Scales of Justice and Gavel

COVID-19 UPDATE OCTBER 18TH, 2021: 
NO IN-PERSON COURT WILL BE HELD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.    Arraignments are held over the phone.  All other Court hearings are held via Webex.
The Grantsville City Justice Court is accessible to the public during regular business hours and will continue to be available to answer phone calls, emails, and other communications.  
Court Orders, Courthouse Status, and other information related to the Court's COVID-19 response may be found at the  UTAH STATE COURTS ALERTS AND INFORMATION PAGE.



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



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 City 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 and are held over the phone.  In preparation for your Arraignment, please watch the Defendant Rights video.  
RIGHTS VIDEO - ENGLISH
RIGHTS VIDEO - SPANISH
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.

Court Rules
  • ALL COURT PATRONS AND PERSONNAL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK.
  • All individuals must pass through a security screening.
  • DO NOT BRING ANY WEAPONS OR CONTRABAND TO COURT.
  • DO NOT BE LATE.
  • Proper attire 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, cell phones, tablets, etc. that could cause a disturbance.
  • If possible, do not bring small children to Court as it is often disruptive to the proceedings.

Court's Information Page
Please read the Court's Information Page for information on the following:
  • Fine/fee payments
  • Community Service
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Defensive Driving Course
  • State Office of Debt Collection
Information Page - English
Information Page - Spanish

Fine Payments
Online payments can be made at utcourts.gov/epayments using your case number.   A 2.5% merchant fee will be added to the amount of the payment for credit or debit card payments.  Checks or cash payments may be made at 429 East Main Street, Grantsville City Hall, Room 101.  Checks may be mailed to 50 North Bowery Street, Grantsville, UT 84029.  Please include your case number.   Payments by telephone are not permitted.  Interest accrues on unpaid fines at the rate of 2.09% per year.
Please contact the Court if you are aware of any holds or warrants prior to making a payment.

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/.

Records Request
If you need a certified copy of Court records, please complete the Court Document Request form and email the form to jcgrantsville@utcourts.gov.  The Court will need 5-10 business days to process your request.   A non-refundable fee may be charged for this service.

Traffic School/Plea in Abeyance
If you receive a traffic citation, you may be eligible for a Plea in Abeyance (traffic school) and have your citation reported as a dismissal to the Driver's License Division.  A Plea in Abeyance (traffic school) is not an option if you were cited for speeding in a school zone.
You may qualify for a Plea in Abeyance (traffic school)  if you meet the following conditions:
  • The traffic violation does not involve speeding cited for more than 10 MPH over the posted speed limit.
  • You have not had any other prior traffic related offenses in the past two (2) years.
  • Pay a $130.00 Plea in Abeyance fee.
  • Complete a $50.00 online traffic school course and submit the certificate to the Court.
  • Willing to plead Guilty and have the plea held in abeyance.
If you are interested in a Plea in Abeyance (traffic school), you MUST contact the Court PRIOR to completing the online traffic school and paying the fee.
DO NOT COMPLETE THE TRAFFIC SCHOOL OR PAY THE FEE BEFORE YOU SPEAK TO THE COURT.  Doing so can result in your fine being recorded as a Bail Forfeiture/Guilty plea and cannot be changed.  All fees are non-refundable.

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/

Webex
Webex links are emailed to your email address on file the day before your Court date.    The Webex sender is titled Messenger.  Please click this link for additional information.