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Records Available

Salt Lake County vital records offices  have the following records available:

Birth Certificates
  • Births that occurred within Salt Lake City limits from 1890 to the present.
  • Births that occurred anywhere in Utah from 1951 to the present.

If the birth occurred before 1951 in another city in Utah, contact the Utah Department of Health at 801-538-6105.

Birth certificates may be requested by the general public 100 years or more after the date of birth.

Death Certificates
  • Deaths that occurred within Salt Lake City limits from 1847 to the present.
  • Deaths that occurred within Salt Lake County limits from September 1969 to the present.
  • Deaths that occurred anywhere in Utah from August 2006 to the present.

If the death occurred outside these parameters elsewhere in Utah, contact the Utah Department of Health at 801-538-6105.

Death certificates may be requested by the general public 50 years or more after the date of death.

Marriage/Divorce Abstracts
  • Abstracts of marriage licenses and divorce records for anywhere in Utah from 1978 to 2010.

Marriage and divorce records are available to the general public 75 years after the marriage or divorce.

Note that abstracts are certified copies but have limited information.

To obtain a full, certified copy of a Utah marriage license, contact the county clerk's office (such as the Salt Lake County Clerk) in the county where the initial application was submitted. Certified divorce decrees are available at the Utah District Court where the divorce was granted.

Salt Lake County Health Department
General Information  
Phone: (385) 468-4100