Weber County Utah consists of about 160 square miles. The county has a population of a little over 185,000 which includes the Ogden metropolitan area- the second largest city in the state. This central location provides unparalleled access to the Salt Lake International Airport, Hill Air Force Base, Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake and other cultural, retail, commercial, entertainment and recreational opportunities within Weber County’s 15 cities. The Weber and Ogden Rivers are located in the county and provide most of the irrigation water used in the area. Average low winter temperatures: 21.5 degrees; average high summer temperatures: 87 degrees; average precipitation: 16.44 inches.
The Weber Valley was visited by many trappers seeking beavers and muskrats along its streams. One of the first on record reached the area in 1824, traveling from Fort Bridger. He reported that the Bear River flowed into a salt bay. Peter Skene Ogden passed through in 1826, representing the Hudson’s Bay Company. He traded in this area for several years, near present-day North Ogden. John C. Frémont explored the Weber Valley in 1843, and made maps of the area. The Fremont reports encouraged readers to seek their fortunes in the western frontier. Miles Goodyear was a fur trapper who constructed a way station on the Weber River in 1845. In 1847 he sold it to incoming Mormon pioneers. James Brown made the purchase, and changed the name of the site to Brownsville (it was later changed to Ogden).
After the Mormon pioneers began filling out into the future state of Utah, the fledgling government (as of 1849 known as State of Deseret) began a system of government.
On January 31, 1850 the legislature provided for the creation of six counties to generally cover the area, named in this order:
• Weber (with Ogden as county seat)
• San Pete
The county boundaries were better-defined by the 1852 Utah Territory legislature. The borders were adjusted by subsequent acts in 1855, in 1856, and in 1862. The creation of Nevada Territory in 1862 also administratively reduced the county’s territory by a significant degree, since its 1852 description had it running to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in central California.
A final adjustment in 1880 concerning the various lands in the Great Salt Lake area brought the county’s borders to their present configuration. As of the 1852 description, the original Weber County stretched from California in the west, to the Oregon boundary on the north, to a point in middle Davis County in the south. As Nevada and the State of Utah evolved, Weber County was trimmed so that it now occupies a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores of Great Salt Lake, and much of the rugged Wasatch Mountains.
The county extends from high in the Wasatch Range in the east into a portion of the Great Salt Lake to the west. The Weber and Ogden rivers and their tributaries run through its valleys. The Weber County Surveyor’s office divides the county into two regions, the “Lower Valley” and the “Upper Valley”, divided by the ridge of the Wasatch front range south through the county. Lower Valley, adjacent to the Lake, is the county’s more populous part. The Upper Valley consists mostly of the Ogden Valley, the watershed of the Ogden River. The county’s highest elevation is Willard Peak in the Wasatch Mountains, at 9,763′ (2976m) ASL.
The county has an area of 659 square miles (1,710 km2), of which 576 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 83 square miles (210 km2) (13%) is water. It is the second-smallest county in Utah by land area and third-smallest by total area.
• Box Elder County – northwest
• Cache County – north
• Rich County – northeast
• Morgan County – southeast
• Davis County – south
• Tooele County – southwest
• Cache National Forest (part)
• Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area
• Weber Memorial Park
• Willard Bay Upland Game Management Area
• Causey Reservoir
• Pineview Reservoir
The median income for a household in the county is $62,036, and the median income for a family is $71,359. Males have a median income of $49,081 versus $34,954 for females. The per capital income for the county is $25,275. 12.1% of the population and 8.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.4% of those under the age of 18 and 8.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
As of 2017, the largest self-identified ancestry groups in Weber County, Utah were:
• English (21.6%)
• German (10.5%)
• “American” (7.5%)
• Irish (6.1%)
• Scottish (4.1%)
• Danish (3.9%)
• Italian (3.6%)
• Dutch (3.1%)
• Swedish (3.0%)
• Welsh (1.9%)
• Norwegian (1.9%)
Institutions and organizations of education in Weber County:
• Weber State University
• Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College
• Ogden City School District
• Weber School District
• Farr West
• North Ogden
• Ogden (county seat)
• Plain City
• Pleasant View
• South Ogden
• Washington Terrace
• West Haven
• Wolf Creek
Lawyers in Weber County Utah
Here are some of the areas of law that the attorneys at Ascent Law practice for their clients in Weber County Utah:
Facts About Weber County Utah
Weber County voters usually vote Republican. In no national election since 1964 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate. Voergaard Courthouse dating from 1578, which is part of the beautiful, old renaissance castle Voergaard Castle in Dronningborg, Northern Jutland, has undergone a comprehensive restoration. Weber acted as product supplier as well as advisor on the project.
The comprehensive restoration work has been carried out in accordance with old Danish construction and craftsmanship traditions. The courthouse was originally a district court, i.e. the city court of the time for the serfs, who lived on the land belonging to the castle. Here the judge and the clerk met with eight court witnesses in order to settle disputes and deliver verdicts in local cases. Today the courthouse is used for a number of activities such as medieval banquets and lectures in connection with guided tours of Voergaard Castle, etc.
The comprehensive restoration work has been carried out in accordance with old Danish construction and craftsmanship traditions. The courthouse was gently taken down in order to enable the establishment of new foundations. The next task was to reconstruct the courthouse using the old construction materials as far as possible and supplementing with new products from Weber among others. Back in the 16th century the courthouse was built on top of filler dug up from the large moat, which is one of the widest in Denmark, from the nearby Voergaard Castle. And indeed, this unstable filler has throughout centuries contributed to large settlement damages (up to above 30 cm) to the courthouse. The large settlement damages were the very reason why the advisors chose to take down the courthouse in order to establish a new foundation. After the temporary dismounting, a load-compensating foundation consisting of Leca lightweight aggregate was established. Above that, a load-distributing slab was cast in reinforced concrete. The advantage of this solution is to have a stable and robust construction that reduces the load on the ground and thus reduces the risk of future settlements.
The old granite stone (sylt stone) foundations were re-established on the new concrete slab. On top of this foundation consisting of special granite stone the old courthouse was realigned – and reconstructed. In the process, all bad construction materials were replaced by new, corresponding materials. The newly renovated courthouse will for many years to come be a symbol of the local history events associated with the courthouse. It will also be a noble representative of Danish and local craftsmanship and building tradition of the best quality.
Weber has supplied the following materials for the construction:
• As lightweight filling – Leca 10-20
• Partition wall foundations – Leca blocks
• Tamping and jointing between silt stone (base) and timber framing – JMS 842 Tix 0-4 mm, Weber expanding tamping concrete (a winter version of Weber expanding concrete for panel units class P).
• Building of chimney – Weber hydraulic masonry mortar KKh 20/80/475 0-6
• Building of gable in timber framing – Weber hydraulic masonry mortar KKh 20/80/475 0-6 mm made from Weber slaked lime mortar and Weber hydraulic mortar
• Rendering of masonry – Weber Hydraulic Rendering Mortar KKh 35/65/500 0-2 mm made from Weber slaked lime mortar and Weber hydraulic lime mortar
• Interior and exterior lime-washing – Weber lime water, Weber sand lime and Weber lime (inside), Weber lime water, Weber dyed sand lime and Weber dyed lime (outside)
• For wet rooms – Weber wet room system
• Insulation of kitchen and disabled toilet – Weber façade system Serpomin finished with weber.pas 461 white silicate render
• Exterior surface treatment – Weber dyed lime in a dark red shade
At least 12 criminal cases apparently tainted in the Weber County Sheriff’s Office‘s evidence room resulted in convictions, some of which now may be in question. Still more cases were dismissed or never made it to court because of problems identified in the evidence room, chiefly dozens of bags of methamphetamine that allegedly were razored open and consumed by the evidence technician. Investigators flagged at least 59 sheriff’s office incident reports during an internal affairs probe launched after the evidence room custodian was fired in January. Of those, the Standard-Examiner recently obtained 48 reports with an open records request. At least 33 cases had drugs that apparently went missing in the evidence room, while four others involved mishandled rape kits.
Still other case reports detailed instances of missing money and jewelry, mishandled guns, and angry complaints from evidence owners who were turned away by the technician when they attempted to retrieve their property. “The fallout and consequences of this incident are far reaching,” the internal affairs report said in April. “They likely won’t be fully known for several years. The successful prosecution of criminal cases with evidence that had been stored under (the technician’s) care is in jeopardy.” While county investigators and prosecutors continue to try to unravel the shambles of the evidence room, some defense attorneys are expressing alarm about the evidence tampering and its impact on the integrity of the local criminal justice system. Weber County is one of 20 counties in the state of Utah that we have criminal records data for. With a population of 1,741,875, it is the 4th most populous county in Utah.
We’ve compiled a list of free public records resources as well as some interesting criminal stats.
Weber 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 Weber County. Links for online court records and other free court resources are provided for each court, where available.
District Courts in Weber County
• 2nd District Court – Weber County
2525 Grant Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401
Juvenile Courts in Weber County
• 2nd District Juvenile Court – Weber County
165 20th Street, Ogden, UT 84401
Justice Courts in Weber County
• Farr West Justice Court
1896 North 1800 West, Farr West, UT 84404
• Harrisville Justice Court
363 West Independence Boulevard, Harrisville, UT 84404
Phone: 801-782-4100 ext. 1003
• North Ogden Justice Court
515 East 2600 North, North Ogden, UT 84414
• Ogden City Justice Court
310 26th Street, Ogden, UT 84401
• Plain City Justice Court
4160 West 2200 North, Plain City, UT 84404
• Pleasant View Justice Court
520 West Elberta Drive, Pleasant View, UT 84414
• Riverdale Justice Court
4600 South Weber River Drive, Riverdale, UT 84405
• Roy/Weber Justice Court
5051 South 1900 West, Roy, UT 84067
• Uintah-Huntsville Justice Court
Uintah City Hall
2191 East 6550 South, Uintah, UT 84405
• Washington Terrace Justice Court
5249 South 400 East, Washington Terrace, UT 84405
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