Series 28251
District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County) Abstract books

Dates: 1971-1991.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains judgment abstracts filed with the Seventh District Court in and for San Juan County. An abstract of judgment is a court document that states how much the loser of a lawsuit owes. Justice of the peace courts, city courts, other district courts, the Industrial Commission, and the Tax Commission could all file an abstract of judgment with the clerk of the district court of any county to serve as a lien upon the judgment debtor and to allow for execution in that county. Individual entries contain names of the plaintiff and defendant, court where judgment occurred, and the amount of judgment and prevailing party. That information is then followed by a log of the filing dates for individual documents such as the abstract of judgment, warrants, or satisfactions.


Chronological by date, thereunder numerical by entry number.

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County), Series 7074, contain the case files that are cited in this series.

Civil registers of actions from the District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County), Series 26231, may contain a more complete record of actions for the cases abstracted in this series.

Judgment record books from the District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County), Series 28249, contains court judgments 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.

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

This series was processed by Jim Kichas in April 2013.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An alphabetical index is located at the beginning of each abstract record book.

Indexing Terms

Container List

1 1971-1982
2 1982-1986
3 1987-1990
4 1991

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