Justice Court

Welcome to the Salt Lake City Justice Court

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Our Location

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Salt Lake City Justice Court
333 South 200 East
Salt Lake City UT 84111

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Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm (M-F)

Phone hours: 8:30 am-4:00 pm

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Salt Lake City Justice Court and its staff is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law and improve the quality of life in our community.

Court News

  • Food for Community Service
The Salt Lake City Justice Court is pleased to announce a trial program for those who are ordered to do Community Service, or Community Service in lieu of paying a portion of their fine.  This program will run from October 17 through December 31, and will allow defendants to donate food to a food bank (in Utah) for credit against the community service ordered by the court.   The program is not retroactive, and will apply only to orders made on or after October 17, 2016.
Credit will be given at a rate of $2.50 per pound of food, or four pounds of food per hour of Community Service ordered.   If the Community Service is in lieu of fine, only ½ of the fine may be credited by way of food donation.  This will not apply to Community Service in lieu of jail, or as a sanction for failure to comply, and receipts from the food bank must be turned in to the Court within 60 days of the date of the order.
The Court sees this as a way to assist defendants who are otherwise unable to complete community service due to circumstances beyond their control, but it will be open to all defendants.  This has the potential to assist the community by way of increased donations.  It also will open up time slots in the non-profit community to defendants who are doing Community Service in lieu of jail or as a sanction. 
  • Your opinion matters to us, please take time to fill out our court survey.
  • Jury Service Scams:  Do not give out your personal information or pay. Rather, you may refer them to our court by calling 801-535-6430 or you may also contact the Salt Lake City Police Department at 801-799-3100 and file a report. 
  • Court Jury Scam News Release-click here.
  • Here is a link to the National Center for State Courts regarding more news about jury scams in other states.  http://www.ncsc.org/juryscams
  • Salt Lake City charges imposes a surcharge fee on the transaction amount on credit card products, not greater than our cost of acceptance.
  • The Court offers Automatic Bill Pay or Automated Recurring Billing for those who qualify for a payment agreement. This service allows for a one-time setup of payment information, then billing occurs automatically each month, no need to manually make payments.

About Us

The City Justice Court system is comprised of three sections; Criminal, Traffic and Small Claims.

The Criminal section handles misdemeanor criminal violations.

The Traffic section handles infractions and misdemeanors that are non-moving and moving violations.

The Small Claims section settles legal issues and problems from contractual or service disputes or others claims which do not exceed the sum of $10,000.00.  Small Claims has jurisdiction over cases in which the defendant resides or the debt arises within the geographic boundaries of Salt Lake City.

Parking and Civil Unit

Please be informed that the Parking and Civil Unit is not located at the court.  If you have received a parking citation, ground transportation citation, alarm violation, snow removal citation, loud party, or animal control, you may contact them at:  

Parking Civil Unit
451 South State Street, Room 145
SLC UT 84114
Phone:          801-535-6116
Email:           parking@slcgov.com
Website:        http://www.slcgov.com/pcd

ADA Accomodations

ADA Notice: If you are a party to a case, a witness or prospective juror and you need special accommodations (including communication aids and services) during an upcoming proceeding, please call the Salt Lake City Justice Court at 801-535-6300, or fax the court at 801-535-6302 at least three business days before the proceeding.

Parking Needs

When coming to the courthouse, metered parking is available and there are two private pay lots located behind (directly East of) the courthouse. Parking lot entrances are on 230 East 300 South and 245 East 300 South.

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Court employees are not authorized to give legal advice to the public. The legal analysis of any situation depends on a variety of factors which cannot be properly represented or accounted for on a website; therefore, you are encouraged to consult an attorney about your particular case.