Request a Court Record
Anyone can ask to see public court records. Only certain people can see non-public records. Confused by these terms? Visit our page on non-public records.
Are you looking for an adoption record? See our page on Opening a Court Adoption Record.
To request records not related to adoption, submit a Request for Court Record form. What happens next depends on what you asked for.
If you asked for non-public records, the court will review your request. If your request is denied the court will send you information about your options
If your request requires staff time the court will contact you to set up payment arrangements
If you asked for a fee waiver, the court will make a decision on your fee waiver and send you more information
The court will respond to the request as soon as possible. Usually, you will receive a response within 10 business days.
Utah Code of Judicial Administration 4-202.06
The fee depends on the records you request.
Paper copies are $0.25 per sheet
Electronic storage media other than of court hearings is $15 per unit (like a CD or USB device)
Electronic copies of audio or video records of court proceedings are $15 for each one-half day of testimony
Mail costs however much it costs the courts to send you the records
Fax or email is $5 for 10 pages or less and then $0.50 per page. The court will not fax or email records available on Xchange
In addition to paying the cost of the records, you might also have to pay for court staff time to prepare your records. You get 15 minutes of time for free. After that:
Clerks cost $15 per hour
Judicial assistants cost $21.20 per hour
Service desk technicians cost $28.70 per hour
Data analysts cost $45 per hour
Managers cost $37 per hour
Programmers cost $100 per hour
Consultants will cost what they bill
The court will use the cheapest possible staff.
You can submit a Request for Court Record form and the courts will follow a process similar to the process in the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA).