About the Courts
Learn more about organization and governance of the courts.
The Supreme Court is the "court of last resort" in Utah. The court consists of five justices who serve ten-year renewable terms.
Court of Appeals
The Utah Court of Appeals, created in 1987, consists of seven judges who serve six-year renewable terms.
The District Court is the state trial court of general jurisdiction. There are 70 full-time district judges serving in the state's eight judicial districts.
The Juvenile Court is a court of special jurisdiction. It includes 25 full-time judges and one commissioner. The Juvenile Court is of equal status with the District Court.
Justice Courts are established by counties and municipalities and have the authority to deal with class B and C misdemeanors, violations of ordinances, small claims, and infractions committed within their territorial jurisdiction.
Learn more about Utah's Judges.
State Law Library
The Utah State Law Library serves the legal information needs of Utah's courts, executive agencies, legislature, attorneys, and the public. The library is open to the public, and while our collection is located in Salt Lake City, library services are available to people throughout the state.
The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.