Series 17544
Sevier County (Utah). County Clerk Articles of incorporation record books

Dates: 1873-1948

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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

These volumes record copies of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Sevier County Clerk by newly organized corporations. The record books were kept as the official copy 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 a certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of incorporation in these record books. The series ended in 1961 when the Division of Corporations was created.


Chronological by date filed

Research Note

There is no apparent reason why the dates of the three reels overlap. The reels contain Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, and other documents relating to domestic and foreign companies. Researchers should consult all reels to ensure finding all related information.

Related Records

Incorporation case files from the Department of Commerce. Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, Series 7184, contain current Incorporations in Sevier County.

Incorporation index from Sevier County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 17543, is an alphabetical index for the record books.

Articles of incorporation record books from Sevier County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 18179, contains closed incorporations filed in Sevier County.

Incorporation case files from Sevier County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 84195, contain Articles of Incorporation, a copy which is included in this series.

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

Incorporation Records were first scheduled as permanent in 1978. This series was archivally processed by David Clark in 1996.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Series #17543, Incorporation Index, contains an alphabetical index for this series.

Indexing Terms

  • New business enterprises—Utah—Sevier County—Officials and employees.
  • Corporations—Utah—Sevier County.
  • Incorporation—Utah—Sevier County.

Container List

1 Unknown Book 1875-1886
1 Book D 1886-1895
1 Book E 1895-1901
2 Book 6 1873
2 Book B 1876-1882
2 Book F 1901-1908
3 Book F 1901-1908
3 Book G 1908-1931
3 Book H 1928-1948

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.