Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 7191

Attorney General's Office Opinions (formal)

Dates: 1945-

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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

State and local government agencies may present requests for opinions on questions of law to the Attorney General's Office. Formal opinions, while written by attorneys within the Attorney General's Office, undergo scrutiny at several levels within the office. Once approved by the Attorney General, these are published and released as the official opinion of the Office rather than simply legal advice. Opinions usually include the initiating request, an opinion, and an index memorandum.

Arrangement

Numerical by opinion number.

Related Records

Opinions (property tax) from the Attorney General's Office, Series 180, contains opinions issued by the Attorney General's Office specifically on questions of property tax.

Opinions index cards from the Attorney General's Office, Series 6052, Act as an alphabetically arranged subject index to the opinions to 1964.

Opinions (sales tax) from the Attorney General's Office, Series 20343, contains opinions specifically regarding sales tax.

Opinions (informal) from the Attorney General's Office, Series 20369, contains informal opinions for the year 1969 to the present. Informal opinions do not undergo the scrutiny process and are considered equivalent to legal advice and not the official opinions of the Office.

Utah State Bulletin from the Department of Administrative Services. Division of Administrative Rules, Series 83311, Attorney General opinions are published in the Bulletin.

Register of Attorney General opinions from the Department of Administrative Services. Division of Administrative Rules, Series 84552, Administrative Rules keeps a register which serves as an index to the Attorney General opinions.

Opinions (formal) from the Attorney General's Office, Series 84553, Administrative rules keeps a reference copy of the Attorney General's opinions.

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 archivally processed by Arlene Schmuland in August 1998.

Finding Aids

Indexes: A two-volume index has been compiled by BYU Law Library, covering from 1968 thru 1981, and from A thru Z.

Indexing Terms

  • Attorneys general's opinions—Utah.
  • Advisory opinions—Utah.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1945; 45-001 through 45-350
1 Jan-June 1946; 46-352 through 46-527
1 July-Oct 1946; 46-1 through 46-97
2 Oct-Dec 1946; 46-98 through 46-159
2 1947; 47-160 through 47-571
2 1948; 48-572 through 48-919
3 1949; 49-920 through 49-1217
3 1950; 50-1218 through 50-1424
3 Jan-Feb 1951; 51-1425 through 51-1453
3 Feb-Dec 1951; 51-001 through 51-187
4 1952; 52-001 through 52-167
4 1953; 53-001 through 53-260
4 1954; 54-001 through 54-123
4 Jan-Sept 1955; 55-001 through 55-109
5 Sep-Dec 1955; 55-110 through 55-153
5 1956; 56-001 through 56-142
5 1957; 57-001 through 57-123
5 1958; 58-001 through 58-100
5 1959; 59-001 through 59-108
6 1960; 60-001 through 60-076
6 1961; 61-001 through 61-083
6 1962; 62-001 through 62-074
6 1963; 63-001 through 63-086
6 1964; 64-001 through 64-053
7 1965; 65-001 through 65-089
7 1966; 66-001 through 66-122
7 1965-1966; Opinions not sent
7 1967; 67-001 through 67-118
7 1968; 68-001 through 68-035
8 1968; 68-036 through 68-085
8 1969; 69-001 through 69-112
9 1970; 70-001 through 70-069 [For 70-009 see Box 1]
9 1971; 71-001 through 71-032 [For 71-033 see Box 2]
9 1972; 72-001 through 72-056
9 Jan-Mar 1973; 73-001 through 73-006
10 Mar-Dec 1973; 73-004 through 73-44
10 1974; 74-001 through 74-039 [For 74-000 see Box 1]
10 1975; 75-001 through 75-018
10 1976; 76-001 through 76-018
BOX DESCRIPTION
1 1970; 70-009
1 1974; 74-000
1 1977; 77-001 through 77-031
1 1978; 78-001 through 78-010
1 1979; 79-001 through 79-007 [For 80-001 through 82-001 see Box 2]
1 1983; 83-001 [For 84-001 see Box 2]
1 1985; 85-001 through 85-002
1 1986; 86-001
1 1987; 87-001 [For 88-001 through 88-002 see Box 2]
1 1989; 89-03
1 1990; 90-01 through 90-02
BOX DESCRIPTION
2 1971; 71-033
2 1980; 80-001
2 1981; 81-001
2 1982; 82-001
2 1984; 84-001
2 1988; 88-001 through 88-002