Salt Lake County Vital Records provides certified copies of birth and death certificates, as well as abstracts of marriage and divorce records, to individuals eligible to receive them.
Vital records offices are located in
public health clinics throughout Salt Lake County.
Current (nonhistoric) vital records are protected, private information and are only available to the person listed on the record and the person's:
Other individuals are required to show legal proof of need.
Historic vital records become public at varying times, depending on the type of record.
Utah does not offer a free birth certificate for
newborns. Many hospitals offer a souvenir certificate, but this copy is not
legally valid and is not provided by our office. Vital Records Offices provide
certified copies to be used as a legal document throughout a person’s lifetime.