Series 8562
Spring City (Utah) Ordinances

Dates: 1870-

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series is made up of ordinances which have been adopted by the Spring City Council to govern and maintain the operation of the city for the peace, benefit, and regulation of the municipality. This volume was compiled and maintained by the city recorder, who is required by state statute to keep a record book of all ordinances passed by the city council.

Municipal ordinances, resolutions, and procedure are described in part 7 of the Utah Municipal Code (Utah Code, 1953, Title 10, chapter 3 [May 2000]). Subject to the Municipal Code, the governing body of a municipality exercises its legislative powers through ordinances. A municipal ordinance may "regulate, require, prohibit, govern, control or supervise any activity, business, conduct or condition authorized" by the Municipal Code or any other provision of law. Typical ordinances "provide for the safety and preserve the health, and promote the prosperity, improve the morals, peace and good order, comfort, and convenience of the city and its inhabitants, and for the protection of property in the city." Ordinances generally address issues not already covered by state or federal laws. Ordinances must not be in conflict with state or federal law or the constitution of Utah or the United States. Obedience to ordinances may be enforced with fines or penalties in accordance with the Municipal Code. The form of ordinances is prescribed by the Municipal Code. Proposed ordinances are discussed in a public hearing during a meeting of the city council. If an effective date is not specified in the ordinance, it becomes "effective 20 days after publication or posting or 30 days after final passage..., whichever is closer to the date of final passage." A certificate stating the date of passage and of the date of publication or posting, as required, immediately follows each ordinance or codification.

Municipalities are empowered to "revise, codify, and compile...and to publish in book, pamphlet, or looseleaf form all ordinances."


Numerical by ordinance number or title

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.

Finding Aids

Indexes: The 1871-1936 volume is self-indexed (pages 490-495), covering from January 30, 1871 thru December 31, 1936.

Indexing Terms

Container List

1 1 January 30, 1871-Decenber 31, 1936

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