2021. Order Suspending In-Person Oral Arguments and Meetings Through September 30, 2021.

(7/28/21)Effective July 30, 2021, all court patrons and employees must wear a mask over their nose and mouth while in a courthouse if the courthouse is located in a county that has been designated as a moderate or high transmission index county by the Utah Department of Health. See new administrative order.

View theUtah health guidance levels here.

(6/3/21)As of June 3, 2021, all counties have been moved to the Yellow Phase of court operations.See updated Administrative Order.

(5/24/21)As of May 24, 2021, patrons who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to wear masks in courthouses but are welcome to, if they choose. Those who have not yet been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Safe social distancing will still be observed. See updated Administrative Order.

(5/20/21)The Utah Judicial Council has moved Carbon, San Juan, and Wasatch counties into Yellow Phase of court operations. Sevier and Uintah counties have been moved back into the Red Phase.

(5/14/21)The Utah Judicial Council has moved Carbon and Sanpete counties into the Red Phase of court operations due to an increase in COVID transmission.

(5/10/21)A new administrative order regarding hearings in Yellow Phase in all Sixth District courts has been issued. This affects Garfield, Kane, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne counties.

(5/06/21) The Utah Judicial Council has moved Uintah and Washington counties into the Yellow Phase of court operations. Morgan and San Juan counties have been moved back into the Red Phase.

(5/05/21)New Remote Hearing Requirements and Best Practices have been issued for Second District Juvenile courts in Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.

(5/05/21)A new Risk Phase Response Plan has been issued. Changes were made in response to recent CDC guidance regarding those who have been fully vaccinated. The new plan includes a description of vaccination and what it means to be fully vaccinated. Additional information on when courts can move into the Green Phase has been added in the introduction.

(5/04/21) The Utah Judicial Council has moved Beaver, Carbon, Duchesne, and Morgan counties into the Yellow Phase of court operations.

(4/22/21) The Utah Judicial Council has moved Washington County into the Red Phase of court operations due to an increase in COVID cases. It has also moved Sevier County into the Yellow Phase of Court operations due to a decrease in COVID cases.

(4/20/21)The Utah Supreme Court has issued a new Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic. The new order addresses when courts can move into Green Phase of court operations, and lifts restrictions on the issuing of warrants.

(4/15/21)The Utah Judicial Council has moved Kane, Millard, and Washington counties into the Yellow Phase of court operations.

(4/14/21)The Chief Justice has signed a new Administrative Order clarifying that the wearing of masks in courthouses and other court facilities will continue.

(4/09/21)The Utah Judicial Council has moved Emery, San Juan, Sanpete, and Juab counties into the Yellow Phase of court operations.

(4/01/21)The Utah Judicial Council has moved Garfield and Juab counties into the Yellow Phase of court operations.

(3/11/21)The Utah Judicial Council has moved Millard County into Red Phase court operations due to an increase in COVID transmissions.

(3/05/21) The Utah Judicial Council has moved Garfield County into Red Phase court operations due to an increase in COVID transmissions. All counties are operating in the Red Phase with the exception of Daggett, Millard, Piute, Rich, and Wayne counties.

(2/26/21)The Utah Judicial Council has moved Millard County into Yellow Phase court operations due to a decline in COVID transmissions. All counties are operating in the Red Phase with the exception of Daggett, Garfield, Millard, Piute, Rich, and Wayne counties.

(2/24/21)The Utah Supreme Court and Utah Court of Appeals has extended its remote oral arguments order through June 30, 2021.Order Extending Suspension of In-person Oral Arguments.

(2/18/21)The Utah Judicial Council has moved Wayne County into Yellow Phase court operations due to a decline in COVID transmissions. All counties are operating in the Red Phase with the exception of Daggett, Garfield, Piute, Rich, and Wayne counties.

(2/11/21)The Utah Judicial Council has moved Rich County into Yellow Phase court operations due to a decline in COVID transmissions. All counties are operating in the Red Phase with the exception of Daggett, Garfield, Piute, and Rich counties.

(2/5/21) The Utah Judicial Council has moved Garfield County into Yellow Phase court operations due to a decline in COVID transmissions. All counties are operating in the Red Phase with the exception of Daggett, Garfield, and Piute counties.

(1/21/21)The Utah Judicial Council has moved Piute County into Yellow Phase court operations due to a decline in COVID transmissions, and Wayne County into Red Phase court operations due to an increase in COVID transmissions.

(1/14/21) The Utah Judicial Council has moved Rich County into the Red Phase of court operations due to an increase in COVID transmissions. Daggett and Wayne counties are the only counties operating in the Yellow Phase. All other counties are in the Red Phase.

(1/8/21)A summary of the new Administrative Order has been posted under the" Statewide" notices below.

(1/7/21) The Judicial Council has moved Piute County into the Red Phase of court operations due to an increase in COVID transmissions. Daggett, Rich, and Wayne counties are operating under Yellow Phase court operations. All other counties are in the Red Phase.

(12/31/20) The Chief Justice has signed a new Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic. This order addresses in-person hearings during exigent circumstances, bench trials, and in-person jury trials,

(12/29/20)Effective January 1, 2021, 8th District Court has adopted Requirements and Best Practices for Remote Hearings.Click here for the Standing Order.

(12/17/20)Due to an increase in COVID transmissions, Rich County has been moved into the Red Phase of court operations. To date, Daggett, Piute, and Wayne counties are operating in Yellow Phase. All other counties are operating in the Red Phase.

(12/11/20)Due to a decrease in COVID transmission rate, Wayne County has been moved into Yellow Phase court operations. To date, Daggett, Piute, Rich, and Wayne counties are operating in Yellow Phase. All other counties are operating under the Red Phase.

(11/24/20) Due to a high level of COVID cases, Kane and Wayne counties have been moved into Red Phase court operations. All courts with the exception of Daggett, Piute, and Rich counties, are operating under Red Phase operations. Daggett, Piute, and Rich counties are operating under Yellow Phase operations.

(11/10/20) An updated General order has been posted for 2nd District courts in Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.

(11/09/20)Updated important information for Juvenile Court patrons in Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties has been posted. See each county below for more information.

(11/02/20)All oral arguments before the Utah Supreme Court and Utah Court of Appeals will be held remotely through March 31, 2021.Order Extending Suspension of In-Person Oral Arguments.

(10/27/20) Sandy City Justice Court is closed today and will re-open tomorrow, Oct. 28, at Noon. Call 801-568-7160 for more information and assistance or email justicecourt@sandy.utah.gov.

(10/21/20) The Judicial Council has moved District and Juvenile courts in Kane, Piute, Wayne, and Beaver counties, and Piute County Justice Court, into Yellow Phase operations. Courts in Iron and Uintah counties have been moved into Red Phase operations due to an increase in COVID cases in those areas.

(10/13/20) The Judicial Council has moved Juab, Millard, Piute, Sevier, Box Elder, Sanpete, and Emery counties back into Red Phase operations due to an increase in COVID cases in those areas.

(10/6/20)Davis County has been moved back into Red Phase operations.Sanpete County has been moved into Yellow Phase operations. Salina Justice Court in Sevier County has been moved into Yellow Phase operations.

(10/6/20)COVID Eviction Declarationindicating compliance with COVID relief laws either as a part of discovery or in support of a default judgment.

(10/2/20)The Utah Supreme Court and Utah Judicial Council have issued an updated Administrative Order. The Order has four substantive changes:

  • Clarifies that its provisions govern over any conflicting rule of administration, procedure, or evidence.
  • Rectifies an inconsistency on warrants that arose from the last administrative order, clarifying in paragraph 10(b) the circumstances under which courts may issue warrants in cases involving class B and C misdemeanors and infractions.
  • Allows remote civil bench trials and small claims hearings without the parties' consent. A bench trial or small claims hearing will proceed as scheduled unless the court determines it is not practical to do so.
  • In Forcible Entry and Detainer cases, requires plaintiffs to submit a declaration indicating compliance with COVID relief laws either as a part of discovery or in support of a default judgment.

(9/30/20)The Utah Judicial Council has approved District and Juvenile courts in Sevier County to move into the Yellow Phase, as well as Delta City Justice and Millard County (East) Justice courts in Millard County. Courts in Wasatch County have been moved back into the Red Phase due to an increase in COVID cases.

(9/24/20)Due to an increase in COVID cases, several counties have been moved from Yellow to the Red Phase, including Cache, Tooele, and Weber counties. Please check your county's status below.

(8/19/20)The Utah Judicial Council has approved District and Juvenile courts in Box Elder, Cache, Emery, and Rich counties to move into the Yellow Phase for COVID-related operations. See counties and color code below for more information.

(8/4/20)All oral arguments before the Utah Supreme Court and Utah Court of Appeals will be held remotely through Dec. 31, 2020. See Order Suspending In-person Oral Arguments.

(8/3/20) An updated Administrative Orderhas been issued for 3rd District Juvenile Court in Summit County.

(7/29/20)By order of the Utah Judicial Council, all courts within Daggett County are operating in the Yellow Phase. This allows for more in-person court proceedings and services with health and safety measures. All court patrons must wear masks to enter court facilities.

(7/17/20)2nd District Juvenile Court has issued an updated General Order for Courthouse Access for Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.

(7/14/20)2nd District Juvenile Court has provided important information on hearings and services for Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.

(7/8/20)Kane County - District and Juvenile Court in Kanab has new hours and contact information. See below under Kane County.

(7/6/20)Salt Lake City Justice Court has issued a new Standing order for court operations under COVID-19.

(7/1/20)2nd District and Juvenile Court has issued a new General Order regarding COVID-10 Security Screeningat courthouses.

(6/30/20)The Utah Supreme Court has issued a Revised Administrative Order that adopts a new Pandemic Response Plan. The plan outlines criteria for Red, Yellow, and Green phases of court operations.

(6/23/20)6th District, the Kane County Building, where court facilities are located, is now open to the public. Court patrons must continue to follow all state and county social distancing guidelines.

(6/12/20)1st District District and Juvenile courts (Box Elder, Cache, and Rich counties)An updated administrative order has been issued regarding hearings . All patrons must wear face covering when visiting courthouses.

(6/10/20)The Utah Courts has created a user guide for how to participate in a remote video hearing. Click here.

(5/31/20)Salt Lake City Justice Court will be physically closed on Monday, June 1 to repair damage from Saturday's demonstration. All virtual hearings will move forward.

(5/27/20)An updated 4th District General Order has been issued for Juab, Millard, Utah, and Wasatch counties.

(5/22/20)An updated 2nd District General Order has been issued for Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.

(5/20/20)6th District court locations in Junction, Panguitch, and Loa are physically open to the public with social distancing.

(5/12/20) An amended May 11 Administrative Order has been issued. The amended order clarifies in paragraph 19 that the consent of all parties is required only for bench trials.

(5/11/20) A new Administrative Order for Court for Court Operations During Pandemic has been issued.

(5/05/20) An Administrative Order has been issued in 1st District (Box Elder, Cache, and Rich counties) regarding hearings.

(5/04/20)3rd District Juvenile Court:New front service counter hours have been posted for Salt Lake and Tooele Counties.

(5/04/20)Beginning May 4, the Justice and District courts located in the Piute County building are open to the public.

(5/01/20) A new Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic has been issued.

(4/23/20) An addendum to the Amended Order for Court Operations During Pandemic has been issued by the Chief Justice.

(4/20/20)Kane and Wayne county court services have changed due to county building closures. See those sections below for more information.

(4/13/20) The Utah Supreme Court has issued an Administrative Order regarding Depositions. See the statewide section for more information.

(3/31/20) 6th District Court in Piute County has changed services. See below for details.

(3/30/20)A new updated order has been issued for Salt Lake City Justice Court. District Court in Garfield County has changed its services. See county list below for more information. Update regarding District Court operations in Tooele County has been issued.

(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.


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Effective July 30, 2021, all court patrons and employees must wear a mask over their nose and mouth while in a courthouse if the courthouse is located in a county that has been designated as a moderate or high transmission index county by the Utah Department of Health.

See the counties that are in moderate to high levels of transmission

Counties in High Level of Transmission

  • Beaver
  • Box Elder
  • Cache
  • Carbon
  • Davis
  • Duchesne
  • Emery
  • Garfield
  • Grand
  • Iron
  • Juab
  • Kane
  • Millard
  • Morgan
  • Piute
  • Salt Lake
  • San Juan
  • Sanpete
  • Sevier
  • Summit
  • Tooele
  • Uintah
  • Utah
  • Wasatch
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Weber

Counties in Moderate Level of Transmission

  • None

View the Utah health guidance levels here.

Courthouse Status

The Utah Supreme Court has issued an Administrative Order that adopts a new pandemic Risk Phase Response Plan. The plan is tied to state health guidelines, and data for each county. The color codes below apply to courthouses only, and are different from the Governor's pandemic color phases. Click on the color bars for a brief description of impacts to services and hearing.

Individual court statuses are listed under their county. Click here to find contact information for your local court.

Individual Court Statuses

Statewide -- more info
All District Courts -- more info
All Justice Courts -- more info
All Juvenile Courts -- more info
Appellate Courts -- more info
Beaver County -- more info
Box Elder County -- more info
Cache County -- more info
Carbon County -- more info
Daggett County -- more info
Davis County -- more info
Duchesne County -- more info
Emery County -- more info
Garfield County -- more info
Grand County -- more info
Iron County -- more info
Juab County -- more info
Kane County -- more info
Millard County -- more info
Morgan County -- more info
Piute County -- more info
Rich County -- more info
Salt Lake County -- more info
San Juan County -- more info
Sanpete County -- more info
Sevier County -- more info
Summit County -- more info
Tooele County -- more info
Uintah County -- more info
Utah County -- more info
Wasatch County -- more info
Washington County -- more info
Wayne County -- more info
Weber County -- more info
 

Information about Filing Documents (Filing by email)

Attending a Remote Hearing

The public is able to attend most court hearings, even if it is being held remotely.

We have created easy guides to help walk you through how to participate in a remote court hearing:

  • First Time Users of Cisco Webex Meetings - PDF
  • Webex Tips for Pro SE Litigants - PDF
  • Webex Tips for Jurors: Jury Selection (voir dire) - PDF

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.

Orders Regarding COVID-19

Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (9/17/2021) - PDF

View Previous Court Operations Administrative Orders
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (7/28/2021) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (6/3/2021) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (5/21/2021) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (4/19/2021) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (12/31/2020) - PDF
  • Amended Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (10/2/2020) - PDF
  • Amended Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (6/26/2020) - PDF
  • Amended Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (5/11/2020) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (5/1/2020) - PDF
  • Addendum to Amended Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (4/23/2020) - PDF
  • Amended Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (3/20/2020) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (3/11/2020) - PDF
  • Order Suspending In-Person Oral Arguments and Meetings Through September 30, 2021 (8/12/2021) - PDF
  • Administrative Order Regarding Remote Depositions (4/13/2020) - PDF
  • Order for Temporary Amendments to Bar Admission Procedures During COVID-19 Outbreak (4/21/2020) - PDF
  • State of Utah Judiciary Risk Phase Response Plan (9/16/2021) - PDF
  • The Centers for Disease Control has issued a partial ban on evictions. See our webpage on evictions for more information.

Notices Regarding Domestic Cases and COVID-19

These are commissioner-generated guidelines meant to give parties and practitioners some general guidelines about how the commissioners are tending to handle COVID-related issues. These are non-binding recommendations unless specifically ordered in a particular case. The situation is fluid and constantly being reassessed and subject to change at any time.

  • 2nd District - PDF
  • 3rd District - PDF
  • 4th District - PDF

Community Information Flyers for Partners and Partner Organizations

Here is an easy on-sheet summary of court services and how they can be reached during the pandemic.

  • Utah's Courts are Here to Help - PDF
  • Los tribunales de Utah están aquí para ayudar - PDF
  • Toà án Utah có mặt để giúp đỡ - PDF
  • محاكم يوتا هنا لتقديم يد المساعدة - PDF

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


Information Regarding COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I have been summoned to appear for a remote hearing. How can I find help?

We have created an easy guide to help walk you through how to participate in a remote court hearing.

I have received a jury questionnaire, or have received a notice for jury service. What do I do?

Please do not ignore these notices. Although in-person jury trials are not being conducted in counties currently under the Red Phase, a pool of jurors needs to be maintained. Please fill out and return the questionnaire, and respond to the notice if asked to.

When we prepare to return to in-person jury trials, please know that we are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. You can read more about these steps in our Pandemic Response Plan.

Our court staff are understanding of situations that may arise. If you are feeling unwell, or believe that you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, please contact your court as soon as possible.

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.

Are there resources to help me plan for an emergency?

The Planning for Family Emergencies, Including COVID-19 and Deportation page has information about powers of attorney, guardianship, advanced health care directives and wills.

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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