Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder

14239--Abstract records
14963--Mining records
14964--Mortgagee/mortgagor indexes
14965--Grantor and grantee indexes
27802--Plat maps by section, township, and range
27803--Dedication plats
27804--Plat maps of subdivisions
27805--Surveys
6982--Official records
11874--Weber River water divisions-irrigated lands
11876--Powers of attorney index
11877--Deeds book

AGENCY: Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 14239
TITLE: Abstract records
DATES: 1887-
ARRANGEMENT: Numerical by book, thereunder alphanumerical by township, range and section

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(6) (1990)). They contain the date and character of the instrument, book and page, entry number, and legal description.

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.

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. UCA 17-21-19 (1990)


AGENCY: Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 14963
TITLE: Mining records
DATES: 1905-
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

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 12.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public. UCA 17-21-19 (1990)


AGENCY: Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 14964
TITLE: Mortgagee/mortgagor indexes
DATES: 1910-
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical by surname

DESCRIPTION: These are alphabetical indexes to mortgage records which are recorded as part of Official Records.

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 Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

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

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public. UCA 17-21-19 (1990)


AGENCY: Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 14965
TITLE: Grantor and grantee indexes
DATES: 1972-
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 "number of the instrument, name of each grantor in alphabetical order, name of the grantee, date of instrument, time of filing, kind of instrument, consideration, the book and page and entry number in which it is recorded, and a brief description of the premises" (UCA 17-21-6(2)_(1994). The grantee's index contains the same information, but is alphabetical by each grantee (UCA_17-21-6(3)_(1994).

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 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 (1990)


AGENCY: Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 27802
TITLE: Plat maps by section, township, and range
DATES: 2007-
ARRANGEMENT: Numerical by section, township, and range

DESCRIPTION: These are plat maps showing property ownership and property lines for real estate within the county. The county recorder "shall prepare and keep present-ownership maps and plats drawn to a convenient scale, which shall at all times show the record owners of each tract of land in the county, together with a description of the tract" (UCA 17-21-21 (1995)).

RETENTION

Retain permanently

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Maps: Retain in Office until superseded and then destroy.

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

Digital image: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

Administrative Historical Legal

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 17.

The plat maps show property ownership and are updated when ownership changes. The record copy is the current paper copy. Once each year the recorder will create a microfilm and digital copy of the plat maps to preserve a historical record of property ownership.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 27803
TITLE: Dedication plats
DATES: 2011-
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical by name

DESCRIPTION: These are recorded dedication plat maps showing subdivsion, roads, etc., which have been approved by the cities and the county. Records include dedication plat maps of approved subdivsions, roads, annexations, etc.

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.

APPRAISAL

Administrative Historical Legal

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 27804
TITLE: Plat maps of subdivisions
DATES: 2007 -
ARRANGEMENT: alphabetic

DESCRIPTION: These are plat maps showing property ownership and property lines of sub divisions for real estate within the county. The county recorder "shall prepare and keep present-ownership maps and plats drawn to a convenient scale, which shall at all times show the record owners of each tract of land in the county, together with a description of the tract." (UCA 17-21-21 (1995)).

RETENTION

Retain permanently

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office until superseded and then destroy.

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

Digital image: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

Administrative Historical Legal

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 17.

The plat maps show property ownership and are updated when ownership changes. The record copy is the current paper copy. Once each year the recorder will create a microfilm and digital copy of the plat maps to preserve a historical record of property ownership.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 27805
TITLE: Surveys
DATES: 1988-
ARRANGEMENT: numeric by the number given when filed

DESCRIPTION: These are created to keep a back up of surveys filed in the recorder's office. The surveys are used for administrative and legal purposes. May include maps.

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.

APPRAISAL

Administrative Historical Legal

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 6982
TITLE: Official records
DATES: i 1977-
ARRANGEMENT: Numerical according to book number, thereunder chronological according to date of entry.

DESCRIPTION: These are copies of all official records recorded with the county recorder including deeds, mortgages, mining records, military discharges, etc. Upon payment of fees for the same, the recorder must record in the "Official record' book all papers, documents, records, and other writings required or permitted by law to be recorded. In some counties all recorded instruments are compiled together as part of the "Official records", while others compile each type of instrument separately (See Deed records, Mortgage records, Mining records, Water records, etc.)

RETENTION

Retain permanently.

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently.

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: Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 11874
TITLE: Weber River water divisions-irrigated lands
DATES: ca._1880
ARRANGEMENT: Numerical by plat number and page number

DESCRIPTION: Undated books of water claims on the Weber River, with handwritten notations on the inside covers indicating they are court copies, (may have served as evidence in a major water rights case concerning the Weber River). Divided by county: Books 1-3 Weber County, Book 1-Summit County, and unnumbered separate volumes for Morgan and Davis counties. They include claim number, claimant's name and address, nature of uses, cubic feet per second water flow and source, location of water diverted, diverting works, date work began. Also contains information on the channel as originally constructed, date original channel completed, date, place, manner and changes in which water first used, number of acres first irrigated and in subsequent years, currently irrigated land and location, soil character, crops first and subsequently raised.

RETENTION

Retain permanently.

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

Microfilm master: Retain in Archives permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 11876
TITLE: Powers of attorney index
DATES: 1870-
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical by name

DESCRIPTION: These alphabetical indexes are used to access information concerning the granting of powers of attorney located within the official records. They include "the date and time of recording, the book, the page, and entry date (UCA 17-21-6(1)(h)(2011)).

RETENTION

Retain permanently.

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

Microfilm master: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 18.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder

SERIES: 11877
TITLE: Deeds book
DATES: 1870-
ARRANGEMENT: Numerical by book and page

DESCRIPTION: These volumes contain verbatim copies of deeds recorded by the county recorder. They contain the book and page number, address of grantee, legal description of property. Some counties separate deeds, while others compile them as part of the "Official records."

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 with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: For records beginning in 1936 through 1940. Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 15, Item 6.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public