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)