Series 23573
Cedar City (Utah) Codified ordinances

Dates: 1903-

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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

The city council published codified ordinances for Cedar City in 1903, and then revised and republished the ordinances every ten to twenty years thereafter. The ordinance books contain the complete updated and simplified code of all general or permanent ordinances enacted by the city council to regulate, require, prohibit, govern, control, or supervise any activity, business, conduct, or condition authorized by law (See Utah Code, 1991, 10-3-707). Each book of codified ordinances defines the boundaries for Cedar City and establishes guidelines for city government including statutes governing the enactment of new ordinances. Codified ordinances define the responsibilities of all city officials including mayor, city council, city recorder, treasurer, sexton, marshal, city attorney and justice of the peace. Ordinances define misdemeanors and nuisances, and they specify regulations for various activities such as liquor sales, activities at dance halls, peddling, and merchandising. planning Ordinances regulate traffic and public works such as the sewer and water works. Ordinances also define codes for building and such things as plumbing and electric wiring. They establish and define the responsibilities of city agencies such as the redevelopment agency, the board of adjustment and the planning commission.


Chronological by year of publication.

Research Note

A copy of the program for the Cedar City Centennial (1951) was microfilmed after the 1937 ordinance book.

Related Records

Ordinances from Cedar City (Utah), Series 3759, contain copies of uncodified ordinances and revisions.

Planning commission minutes from Cedar City (Utah), Series 23574, summarize the activities of the planning commission which is governed by city ordinances.

Board of adjustment minutes from Cedar City (Utah), Series 23575, were evaluated by the board when making decisions about special exceptions or variances to ordinances.

City Council minutes from Cedar City (Utah), Series 85021, summarize the discussion of the Cedar City council, which is responsible for enacting ordinances.

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

Codified ordinances for Cedar City were microfilmed at Southern Utah University under the direction of Utah State Archives in May 2001 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in July 2001.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Books of published ordinances for Cedar City include either a table of contents at the beginning of the book, a topical index at the end of the book, or both.

Indexing Terms

  • Ordinances, Municipal—Cedar City (Utah).
  • Cedar City (Utah)—Municipal government publications.

Container List

1 1903-1972
2 1982-1997

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.