Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 2496

Utah State Tax Commission. Property Tax Division Natural resources assessment records

Dates: 1909-

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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

These record books consist of property schedules, including personal property from 1909 and real property beginning in 1919. Certifications testifying to the validity of the information are present through 1937. By the late 1930s, for companies with holdings in multiple taxing districts, the Tax Commission often provides recapitulations summarizing the total values of the holdings in each district. The schedules were produced to show the values at which the Tax Commission (or until 1931 its predecessor, the Board of Equalization) assessed natural resource extraction companies' property in various counties and taxing districts. Natural resource companies assessed include metal mines (e.g., gold, silver, lead, etc.) and non-metal mines (e.g., coal, oil, gas, salt, etc.).

In 1909, the legislature made it one of the duties of the Board of Equalization to assess "...all the machinery used in mining, and all property and surface improvements upon or appurtenant to mines and mining claims, which have a value separate and independent of all such mines or mining claims..." Refinements in the law in 1919 added real property to the property subject to central assessment.

For each corporation, the books give property schedules, with one of each schedule for each county or taxing district (many specified by code) in which the business operates. Property schedules itemize improvements, machinery, and other personal property and their values. Starting in 1919, similar schedules showing real property are included.

For real estate owned by a mining company but used for non-mining purposes or lands containing non-metalliferous deposits assessment was at full value or a percentage of market value, so the real property schedules in such instances give the legal description of land owned, acreage and value. Metalliferous mines were based in part on a fixed fee per acre, so acreage and values are recorded for this type of mine as well. However, the value of a metalliferous mine also was based in part on a multiple of the net proceeds. Thus until 1939 the schedules show detailed production records and gross proceeds of the mine less itemized business deductions and exemptions (i.e., net proceeds). By 1939 only the value as a multiple of net proceeds is recorded, rather than the calculations; the acreage and value based on that acreage continue to be noted.

If any property assessments are contested and changed, the old values are crossed out and the amended valuations shown. Until 1938, a statement signed by the Board of Equalization or Tax Commission President/Chairman and/or Secretary briefly summarized the information and certified its validity. By the late 1930s, recapitulations often summarize the total values of holdings for a company in each of the various counties and taxing districts.

Arrangement

For records created from 1909 to 1937, arrangement is chronological by year, thereunder alphabetical by county, thereunder alphabetical by company name with some exceptions.For records created from 1938 to 1961, arrangement is chronological by year, thereunder alphabetical by company name..

From 1909 through 1937, the series is chronological by year, thereunder alphabetical by county, thereunder alphabetical by company name, with some exceptions. From 1938 through 1961, the series is chronological by year, thereunder alphabetical by company name. Since 1962, the series is chronological by year, thereunder alphabetical by category of company, thereunder alphabetical by company name.

Research Note

The 1909 and 1911 volumes were bound with the counties out of order. Also, the 1910 volume has Utah county listed before Uintah county and the 1917 through 1919 volumes have San Juan and San Pete counties listed before Salt Lake county. The 1917 volume further has Sevier county inserted at the end. From 1933 through 1937, Salt Lake and Utah counties also appear out of alphabetic sequence as the holdings in each county were numerous enough for the records of each county to be bound in their own volume. In 1933, a few additional assessments were bound at the end of the appropriate county listings. In 1962, the oil and gas companies begin to be kept in volumes separate from those of the other mining companies. In 1982, separate volumes were made for the categories of metal mines, non-metal mines, and oil and gas. In 1983, the coal mines were put in their own volume, separated from the other non-metal mines, and by 1984, the sand and gravel companies were separated.

Related Records

Minute books from the Utah State Tax Commission, Series 2170, record disputes of assessments which account for some of the changes made here

Minute books from the Board of Equalization and Assessment, Series 2429, record disputes of assessments which account for some of the changes made here

Mine net proceeds returns from the State Board of Equalization, Series 2439, contain information submitted by the companies which constitute part of the raw data from which these assessment records are derived.

Natural resources annual property returns from the Utah State Tax Commission. Property Tax Division, Series 2476, are the lists of property and valuations provided by the companies which constitute much of the raw data from which these assessment records are derived.

Property tax assessment system from the Utah State Tax Commission. Property Tax Division, Series 9955, is the assessment system

Public utility and natural resources recapitulations from the Utah State Tax Commission. Property Tax Division, Series 14252, records total valuations and also includes a guide to the codes used to specify tax districts

Assessor's returns of mining companies from the Utah State Tax Commission. Property Tax Division, Series 14253, contain information submitted by the counties which constitute part of the raw data from which these assessments are derived.

Occupation tax and net proceeds returns from the Utah State Tax Commission. Property Tax Division, Series 14266, contain information submitted by the companies which constitute part of the raw data from which these assessment records are derived

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

Some volumes are missing: 1929 S-Z, 1930 S-Z, 1933 Beaver-Emery, 1933 Garfield-Juab, and 1937 Salt Lake.

Processing Note

This is an on-going series. It initially was processed only through 1984 because of a 10-year retention before transfer to the Archives. The series was classified and scheduled in 1991. It was archivally processed by A.C. Cone in 1994. The processed portion of the series was microfilmed in 1995 with the volumes destroyed following filming as they lacked intrinsic value.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Most of the volumes from 1909-1938 have a table of contents listing the mines within each county, covering from 1909 thru 1938.

Indexing Terms

  • Property tax—Utah.
  • Mines and mineral resources—Taxation—Utah.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1909; Counties
1 1910; Counties
2 1911; Counties
2 1912; Counties
2 1913; Counties, A-R
3 1913; Counties, S-W
3 1914; Counties, A-R
3 1914; Counties, S-Z
4 1915; Counties, A-R
4 1915; Counties, S-W
4 1916; Counties, A-R
4 1916; Counties, S-Z
4 1917; Counties, A-R
4 1917; Counties, S-Z
4 1918; Counties, A-R
4 1918; Counties, S-Z
4 1919; Counties, A-R
5 1919; Counties, S-Z
5 1920; Counties, A-R
6 1920; Counties, S-Z
7 1921; Counties, A-R
7 1921; Counties, S-Z
7 1922; Counties, A-R
8 1922; Counties, S-Z
8 1923; Counties, A-R
8 1923; Counties, S-Z
9 1924; Counties, A-R
9 1924; Counties, S-Z
9 1925; Counties, A-R
10 1925; Counties, S-Z
10 1926; Counties, A-R
10 1926; Counties, S-Z
11 1927; Counties, A-R
11 1927; Counties, S-Z
11 1928; Counties, A-R
12 1928; Counties, S-Z
12 1929; Counties, A-R
13 1930; Counties, A-R
13 1931; Counties, Beaver-Iron
13 1931; Counties, Juab-Rich
14 1931; Counties, Salt Lake-Sevier
14 1931; Counties, Summit-Uintah
15 1931; Counties, Utah-Washington
15 1932; Counties, Beaver-Iron
16 1932; Counties, Juab-Rich
16 1932; Counties, Salt Lake-Sevier
16 1932; Counties, Summit-Uintah
17 1932; Counties, Utah-Washington
17 1933; Counties, Kane-Rich, San Juan-Summit
17 1933; Counties, Salt Lake
17 1933; Counties, Tooele
18 1933; Counties, Uintah, Wasatch-Washington
18 1933; Counties, Utah
18 1934; Counties, Beaver-Emery
18 1934; Counties, Garfield-Juab
19 1934; Counties, Kane-Rich, San Juan-Summit
19 1934; Counties, Salt Lake
19 1934; Counties, Tooele
19 1934; Counties, Utah
20 1934; Counties, Uintah, Wasatch-Washington
20 1935; Counties, Beaver-Emery
20 1935; Counties, Garfield-Juab
20 1935; Counties, Kane-Rich, San Juan-Summit
21 1935; Counties, Salt Lake
21 1935; Counties, Tooele
21 1935; Counties, Uintah, Wasatch-Washington
21 1935; Counties, Utah
22 1936; Counties, Beaver-Emery
22 1936; Counties, Garfield-Juab
22 1936; Counties, Kane-Rich, San Juan-Summit
22 1936; Counties, Salt Lake
23 1936; Counties, Tooele
23 1936; Counties, Uintah, Wasatch-Washington
23 1936; Counties, Utah
23 1937; Counties, Beaver-Emery
24 1937; Counties, Garfield-Juab
24 1937; Counties, Kane-Rich, San Juan-Summit
24 1937; Counties, Tooele
25 1937; Counties, Uintah, Wasatch-Washington
25 1937; Counties, Utah
25 1938; Mines, A-C
25 1938; Mines, D-J
26 1938; Mines, K-O
26 1938; Mines, P-S
26 1938; Mines, T-Z
26 1939; Mines, A-C
26 1939; Mines, D-J
27 1939; Mines, K-O
27 1939; Mines, P-S
27 1939; Mines, T-Z
27 1940; Mines, A-C
27 1940; Mines, D-J
28 1940; Mines, K-O
28 1940; Mines, P-S
28 1940; Mines, T-Z
28 1941; Mines, A-C
28 1941; Mines, D-J
29 1941; Mines, K-O
29 1941; Mines, P-S
29 1941; Mines, T-Z
29 1942; Mines, A-C
29 1942; Mines, D-J
30 1942; Mines, K-O
30 1942; Mines, P-S
30 1942; Mines, T-Z
30 1943; Mines, A-C
30 1943; Mines, D-J
31 1943; Mines, K-O
31 1943; Mines, P-S
31 1943; Mines, T-Z
31 1944; Mines, A-C
31 1944; Mines, D-J
32 1944; Mines, K-O
32 1944; Mines, P-S
32 1944; Mines, T-Z
32 1945; Mines, A-C
32 1945; Mines, D-J
33 1945; Mines, K-O
33 1945; Mines, P-S
33 1945; Mines, T-Z
33 1946; Mines, A-C
33 1946; Mines, D-J
34 1946; Mines, K-O
34 1946; Mines, P-S
34 1946; Mines, T-Z
34 1947; Mines, A-C
34 1947; Mines, D-J
35 1947; Mines, K-O
35 1947; Mines, P-S
35 1947; Mines, T-Z
35 1948; Mines, A-C
35 1948; Mines, D-J
35 1948; Mines, K-O
36 1948; Mines, P-S
36 1948; Mines, T-Z
36 1949; Mines, A-C
36 1949; Mines, D-J
36 1949; Mines, K-O
37 1949; Mines, P-S
37 1949; Mines, T-Z
37 1950; Mines, A-C
37 1950; Mines, D-J
37 1950; Mines, K-O
38 1950; Mines, P-S
38 1950; Mines, T-Z
38 1951; Mines, A-C
38 1951; Mines, D-J
38 1951; Mines, K-O
39 1951; Mines, P-S
39 1951; Mines, T-Z
39 1952; Mines, A-C
39 1952; Mines, D-J
39 1952; Mines, K-O
40 1952; Mines, P-S
40 1952; Mines, T-Z
40 1953; Mines, A-C
40 1953; Mines, D-J
40 1953; Mines, K-O
41 1953; Mines, P-S
41 1953; Mines, T-Z
41 1954; Mines, A-C
41 1954; Mines, D-J
41 1954; Mines, K-O
42 1954; Mines, P-T
42 1954; Mines, U-Z [see reel 43]
42 1955; Mines, A-C
42 1955; Mines, D-J
42 1955; Mines, K-O
42 1955; Mines, P-T
43 1954; Mines, U-Z
44 1955; Mines, U-Z
44 1956; Mines, A-C
44 1956; Mines, D-J
44 1956; Mines, K-O
45 1956; Mines, P-T
45 1956; Mines, U-Z
45 1957; Mines, A-C
45 1957; Mines, D-J
46 1957; Mines, K-O
46 1957; Mines, P-T
46 1957; Mines, U-Z
46 1958; Mines, A-C
47 1958; Mines, D-J
47 1958; Mines, K-O
47 1958; Mines, P-T
47 1958; Mines, U-Z
47 1959; Mines, A-C
48 1959; Mines, D-J
48 1959; Mines, K-O
48 1959; Mines, P-T
48 1959; Mines, U-Z
48 1960; Mines, A-C
49 1960; Mines, D-J
49 1960; Mines, K-O
49 1960; Mines, P-T
49 1960; Mines, U-Z
49 1961; Mines, A-C
50 1961; Mines, D-J
50 1961; Mines, K-O
50 1961; Mines, P-T
50 1961; Mines, U-Z
50 1962; Mines, A-C
51 1962; Mines, D-J
51 1962; Mines, K-O
51 1962; Mines, P-T
51 1962; Mines, U-Z
51 1962; Oil & Gas Co's.
52 1963; Mines, A-C
52 1963; Mines, D-J
52 1963; Mines, K-O
52 1963; Mines, P-T
52 1963; Mines, U-Z
53 1963; Oil & Gas Co's.
53 1964; Mines, A-C
53 1964; Mines, D-J
53 1964; Mines, K-O
53 1964; Mines, P-T
54 1964; Mines, U-Z
54 1964; Oil & Gas Co's.
54 1965; Mines, A-C
54 1965; Mines, D-J
54 1965; Mines, K-O
55 1965; Mines, P-T
55 1965; Mines, U-Z
55 1965; Oil & Gas Co's.
55 1966; Mines, A-C
55 1966; Mines, D-J
56 1966; Mines, K-O
56 1966; Mines, P-T
56 1966; Mines, U-Z
56 1966; Oil & Gas Co's.
56 1967; Mines, A-C
57 1967; Mines, D-J
57 1967; Mines, K-O
57 1967; Mines, P-T
57 1967; Mines, U-Z
57 1967; Oil & Gas Co's.
58 1968; Mines, A-C
58 1968; Mines, D-J
58 1968; Mines, K-O
58 1968; Mines, P-T
58 1968; Mines, U-Z
58 1968; Oil & Gas Co's.
59 1969; Mines, A-C
59 1969; Mines, D-J
59 1969; Mines, K-O
59 1969; Mines, P-T
60 1969; Mines, U-Z
60 1969; Oil & Gas Co's.
60 1970; Mines, A-C
60 1970; Mines, D-J
60 1970; Mines, K-O
61 1970; Mines, P-T
61 1970; Mines, U-Z
61 1970; Oil & Gas Co's.
62 1971; Mines, A-C
62 1971; Mines, D-J
62 1971; Mines, K-O
62 1971; Mines, P-T
62 1971; Mines, U-Z
62 1971; Oil & Gas Co's.
63 1972; Mines, A-C
63 1972; Mines, D-J
63 1972; Mines, K-O
63 1972; Mines, P-T
63 1972; Mines, U-Z
63 1972; Oil & Gas Co's.
64 1973; Mines, A-C
64 1973; Mines, D-J
64 1973; Mines, K-O
64 1973; Mines, P-T
64 1973; Mines, U-Z
64 1973; Oil & Gas Co's.
65 1974; Mines, A-C
65 1974; Mines, D-J
65 1974; Mines, K-O
65 1974; Mines, P-T
65 1974; Mines, U-Z
65 1974; Oil & Gas Co's.
66 1975; Mines, A-C
66 1975; Mines, D-J
66 1975; Mines, K-O
66 1975; Mines, P-T
66 1975; Mines, U-Z
66 1975; Oil & Gas Co's.
67 1976; Mines, A-C
67 1976; Mines, D-J
67 1976; Mines, K-O
67 1976; Mines, P-T
67 1976; Mines, U-Z
68 1976; Oil & Gas Co's.
68 1977; Mines, A-C
68 1977; Mines, D-J
68 1977; Mines, K-O
68 1977; Mines, P-T
69 1977; Mines, U-Z
69 1977; Oil & Gas Co's.
69 1978; Mines, A-C
69 1978; Mines, D-J
69 1978; Mines, K-O
70 1978; Mines, P-T
70 1978; Mines, U-Z
70 1978; Oil & Gas Co's.
70 1979; Mines, A-C
70 1979; Mines, D-J
71 1979; Mines, K-O
71 1979; Mines, P-T
71 1979; Mines, U-Z
71 1979; Oil & Gas Co's.
71 1980; Mines, A-C
72 1980; Mines, D-J
72 1980; Mines, K-O
72 1980; Mines, P-T
72 1980; Mines, U-Z
72 1980; Oil & Gas Co's.
73 1981; Mines, A-C
73 1981; Mines, D-J
73 1981; Mines, K-O
73 1981; Mines, P-T
74 1981; Mines, U-Z
74 1981; Oil & Gas Co's.
74 1982, Metal Mines, A-C
74 1982, Metal Mines, D-J
74 1982, Metal Mines, K-O
75 1982, Metal Mines, P-Z
75 1982, Non-Metal Mines, A-J
75 1982, Non-Metal Mines, K-Z
75 1982, Oil & Gas Co's.
75 1983, Coal Mines
76 1983, Metal Mines, A-C
76 1983, Metal Mines, D-J
76 1983, Metal Mines, K-O
76 1983, Metal Mines, P-Z
76 1983, Non-Metal Mines
77 1983, Oil & Gas Co's.
77 1984, Coal Mines
77 1984, Metal Mines, A-C
77 1984, Metal Mines, D-J
77 1984, Metal Mines, K-O
78 1984, Metal Mines, P-Z
78 1984, Non-Metal Mines
78 1984, Oil & Gas Co's.
78 1984, Sand & Gravel