Series 14878
Tooele County (Utah). County Clerk Incorporation case files

Dates: 1901-1961

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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 foreign and domestic 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. According to Utah statute a case file is generated when companies incorporate within Utah and are maintained during the length of a corporation's duration [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 and kind of corporate officers, and the number of directors necessary to transact corporate business.


Alphabetical by corporation name

Related Records

Incorporation case files from the Department of Commerce. Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, Series 7184, contain copies filed with the state.

Custody History

This series was transferred to the Utah State Archives at an undetermined date.

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

These case files were flattened prior to filming. Incorporation Case Files were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978 with permission to microfilm and destroy those records produced after 1896 granted by the State Archivist, Jeff Johnson, January 3, 1995. The entire series was archivally processed by Kenneth R. Williams and Val E. Wilson in May 1995.

Indexing Terms

  • Articles of incorporation--Tooele County (Utah).
  • Tooele County (Utah)--Corporations.

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