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Salt Lake City Justice Court
- The court will be closed on October 13, 2014 due to Columbus Day.
- There will be no court held on Tuesday, November 4th due to Election Day, however the court will be open for business. Court dates scheduled for Tuesday the 4th will instead be set for Wednesday, the 5th of November.(Please be aware you may have a longer wait on the 5th.)
- Salt Lake City now charges a 1.23% surcharge on all credit card payments per City Ordinance 3.16.060.
- The Court now 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.
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 misdeameanors 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.
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.
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.
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.