Summit County (Utah). County Clerk Incorporation case files
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
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 Summit 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 registration of corporations was transferred to the State government and the Division of Corporations was created. Even though the series officially ended in 1961, one case file and several documents were added to the series up to 1979.
Researchers should consult the attached index to ensure finding all related material since companies may have more than one case file.
Incorporation case files from the Department of Commerce. Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, Series 7184, contain current incorporations in Summit County.
Incorporation case files from Summit County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 18179, contains closed incorporations in Summit County.
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 Case Files were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. Case files were flattened and foldered by Val Wilson. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in November 1996. Microfilming of the records was done in February 2001. After microfilming was completed, the paper copies of the case files were destroyed.
Indexes: An electronic index is available. View index.
- Incorporation--Utah--Summit County.
- Industrial management--Utah--Summit County.
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