Xchange: Public Case Search

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What is Xchange?

Xchange is a repository of district court and justice court case information.

District courts are general jurisdiction courts. Cases handled in district courts include domestic, civil and criminal cases. All felony and class A misdemeanor cases are filed in district courts.

Justice courts are limited jurisdiction courts. Cases handled in justice courts include most class B and C misdemeanors, infractions, and traffic cases. As of 2009, all small claims cases are filed in justice courts.

The information displayed is the public record case information entered into the Courts Information System (CORIS) by court staff in the courthouses where the case files are located. Information is available in Xchange immediately upon entry in local court’s computer system.

Xchange provides summary information about cases. This includes information such as names of parties, party addresses (if available), assigned judges, attorneys of record, documents filed, hearings held, judgments entered, and the outcome of completed cases. Images of public documents filed in district court cases are available for purchase on Xchange.

Information is complete for all courts since they began using CORIS, the case management system. Most district courts were using CORIS by the end of 1998. Each justice court began using the CORIS case management system at different times and has made independent decisions about converting old cases. Converted cases typically display less information. Dates when each court began using the CORIS case management system are available here.

Records not open to public inspection are not displayed on Xchange. Sealed court cases, such as adoptions and civil commitments, are not displayed on Xchange. Expunged cases are not displayed on Xchange. Juvenile delinquency, child welfare, and termination of parental rights cases are under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court and not available on Xchange.

Utah Code of Judicial Administration 4-202.02 was changed effective April 1, 2012. This change makes some records in some civil court actions private. The actions affected are divorce, separate maintenance, grandparent visitation, temporary separation, adjudication of marriage, civil stalking, guardianship, conservatorship, cohabitant abuse, custody and support, UCCJEA, UIFSA, and paternity.

The case history with minute entries of public hearings; judgments, orders and decrees; and letters of appointment remain public unless made private by judicial order.

All district court public documents available in an electronic format and filed since July 1, 2010 are now available on Xchange.


Using Xchange

Access to Court Records at the Courthouse

Public terminals are available at most district court locations.