The mission of the Salt Lake County Recorder's Office is to protect the rights of citizens to hold and own real property by recording and maintaining comprehensive, accurate, and searchable records of all property transactions to ensure a permanent chain of title. We strive to provide great customer service to the public and other County agencies.
What does the County Recorder do?
Simply put, if it involves the sale, purchase, transfer, or change to a property the Recorder's Office is the official record keeper. This elected office keeps track of every mortgage and re-finance. The Recorder's Office is the foundation of the entire real estate market in the county.
The Statutory Duties of the Salt Lake County Recorder's Office are as Follows:
Under UCA 17-21 The County Recorder will:
- Be custodian for all recorded documents (UCA 17-21-1)
- Not alter any record (UCA 17-21-17)
- Check that a document meets the recording requirements before recording (UCA 17-21)
- Endorse all documents present for recording (UCA 17-21-13)
- Keep and index of all recorded documents (UCA 17-21-9, 10 & 14)
- Report all property changes to the County Assessor's Office (UCA 17-21-22)
- Expect payment in advance (UCA 17-21-18)
- Follow fees established by Utah Legislature (UCA 17-21-18.5)