Series 26231
District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County) Civil registers of actions

Dates: 1891-1986.

4.50 cubic feet and 8 microfilm reelsSkip to Containers

These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

Civil cases document the legal process and the administration of justice in conjunction with civil proceedings for the determination of a controversy between parties wherein rights are enforced or protected, or wrongs are prevented or redressed. Records and documents pertaining to a particular civil action are filed together by the court clerk and collectively these documents constitute the case file. As these records or actions are filed, the clerk enters them in the registers which comprise this series. The clerk is required as documents enter the case file to make a notation that shows "the nature of each paper filed or writ issued and the substance of each order or judgment of the court and of the returns showing execution of process. The notation of an order or judgment shall show the date the notation is made. When trial by jury has been properly demanded or ordered the clerk shall enter the word 'jury' on the page assigned to that action" [UCA 79 (b) (2)].

A register of actions may contain the following entries for each civil case: name of the attorney for plaintiff and defendant, name of the judge presiding over the case, petitions, complaints, summons, answers to summons, orders from the court, assignment of judges, exhibits, judgment, findings and conclusions, costs, decrees, requests by the attorneys for instructions to the jury, verdict, motions for cross complaints or new trials, amendments to previous answers, and disclaimers.


Numerical by case number.

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County), Series 7074, contains the case files listed in these registers.

Index to civil actions from the District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County), Series 26256, is an index listing plaintiffs and defendants in early civil cases heard by the court.

Judgment record books from the District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County), Series 28249, contains a chronological history of actions within each civil case heard by the court.

Abstract books from the District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County), Series 28251, may contain a more complete record of actions for the cases abstracted in this series.

Custody History

The books in this series were transferred to the State Archives by the court in April 2013.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Archival processing of microfilm was completed by Jim Kichas in August 2007.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An alphabetical index is located at the beginning of each register.

Indexing Terms

  • Court records--Utah--Grand County
  • Civil Procedure and Courts

Container List

1 A 1891-1935 14-484
1 B 1935-1955 485-983
2 C 1955-1958 984-1603
3 D 1958-1962 1604-2165
4 E 1962-1966 2166-2765
5 F 1966-1970 2766-3354
6 G 1970-1977 3355-3943
7 H 1977-1983 3944-4447
8 I 1982-1986 4448-4972

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