Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84195

Sevier County (Utah). County Clerk Incorporation case files

Dates: 1873-1961.

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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

Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files also contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation's duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within Sevier County and serve as evidence of"due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2]." Articles of incorporation constitute a contract between the state and corporation, between corporation and stockholders, and between the stockholders and state. The 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 of kind of corporate officers, and the number of directors necessary to transact corporate business. The series ended in 1961 when the Division of Corporations was created.

Arrangement

Arranged by case file number, thereunder by date filed

Research Note

Researchers should be aware that the companies may have multiple files under different case file numbers.

Related Records

Incorporation case files from the Department of Commerce. Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, Series 7184, contains current Incorporations in Sevier County.

Incorporation index from Sevier County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 17543, is an alphabetical index for case files.

Articles of incorporation record books from Sevier County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 17544, contains Articles of Incorporation which are also included in the case files.

Incorporation case files from Sevier County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 18179, contains closed incorporations filed in Sevier County.

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

Incorporation Case Files were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. Permission to film and destroy those records produced after 1896 was granted by the State Archivist, Jeff Johnson, January 3, 1995. The case files were microfilmed by the Utah State Archives between July 1975 and March 1976. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in March 1996.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An alphabetical index, Series #17543, is available for reference use.

Indexing Terms

  • New business enterprises—Utah—Sevier County.
  • Corporations—Utah—Seiver county.
  • Incorporation—Utah—Seiver county.
  • Businessmen—Utah.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1-9
2 9-13
3 14-21
4 22-30
5 30-37
6 38-42
7 42-48
8 49-61
9 62-76
10 77-86A
11 87-105
12 106-113, 115-121
13 122-137
14 138-145
15 146-162
16 163-182
17 183-203
18 114, 204-221
19 222-246
20 247-264
21 265-289
22 290-305
23 306-342
24 343-372
25 373-439
26 440-474
27 475-500
28 501-546
29 547-585
30 586-624A
31 625-646
32 647-675
33 676-696
34 697-717