Series 6040
Davis County (Utah). County Clerk Marriage licenses and applications

Dates: 1887-1901.

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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

This series contains copies of the applications for marriage licenses and copies of the marriage licenses. Applications include the names of the individuals to be married, their residence, age, and the date of the applications. The applications also contain a form for the consent of a parent or guardian if either party to the marriage is a minor. The licenses include the names of the individuals, the date the license was issued, the date of the marriage, and the signatures of the person officiating at the marriage as well as the witnesses. The first reel begins with copies of marriage certificates dating from 1887-1888. The certificates include the names of the bride and groom, the city and county of their residence, the date and place of marriage, the names of the officiator and witnesses, and the date filed by the clerk.


Numerical by license number.

The first film begins with a group of certificates dating from 1887 through 1888 which are arranged numerically, with certificate numbers assigned chronologically by filing date. The licenses and applications are arranged numerically by license number which is assigned chronologically by filing date.

Related Records

Marriage license book indexes from Davis County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 23378, are the indexes to the records included in this series.

Marriage certificate record books from Davis County. Clerk of the County Court, Series 23383, contain the registered copy of the marriage certificates.

Marriage license record books from Davis County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 23384, are the recorded copies of licenses.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Public. The secondary classification is Exempt: UCA-26-2-22 (75 years)..

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

The two reels of film having only records over 100 years old and in Archival custody were processed by Arlene Schmuland in December 2000.

Indexing Terms

  • Marriage licenses—Utah—Davis County.
  • Husband and wife—Utah—Davis County.
  • Marriage records—Utah—Davis County.
  • Davis County (Utah)—Statistics, Vital.

Container List

1 1887 - 1888 Certificates: 1 - 45
1 1888 - 1893 Licenses and Applications: 1 - 252
2 1893 - 1897 Licenses and Applications: 253 - 530
3 1897 - 1901 Licenses and Applications: 531 - 810

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.