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Rashelle Hobbs
Salt Lake County Recorder

Recorder's Office

Recorder's Office


Q. What is the cost of maps and copies of documents?

Requirements and recording fees can be found on our requirements page.

Q. What records are available?

Find a full list of document types which may be available on our document types page.

Q. What is a parcel or serial number?

You may see a parcel number also referred to as a serial number or tax ID number. A parcel number is assigned to each piece of property for assessing and taxing purposes and is used countywide to identify a piece of property.

Q. What is a title search?

A title search is done by a title company or title researcher licensed and bonded by the state and is a record of a piece of property showing every document recorded on that property since it was patented. It is used to determine ownership of a property, liens or encumbrances, easements, or problems that may exists with the title on the property. Recorder's Office Employees are neither trained nor qualified to do a title search.

Q. Can you give me the title to my property, and can you tell me if the title is clear?

The ownership document is the deed you received when you purchased your property and you can obtain a copy of that document at our office. Clear title is not determined by the Recorder's Office. That information comes from a title search done by a title company or an attorney.

Q. Can you tell me what liens I have on my property?

Staff at the Recorder's office can verify documents which have been recorded but are not licensed or bonded to guarantee or certify search results. If the search is extensive, you'll be asked to come in and search the records yourself or have a title company do it.

Q. How do I file or remove a lien?

An attorney is suggested for legal counsel regarding filing liens or getting a lien removed from a property.

Q. How do I change a name on a legal document?

An attorney or title company can help you to add or remove a name from a piece of property.

Q. How is my property zoned? Can I build on this property?

Contact the planning and zoning office in the city where the property is located. If your property is located in unincorporated Salt Lake County, call Municipal Services Planning and Zoning at (385) 468-6700.

Q. Where can I get legal forms or help completing them?

The Recorder's Office does not have blank forms, assist in preparing documents, or notarize documents. It is suggested you contact a title company or legal counsel for assistance. Some office supply stores may have forms.

Q. Can you help me find an owner with an address?

Yes. Having the exact address and/or parcel number is helpful. If you do not know the exact address, you can come into the office and point out the property on a map.

Q. What information can the Recorder's Office give me about a property?

We can give you current and past ownership, acreage, the mailing address as of the date of the last recording, and the parcel/serial number. We do not have telephone numbers or email addresses for owners.

Q. What kind of maps do you have?

We have recorded subdivision maps and plat maps that show property dimensions for taxation purposes. Exact boundary lines, in the case of boundary dispute or construction, can only be determined by an individual having their property surveyed.

Q. How long will it take to get my documents returned after they are recorded?

You can expect to receive your original documents back by mail in 2-3 weeks after we have it fully processed and imaged.

Q. Can I combine or split my property?

Parcels may be combined or split by the owner of record for taxation purposes. To meet the requirements of a legally zoned lot, the owners first have to contact the planning and zoning office in the local jurisdiction of the property.

Q. Can I get a copy of my deed or my legal description?

Documents can be purchased in the office for a fee or online with data services access.

Other Useful Information
  • Records for births and deaths are available from the County Health Department at (385) 468-4230. Marriage and passport records are available at the County Clerk's office (385) 468-7300.
  • Information concerning homes or structures on a property must be obtained from the County Assessor (385) 468-8000. Survey maps can be obtained from the County Surveyor (385) 468-8240.

Data Services

Q. How do I get a Data Services subscription?

A. The majority of data available on-line are provided via Subscription Service. This service has associated setup and minimum monthly charges. See Data Services Accounts  for additional information.

Q. How do I change my password?

A. Please call (385) 468-8145/ Email (

Q. Is there training offered for Data Services?

A. Yes. Please email us at to request and schedule training. Trainings are usually offered the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Q. What options are available for data access?

A. See Data Services Overview & Agreements for additional information.

Data Services: Access to the Salt Lake County Recorder's Data Services website to search property records. (Owner of record, parcel number history, property legal descriptions, recorded documents, tract index, chain of title, recorded subdivision plat maps and plat maps.

Daily Bulk Data: Authorized access to Recorder Index Data and Document Images.

GIS Data and Programs: Choose between annual GIS subscription, one-time GIS download or Custom GIS area.

Custom Bulk Data: Authorized access to Recorder Index Data and Document Images.

Q. When are recorded document images available?

A. Typically available by the next working day.

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