Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Wayne County (Utah). County Commission


AGENCY: Wayne County (Utah). County Commission

SERIES: 84074
TITLE: Minutes
DATES: 1892-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by date of meeting.

DESCRIPTION: These minute books record the actions of the county commission (known during the territorial period as the county court), the governing body of the county. The commission was authorized to manage all county business and county property. This includes budgeting, equipment purchasing, and auditing; use of county lands; districting for schools, roads, voting, etc.; taxing, specifically acting as an ex- officio board of equalization; business licensing; arranging for the construction of roads, public buildings, etc.; contracting for services; supervising the conduct and payment of all county personnel; providing for basic health care, public safety, and care of the indigent; canvassing election returns and appointing certain officials; incorporating municipalities; and by the mid-1970s, planning and zoning. All these activities are noted in the minutes.


Retain permanently.


Retain in agency custody.


Retention and disposition for this series is authorized by Archives general schedule CNT 14, Item 10.

AUTHORIZED: 02/07/1989


The retention and disposition information on this schedule applies to the record copy which can be in any format. The record copy can include different formats. Format management information provided here is for the purpose of managing records that are being either stored by or transferred to the Utah State Archives.

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.


Administrative Historical Legal

This disposition is based on the value of the series as the legal record for the county, probably the best single source of historical information on official activities (building, bonding, employees, voting, licensing, taxing, zoning, etc.)