Justice Court



To ensure the safety of court patrons and the efficiency of court proceedings, the following rules are enforced by Santa Clara Justice Court:

  • Weapons, illegal items, or contraband are prohibited in the courtroom. 
  • All persons entering the courtroom must pass a security screening. All bags and packages will be searched before being allowed in the courtroom. 
  • Proper attire must be worn in the courtroom. No hats, sunglasses, tank tops, shorts, flip flops, or similar articles of clothing.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off or placed on silent while in the courtroom. 
  • No audio or video recording or photography is allowed in the courtroom without prior approval from the judge. 
  • Do not come to court intoxicated or impaired by other substances. This may result in arrest, new charges being filed and/or being held in contempt. 
  • Children are permitted in court, but you may be asked to remove dissruptive children or reschedule if necessary. 


When receiving a citation, you must pay the fine or make a court appointment within 14 days of receiving the citation or a Warrant could be issued for your arrest. 

Speeding 41-6a-601

Speeding 41-6a-601
0-10 mph over$130No
11-15 mph over$160No
16-20 mph over$210No
21-25 mph over$280No
26-30 mph overover $380No
31 or more over$480 + $10/each mile over 31Yes

Speeding in Construction Zone 41-6a-209

Speeding in Construction Zone 41-6a-209
0-10 mph over$170No
11-15 mph over$220No
16-20 mph over$320No
21-25 mph over$470No
26-30 mph over$670No
31 or more over$870 + $20/each mile over 31Yes

Speeding in a School Zone 41-6a-604

Speeding in a School Zone 41-6a-604
0-9 mph over$140$140Yes
10-19 mph over$240$370Yes
20 or more over$440$780Yes

Various Moving Violations

Various Moving Violations
Speed too fast$12041-6a-601(1)No
Driving too slow$12041-6a-605No
Fail to stop$12041-6a-902No
Fail to Stop / Entering Roadway$12041-6a-907No

The Utah Expungement Act governs how to expunge records of an arrest or conviction in Utah, regardless of when a person was arrested or convicted.

Expunging a criminal record does not change history; expunging a record means that the court orders the records of the arrest, investigation, detention and conviction in the criminal case sealed. Sealing a record means that the public cannot view or copy the record. Conviction includes a verdict or finding of guilty after trial, a plea of guilty, or a plea of nolo contendere (no contest).

If an agency does not receive the expungement order, they are not required to seal their records. A government agency that has received an expungement order will respond to an inquiry as though that arrest or conviction did not occur. A person who has had records expunged may respond to an inquiry as though that arrest or conviction did not occur. The order to seal records applies only to government agencies. Other records, such as news accounts of an arrest or conviction, are not affected.

After a record is expunged, an agency’s sealed records can still be viewed and copied by some government officials, and the court can order the records unsealed under some conditions.

Although the records being expunged are criminal records, the petition to expunge is a civil case. In proceedings to expunge a record, the defendant in the criminal case is the petitioner in the expungement case.

https://legacy.utcourts.gov/howto/expunge/ for more information on Expungements click the link. 

Small Claims

Small claims actions are governed by the Utah Code and the Rules of Small Claims Procedure. The Rules of Civil Procedure generally do not apply, unless a statute or rule says that they do. If there is a difference between the information on the Utah Courts Small Claims website page (found here) and the statutes and rules, the statutes and rules govern.

The party filing the claim is the plaintiff. The party responding to the claim is the defendant.
Limits on Small Claims:

Small claims cases are to recover money, and claims cannot exceed the jurisdictional limit. That limit is set by the Legislature in Utah Code Section 78A-8-102. The defendant must owe the debt to the plaintiff or, on a counter affidavit, vice-versa. Small claims cases cannot be used to sue a government entity, to sue for possession of property, to evict a tenant or to recover an assigned claim.

If the claim does not satisfy these limitations, the plaintiff must file a civil complaint in the district court under the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure.

If you are suing for property damage to a motor vehicle (such as the cost to repair your car), you can sue for bodily injuries in the same small claims action, or you can file a separate action for bodily injuries. Otherwise you have to join all of your claims against the defendant into one action. Utah Code Section 78A-8-102.

If you file an affidavit for property damage to a motor vehicle and a separate complaint for bodily injuries as a regular civil action, the decision in the small claims action is not binding in the complaint for bodily injuries. In other words, one party might win in the claim for property damages and the other party might win in the claim for bodily injuries. If you file separate claims, be sure to include all of the property damages in the claim for property damages because you cannot ask for more property damages in the claim for bodily injuries.

CLICK HERE for more information from the Utah Courts website.

Fix-It Tickets

If repaired within 14 days, bring vehicle to the Santa Clara/Ivins Police Department located at 2603 Santa Clara Drive and have an officer sign off on it, then take signed Citation to the Court and they will dismiss it.

Insurance Violations

Mandatory Appearance – You must make an appointment unless the Defendant had insurance on the date of the violation. Then they must provide a letter of proof to the court, on insurance letterhead, signed and dated.

No Insurance Cards will be accepted.

State Bail Schedule

Appendix C: Uniform Fine/Bail Schedule

Click the link for more information.


You may pay fines on our website at the link at the top of the page, in person at 2603 Santa Clara Drive (during office hours) or by phone at(435)673-6712 Ext. 202 or 208


The Court will accept Cash, Money Orders, Credit or Debit Cards



PHONE: 435-673-6712 EXT 202 or 208

FAX: 435-879-5296


Monday- Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday 8:00am-10:00am

Court Sessions:

1st & 3rd Tuesday:


Trial & Pre-trials:

2nd & 4th Tuesday:



The Utah Courts Website has a list of all Justice Court calendars. Court calendars are updated daily. https://legacy.utcourts.gov/cal/

The Utah Courts Website has a list of all District Court calendars. These calendars list all scheduled court activity for a two-week period. Court calendars are updated daily.



Click the link for more information.

Santa Clara City Offices
2603 Santa Clara Dr.
Santa Clara, UT, 84765

(435) 673-6712
Fax: (435) 628-7338
Santa Clara City Yard
3979 Santa Clara Drive
Santa Clara, UT 84765

(435) 656-4690
Fax: (435) 656-2076
Office Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Court Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Court Sessions:
1st & 3rd Tuesday:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trials & Pre-trials:
2nd & 4th Tuesday:
4:00 pm

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