Weber County (Utah). County Clerk Articles of incorporation record books
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
These volumes record copies of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Weber County Clerk by newly organized corporations. The registers were kept as the official copy which was available for public use. The actual 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 and kind of corporate officers, and the number of directors necessary to transact corporate business.
Under current Utah law and the laws of the territorial legislature, individuals desiring to incorporate, were to file and record articles of incorporation with their respective county clerk. These agreements specified the nature and place of business, amount of stock to be issued, terms for officers, etc. The clerk in turn issued certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of incorporation in these record books. The series ended in 1961 when registration of corporations was transferred to the State government and the Division of Corporations was created.
Incorporation index from Weber County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 5098, provides name access this series.
Incorporation case files from Weber County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 5297, contain a copy of these articles of incorporation.
Incorporation case files from the Department of Commerce. Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, Series 7184, contain current incorporations in Weber County.
Articles of incorporation record books from Weber County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 18179, contains closed incorporations in Weber 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 Record Books were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. The record books were microfilmed by the Weber County Microfilm Department between July 1959 and October 1960. This series was archivally processed by David Clark in April 1996.
Indexes: Series 5098 facilitates access to this series.
- New business enterprises--Utah--Weber County--Officials and employees.
- Corporations--Utah--Weber County.
- Incorporation--Utah--Weber County.