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South Salt Lake Justice Court – Updated changes due to COVID 19 (July 7, 2020)

The South Salt Lake Justice Court is open, but remains physically closed to the public. This means that, although we are closed to personal interactions, we are still available to address all of your needs via phone and email. Most hearings will be addressed via Webex or telephone.

To determine how your case will be addressed, please contact the court at 801-483-6072. If you are unable to access your hearing by telephone or Webex, please call the court for other options. If you want to observe a hearing, contact the court at the same number. Telephonic and Webex hearings can be accessed by the public by using the link posted on each case in utcourts.gov under Find Hearing Date.

Making Payments

Please make payments online or over the phone 801.483.6072.

Online: http://www.utcourts.gov/epayments/ You will need your citation number or case number to complete a transaction.

If you need to make a payment with cash, please obtain a money order or cashier’s check and mail it to SSL Justice Court, 220 East Morris Avenue, South Salt Lake, UT  84115 or place the money order or check in the dropbox on the West side of City Hall. DO NOT put cash in the drop box. Make sure we can read your signature and provide a case # or date of birth with the check or money order.  Court payments CANNOT be taken by any other city department.

Justice Court

Courtroom w gavelThe South Salt Lake Justice Court ensures fair, impartial, and efficient application of the laws of the City of South Salt Lake and the State of Utah. The South Salt Lake Justice Court addresses:

  • Class B and C Misdemeanors
  • Infractions
  • Traffic Citations
  • Small Claims cases
  • Expungements

Contact the Court

If you have an open case in the South Salt Lake Justice Court, please contact the court at 801.483.6072 to update your contact information, check on hearing dates, discuss options for moving your case forward or discuss any other questions you may have.

Prepare for your Arraignment

If you are scheduled for an arraignment, please watch the Defendant Rights video prior to your hearing (links listed below). The Judge will answer any questions you may have about your rights during the hearing.

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Rrn-bTfrY

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDaXvwgboxE&t=30s

Electronic Submission of Official Documents

Please direct any electronic filings or other official court documents to justicecourt@sslc.com 

**Include a case number or date of birth with your attachments.**

Warrants

WarrantMembers of the public can now check their warrants online - free of charge. The warrant check screen can be accessed at https://secure.utah.gov/warrants/.

Ordering a certified copy of your case information

If you would like a certified copy of information from your case, you may order it from the Justice Court. Certification costs $4.00 and printing costs $0.50/page. Contact us at 801.483.6072 to learn more.

FAQs

Where can I find additional resources on Utah Courts?

The Utah Courts’ Self-Help Center provides assistance to those who do not have legal counsel. You can reach them at 888-683-0009 or www.utcourts.gov/selfhelp/index-sp.php.

Can you help with eviction?

Residents threatened with an eviction in Salt Lake County can dial 801-359-2444 or 801.359. 4142. In addition, homeless families taking the steps to stabilize their situation and need help with rehousing can also call for assistance.  

Does the Court provide an interpreter?

Yes. If you cannot communicate in English, the court will provide an interpreter to assist throughout your hearing.

Does the Justice Court handle divorce?

No. Divorce cases must be filed in the District Court in the county where the residency requirement is met.

In which county can I file for a protective order? 

You can file a petition at the district court in the county where you live, in the county where the abuser lives, or in the county where the abuse took place.

Can the Justice Court mediate landlord/renter issues?

No. Landlord/renter disputes are handled by the Salt Lake County Justice Court.

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Contact Us

Ryan Richards
Justice Court Judge

Justice Court
220 E. Morris Ave.
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Phone: 801.483.6072
Fax: 801.464.6786
justicecourt@southsaltlakecity.com

Open Monday-Friday 

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Holidays

Enter the Court through the outside west entrance of City Hall.

FINGERPRINTING SERVICES

Until further notice, the SSL Justice Court will not be providing fingerprint services to the public.