Series 30045
Huntington (Utah) Cemetery burial transit permits

Dates: 1954-2008

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

Scope and Content

This series contains permits that allow the transport and burial or disposal of human remains. These permits were issued by the state in which an individual died and state law required that the cemetery sexton receive such a permit prior to allowing the burial of the transported body. Prior to 1977, the law required for such permits for the transport of bodies within the state, so a significant number of these permits were issued by the Utah Division of Vital Statistics. However, in 1977, the law changed, only requiring permits for the transport of bodies across state lines. Therefore, records in this series dating from 1978 and later are only for individuals who died outside of Utah but were transported to Huntington for burial. Permits typically include such information as the name of the deceased, sex, race, date and place of birth, date and place of death, place of residence, method of disposal, cemetery information, funeral director or mortuary information, and date of burial.


Chronological by date of year issued

Custody History

Records in this series were transferred to the State Archives by Huntington City in September 2020.

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

Permits dating prior to 1954 are not in the holdings of the State Archives. Additionally, because laws regulating the transit of human remains changed in 1977-1978, from requiring permits for bodies transported inside our outside state lines, to only requiring permits for out-of-state transit, the number of permits required for individuals buried in Huntington who had died elsewhere dropped dramatically. Not every year between 1978-2004 is accounted presumably because there were years in which no bodies were transferred from out of state.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Mahala Ruddell in December 2020.

Container List

1 1954-2008

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