Series 24185
Alton (Utah) Ordinances and resolutions

Dates: 1936-

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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

Utah law authorizes the governing body of each municipality to exercise its legislative powers through ordinances. The governing body may pass any ordinance to regulate, require, prohibit, govern, control or supervise any activity, business, or condition authorized by law (Utah Code, 1988, 10-3-701-702). Early Alton ordinances establish community boundaries, specify the responsibilities and salaries of community officers, and govern activity within town limits. Later ordinances and resolutions amend the original ordinances, impose taxes, and provide for public services. The Alton council passed ordinances adopting a uniform building code and creating a zoning law.


Chronological by date passed.

Related Records

Council minutes from Alton (Utah), Series 24273, document the proceedings of the Alton town council which is responsible for passing ordinances and resolutions.

Master plan from Alton (Utah), Series 24274, is an official policy to guide Alton's municipal government and decision makers.

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.

Gaps in Series

There are no ordinances for 1940-1951, 1960-1970, or 1982-2002. These breaks may or may not represent gaps in the record.

Processing Note

Alton ordinances and resolutions were microfilmed in August 2002 as part of Utah State Archives Millennial Project, and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in March 2003.

Indexing Terms

  • Municipal government—Utah—Alton.
  • City planning—Utah—Alton.
  • Alton (Utah)—Officials and employees.

Container List

1 1936 - 1981

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.