Legal service of civil papers depends upon the type of process and is outlined in the Utah Rules of Civil Procedures. The most commonly served paper are described below:
Small Claims Order:
The order must be served 30 calendar days before the trial date. The state’s court help web site has additional information.
See: Small Claims Court for further information.
Ex Parte’, Protective Orders, Stalking Injunctions
These orders can be served up to the time of the court hearing. Documentation of service may not get back to the court prior to the hearing. Documentation should be on the statewide warrants system.
Eviction Notices, including:
– Three day Alternative Notice
– Three day Nuisance Notice
– Fifteen day Notice
– Notice to Comply or Quit
– Three day Summons
– Writ of Restitution
These processes are generally served upon preparation and/or receipt. The time constraints apply to a defendant responding to this order.
The state’s court help website has additional information.
It is important to remember it takes approximately 10 working days to process a return of service and return it to the court of record or the plaintiff so they are aware of the service. If a plaintiff or the court has not received proof of service at the time of the hearing, it can hinder the procedure.
PLEASE ALLOW FOUR TO FIVE WEEKS FOR SERVICE AND RETURN TO BE MADE
Procedure For Service of Papers