Skip to content
Notice is not a consumer reporting agency as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and does not assemble or evaluate information for the purpose of supplying consumer reports.

You understand that by clicking "I Agree" you consent to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and agree not to use information provided by for any purpose under the FCRA, including to make determinations regarding an individual's eligibility for personal credit, insurance, employment, or for tenant screening.

You understand that license plate and VIN searches are only available for a purpose authorized by the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994 (DPPA). The information obtained from our searches is not to be used for any unlawful purposes.

This website contains information collected from public and private resources. cannot confirm that information provided below is accurate or complete. Please use information provided by responsibly.

You understand that by clicking "I Agree," will conduct only a preliminary people search of the information you provide and that a search of any records will only be conducted and made available after you register for an account or purchase a report.

Utah Court Records Search

Start Your Free Search
The following is for informational purposes only

Utah Court System

Utah Court System

The state of Utah Supreme Court is the highest court in the state and the court of last resort. It consists of five justices, and they each serve ten-year terms. All justices vote to select one to be the Chief Justice for four years and they select another to be Associate Chief Justice for two years. They hold regular sessions in Salt Lake City but can travel around to hear oral arguments in other parts of the state.

Along with appeals, the Supreme Court has supervisory direction over all lower courts and hears all first-degree felony and capital offense cases. The Supreme Court also has the authority to handle appeals from administrative agencies like the Public Service Commission, Tax Commission, School and Institutional Trust Lands Board of Trustees, Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining, and the State Engineer.

Supreme Court
Court of Appeals
District Court
Juvenile Court
Justice Court

Utah Public Records That are not Open to the Public

Most Utah Court Records will be available to the general public. They have courthouse records which patrons can pick up in person, but they also have an online “fee-based” system to search records going back to 2010. What will not be available are private or sealed records like adoptions, civil commitments, expunged cases, juvenile cases, child welfare issues, termination of parental rights along with other private matters like some divorce cases, custody battles, and other judicially sealed records. Additionally, public court records will not contain personal information like home addresses, children’s names, social security numbers, corporate trade secrets, and other items.

Court Case Filing Information

Filing Information

Many of the cases tried in the state will be with self-represented litigants, and therefore, UT Courts website ( has a whole section for self-help. It is broken down into sections for types of court cases like family issues, housing, juvenile problems, domestic abuse, consumer issues, and criminal offenses. In this section, patrons of the courts can find common forms for filing, guides, and brochures to help navigate the process and contact information to contact the court for additional details, ADA accommodations or direction on who to contact about their case. The courts can also provide a list of attorneys to assist with cases.

Search Utah Records Online

Use Infotracer to find UT records within minutes! The Infotracer system is a trusted resource for public court records and provides access to thousands of court cases in this state, including Utah counties, Salt Lake County, UT County, and Davis County. Per UT Government Records Access and Management Act UT code Title 63G Chapter 2, the general public has access to things like civil cases, dockets, small claims cases, court calendars, criminal records, public notices, Utah state archives, cases from U.S. District Court, Utah District Courts, the Utah Court of Appeals, Class A and Class B misdemeanors, family issues like divorce, bankruptcies and more.

The person conducting a UT court case lookup does not even need a reason, and they don’t have to ask permission. All records will be online except for those sealed by court order or other laws.

Use Infotracer today to get instant free access to UT records in most courts for the state. The best way to look up cases online is to use a state court records search by name. The results will include cases from UT district courts and justice courts in all eight judicial districts in the state.

Utah Court Statistics

In 2012, the Utah courts received 812,719 filings. In 2016, the number of filings decreased by 22.8% and counted 627,752 filings and had 663,376 outgoing cases

Total State Caseloads

YearTotal Caseload

Share of Court Type Incoming Caseloads

Court TypeIncoming Caseloads
Domestic Relations4%

Family Court Cases

Domestic relations caseload of Utah at year end of 2016 has increased by 4.8% compared to the last 5 years, in 2012 the number of incoming cases have been 22,863 but are lower than in 2015.

YearDomestic Relations CaseloadTotal Statewide Caseload

Utah Criminal Caseloads

The number of criminal cases in Utah courts counts to 120,138, with 24,159 felony cases and 95,979 misdemeanors accordingly.

YearCriminal CaseloadMisdemeanor CaseloadFelony Caseload

District Courts

District Courts are the general jurisdiction trial courts for the state. Seventy-one full-time judges serve these courts. The state is split into eight judicial districts. The UT Courts website has a Gallery of Judges with biographies of each one. The types of cases tried in these courts are felonies, misdemeanors, civil lawsuits, sex and drug offenses, divorces, child support and custody, adoptions, probate matters, other criminal issues like arson, forgery, murder, and robbery. These courts also hear appeals from administrative agencies. These courts use trials with juries and sometimes bench trials as well.

Juvenile Courts

Juvenile Courts in the state are at the same level as District Courts; however, their jurisdiction is exclusive to youths (anyone under the age of 18), who commits a crime or is abused, neglected or dependent. There are 31 full-time judges and one and a half commissioners that serve Juvenile Courts. These courts hear cases on child custody, child support, visitation, termination of parental rights, and also mentally ill children who may need to be admitted to certain hospital facilities. Appeals from Juvenile Courts go directly to the Court of Appeals and then if necessary, the Supreme Court.

Justice Courts

Justice Courts are the limited jurisdiction courts for the state and are established within counties or municipalities. They mostly handle Class B and Class C misdemeanors, local ordinance violations, small claims, and other territorial infractions. County These courts use judges who are appointed by the county commission, and they serve six-year terms. Municipal courts have judges who are appointed by city officials, and they serve six-year terms as well. Some judges float between the two venues. These judges do not need to be lawyers before becoming judges. However, they are all required to attend extensive legal training. There are 108 judges serving the 134 counties of the state.

Utah Court Records Search
Start Your Free Search