Provo City Justice Court | City of Provo, UT (2022)

Provo City Justice Court | City of Provo, UT (1)

Message from Judge Vernon (Rick) Romney

Provo City Justice Court | City of Provo, UT (2)Welcome to the Provo City Justice Court, I am Judge Vernon (Rick) Romney. If you come to the court, please know that you will be treated by the staff and me with respect and dignity. The court is a full-time court and handles Class B and C misdemeanors, traffic offenses, and small claims matters. I hope you find the resources on this web-page to be helpful and informative.

The Justice Court strives to improve the quality of life of our community by ensuring due and fair processes to individuals and by holding those individuals who are in violation of criminal law accountable. Court personnel are approachable and available to answer your questions. Court proceedings are recorded and the public is always welcome to attend a court session.

75 E 1700 S, Suite 100, Provo, UT 84606 | (801) 852-6878

HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM (Excluding state and local holidays)

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Courthouse Rules

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Payment Options for Traffic/Criminal Cases

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Small Claims

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FAQs

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Court forms


Courthouse Rules

  • NO WEAPONS. This includes any sharp or bladed instrument. Security is not allowed to hold these items for you. Please leave them at home or in your vehicle.
  • CELL PHONES. Cell phones are permitted in the courthouse but must be turned off while in the courtroom.
  • PROPER DRESS IS REQUIRED. No shorts, tank-tops, halter-tops, mini skirts or clothing with inappropriate pictures or words. You may be asked to reschedule your hearing if you are not properly dressed.
  • NO CHILDREN ALLOWED IN THE COURTROOM.

Payment Options for Traffic/Criminal Cases

Pay by Phone

Payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover credit/debit card can be made over the phone by calling (801) 852-6878, Monday-Friday (excluding state and national holidays) between the hours of 8AM and 5PM.

Pay in Person

Appear at the Provo City Justice Court located at 75 E 1700 S, Suite 100, Provo, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8AM and 5PM.

Pay by Mail

Remit check or money order. Do not send cash. Include citation or case number on the check or money order. Payments need to be received by the court by the due date to avoid additional penalty amounts. Mail payment to the Provo City Justice Court, 75 E 1700 S, Suite 100, Provo, Utah, 84606.

Pay Online

To make a payment online you will need your citation or case number. Payments may be made on theUtah Court Website. After selecting the link, enter your case number and select Provo City Justice Court from the drop down menu.

Community Service

You may request that the Court allow you to perform community service in lieu of paying some, or all, of a fine for Class B and C Misdemeanors and Infractions. Community service will be credited at a rate of $10/hour.Please contact the court to make an appearance before the judge if you would like to request community service in lieu of paying your fine. (UCA 76-3-301.7)

Beginning January 3, 2017, Parking Tickets will be paid and appealed at PROVO311 Customer Service. You may call 3-1-1 or (801)852-6000 or visit in person at 351 West Center Street in Provo.

(Video) Provo City Council Meeting | September 20, 2022

Traffic Citations

If you were pulled over and received a citation, you are required to give the Court five (5) days to receive your citation information before you try to resolve the citation. You will be given 20 days from the date the citation is issued to resolve your citation before late fees will be added, and 30 days before a warrant will be issued.

When citizens are given a moving violation, they have a few options on how to resolve it.

  • Pay the fine amount which is established bySUBS
  • Speak with a traffic clerk if they wish to contest.
  • If eligible it may be resolved through traffic school.

Traffic School

If you were cited for a moving violation, you may be eligible to resolve your citation through traffic school. Those that take traffic school will receive the benefit of having the charge dismissed which will keep points off of their driving record, as well as learn skills to become a better driver.

As a convenience the judge has approved an online traffic school course. Provo City no longer offers a live class.Please be aware that traffic school would be an additional cost.You must contact the court to inquire of your eligibility and to sign up.

Any other traffic school requests would need to have the prior approval of the judge. This can be done by submitting the class information along with a Request to the Judge Form.

(Video) New Art Work in Provo City Justice Court

Small Claims

Provo City Justice Court has jurisdiction over small claims cases if the defendant (person being sued) resides in Provo City or the debt arose within the Provo City limits.

Small claims can be filed for a claim up to $11,000. The claim must be for actual damages (can't file for treble damages).

The fee to file a small claims case is:

  • $60 if the claim is less than $2,000
  • $100 if the claim is for $2,001-$7,500
  • $185 if the claim is between $7,501-$11,000

Provo City Justice Court requires all small claims cases to participate in an online process called Online Dispute Resolution (ODR).

How ODR works

Instead of going to trial at the courthouse at a specific date and time, the plaintiff and defendant work with a third party - a facilitator - to try to reach a solution using an Online Resolution System. A facilitator is a neutral person trained to help people reach an agreement.

  • If the defendant agrees they owe the money and all parties agree on the amount owed, the facilitator can help set up a payment plan.
  • If the defendant agrees they owe the money but disagrees about the amount owed, the facilitator can help the parties come to an agreement on the amount owed.
  • If the parties don't come to an agreement, they still have the right to go to trial.

Small Claims ODR Forms

Click here to view and download the ODR forms

Learn More about Small Claims »

Courthouse Forms

Advisement of Rights English Enespañol
Declaration of Financial Status English
(Video) Provo City Council Meeting | March 21, 2017

FAQs

  • General Questions

  • Traffic

How can I reschedule my court date?

To reschedule a criminal/traffic case you must come into the court by Noon the business day prior to your court date to sign a promise to appear. You are allowed only ONE continuance.

To reschedule a small claims hearing you must come into the court FIVEbusiness days prior to the hearing, to submit aMotion and Order to Postpone.

How do I file an expungement?

Before filing a Petition to Expunge Records, the petitioner must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility issued by theBureau of Criminal Identificationof the Utah Department of Public Safety. The petitioner applies to BCI for the certificate. There is a fee to apply for the certificate. It can take a substantial amount of time for BCI to issue the certificate.

Once the Certificate of Eligibility has been received you will need to fill out the required forms prior to filing them at the Court. You may obtain the forms from theUtah Court Website. The forms required are listed below:

  • Petition to Expunge Records (Choose specific sub-heading that applies to your case)
    • Charges never filed
    • Conviction
    • Drug Possession Conviction
    • Dismissal or Acquittal
    • Special Certificate from BCI
  • Acceptance of Service
  • Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order on Petition to Expunge Records (Choose specific sub-heading that applies to your case)
    • Charges never filed
    • Conviction
    • Drug Possession Conviction
    • Dismissal or Acquittal
    • Special Certificate from BCI

Before filing the forms and Certificate of Eligibility at the court you must deliver them to the Provo City Attorney's Office located at 351 W Center St. After the City Attorney has received them, you may file them at the court. The filing fee will be $135 and any certified copies will be $4 plus .50¢ per page. Please note once the forms are filed with the court it can take up to 60 days for your petition to be signed by the Judge.

(Video) Provo City Council Meeting | October 9, 2018

How do I get a marriage license?

Contact the Utah County Clerk's office at 801-851-8108

Inquiring about Divorce, Custody, Evictions or Felonies?

Please contact the Provo 4th District Court at 801-429-1000.

Service Provider List

Below are links to help you find a licensed provider for court ordered assessments, treatment and specific classes. You are responsible to meet the deadlines ordered by the Judge. After selecting a provider from one of the lists below, make sure to let them know of the time frames you were ordered to complete assessments, treatment and/or specific classes.

If you are a veteran you may qualify for free counseling at the Provo Veteran Center located at 1807 N 1120 W, Provo, Utah (801)-377-1117

List of State Substance Abuse Treatment/Service Providers by City

List of State Substance Abuse Treatment/Service Providers by Name

Domestic Violence Treatment/Service Provider List

Can I contest my ticket?

Yes. To do this, you must appear at the courthouse to speak with a Traffic Clerk and sign for a court date.

How do I provide proof of insurance?

If you had valid insurance at the time of the citation, you must provide a letter from your insurance company or agent on the insurance letterhead. The letter must include current date, name of insured, vehicle description (must match vehicle on the citation), agent's signature, and citation or case number. Letter also must state coverage was in effect on the date and time the citation was issued with no lapse in coverage. Insurance cards and/or declarations page will not be accepted as valid proof.

How do I resolve a fix-it citation?

Vehicle safety violations are the only types of charges eligible for a fix-it violation. Registration and insurance violations are not considered fix-it violations by State law.

Fix-it tickets need to be signed off by a Public Safety Officer and turned into the court within 14 days of the violation to be eligible for dismissal.

How do I resolve a registration citation?

If your vehicle was registered at the time of the citation you may be eligible for a dismissal. You may also be eligible for a dismissal if your registration was less than 2 months past due at the time of the citation AND the registration has been brought current within 14 days of the violation. Proof of current valid registration along with proof that the registration was paid needs to be provided to the court within 14 days of the violation to be eligible for dismissal.

If you are not eligible for a dismissal under the terms above, you may be eligible for a $10 credit towards your fine with proof of registration. You will need to provide proof to the court of your current registration for your credit and pay the remainder of the fine.

(Video) Provo City Council Meeting | June 7, 2022

FAQs

How do I look up court cases in Utah for free? ›

UTAH COURTS

Free public XChange access is available at most district courthouses and may be available in some justice court locations. Contact the district or justice court to verify public XChange access. Free public XChange access is also available at the Utah State Law Library.

How do I pay a ticket in Utah County? ›

Payment with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit or debit card can be made over the phone by calling (385) 276-3194. (You will need your case number or citation number to make a payment). **NOTE: If you do NOT have your case number or citation number you will need to contact the court at (801) 851-7200.

Who is the Provo City Attorney? ›

Brian Jones - City Attorney - Provo City | LinkedIn.

What is a Justice court Utah? ›

UTAH COURTS

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.

How do I look up a case in Utah? ›

To learn the status of a case filed in 3rd District Court call 801/238-7300 or visit utcourts.gov/records/ to learn more about accessing court records.

Are Utah court records public? ›

Most justice, district and appellate court records are public. Anyone can see and make copies of public records. Rule of Judicial Administration 4-202.02(2).

Can I just pay my ticket and not go to court Utah? ›

Court Appearances

Most infractions - such as parking violations - do not require you to appear in court, and can be handled by paying the fine online, or by mailing the bail amount to the court listed on the citation.

How long do I have to pay a ticket in Utah? ›

When Is The Fine Due? Traffic Citations Must Be Paid In Full Within 21 Calendar Days From The Date The Citation Was Issued.

How long do tickets stay on your record in Utah? ›

Points for individual convictions are automatically removed from your record three (3) years after the date of the violation.

Who is the current Utah County Attorney? ›

Utah County Attorney David Leavitt Announces Important Development in Nicholas Rossi's Extradition and Felony Rape Case. Reports from the Glasgow Court Press Agency covered a hearing today of the arrest yesterday of wheelchair-bound, Arthur Knight, 34.

What does the Utah County Attorney do? ›

The Office of the Utah County Attorney acts in two primary roles—civil advisor and criminal justice. The Utah County Attorney's office is the advisor to every other elected official in county government and to every Board and Commission in Utah County government.

Who is the DA in Utah? ›

Trina A. Higgins is the United States Attorney for the District of Utah. She was nominated by President Biden on January 31, 2022 and confirmed by the United States Senate on April 27.

What judicial district is Salt Lake County Utah? ›

Salt Lake County is within the Utah Third Judicial District. The people of Salt Lake County are served by a District Court, a Juvenile Court, and a Justice Court.

How do I find someone's court records? ›

There are three ways to look at court records: Go to the courthouse and ask to look at paper records. Go to the courthouse and look at electronic court records. If your court offers it, look at electronic records over the internet.

How do I find public records for free? ›

Visit the official website of the county, state, federal government, or court which is relevant to your background check. Search for public records in the online database of the website and make sure to enter the full name of the person whose records you are looking for in order to get accurate results.

Are police reports public records in Utah? ›

The Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) provides every person the right to request records from any governmental entity in Utah (Utah Code Section 63G-2-201(1)). To obtain a paid copy of a police report, it must be requested from the local law enforcement office that drafted the report.

Are Utah court records online? ›

If you are currently involved in a criminal case in Utah, you are most likely able to access your court records via the online search tool, available here: https://www.utcourts.gov/records/.

Can I look up criminal records in Utah? ›

Are Criminal Records Public in Utah? Yes, state residents can get Utah criminal records free of charge according to the Utah Freedom of Information Act. The law allows individuals to obtain public criminal records once they make requests to approved custodians of the records.

Are court judgments public record? ›

Court judgments are hugely important public documents. We are providing access for people today, with a modern digital service. We are also preserving the records for future generations.

What happens if you don't pay a ticket in Utah? ›

In Utah, say an individual gets a traffic ticket. For some reason or another, they forget to pay the ticket. When that happens, or they forget to attend a court date, the state of Utah will issue a warrant for not paying the ticket.

How do I get rid of a bench warrant in Utah? ›

Getting arrested is the only way to have a bench warrant resolved. The other, much easier way to resolve a bench warrant is to work with an attorney to schedule a court date so you can meet with a judge and request a recall of your warrant.

How much is a ticket for going 5 over in Utah? ›

§ 41-6a-601, speeding leads to the following fines according to the number miles above the MPH limit: 1-10 – $120. 11-15 – $150. 16-20 – $ 200.

Do you have to appear in court for a speeding ticket Utah? ›

Is a Court Appearance Required? In Utah, if you received a minor traffic ticket, you do not have to appear in court. Court is reserved for the major infractions such as excessive speeding, DUI's, driving while your license is suspended etc.

How do I fight a traffic ticket in Utah? ›

In order to plead not guilty in Utah (pleading not guilty is the same as fighting a ticket), you must visit a justice court who will be regulating your case. Once your plea is recorded, the specific court regulating your case will give you a time and day to come back for a pretrial conference OR full trial.

How many times can you go to traffic school in Utah? ›

Utah allows you to take a traffic school course for a violation once every 18 months.

What does 9 points on your license mean? ›

9 points on your license

One more lapse in concentration or minor road traffic offence could mean you face a driving ban or your license being revoked..

How many points on your Licence before you lose it? ›

New drivers face much stricter penalties when it comes to the rules and regulations around licence points. Any new driver who gets 6 or more points during their first 2 years after passing their driving test, will have their licence revoked.

How much is a ticket for driving without a license in Utah? ›

If you decide to drive without a license, and you get caught, you will be facing an infraction. The maximum penalty for an infraction in Utah is a $750 fine. An officer may also decide to impound your car if you are not careful, so better safe than sorry, don't drive unless you have a valid license.

Who is Amelia Powers Gardner? ›

Commissioner Amelia Powers Gardner

Prior to being elected as Commissioner, Amelia served as the Utah County Clerk/Auditor, where she championed innovation and efficiency in government.

Who is the Utah County Clerk? ›

| June 2, 2021, 5:00 a.m.

Who is Jeff Gray Utah County? ›

UTAH COUNTY, Utah — It's all but certain that Jeff Gray will become the next Utah County Attorney, having more than 70% of the primary vote over incumbent David Leavitt as of Wednesday morning.

Who is Utah County Auditor? ›

Clerk/Auditor - Josh Daniels

The County Auditor investigates all financial claims against the County and pays the bills. He or she examines the financial bonds kept by the other county officials to see that accurate and complete records are maintained.

How long has David Leavitt been Utah's attorney? ›

In November 2018, David O. Leavitt was elected to be the 23rd Utah County Attorney. Since 1991, David Leavitt immersed himself in the law. He has spent 23 of his 28 years in law practice advising governments of all levels.

Who is the Davis County District Attorney? ›

Troy Rawlings

What is an attorney vs lawyer? ›

However, when practising law, lawyers can only provide legal assistance, advice, and counselling to their clients while an attorney can represent clients in court and initiate defendant prosecutions in addition to providing legal counsel and consultation.

Why would I get a letter from the Office of the Attorney General? ›

The United States Attorney's Office will create and distribute letters to individuals or entities that they have identified as either witnesses or targets of a criminal or civil investigation. Letters from the U.S. Attorney's Office often request documents from the recipient.

How do you say a person from Utah? ›

Call me a “Utahn,” not a “Utahan”

Y2Analytics surveyed Utah voters between June 24 and July 7, 2021, to ask them which spelling of Utahn was correct. They only offered two choices: Utahn and Utahan. Utahn won with an overwhelming 90% majority. What is the proper term to describe someone who lives in Utah?

How do I find public records for free? ›

Visit the official website of the county, state, federal government, or court which is relevant to your background check. Search for public records in the online database of the website and make sure to enter the full name of the person whose records you are looking for in order to get accurate results.

How do I find someone's court records? ›

There are three ways to look at court records: Go to the courthouse and ask to look at paper records. Go to the courthouse and look at electronic court records. If your court offers it, look at electronic records over the internet.

Can I look up criminal records in Utah? ›

Are Criminal Records Public in Utah? Yes, state residents can get Utah criminal records free of charge according to the Utah Freedom of Information Act. The law allows individuals to obtain public criminal records once they make requests to approved custodians of the records.

Are police reports public records in Utah? ›

The Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) provides every person the right to request records from any governmental entity in Utah (Utah Code Section 63G-2-201(1)). To obtain a paid copy of a police report, it must be requested from the local law enforcement office that drafted the report.

Can you look up someone to see if they are married? ›

Today, information relating to marriage between two people is publicly registered and accessible. The state office for vital records, or the state equivalent, provides access to marriage license records and issues official and certified copies of marriage documents to persons authorized by law to obtain them.

What personal information is public record? ›

personal information that appears in a publication, including a magazine, book or newspaper, in printed or electronic form, that is available to the public, where the individual has provided the information.

How do you find out someone's sentence? ›

If you are a victim or witness in the case and have left the court before the trial has ended and would like to know the outcome of the case, you can contact the person who asked you to come to court. They will be able to give you the information on the sentence.

Are civil cases public record? ›

Civil court proceedings in England and Wales are, as a general rule, open to the public. In addition, the public can access certain court documents, and apply for further access to other court documents or documents referred to in court.

Is TruthFinder free? ›

Is TruthFinder free? There is no free version or TruthFinder free trial. TruthFinder needs to pay money to public records offices to access their files, so they charge users for every search.

How long does a felony stay on your record in Utah? ›

Felonies under the Utah Controlled Substance Act: 10 years. Other felonies: 7 years. Class A misdemeanors: 5 years.

Are Utah court records online? ›

If you are currently involved in a criminal case in Utah, you are most likely able to access your court records via the online search tool, available here: https://www.utcourts.gov/records/.

How do I find pending charges in Utah? ›

You can also find out if there are pending charges against you in Utah by calling the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification, which can be reached by calling (801) 965-4445.

Are court judgments public record? ›

Court judgments are hugely important public documents. We are providing access for people today, with a modern digital service. We are also preserving the records for future generations.

Can you look up divorce records in Utah? ›

Divorce records are private records

Most court records are public. This means that anyone can view and copy the documents filed with the court.

What are the types of police records? ›

There are four main types of police reports: arrest reports, incident reports, crime reports, and accident reports. In this section, a brief overview of each will be described.

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