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
(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.
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.
The following courts have impacts to their operation:
Help with Filing (Filing by email)
- Self-represented individuals may file requests for protective orders and stalking injunctions through email - click here for more information
- Self-represented individuals may file documents in existing cases through email - click here for more information
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.
- Executive Orders Suspending Certain Statutes Governing Eviction Proceedings (4/1/2020) - PDF
- 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 In
Information Regarding COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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.