Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 23518

Washington County (Utah). County Recorder Oaths of office and bonds

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Dates: 1897-1930

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The laws of Utah as adopted in 1896 required county officials to take an oath and give a bond before entering into the discharge of their duties. All official bonds were to be recorded in the office of the county recorder and filed in the office of the county clerk (Laws of Utah, 1896, chapter 81, sec 48 & 56). In the oath of office a new official swore that he would faithfully carry out the duties of his office. In the bond the new official and his sureties put up a bond for an amount determined by the county commissioners. The bond stated that if the officer neglected to perform his duties, then this money would paid to the county, but if he did faithfully carry out his duties, then the bond would become null and void. The Washington County recorder recorded the bonds of many county officials.


Chronological by date.

Research Note

The Washington county recorder recorded official bonds in a special bound volume, Record A, from 1897 through 1916. She recorded both bonds and oaths of office in Record Book V from 1923 to 1930.

Related Records

Grantee indexes from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 82703, refer to documents in this series.

Grantor indexes from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 82704, refer to documents in this series.

Custody History

Record Book A was transferred by Pat Scott to Utah State Archives in January 2001.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

There are no bonds or oaths of office from 1917 to 1922.

Processing Note

Washington County Recorder's Deed Record Book V was microfilmed by Utah State Archives in July 1973. Record A was transferred from the Washington County Court House to the State Archives in January 2001. This series was processed by Rosemary Cundiff in February 2001.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An index appears at the beginning of Record Book A. It is arranged according to the name of the office and thereunder chronologically. An alphabetical name index to oaths of office and bonds appears at the beginning of Record Book V.

Indexing Terms

  • Oaths--Washington County (Utah).
  • Washington County (Utah)--Officials and employees.

Container List

none 1 1897-1916; Record Book A
1 none 1907-1956; Deed Record Book V, land transcripts, series 23252
1 none 1923-1930; Deed Record Book V, bonds and oaths of office