Series 84180
Utah County (Utah). County Commission Minutes

Dates: 1851-

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

Scope and Content

This series contains the official record of meetings of the County Court and later the Board of County Commissioners. The minutes document the various business handled by the commission, including appointment of county officials; petitions from citizen; budget review and approval; discussion of taxes; basic services such as police and fire protection, roads, water and sewer. Information also includes place of meeting, commission members in attendance, and a summary of all decisions made by the board. During the territorial period the County Court created this record as the governing body in the County. In 1896 the Board of County Commissioners took over that function and continued producing the minutes.

The earliest book in this series records appointment and election of county officials under authority of the State of Deseret, along with some judicial proceedings handled by the County Court. This earliest part of the book from 1851 is written in the hand of County Clerk Isaac Higbee. The rest of the book appears to be in the hand of County Clerk Lucius N. Scovil. A portion of the first book was also used to record marks and brands in the county during the 1850's. In April 1852 the county court was reorganized under authority of the Utah Territory and minutes of regular court meetings were recorded after that time.


Chronological by meeting date.

Related Records

Minutes index from Utah County (Utah). County Commission, Series 25954, facilitates access to the records in this series dating from 1852-1897.

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

Records in this series dating from 1851-1897 were archivally processed by Alan Barnett in September 2016.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Indexes exist in Series 25954 for books A-D, covering from April, 1852 thru October, 1897.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    1 1 1851 Mar 1-1854 May 20; Minutes (pp. 1-84)
    1 1 1852 Jan-1860 Apr; "A Record of Marks and Brands" (pp. 85-120)
    1 1 1852 Apr 19-1869 Dec 28; Record "A"
    1 1 1870 Mar 7-1880 Dec 21; Record "B"
    2 2 1881 Mar 7-1891 Sep 7; Record "C"
    2 3 1891 Sep 8-1897 Oct 7; Record of County Court "D"

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