AGENCY: District Court (First District : Cache County)

SERIES: 1532
TITLE: Probate case files
DATES: i 1864-
ARRANGEMENT: Numerical by case number.

DESCRIPTION: A collection of all documents and actions filed with the court clerk in the course of probating wills of deceased persons make up the probate case files. Guardianships and adoptions may be included. Records and documents pertaining to a particular action are filed together by the court clerk, who is required by the Rules of Civil Procedure to file pleadings and other legal papers. Collectively they constitute the case file. Case numbers are assigned by the court when papers are initially filed with the clerk.

Files for probate cases include such documents as wills, decrees, continuations of hearings, discharges, petitions, notices, bonds, letters testamentary, testimonies, findings of fact and conclusions of law, commitments, affidavits, proof of publication, appraisals , reports, orders, depositions, property inventories, etc.


Retain permanently


May Transfer to Archives.


These records are in Archives' permanent custody.


Paper: For records beginning in 1864 through 1898. Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Paper: For records beginning in 1970 and continuing to the present. Retain in Office permanently or until microfilmed and then destroy provided microfilm has passed inspection.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.



Disposition based on documentation about individuals, legal procedure, court history and functions. Case files have legal and administrative value to the court through dismissal or satisfaction of the final judgment. Because they enforce or protect private rights and prevent or redress private wrongs, the value of the judge's decrees and final judgments to parties in the action may well extend indefinitely.




Exempt. UCA 78-30-15 (2008). As of 1 July 1999, adoptions become public after 100 years; until then they are sealed and only obtainable through the court. This series includes adoption case files.