Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

83880--Mining notices of location
82834--Mining deeds
19743--Abstract books (city/town)
19744--Abstract books (Subdivisions)
22199--Mining proof of labor records
25215--Recorded surveys
27669--Mining abstracts
28411--Index to Mining Claims
28415--Index to Records
26459--Reverse indexes
5276--Abstract books (county books)
7056--Official records
10031--Utah Department of Transportation road maps

AGENCY: Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 83880
TITLE: Mining notices of location
DATES: 1897-1962
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by date filed

DESCRIPTION: These are legal instruments recorded by the county recorder concerning mining. They include the following: Notices of locations, Mining deed records, Mining claims records, Proof of labor records, Mining mortgages, Mining abstract records, Mining transfers and relocations. In some counties mining records are compiled separately, while in others they are part of the "Official records."

RETENTION

Retain Permanent..

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical Legal

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 12.

Because of the importance of mining information, which documents the monitoring and registering of mining operations, the County Recorder is required by law to maintain mining records and their corresponding indexes.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public. UCA 17-21-19 and 63G-2-301(1)(g) (2008)


AGENCY: Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 82834
TITLE: Mining deeds
DATES: 1900-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological
ANNUAL ACCUMULATION: 0.50 cubic feet.

DESCRIPTION: Mining records, which constitute a legal record, are kept for the purpose of monitoring and registering mining claims and operations. This series contains deeds which provide the name of the claim, grantors, grantees, location, legal description, date transfer, and mining district.

RETENTION

Retain Permanent

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives permanently.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Digital image: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

Historical

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 12.

This disposition is based on the administrative needs expressed by the agency.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 19743
TITLE: Abstract books (city/town)
DATES: 1966-
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical by name of town/city, thereunder numerical by block

DESCRIPTION: These records contain the history of property ownership by providing "a true chain of title to each tract or parcel and the encumbrances thereon as shown by the records of the office" by geographical location (UCA 17-21-6(3)(2004)). They contain "every instrument recorded, the date and kid of instrument, time of recording, and the book and page and entry number" (UCA 17-21-6(l)(f) (2004).

RETENTION

Retain permanent

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 1.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 19744
TITLE: Abstract books (Subdivisions)
DATES: 1966-
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical by subdivision

DESCRIPTION: These records contain the history of property ownership by providing "a true chain of title to each tract or parcel and the encumbrances thereon as shown by the records of the office" by geographical location (UCA 17-21-6(3)(2004)). They contain "every instrument recorded, the date and kid of instrument, time of recording, and the book and page and entry number" (UCA 17-21-6(l)(f) (2004).

RETENTION

Retain permanently

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 1.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 22199
TITLE: Mining proof of labor records
DATES: 1901-1959
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by date filed

DESCRIPTION: Mining records, which constitute a legal record, are kept by the county recorder for the purpose of monitoring and registering mining claims and operations. Proofs of labor record the work performed at each mine annually with information pertaining to the name of the mining claim, number of days and time period worked on claim, mining district, value of work, and amount and type of materials removed.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical Legal

Because of the importance of mining information, which documents the monitoring and registering of mining operations, the County Recorder is required by law to maintain mining records and their corresponding indexes.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 25215
TITLE: Recorded surveys
DATES: 1987-
ARRANGEMENT: Numerical by survey number

DESCRIPTION: These are surveys by professional land surveyors (private, county, state) made within the county that establish or reestablish any private property, right-of-ways and subdivision plats are also to be included as survey plats when there there is a surveyor's certificate involved, and boundary monument. The surveyor is required to file a map of the survey within ninety days. The survey maps are required to show the following information: survey location by quarter section, township and range; the survey date; the drawing scale and north point; "the distance and course of all lines traced or established, giving the basis of bearing and the distance and course to a section corner or quarter corner, including township and range, or identified monument within a recorded subdivision; all measured bearings, angles, and distances separately indicated from from those of record; a written boundary description of property surveyed; all monuments surveyed; all monuments set and their relation to older monuments found; a detailed description of monuments found and monuments set, indicated separately; the surveyor's signature, seal or stamp; and the surveyor's name and address." The map is also required to contain written narratives that explain and identify the purpose of the survey; the basis on which the lines were established; and the found monuments and deed elements that controlled the established or reestablished lines (UCA 17-23-17(2) (1995)). The map and narrative are required to be created on a "material of a permanent nature on stable base reproduciable materials in the sizes required by the county surveyor (UCA 17-23-17(4) (1995).

RETENTION

Retain permanently.

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office until scanned and then microfilm provided original is returned to the surveyor.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

Optical disks: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 17, Item 9.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 27669
TITLE: Mining abstracts
DATES: 1871-
ARRANGEMENT:

DESCRIPTION: Mining abstracts identify activity on specific mining claims. They outline all recorded documents as they relate to specific claims and identify where those documents were recorded.

RETENTION

Retain permanently

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Digital image: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

Historical Legal

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 12.

Mining abstracts document the history of specific mining claims and provide reference to documents relating to the claims.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 28411
TITLE: Index to Mining Claims
DATES: 1883-
ARRANGEMENT: chronological

DESCRIPTION: These are legal instruments recorded by the county recorder concerning mining. They include the following: Notices of locations, Mining deed records, Mining claims records, Proof of labor records, Mining mortgages, Mining abstract records, Mining transfers and relocations. In some counties mining records are compiled separately, while in others they are part of the "Official records."

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in State Archives permanently after microfilming.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 12.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 28415
TITLE: Index to Records
DATES: 1824-
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical by book letter

DESCRIPTION: These records are an index for books that record transaction and judgment in Wasatch County. Indexed entries include divorces, education certification, bonds, bill of sale, quit claims, bank transactions, etc.

RETENTION

Retain Permanent

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 13.


AGENCY: Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 26459
TITLE: Reverse indexes
DATES: 1864-
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical by surname

DESCRIPTION: These are alphabetical indexes where "all deeds and final judgments or decrees partitioning or affecting title as to possession of real property." The grantors' index contains the "entry number of the instrument, name of each grantor in alphabetical order, name of the grantee, date of instrument, time of recording, kind of instrument, the book and page and entry number in which it is recorded, and a brief description" (UCA 17-21-6(1)(b)_(2003)). The grantee's index contains the same information, but is alphabetical by each grantee (UCA_17-21-6(1)(c)_(2003)).

RETENTION

Retain permanently.

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 10.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public. UCA 17-21-19 and 63G-2-301(1)(g) (2008)


AGENCY: Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 5276
TITLE: Abstract books (county books)
DATES: 1880-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological, thereunder alphanumerical by township, range and section

DESCRIPTION: The county recorder creates abstracts that contain the history of property ownership by providing a true chain of title by geographical location. They contain the date and character of instrument, book and page number where instrument was recorded, entry number of instrument, and legal description.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 1.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public. UCA 17-21-19 and 63G-2-301(1)(g) (2008)


AGENCY: Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 7056
TITLE: Official records
DATES: i 1862-
ARRANGEMENT: Numerical by book number, thereunder chronological by date of entry

DESCRIPTION: The official record is a compilation of the records kept as documents registered by the county recorder. Beginning in 1971 records were registered together as well as in separate volumes. Contained in the Official Record are: Abstractor bonds, bills of sale, medical certification records, United States Military discharges, affidavits, powers of attorney, lis pendens, land agreements, redemption cretificates, gas and oil leases, deeds, mortgages, minimg records ,water records, leases, and liens. This series also includes certificates of appointments for bishops and stake presidents in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

Digital image: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

Administrative Historical Legal

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 16.

These are officially recorded public documents. There is a legal requirement for their perpetual maintenance. UCA 17-21-1.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Wasatch County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 10031
TITLE: Utah Department of Transportation road maps
DATES: ca. 1985-1991
ARRANGEMENT: Numerical by township, section, and range

DESCRIPTION: These are maps for new subdivisions. Before a subdivision is officially created a subdivision map must be recorded with the county recorder (UCA 10-9-804(3) (1995)). All subdivisions must be approved by the "the legislative authority of the city or town in which such land may be situated, or in the absence of such legislative authority by the legislative authority of the county in which the town is situated," before the subdivision map is recorded by the county recorder (UCA 17-21-8 (1995)).

RETENTION

Retain Permanent

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office until microfilmed or until administrative need ends and then destroy provided microfilm has passed inspection.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office until superseded and then destroy.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 24.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public