Series 379
Territorial Secretary Fire insurance companies certificate record book

Dates: i 1884-1888.

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

Scope and Content

This record book contains copies of certificates authorizing fire insurance companies or agents to do business in Utah. In order to transact business, the agent was to file a statement with the Secretary of the Territory showing company name, amount of capital, assets and liabilities, agent name, receipts and expenditures, etc. Possessing sufficient paid-up capital was mandatory. The statement had to be renewed annually. Following the filing of such a statement, the territorial secretary issued the company or agent a certificate of authority allowing the company or agent to transact business.

Each certificate consists of a preprinted form stating that a statement had been filed, that the company appeared possessed of sufficient paid up capital, and that therefore it was authorized to do business in the territory. Blanks are provided for the name of the agent, the insurance company name, and the date and signature of the territorial secretary.



Related Records

Incorporation index registers from the Secretary of State, Series 378, note the name and filing date for fire insurance companies from 1880-1896 in the last section of the territorial volume.

Insurance companies list from the Territorial Secretary, Series 6222, includes some of these same companies and their agents.

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.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An alphabetical index to companies provides the page number of the certificate and the name of the agent,.

Indexing Terms

  • Insurance, Fire—Utah.
  • Insurance companies—Utah—Certification.
  • Insurance companies—Utah—Finance.

Container List

1 1884 - 1888

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.