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Rule 17. The petition.

(a) Delinquency cases.

(a)(1)The petition shall allege the offense as it is designated by statute orordinance, and shall state: in concise terms, the definition of the offensetogether with a designation of the section or provision of law allegedlyviolated; the name, age and date of birth of the minor; the name and residenceaddress of the minor's parents, guardian or custodian; the date and place ofthe offense; and the name or identity of the victim, if known.

(a)(2)The petition shall be verified and filed by the prosecuting attorney uponinformation and belief.

(b) Neglect, abuse,dependency, permanent termination and ungovernability cases.

(b)(1)The petition shall set forth in plain and concise language the jurisdictionalbasis as designated by statute, the facts supporting the court's jurisdiction,and the relief sought. The petition shall state: the name, age and residence ofthe minor; the name and residence of the minor's parent, guardian or custodian;and if the parent, guardian or custodian is unknown, the name and residence ofthe nearest known relative or the person or agency exercising physical or legalcustody of the minor.

(b)(2)The petition must be verified and statements made therein may be made oninformation and belief.

(b)(3) Apetition filed by a state human services agency shall either be prepared orapproved by the office of the attorney general. When the petitioner is anemployee or agent of a state agency actingin his or her official capacity, the name of the agency shall be set forth andthe petitioner shall designate his or her title.

(c) Other cases.

(c)(1)Protective orders. Petitions may be filed on forms available from the courtclerk and must conform to the format and arrangement of such forms.

(c)(2) Petitionsfor adjudication expungements must meet all of thecriteria of Utah Code section 78A-6-1503 and petitioner. Petitions forexpungement must be accompanied by an original criminal history report obtainedfrom the Bureau of Criminal Identification and proof of service upon the CountyAttorney, or within a prosecution district, the District Attorney for eachjurisdiction in which an adjudication occurredprior to being filed with the Clerk of Court.

(c)(3) Petitions for expungement of nonjudicialadjustments must meet all of the criteria of Utah Code section 78A-6-1504 andshall state: the name, age, and residence of the petitioner. Petition for nonjudicial expungement must beserved upon the County Attorney, or within a prosecution district, the DistrictAttorney for each jurisdiction in which a nonjudicialadjustment occurred.

(c)(4) Petitions for vacatur must meet all of the criteria of Utah Code section78A-6-1114 and shall state any agency known or alleged to have documentsrelated to the offense for which vacatur is sought.Petitions for vacatur must be accompanied by anoriginal criminal history report obtained from the Bureau of CriminalIdentification and proof of service upon the County Attorney, or within aprosecution district, the District Attorney for each jurisdiction inwhich an adjudication occurred prior.

(c)(5) Petitions in other proceedings shall conform to Rule 10 ofthe Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, except that in adoption proceedings, thepetition must be accompanied by a certified copy of the Decree of PermanentTermination.

EffectiveNovember 1, 2020.