Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 27332

Murray (Utah) Ordinances

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Dates: 1903-

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

Scope and Content

This series is made up of ordinances and resolutions which have been adopted by the Murray City Council to govern and maintain the operation of the city. These documents were compiled and maintained by the city recorder, who is required by state statute to keep a record book of all ordinances passed by the city council.

Subject to the Utah Municipal Code, the governing body of a municipality exercises its legislative powers through ordinances (Utah Code, 1953, Title 10, chapter 3, section 701 [1977]). Typical ordinances "provide for the safety and preserve the health, and promote the prosperity, improve the morals, peace and good order, comfort, and convenience of the city and its inhabitants, and for the protection of property in the city." Ordinances generally address issues not already covered by state or federal laws and must not be in conflict with state or federal law or the constitution of Utah or the United States. Proposed ordinances are discussed in a public hearing during a meeting of the city council. If an effective date is not specified in the ordinance, it becomes "effective 20 days after publication or posting or 30 days after final passage..., whichever is closer to the date of final passage." A certificate stating the date of passage and of the date of publication or posting immediately follows each ordinance or codification.


Numerical by ordinance number.

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.

Processing Note

This series was processed in February 2010 by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr.

Indexing Terms

Container List

1 1903-1912; Unnumbered ordinances
2 1912-1936; Ordinances 1 through 66
3 1937-1962 Dec 17; Ordinances 1 through 125
4 1963 Jan 3-1967 May 8; Ordinances 126 through 206
5 1967 Jun 26-1975 Mar 6; Ordinances 207 through 368
6 1975 Mar 17-1979 Dec 17; Ordinances 369 through 624
7 1980 Jan 3-1983 Dec 6; Ordinances 625 through 816
8 1983 Dec 20-1989 Dec 12; Ordinances 817 through 89-44
9 1990 Jan 9-1994 Dec 7; Ordinances 90-01 through 94-48
10 1995 Jan 3-1999 Jul 20; Ordinances 95-01 through 99-19
11 1999 Aug 16-2002 Aug 6; Ordinances 99-20 through 00-221
12 2002 Aug 6-2004 Dec 21; Ordinances 00-222 through 04-54
13 2005 Jan 5-2007 Jun 19; Ordinances 05-01 through 07-29
14 2007 Jan 10-2007 Sep 18; Ordinances 07-30 through 07-36