Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 642

Public Service Commission Case files

Dates: 1917-

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

Scope and Content

This series documents the formal proceedings of the Utah Public Service Commission as it carried out its legislative mandate to supervise and regulate all public utilities within the state. The case files represent pleadings before the commission in the form of complaints, applications, or petitions which required a formal hearing. Cases not requiring a formal hearing were referred to as informal cases and comprise a separate series. Complaints could be brought by the commission's own motion or by any person or organization claiming a utility to be in violation of any law, rule, or order. Applications may include requests for certificates of convenience and necessity, contract carrier permits, interstate licenses, rate increases, rate reductions, relief from discriminatory charges, establishment of railroad crossings, switch connections and spurs, school bus crossings, and various other actions. The commission's jurisdiction extended over every gas, electric, telephone, telegraph, water, heat, transportation, and warehouse corporation which served the public for compensation. Notable cases include the dismantling of the Emigration Canyon railroad in 1917. These records are also commonly referred to as formal hearings, proceedings, or dockets.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

Research Note

From 1917 to 1976, the commission assigned docket numbers to each formal case from 1 through 7221. Beginning in 1976, the commission adopted a three-part numbering system consisting of the year in which the pleading was filed, a code identifying the public utility, and a number representing that utility's annual filings. For example, 82-35-4 denotes a 1982 filing by the Utah Power & Light Company, being the fourth filing by that company that year. To find a specific post-1976 case file, patrons should consult the company number list for an individual company's identifying number, then search for that number in the case files of each individual year if other indexes fail. For many years the agency maintained case transcripts (Series 16952) and exhibits (Series 295) as separate series apart from the case files. Later they began filing these documents with the case files. Very early and very recent cases will include the transcripts and exhibits with the case files, otherwise, consult the two series noted above for access to these types of records.

Related Records

Formal case indexes from the Public Service Commission, Series 693, provide company or individual name access.

Informal docket files from the Public Service Commission, Series 696, contain dockets where a formal hearing was not required.

Access Restrictions

Some case files contain proprietary information and are classified as protected. Access may be restricted based on UCA 63-2-304. Contact research center staff or the creating agency for more information on access restrictions applicable to this series.

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 case files are missing from their expected location in the overall arrangement. Missing cases initiated since 1976 may still be in the custody of the creating agency. Case files located at some future date should be integrated into their proper location in the overall arrangement.

Processing Note

The preliminary processing of this series was completed by Michael Church in March 2005. Additional details and a series inventory was added by Gina Strack in November 2010.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Series 693, FORMAL CASE INDEXES provide company name access to cases, covering from 1917 thru 1975. Indexes: An online index to companies with a docket summary is available, covering from 1976. View index.

Indexing Terms

  • Public utilities--Utah
  • Railroads--Utah.
  • Transportation, Automotive--Utah.

Container List

BOX DESCRIPTION
1 1-30
2 31-70
3 71-105
4 106-160
5 161-205
6 206-215
7 216-240
8 242-270
9 271-319
10 320-334
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12 375-411
13 412-430
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15 457-484
16 485-519 (missing)
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