Series 24189
Big Water (Utah) Ordinances

Dates: 1984-

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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

Legislative acts of Utah municipal governments are described in ordinances. Ordinances can regulate, require, prohibit, govern, control or supervise activity, business, conduct, or conditions within a community (Utah Code, 1988, 10-3-701-704). The Big Water town council most frequently addressed land use and zoning issues in the ordinances included in this series. Big Water ordinances also regulate the the council and establish and regulate additional municipal offices including a planning commission and board of adjustment. Big Water ordinances regulate waste disposal, culinary water, livestock, and business. A few additional related documents are scattered through the ordinance books.


numerical by ordinance number which is also chronological by date adopted.

Related Records

Resolutions from Big Water (Utah), Series 24187, are statements of the administrative actions of the town council.

Planning commission minutes from Big Water (Utah), Series 24188, summarize the discussion of planning commission meetings. The planning commission drafts zoning and other ordinances related to land use and community planning.

Council minutes from Big Water (Utah), Series 24190, summarize the discussion of the town council which adopted these ordinances. Additional copies of many ordinances are also included in council minutes, particularly in minutes for the summer months of 2000.

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.

Gaps in Series

A few ordinances are missing. These could be gaps in numbering or missing ordinances.

Processing Note

Big Water ordinances were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in July 2002 as part of the Millennial Project, and were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in May 2003.

Finding Aids

Other: A table of contents or chronological list of ordinances appears at the beginning of each book. The table for the second book is incomplete. Council minutes conspicuously identify andy ordinances or resolutions passed at each meeting.

Indexing Terms

  • Municipal government—Utah—Big Water.
  • City planning—Utah—Big Water.
  • Squatter settlements—Utah—Big Water.
  • Ordinances, Municipal—Utah—Big Water.
  • Big Water (Utah)—Politics and government.
  • Big Water (Utah)—History.
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Utah and Ariz.).

Container List

1 1984-1992; Ordinances 1-84 to 92-47
1 1993-2002; Ordinances 93-48 to 2002-213

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.