Farmington should be the site of a regional complex consolidating Davis County's court facilities if the Legislature funds its construction, a state study suggests.

Gordon Bissegger, administrative services director for the state Court Administrator's Office, said a six-month study by the Ogden firm of Sanders Herman Architects indicates Farmington is a better location than Layton, the runner-up.Farmington was chosen over Layton because of its central location in the county and availability of property, Bissegger said.

Farmington City Manager Max Forbush said city officials have had some discussions with the state, but the matter hasn't been taken up by the City Council or mayor.

In 1991, the Legislature appropriated $30,000 to the Utah Judicial Council to conduct a feasibility study on combining the county's four circuit courts, district court and a juvenile court.