A Civil Bench Warrant may be issued by the court after a defendant has failed to show up on an
Order to Show Cause or on a Contempt of Court Charge. The defendant may be arrested and taken into
custody or in some cases arrangements can be made to accept bail.
Booking of Civil Bench Warrant defendants/Fees
Cases involving persons booked into the County Jail on Civil Bench Warrants require special fees
to be paid for housing the prisoner in addition to the process and mileage fees, (17-22-10, UCA). The birthdate of the defendant is required for booking on a Civil Bench Warrant.
The housing fees are calculated on the current cost to house a prisoner for three days. Please refer to the Fees section or contact the Civil Office at 801-851-4036, 801-851-4042 or email at Civil@utahcounty.gov to calculate applicable fees.