Utah Courts

Pardon our dust!
While we move to a new website design, some pages, like this one, will look like the old website.

If you can't find what you're looking for, try our new website search.

We appreciate your patience while we move everything to the new design.


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.

URCP Rule 31 (Rules of Civil Procedure)


Rule 31. Depositions upon written questions.
Rule printed on June 3, 2023 at 7:42 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.

(a) A party may depose a party or witness by written questions. Rules 30 and 45 apply to depositions upon written questions, except insofar as by their nature they are clearly inapplicable.

(b) A party taking a deposition using written questions shall serve on the parties a notice which includes the name or description and address of the deponent, the name or descriptive title of the officer before whom the deposition will be taken, and the questions to be asked.

(c) Within 14 days after the questions are served, a party may serve cross questions. Within 7 days after being served with cross questions, a party may serve redirect questions. Within 7 days after being served with redirect questions, a party may serve re-cross questions.

(d) A copy of the notice and copies of all questions served shall be delivered by the party taking the deposition to the designated officer who shall proceed promptly to ask the questions and prepare a record of the responses.

(e) During standard discovery, a deposition by written questioning shall not cumulatively exceed 15 questions, including discrete subparts, by the plaintiffs collectively, by the defendants collectively or by third-party defendants collectively.

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.

Page Last modified: 3/29/2022

Return to the top of the page Return to Top

Facebook YouTube Twitter RSS

Close ×