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Rule 17. The petition.

(a) Delinquency cases.

?(1) The petition shall allege the offense asit is designated by statute or ordinance, and shall state: in concise terms,the definition of the offense together with a designation of the section orprovision of law allegedly violated; the name, age and date of birth of theminor; the name and residence address of the minor's parents, guardian orcustodian; the date and place of the offense; and the name or identity of thevictim, if known.

?(2) The petition shall be verified and filedby the prosecuting attorney upon information and belief.

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

?(1) The petition shall set forth in plain andconcise language the jurisdictional basis as designated by statute, the factssupporting the court's jurisdiction, and the relief sought. The petition shallstate: the name, age and residence of the minor; the name and residence of theminor's parent, guardian or custodian; and if the parent, guardian or custodianis unknown, the name and residence of the nearest known relative or the personor agency exercising physical or legal custody of the minor.

?(2) The petition must be verified andstatements made therein may be made on information and belief.

?(3) A petition filed by a state human servicesagency shall either be prepared or approved by the office of the attorneygeneral. When the petitioner is an employee or agent of astate agency acting in his or her official capacity, the name of theagency shall be set forth and the petitioner shall designate his or her title.

(4) A petition for termination of parental rights shall also include,to the best information or belief of the petitioner: the name and residence ofthe petitioner; the sex and place of birth of the minor; the relationship ofthe petitioner to the minor; the dates of the birth of the minor?s parents; andthe name and address of the person having legal custody or guardianship, oracting in loco parentis to the minor, or the organization or agency havinglegal custody or providing care for the minor.

(c) Other cases.

?(1) Protective orders. Petitions may be filedon forms available from the court clerk and must conform to the format andarrangement of such forms.

?(2) Petitions for adjudication expungementsmust meet all of the criteria of Utah Code section 80-6-1004and shall state: the name, age, and residence of the 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 occurred prior to being filedwith the Clerk of Court.

?(3) Petitions for expungement of nonjudicialadjustments must meet all of the criteria of Utah Code section 80-6-1005 andshall state: the name, age, and residence of the petitioner. Petition fornonjudicial expungement must be served upon the County Attorney, or within aprosecution district, the District Attorney for each jurisdiction inwhich a nonjudicial adjustment occurred.

?(4) Petitions for vacatur must meet all of thecriteria of Utah Code section 80-6-1002 and shall state any agency known or allegedto have documents related to the offense for which vacatur is sought. Petitionsfor vacatur 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 occurred prior.

?(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.

EffectiveOctober 19, 2021