District Court (Third District) Articles of incorporation record books
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
Copies of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Third District Court by newly organized corporations were recorded in these record books, which were kept as the copy available for public use.
The clerk then issued a certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of incorporation in these record books. The actual articles of incorporation record the following: names of the incorporators and their places of residence, the length of the corporation's duration, the pursuit of business agreed upon, amount of stock each shareholder receives, description of stock classes, number and kind of corporate officers, and the number of directors necessary to transact corporate business.
It is unclear why these case files were filed in the Third District Court. The laws of Utah state that corporation records were to be filed with the Clerk of the County Probate Court or the County Clerk.
Incorporation case files from the District Court (Third District), Series 3845, Contains a copy of these articles created during the incorporation process.
Articles of incorporation record books from the District Court (Third District), Series 18179, contains closed incorporations filed in Third District Court.
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 record books were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in November 1997. The record books were microfilmed in January 1971. The record books will be retained due to their historic and intrinsic value.