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Seal of the Salt Lake County Clerk's office

Lannie K. Chapman
Salt Lake County Clerk

Clerk's Office

Salt Lake County Clerk Mission Statement

Clerk's Office Divisions:

  • Marriage
  • Passports
  • Council Clerks
  • Elections

Statement of Purpose

The Clerk's Office purpose is to conduct fair, open and honest elections, to issue marriage licenses, receive and transmit passport applications, and to prepare and retain all minutes, agendas and correspondence for the Salt Lake County Council, zoning, redevelopment agency and municipal building authority meetings.

Office Mission Statement

Provide courteous, professional, efficient, and effective customer-oriented service to all who utilize the various services the Clerk's Office provides. We are dedicated to providing professional service and accurate information. We work together to conduct fair, open, and honest elections. We maintain integrity in the work we do, thereby protecting and instilling public confidence in the democratic process. We provide the people of Salt Lake County the opportunity to exercise their right to vote, and through education and outreach, we encourage participation in the electoral process.

Principal Services are as follows:

Marriage Division

Review marriage license applications for compliance with current laws, issue marriage licenses, perform marriage ceremonies and retain marriage records for Salt Lake County.

Passport Division

Accept passport applications, take passport photographs and submit applications to the US Department of State for passport issuance.

Council Clerk Division

Prepare and retain all minutes, agendas, and correspondence for the County Council, zoning, redevelopment agency, and municipal building authority meetings. Maintain records, receive and retain files of notices of legal action and other official documents for the county.

Election Division

Administer countywide elections in general election years (even-numbered years) and contract with cities to administer city elections in municipal election years (odd numbered years). Also, provide election services for special elections and bond elections for Salt Lake County. Maintain voter registration records, manage voting precincts and establish polling locations for registered voters throughout Salt Lake County.

Statutory Authority

The County Clerk's statutory authority is defined in Title 17, Title 30, and Title 20A of the Utah Code.