Davis County (Utah). County Clerk Incorporation oaths of office
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
These are oaths of office for officers of companies incorporated to due business in Davis County. While most County Clerks filed the oaths of office with the incorporation case files, the Davis County Clerk filed the records separately. The oaths of office were signed by the corporation officers as a promise to abide by the laws of the land and the Articles of Incorporation of the company they represented. Case files, of which the oaths of office are a part, are created during the length of a corporation's duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within Davis County and serve as evidence of"due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2]." The oaths of office provide the name of the officer, title of officer, corporation name, date the oath was signed, officer's signature, notary public's signature, date of filing, and from 1935 to 1983 the oath of office number. The series ended in 1961 when the Division of Corporations was created, although some documents were added to the series as recent as 1983.
Researchers should note that prior to 1935 and after 1963, an index for the oaths of office does not exist. It is unclear why the dates of the two reels overlap. Researchers should consult both reels to ensure finding all related information.
Incorporation case files from the Department of Commerce. Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, Series 7184, contain current incorporations in Davis County.
Articles of incorporation record books from Davis County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 11801, contain articles of incorporation for Davis County companies.
Incorporation oaths of office index from Davis County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 17898, facilitates access to the oaths of office.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Incorporation records and indexes were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. This series was microfilmed by the Utah State Archives in January 1994. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in September 1996.
Indexes: Series 17898, Incorporation Oaths of Office Index, facilitates access to the oaths of office from 1935 to 1963,.
- Articles of incorporation—Davis County (Utah).
- Davis County (Utah)—Industries.
- Davis County (Utah)—Corporations.