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Davis County Utah

Davis County is a county in northern Utah, United States. The population was 306, 479, making it Utah’s third most populous county. Its county seat is Farmington, and its largest city is Layton. Davis County is part of the Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT Combined Statistical Area. The legislature of the provisional State of Deseret defined the county in an October 5, 1850 act, which also designated Farmington as the seat due to its location midway between boundaries at the Weber River on the north and the Jordan Riverton the South.

It was named for Daniel C. Davis, a captain in the Mormon Battalion. The county boundaries were altered in 1852, in 1854, in 1855, and in 1862. In 1880 the county gained part of the islands and waters of Great Salt Lake that had previously been attached to Salt Lake County. The county boundary has remained unchanged since that time. During its first 50 years, Davis County grew slowly. With the advent of the Utah Central Rail Road in 1870, a transition to mechanized agriculture and a surge of commerce, banking, improved roads, new water systems, and electrification of homes began. However, by 1940, the population was barely 16,000. With the establishment of Hill Air Force Base in northern Davis County, there was a surge of civilian employment after World War II. The county doubled in population between 1940 and 1950, and doubled again between 1950 and 1960 as part of the nationwide suburb boom that was occurring at the time. By 1990 there were 188,000 residents, and in 2000, there were 239,000. By 2030, the county is expected to have a population of about 360,000.

Davis County UT Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods

• Bountiful

• Centerville

• Clearfield

• Clinton

• Farmington

• Fruit Heights

• Kaysville

• Layton

North Salt Lake

• South Weber

• Sunset

• Syracuse

• West Bountiful

• West Point

Woods Cross

Requests for Records

Records and Where to Find Them

• Birth and Death Certificates – Health Department Vital Records Division

• Criminal History – Utah Department of Public Safety

Divorce Records – Second District Court Farmington

• Marriage Licenses – Clerk/Auditor’s Office

• Property/Ownership – Recorder’s Office

• Property/Residential Structures – Assessor’s Office

• Property/Taxes – Treasurer’s Office

• Request Other Records

Delinquent Taxes Excess Funds and Overages from Tax Sales- Davis County does not sell tax liens. To learn Davis County’s procedures concerning delinquent taxes please visit the Tax Administration Department page. Following the May Tax Sale, the Treasurer’s Office puts forth every effort to return any overbids or excess funds to the rightful owners in a timely manner.

The Government Records Access and Management Act, GRAMA, governs access to government records in Utah. It is designed to provide both transparency in government and privacy to citizens. The Freedom of Information Act pertains to federal records. The State of Utah and Davis County comply with the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA)

Lawyers in Davis County Utah

Here are some of the areas of law that the attorneys at Ascent Law practice for their clients in Davis County Utah:

Estate Planning Lawyer

Bankruptcy Lawyer

Probate Lawyer

Trial Lawyer

Real Estate Lawyer

Injury Lawyer

Family Lawyer

Tax Lawyer

Contract Lawyer

Securities Lawyer

Copyright Lawyer

Intellectual Property Lawyer

Business Lawyer

Criminal Lawyer

Divorce Lawyer

Child Custody Lawyer

Appeals Lawyer

Adjacent counties

Weber County – north

• Morgan County – east

Salt Lake County – south

• Tooele County – west

• Box Elder County – northwest

Protected areas

• Antelope Island State Park

• Crystal West Unit Farmington Bay

• Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area

• Howard Slough Waterfowl Management Area

• Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Lakes

• Adams Reservoir

• Farmington Bay

• Hobbs Reservoir

• Holmes Reservoir

Education

Public education in Davis County is provided by the Davis School District. There are currently 59 elementary schools, 16 junior high schools, 8 high schools, and 3 alternative schools in the school district. The high schools are as follows, showing where they are located:

• Bountiful High School – Bountiful

• Clearfield High School – Clearfield

• Davis High School – Kaysville

• Layton High School – Layton

• Northridge High School – Layton

• Syracuse High School – Syracuse

• Farmington High School – Farmington

• Viewmont High School – Bountiful

• Woods Cross High School – Woods Cross

Utah State University owns and operates the Utah Botanical Center in Kaysville, which includes an education center. Weber State University also operates campuses in Layton and Farmington. The most important road in the county is Interstate 15, which runs North-South through the center of the county. US-89 enters parallel to I-15 from Salt Lake County to the south and runs north through North Salt Lake and Bountiful as a city road before merging with I-15. It re-emerges in Farmington near the Lagoon Amusement Park, heading along the eastern benches on the slopes of the Wasatch Range, entering Weber County Utah near South Weber.

The Utah Department of Transportation is currently (2019) upgrading US-89 to a freeway through eastern Layton north to its interchange with I-84 near the Weber County border. Congestion is a significant problem in the county, as east-west transportation is restricted by the narrow urban corridor and many of its citizens commute south to Salt Lake County. To relieve congestion in the county, the Legacy Parkway began construction in 2006. Construction began near the US-89/I-15 interchange in Farmington in 2004, but was soon halted due to a lawsuit filed by environmentalists, who were concerned that the road would harm marshlands along the eastern edge of the Great Salt Lake. They requested an independent evaluation for completeness of the environmental impact statement. A settlement was reached in 2005 and the final injunction was lifted in 2006. The Legacy Parkway opened in 2008, running from the US-89/I-15 interchange in Farmington southward to connect with I-215 near the border with Salt Lake County.

An extensive trail system, wetland protection measures, and landscaping were implemented along the highway in response to the environmentalist’s concerns, in addition to a lower speed limit and a ban of semi-trailer trucks on the highway. However, this compromise will expire in 2020, and the roadway is expected to begin functioning under normal Interstate System regulations (i.e. trucks and higher speed limits allowed). In 2008, the Utah Transit Authority opened the Frontrunner commuter rail line from Salt Lake City North to Ogden, serving the length of Davis County with stations in Woods Cross, Farmington, Layton, and Clearfield.

Utah Courts

It helps to understand how the Utah state court system works when you’re trying to find court records. The Utah trial court system consists of District Courts, Juvenile Courts, and Justice Courts.

District Courts have general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, but typically handle cases beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Juvenile Courts and Justice Courts have limited jurisdiction over certain types of civil and criminal cases.

Utah District Courts

District Courts have general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, and typically handle cases that are beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Criminal cases typically heard by District Courts include felonies and Class A misdemeanors. District Courts have jurisdiction over Class B and C misdemeanors if there is no Justice Court with territorial jurisdiction, or if the offense is included in a single criminal episode that also includes a felony or Class A misdemeanor charge.

District Courts share jurisdiction with Juvenile Courts and Justice Courts over certain types of criminal cases involving adults, including contributing to the delinquency of a minor child and misdemeanor custodial interference. District Courts share jurisdiction with Juvenile Courts over violations of federal, state, local or municipal law when the defendant is over age 18 but within the continuing jurisdiction of a Juvenile Court due to a previous Juvenile Court case. District Courts have exclusive original jurisdiction over defendant minors aged 16 or older in certain types of criminal cases, including murder and aggravated murder.

Civil cases typically heard by District Courts include general civil claims for the recovery of money that exceed the financial or other limits on Justice Court jurisdiction. District Courts also handle divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, paternity, and probate matters. District Courts have jurisdiction over the guardianship of minors and cases involving child custody, child support, and child visitation when these cases are incidental to a District Court case.

District Courts may handle a child protective order case if a Juvenile Court transfers the case to District Court. District Courts share some jurisdiction with Juvenile Courts over paternity, guardianship of a minor and modifications to birth certificates, if any of these issues relate to a case within Juvenile Court jurisdiction. District Courts also handle cases related to the discipline of attorneys, appeals of state or local administrative agency decisions, and appeals of Justice Court decisions. District Courts may have court divisions organized by case type, including a Drug Court division for certain types of criminal cases involving defendants with a history of substance abuse.

Utah Juvenile Courts

Juvenile Courts have jurisdiction over certain types of civil and criminal cases. Juvenile Courts share jurisdiction over certain types of cases with District Courts and Justice Courts. Juvenile Courts have exclusive jurisdiction over juvenile delinquency (violations of laws or ordinances by a person under 18 years of age), except for certain Class B and C misdemeanors committed by a person over 16 years of age, which are heard in Justice Court. Juvenile Courts also have exclusive jurisdiction over certain juvenile traffic offenses, including vehicular homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, joy riding, and attempting to elude police. Juvenile Courts will also handle some traffic and boating offenses that relate to delinquency cases within Juvenile Court jurisdiction.

Juvenile Courts also have exclusive jurisdiction over abused, neglected, and dependent children, child protective orders, emancipation of minors, termination of a parent-child relationship, adoptions of children after termination of a parent-child relationship, guardianship of minors unless the guardianship is incidental to a custody and support matter in District Court, involuntary treatment or commitment of a minor with a mental disability or illness, truancy, consent to marriage of a child under age 16, and ungovernable or runaway children. Juvenile courts may order parents of a child committed to a corrections facility to participate in group rehabilitation therapy.

Juvenile Courts share jurisdiction with District Courts over some cases involving child custody, support, and visitation; persons over 18 years of age who commit a crime while under the continuing supervision of Juvenile Court; and paternity testing of parties involved in abuse neglect dependency or termination of parental rights cases. Child protective order cases may be transferred to District Court under certain circumstances, especially when a parent is involved. Juvenile Courts share jurisdiction with District Courts and Justice Courts over certain criminal cases with adult defendants, including contributing to the delinquency of a minor and misdemeanor custodial interference. Juvenile courts may place juveniles under the supervision of the court’s probation department, in foster care, and in other protective custody placements. Juvenile Courts will handle cases involving minors under court supervision in other states if the minor is located in Utah.

Utah Justice Courts

Justice Courts have jurisdiction over certain types of civil and criminal cases that occur within their territorial jurisdiction. Criminal cases heard by Justice Courts include most Class B and C misdemeanors, municipal ordinance violations, and infractions. Justice Courts also have jurisdiction over certain Class B and C misdemeanors, ordinance violations, and infractions committed by juveniles over 16 years of age. Civil cases heard by Justice Courts are limited to small claims cases involving ,000 or less, including attorney fees but excluding court costs and interest. Justice Courts share jurisdiction with Juvenile Courts and District Courts over certain criminal cases with adult defendants, including contributing to the delinquency of a minor and misdemeanor custodial interference. Justice Court cases may be appealed to District Court.

Specialty Court Programs: Many Utah counties and judicial districts have Drug Court or Mental Health Court programs that can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse or mental health problems.

Tribal Courts: Several Native American nations in Utah operate their own independent judicial systems. The courts in these judicial systems are known as Tribal Courts. Tribal Courts have some civil and criminal jurisdiction and their orders may be enforced by the Utah state court system.

Davis County Utah Court Directory

The Utah trial court system consists of District Courts, Juvenile Courts, and Justice Courts. Below is a directory of court locations in Davis County. Links for online court records and other free court resources are provided for each court, where available.

• District Courts in Davis County

2nd District Court – Davis County (Bountiful)
805 South Main Street, Bountiful, UT 84010
Phone: 801-397-7008
Fax: 801-397-7010

• District Courts in Davis County

2nd District Court – Davis County (Farmington)
800 West State Street, PO Box 769, Farmington, UT 84025
Phone: 801-447-3800
Fax: 801-447-3881

• District Courts in Davis County

2nd District Court – Davis County (Layton)
425 North Wasatch Drive, Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-444-4300
Fax: 801-546-8224

• Juvenile Courts in Davis County

2nd District Juvenile Court – Davis County
800 West State Street, PO Box 325, Farmington, UT 84025
Phone: 801-334-4700

• Justice Courts in Davis County

Centerville City Justice Court
250 North Main Street, Centerville, UT 84014
Phone: 801-295-834
Fax: 801-294-0459

• Justice Courts in Davis County

Clearfield Justice Court
55 South State, Clearfield, UT 84015
Phone: 801-525-2760
Fax: 801-525-2867

• Justice Courts in Davis County

Clinton City Justice Court
2267 North 1500 West, Clinton, UT 84015
Phone: 801-614-0760
Fax: 801-614-0772

• Justice Courts in Davis County

Davis County Justice Court
Davis Justice Complex
800 West State Street, PO Box 618, Farmington, UT 84025
Phone: 801-451-4488
Fax: 801-451-4482

• Justice Courts in Davis County

North Salt Lake Justice Court
10 East Center Street, North Salt Lake, UT 84054
Phone: 801-335-8640
Fax: 801-335-8649

• Justice Courts in Davis County

South Weber Justice Court
1600 East South Weber Drive, South Weber, UT 84405
Phone: 801-479-3177 ext. 203
Fax: 801-479-0066

• Justice Courts in Davis County

Sunset Justice Court
200 West 1300 North, Sunset, UT 84015
Phone: 801-825-3303
Fax: 801-755-0971

• Justice Courts in Davis County

Syracuse City Justice Court
1979 West 1900 South, Syracuse, UT 84075
Phone: 801-614-9623
Fax: 801-825-3001

• Justice Courts in Davis County

Woods Cross Justice Court
1555 South 800 West, Woods Cross, UT 84087
Phone: 801-292-4421
Fax: 801-292-2225

Davis County website: https://www.daviscountyutah.gov

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84088 United States

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