Scales of Justice and Gavel


General Information
Welcome to Grantsville City Justice Court where we ensure fair, impartial, and efficient application of the laws of Grantsville City and the State of Utah .  Grantsville Justice Court manages the following types of cases:

  • Class B and C Misdemeanors
  • Infractions
  • Traffic Citations
  • Small Claims cases
  • Expungements
If your Citation requires a mandatory appearance before the Court, you will need to contact the Court during regular office hours to schedule a hearing. 

Animal Violations

If you have received an animal citation for not having a dog license or not having proof of rabies, you may pay the fine without a court appearance, but a conviction will be entered on the Court's records.  If this is a first offense, the Court may waive the fines even if  proof of licensing and/or proof of rabies is obtained after the date of the citation. In order to waive the fine, please email your proof to the Court at jcgrantsville@utcourts.gov.

Appeals
If you wish to appeal the verdict of your Grantsville Justice Court case,  you must file a written appeal to the  Court within 28 days of sentencing. You can learn more about the appeal process and access the appeal forms at https://www.utcourts.gov/howto/appeals/.

Arraignments
An initial court appearance is called an Arraignment.  In preparation for your Arraignment, please watch the Defendant Rights video.  If you have any questions regarding your rights, the Judge will answer them at your Arraignment.



Community Service
If you wish to request Community Service in lieu of paying your fine, you will need to appear in Court.  Please contact the Court to schedule a hearing with the Judge.
Courtroom Rules

    • All individuals must pass through a security screening.
    • DO NOT BRING ANY WEAPONS OR CONTRABAND TO COURT.
    • DO NOT BE LATE.
    • Proper dress is required for all court appearances. People appearing in shorts, tank-tops, halter-tops or mini-skirts, etc. may not be allowed into the courtroom.
    • Turn off pagers and cell-phones.
    • If possible, do not bring small children to court as it is often disruptive to the proceedings.

 Jury Duty
A master jury list is compiled by the Third District Court from the residents of Tooele County.  Names from this list are requested by the Grantsville City Justice Court for use in its court. Jurors are generally called for a term lasting a few months.  Once qualified, prospective jurors are assigned a specific trial date, usually 10-14 days in advance. State law does not exempt qualified jurors from jury service.  Prospective jurors seeking to be excused for medical reasons may be requested to furnish a physician’s letter.  A mother who is breastfeeding a child may also be exempt from jury duty.  You can find more information on jury service at https://www.utcourts.gov/juryroom/.

Providing Proof
Please read the Court's Information Page for directions on how to provide proof to the Court. The Court requires that all proof be submitted by email to jcgrantsville@utcourts.gov.
Court Information Page - English
Court Information Page - Spanish

Record's Request
If you need a certified copy of Court records, please complete the Court Document Request form and email to jcgrantsville@utcourts.gov. The Court will need 5-10 business days to process your request and may charge a fee for copies and time.

Traffic School/Plea in Abeyance
If you have not received any traffic violations within the past 2 years and you were cited for 9 mph or less over the speed limit, you may be eligible for a Plea in Abeyance (PIA).  A PIA means that you plead guilty, but the Court sets the guilty plea aside until you complete the sentencing requirements of the PIA. Once the requirements are complete, the case is dismissed, and you will not receive any points toward your Driver's License.  The sentencing requirements for a PIA are a fine and the completion of Traffic School. If you are interested in a PIA and think you might be eligible, please contact the Court.  DO NOT complete Traffic School until you speak with the Court as we require a certificate from a specific online traffic school. DO NOT  pay your fine until you speak with the Court as this will be recorded as a Bail Forfeiture/Guilty plea and cannot be changed.

Warrants
Members 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/.