Series 4599
Bingham Canyon (Utah) Ordinances and resolutions

Dates: 1904-1971.

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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

This series consists of files containing the ordinances and a handful of resolutions passed by the Bingham Canyon Town Board (1904-1938) and Bingham Canyon City Council (1938-1971). This series documents the history of the laws of Bingham Canyon over the entire existence of the municipality. Included in the series is the text of the ordinance or resolution, accompanied by the names of the council or board members voting for the ordinance or resolution, the date of passage, and certification of the passage by the Town or City Clerk. Topics include regulation of traffic and parking, budgets, sanitation measures, official salaries, occupational licenses, and other matters within the jurisdiction of the municipal government. The series also includes a copy of the "Revised Ordinances of 1930" and a few proofs of publication.


This series is arranged by document type; thereunder, numerically by ordinance number. This includes, first, the ordinances from the town (1904-1930), a copy of the "Revised Ordinances of 1930," unnumbered ordinances throughout the rest of the town period (1931-1938), and city ordinances (1938-1971) which start a new numerical sequence. An assortment of resolutions (1916, 1958-1971) and proofs of publication is at the end of the series.

Research Note

Some city or town ordinances were used more than once; thus, researchers should make sure that they have the right "ordinance no. 2," for example.

Related Records

Minutes from Bingham Canyon (Utah), Series 4587, provide further documentation of the passage of the ordinances and resolutions contained within this series.

Correspondence and subject files from Bingham Canyon (Utah), Series 4590, document the formulation stage of policy making.

Ordinance and resolution register from Bingham Canyon (Utah), Series 17354, provides further proof of publication of the ordinances, a more complete set of resolutions, and may fill in some gaps 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.

Gaps in Series

Missing: Town Ordinances include 7, 17, 23, 28, 29, 37, 39, 41, 44, 45, 50, 55, 57, 60, 62, 63, 64, 68-71; City Ordinance 120.

Processing Note

Processed by Paul G. C. Smith in 1995. As received in the State Archives, the Town and City Ordinances were interfiled numerically, without regard to the fact that two separate sequences of ordinances were present (one for the town and one for the city). The separation of numerical sequences was undertaken to better reflect the probable original order and to facilitate easier research access to the material.

Finding Aids

Other: This series includes a calendar of ordinances passed after the publication of the Revised Ordinances of Bingham Canyon, 1930.

Indexing Terms

  • Municipal government—Utah—Bingham Canyon.
  • Municipal government—Utah—Bingham Canyon.

Container List

1 1904 - 1971

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