Clerk of District Court
COVID-19 NOTICE: The office of the Clerk of District Court will be closed to the public until further notice however we will remain fully staffed. Please call our office at 307-783-0456 with any questions you may have. If you have pleadings to file, fine/restitution payments, or child support payments, you can mail them or bring them in person and slide them under our door for us to process.District Court is a court of general jurisdiction. Its case types consist of: civil matters over $50,000 (Judgments, Divorces, Torts, Adoptions, etc.) criminal felonies, juvenile crimes, neglect and children in need of supervision (CHINS), paternity and child support enforcement cases as well as probate matters such as estates or involuntary commitments. District Court also acts as the Appellate Court of lesser jurisdictions (Circuit Court and Municipal Court) in Uinta County.
Please note that the District Court does not handle traffic citations, misdemeanors or any offense which resulted in the issuance of a ticket. Please see "Other Courts" link for information for Circuit Court or Municipal Court.
Clerk of District Court Responsibilities
The Uinta County Clerk of District Court is responsible for maintaining and preserving the permanent records of all cases filed in District Court dating back to 1874, as well as assisting with processing documents, instruction on procedure and aiding in file research. The Clerk has many other duties, which include the processing of the above types cases and court ordered payments, as well as the administration of appeals and jury trials. Our office is also able to receive and process applications for passports.
The staff is here to assist with processing documents, instruct on procedure, and aid in file research. Additional duties include:
• Attend sessions of court;
• File indictments, informations and verdicts in criminal matters;
• Process legal actions of a civil nature where claims exceed $50,000;
• Provide copies of divorce decrees and maintain the records of divorce proceedings;
• Prepare appellate records;
• Oversee jury management;
• Collect and disburse fines, court costs, forfeitures, fees, and service charges;
• Collect and disburse court-ordered monies;
• Issue Process of Service;
• Maintain court registry;
• Audit guardianship and conservatorship reports;
• Receive and distribute child support payments; and
• Compile and provide statistical data for state agencies and the judiciary.
This office strives to help each and every person in a professional, efficient and respectful manner. If you feel a member of this staff has treated you poorly, please contact the Clerk directly at (307) 783-0401.
Important Notice: Please be advised that our staff is prohibited by state law from rendering legal advice, restating the law or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. Many matters of law are quite complex and may require special knowledge of legal principles and procedures. If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Wyoming. Although we cannot recommend a specific attorney, you may contact the Wyoming Lawyer Referral Service at (307) 632-9061.
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