New General Schedules for Your Input

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management

As part of the General Schedule Update Project, the Utah State Archives is proposing two new schedules for your consideration. We would like these to be submitted to the State Records Committee’s March 12th meeting.

These are for cemetery records. The records kept to document historical information varies from cemetery to cemetery. The goal is to clearly define what information is historical and what information only has administrative value.

Schedule & Description Retention Existing Schedules Comments/Citations
-Burial Records-

These historical records document burials and interments. Information identifies burial rights, ownership of plots, layout, location of and information about deceased persons and related records.


Transfer to Archives.


MUN 17-1, 17-2, 17-3, 17-6, 17-7, 17-8

CNT 25-27

Utah Code 10-8-62(2014)

Utah Code 8-3-1(2014)

These records may include perpetual care, burial rights, deeds, registers, disinterment permits and lot or map books. Burial-transit may be included if it is the record the cemetery uses to document where persons are buried.

-Cemetery Records-

These administrative records document the management and operation of cemeteries. Information includes property maintenance and transitory interment-related records.

1 year and then destroy MUN 17-4, 17-10

CNT 25-7, 25-60

Utah Code 26-2-18(2014), Utah Code 26-2-17(2014)


These records may include grave opening orders, burial-transit, & property management