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Justice Court

75 North Main Street
Heber City, UT 84032
Phone: (435) 654-1662
Fax: (435) 657-7953

Judge: Randy B. Birch
rbirch@ci.heber.ut.us

Court Clerk: Rondel Clegg
rclegg@ci.heber.ut.us

Court Clerk: Diann Greer
dgreer@ci.heber.ut.us

General Information

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon;
excluding most state and national holidays.

Court Calendar

Cases at the Heber City Justice Court are processed on the state court computer system known as CORIS. The state court has made the Heber City Justice Court calendars available online. The calendars provided are for a two week period and are updated daily. The link is: http://www.utcourts.gov/cal/

Court Rules

No Weapons. This includes any sharp or bladed instrument. Security is not allowed to hold these items for you. Please leave them at home or in your vehicle.

No Cell Phones. Cell phones are not permitted in the courtroom. Please leave them at home or in your vehicle. Security is not allowed to hold cell phones for you. If your business is with the front counter staff you may keep your cell phone, but please turn it off while you conduct your business.

Proper Dress is Required. No shorts, tank-tops, halter-tops, mini skirts or clothing with inappropriate pictures or words. You may be asked to reschedule your hearing if you are not properly dressed.

No small children allowed in the courtroom.

Representing Yourself

People who choose to represent themselves in court are called "pro-se" or "self-represented litigants". A person should think carefully before deciding to represent himself or herself. The process takes time, patience and can be confusing. Pro-se parties are expected to know the same rules that attorneys do.

The justice court provides some resources, but court staff cannot provide legal advice. The staff can provide general information about court rules, procedures and schedules.

The following may be helpful resources:

Information on Small Claims/Civil Cases

The Heber City Justice Court has jurisdiction over small claims cases if the defendant (person being sued) resides in Heber City or the debt arose within the Heber City limits.

Small claims can be filed for a claim up to $10,000. The claim must be for actual damages (can't file for treble damages).

The fee to file a small claims case is:

  • $60 if the claim is less than $2,000
  • $100 if the claim is for $2,001 - $7,500
  • $185 if the claim is for $7,501 - $10,000

The court provides the forms needed to file a small claims for $1 or you can obtain them online at the State Court's website.

After the case is filed with the court, the plaintiff (person filing the claim) is responsible to serve the defendant notice of the suit and the trial date.

Click here for complete information about small claims cases and sample forms.

Court Fines and Fees

Appear at the Heber City Justice Court located at 75 North Main Street in Heber City; Monday - Thursday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (excluding most state and national holidays).
Court fines can be paid with credit card at www.utcourts.gov/payments

Court fines and fees are established through recommended guidelines from the Uniform Fine/Bail Schedule. A judge is not obligated to set the fine in the amount listed, but can set the fine in an appropriate amount given the facts and circumstances of each case (including the individual's prior record).

You may contact the court for an estimated fine/fee on your citation. Please be aware that the estimated cost given to you will be based on the Uniform Fine/Bail Schedule and the information you provide. Actual amounts of a citation is determined by the violation once it is entered into the court computer system or set by the justice court judge. Citations may include an accident, delinquent and/or warrant enhancement.

Fix-It Tickets

Vehicle safety violations are the only types of charges eligible for a fix-it violation. Registration and insurance violations are not considered fix-it violations by State law.

Fix-it tickets need to be signed off by an active Peace Officer (i.e. Municipal Police Officer, County Sheriff or Deputy, State Highway Patrol Trooper, etc), and turned into the court within 14 days of the violation to be eligible for dismissal. The Heber City Police Department is located at 301 South Main Street (435-654-3040), and the Wasatch County Sheriff is located at 1361 South Highway 40 (435-654-1098). You can submit a fix-it ticket for dismissal, Monday – Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Registration Violations

If your vehicle was registered at the time of the citation, you may be eligible for a dismissal if proof of registration along with proof that the registration was paid prior to the citation is provided within 14 days of the violation. You may fax this proof to the court at (435) 657-7953, but please follow-up with the court to verify it was received.

If you receive a citation and register your vehicle after the citation, you may be eligible for a $10 credit towards your fine with proof of registration. Please come into the court at 75 North Main Street, Monday – Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon to show proof of your registration for your credit and pay the remainder of the fine.

If you have questions, you can contact the court at (435) 654-1662.

Insurance Violations

Per the Uniform Fine/Bail Schedule, the fine for a first offense of No Proof of Insurance is $400 (excluding delinquent or warrant fees).

A violation of No Proof of Insurance can be dismissed when verification in the form of a letter is presented to the court with the following required information:

  • Letter must be on insurance agency letterhead.
  • Current date.
  • Name of insured. If the name is different than the person who received the citation, the letter must include an explanation indicating that the driver had the permission of the owner and is covered under that policy.
  • Vehicle description (must match the vehicle on the citation).
  • Coverage was in effect on the date and time the citation was issued.
  • Agent's signature.
  • Citation or case number.

Present this letter in person to:
Heber City Justice Court
75 North Main Street
Heber City, UT 84032

If you can provide the above letter, you can also have your agent fax the letter to (435) 657-7953. If the letter is faxed, you must call the court at (435) 654-1662 to verify that the letter was received.

If you are unable to meet the above requirements, you may be eligible to receive a $100 credit towards your fine for obtaining insurance after the citation was issued. You must appear for court. To receive this credit, you must present a letter to the court with the following information:

  • Letter must be on insurance agency letterhead.
  • Current date.
  • Name of insured. If the name is different than the person who received the citation, the letter must include an explanation indicating that the driver had the permission of the owner and is covered under that policy.
  • Vehicle description (must match the vehicle on the citation).
  • Coverage was in effect within 14 days of the date the citation was issued and the policy is still in effect.
  • Agent's signature.
  • Citation or case number.

Present this letter in person to:
Heber City Justice Court
75 North Main Street
Heber City, UT 84032

If the above requirements cannot be met contact the court in person at the address listed above or call (435) 654-1662.

Please be aware that payment of part or all of an insurance violation will be reporter to the driver's license division, which may require you to carry SR22 insurance. This is a state requirement that cannot be waived by the court.

If you have received more than one citation for an insurance violation with our court, you will be required to appear before the justice court judge.

Typical Criminal Case Flow

Typical Criminal Case Flow