Finding Legal Help
You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help.
Como encontrar ayuda legal
Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.
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Access your case information online using MyCase. MyCase is an online system available from the Utah State Courts. You can use MyCase to:
- View your case history (a record of what has happened in your case)
- View the papers that have been filed in your case
- View a list of scheduled hearings (including past and upcoming hearings)
- Make payments
- File documents in your existing Debt Collection, Eviction, and Small Claims case
Although you can only file documents in a limited number of case types, you can access your case information for these types of cases:
- Criminal cases
- Debt Collection
- Temporary Separation
- Small Claims
- West Valley City Justice Court
There is no fee to use any of these features in MyCase.
How to sign up
Visit the MyCase page and click "Create a new MyCase account" to sign up. You will need your case number and your state issued ID. If you have problems creating an account contact the Self-Help Center at email@example.com.
MyCase is only for the Utah State Courts
MyCase for the Utah State Courts is different from the service available from the Department of Workforce Services. It is also different from any other service any law firm or other organization uses.
Filing papers through MyCase
You can file papers using MyCase for some case types (debt collection, eviction, and small claims). This is available under eDocument Preparation when you click File an eDocument.
When you file your papers in MyCase they are considered submitted. The date you submit your papers is the date your papers are filed. However, court staff must review your papers for them to be accepted and a part of your case. If they accept your papers a day after you submit them your papers will still be considered filed on the date you submitted them.
When you file a paper in MyCase you will be able to see the document listed right away as submitted. Make sure you view the home screen to confirm that your document was submitted.
Returned papersIf your papers have been returned, you can review them to see why. Returned papers will show up under eDocument Preparation showing a status that says “Revisions Needed.” Click the red exclamation mark to read why the papers were returned. Click on the title or your papers to make any needed changes. If you resubmit papers, they will be considered filed on the date you resubmit them.
Any papers filed in MyCase must still be served on all the other parties in the case. See our page on Serving Papers for more information.
Changing papers after you have filed them
After a paper has been submitted in MyCase it cannot be removed unless the court staff return your papers. If you need to make corrections to a document you filed then you can file an amended pleading. Utah Rule of Civil Procedure 15 describes the rules for filing an amended pleading.
Notifications in MyCase
You might not receive all notifications about your case through MyCase. Although you can sign up to receive email or text notifications, you still need to check the US mail and your email.
Viewing other cases
If you have more than one court case, you can ask to have those cases linked to your MyCase account. This option is available under My Profile. It could take a few days to process your request. Not all case types can be added at this time.
When your cases have been linked you can view all linked cases by clicking on the case number drop down menu in the upper left-hand corner. When you click on one of the cases in the menu, MyCase will display the case information for the case you selected.
The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.