The duties of the County Recorder are outlined in the Utah State Code. Documents pertaining to real estate such as deeds, mortgages, liens, maps, plats, etc are recorded and indexed for public access. Ownership plats are also maintained by the recorder’s office. These plats identify ownership, acreage, parcel address, taxing units and owners address. This information is used in the assessing and collecting process for property taxes.
Some of the things the Recorder’s Office does:
- Record, store and retrieve land documents in the public record.
- Assist the public in locating real property parcels on ownership plats.
- Assist the public in locating records.
- Sell copies of documents and plats to the public.
- Provide copies of documents for a fee.
Some of the things the Recorder’s Office does not do:
- Prepare, notarize or interpret legal documents.
- Give legal advice.
- Perform title searches for the public.
- Furnish legal descriptions over the telephone.
- Research the records over the telephone.