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Kane County Utah

Kane County Utah

Kane County is a county located in the state of Utah. Its county seat and largest city is Kanab. The county was named for Col. Thomas L. Kane, a friend of the Mormon settlers. The high desert landscape of Kane County belongs to the Colorado Plateau geographical province. The waters of man-made Lake Powell on the Colorado River form the county’s eastern border, and most of the streams in Kane are part of the Colorado River system. The northwest corner of the county is forested. The county’s prehistoric Indian dwellers were part of the Anasazi Culture. Archaeologists have recorded hundreds of sites on Fifty Mile Mountain within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, but few have been excavated because of their remoteness. The Southern Paiutes occupied the county in historic times. Several towns, including Kanab, were first settled in the mid-1860s and then abandoned. Kanab was resettled in 1870 by Levi Stewart and others at the request of Brigham Young. In March 1874 Young encouraged the formation of a United Order at Orderville. Although United Orders were organized in many Utah towns, including Kanab, the Orderville experiment in communal living was more successful and longer-lived, making this town unique among Utah settlements. By the 1880s Mormon Church support had become lukewarm, and the United Order of Orderville was dissolved. During the 19th and early 20th centuries a majority of the county’s residents were farmers or ranchers. In 1922 when Deadwood Coach with Tom Mix was filmed in Kane County, the Parry brothers of Kanab led in the development of lodging, food, and other services for film crews, and by the 1930s Kanab was called Little Hollywood because so many movies were made there. The 1920s and 1930s also saw Kanab become a tourist center for visitors to Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Grand Canyon National Parks.

During the construction of Glen Canyon Dam near Page, Arizona, which began in 1956, Kanab’s population doubled and the economy boomed. The creation of Lake Powell, one of Utah’s major recreational sites, brought new service industries connected with boating and fishing to the area, especially the Bullfrog Basin Marina in the extreme northeast corner of the county. Enormous coal reserves in the Kaiparowits Plateau and Alton fields are Kane County’s most important natural resource and may, when environmental issues are resolved, dictate a new economic future based on mining.

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,108 square miles (10,641 km2), of which, 3,992 square miles (10,339 km2) of it is land and 116 square miles (302 km2) of it (2.83%) is water. The Colorado River, reformed as Lake Powell, forms its eastern boundary. Arizona lies on the southern boundary. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument covers much of the county. A rugged and inhospitable country of deserts, mountains and cliffs makes up the terrain, with breath-taking scenery in every area. Parts of Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park extend into the northern and western portions of the county. The eastern part of the county is comprised of part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:
• Washington County, Utah – (west)
• Iron County, Utah – (northwest)
• Garfield County, Utah – (north)
• San Juan County, Utah – (east)
• Mohave County, Arizona – (southwest)
• Coconino County, Arizona – (south)
Kane County UT Cities, Towns, & Neighborhoods
• Alton
• Big Water
• Glendale
• Kanab
• Orderville
• Duck Creek Village
• Georgetown
• Long Valley Junction
• Mount Carmel
• Mount Carmel Junction
• Mount Carmel Trailer Park
• Navajo lake Lodge
• Paria
A criminal record is the map to a person’s criminal history. All Kane County criminal records contain:
• The full name of the accused and aliases.
• Birth date.
• Race.
• Physical appearance information with identifiers like scars and tattoos.
• All the addresses of the suspect known to the police.
• Photographs and arrest mug shots.
• Fingerprints.
• List of arrests with offence and charges.
• Current and past charges.
• Current and outstanding warrants.
• Felony and misdemeanor convictions.
• Dismissed cases.
• Acquittals.

A criminal record is a very detailed report about a person’s criminal activities and their outcomes. On the other hand, a background check is just a basic outline of a person’s life. A background check includes:
• All addresses known to the government.
• Marital and divorce status.
• Details of the number of times a person has filed for bankruptcy.
• DUI charges.
Criminal records are used for various reasons such as:
• Admission to military service.
• Admission to law and medical colleges.
• Opening a company that works with a lot of money or financial risks.
• Giving a property out on rent.
• Buying fire arms legally.
• Getting security approval to enter a high security zone.
• For adoption.
• To have a foster home.
• Getting a passport to travel out of the country or to immigrate to another country, or to get a visa.
• Many states don’t allow people with a criminal record to do voting registration.

Going by this list, you can understand that a criminal record can affect practically every aspect of a person’s life.

So, it’s integral to check your criminal record, and if you have been acquitted or have already served a sentence, get the record expunged if your state allows it. Criminal records are public in some states and accessing them is as easy as walking into a courthouse and viewing the record. There are many states that do not allow you to view criminal records but allow you to do a background check. Even in a state that allows general public to view records, you can’t see the record if the record has been expunged or sealed. You can get the records by visiting the police station or the office of the Department of Public Safety or the county sheriff’s office or the office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations. If you are only looking for a criminal record of a specific county, you can also visit the courthouse. In order to get the criminal record from the Federal Bureau of Investigations you need to:
• Fill an “Applicant Information Form”.
• Get a “Finger Print Card”.
• Make the payment.
• Check the “Record Request Check List”.

A criminal record is a very comprehensive report and does include the arrest records with the arrest warrant and the criminal docket that refers to the criminal court records. Criminal court records have information on all types of criminal matters that are being heard by the local judiciary. In terms of violation, you will come across two types of criminal cases; violent and property crimes. These two are further divided into various classes of criminal violation, which is based on the type and extent of damage or hurt caused.

Property crimes comprise of:
• Vehicle theft
• larceny
• Arson
• Burglary

Violent crimes comprise of:
• Murder
• Forcible Rape
• Aggravated Assault
• Criminal homicide

To correct the mistakes in a criminal record, you have to first get the report by following the process explained earlier. In some states, you can fill a correction request form and send it to the state authorities. In some cases, you will need to send a letter to the agency maintaining your record and mention the mistake that needs to be corrected. You may also want to visit the website of the state and check if they have a “Criminal History Error Resolution” service. The criminal division is responsible for the implementation, enforcement and supervision of all the laws formed under its division. The division is also responsible for criminal litigation. The prosecutors of the division have managed to earn convictions for many notorious criminals. They are also responsible for the witness protection program and electronic surveillance in sensitive areas.

In addition to this, they provide advisory support for criminal law enforcement to the White House, the Attorney General, and the Congress. They also provide support to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies. Public records are offered freely on the internet, in contrast, getting an arrest warrant search in Kane County, Utah would entail taking a trip down in person to the local police precinct. However, don’t fret the legwork because driving down to the sheriff’s office will not just get you information on the arrest records and outstanding warrants against your subject but also crime data pertaining to your neighborhood. For example, you could find not just the details of the most wanted criminal from the county but also their pictures. How is that for easy identification? Of course, if you are wondering about how well the police have been controlling the crime scenario in your area, you could also request the most recent incident figures. On the other hand, going to the office of the magistrate will get you details on arrests and active warrants from Kane County but not the other crime related data. However, they can offer information pertaining to criminal summons, bench warrants and other such legal orders. The office of the county clerk can also provides significant amounts of data in answer to a query on arrest warrants. However, what set this agency apart from the others are the civil records that you can get from the county clerk’s office. For instance, because deputies of this agency attend every session conducted at the local tribunals, you can find criminal and non-criminal court dockets with them. The simplest way to connect with these agencies is to show up at their doors. Of course, you could also use the details below to send your warrant search request through mail.
• The sheriff’s department: 76 N Main, Kanab, Utah 84741
• The magistrate’s court: 76 N Main St, Kanab, UT 84741
• The county clerk’s office: 76 North Main, #14, Kanab, Utah 84741

The annual crime average of Kane County, Utah is about 80 incidents of which about 7 cases are made against violent crimes. Even though the figures offer little cause for concern at first notice, there was a growth of almost 50% in violent crimes and about 40% in reported incidents. So, the crime trends for the area need to be watched more closely. The 70 judges of the district courts are selected in an identical manner. When a vacancy occurs on the court, the governor appoints a replacement from a list of five names recommended by a nominating commission. The nominee then must attain approval from the Utah State Senate. New appointees serve for at least three years, after which they must run in a yes-no retention election. If retained, judges serve subsequent terms of six years. The chief judge of each district court is selected by peer vote for a two-year term.


To serve on the Utah District Courts, a judge must be:
• a resident of the United States;
• a state resident for at least three years;
• admitted to practice law in the state;
• at least 25 years old; and
• no more than 75 years old.

Sitting judges who turn 75 while in office may continue serving until the end of their term, but they are not eligible to run for retention.

Kane County Utah Court Directory

The Utah trial court system consists of District Courts, Juvenile Courts, and Justice Courts. Below is a directory of court locations in Kane County. Links for online court records and other free court resources are provided for each court, where available.

District Courts in Kane County

• 6th District Court – Kane County
Kane County Courthouse
76 North Main Street, Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 435-644-4601
Fax: 435-644-4639
Juvenile Courts in Kane County
• 6th District Juvenile Court – Kane County
256 West 300 North, Suite 2, Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 435-644-4602
Justice Courts in Kane County
• Big Water Justice Court
PO Box 410182, Big Water, UT 84741
Phone: 435-675-3923
Fax: 435-675-3723
Kane County Justice Court
• 76 North Main Street, Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 435-644-2351
Fax: 435-644-4907
• Orderville Justice Court
PO Box 165, Orderville, UT 84758
Phone: 435-648-2534
Fax: 435-648-2535
Kane County Website:

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