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The mission of the Salt Lake County Recorder's Office is to protect the rights of citizens to hold and own real property by recording and maintaining accurate and searchable records of all property transactions. We strive to provide great customer service to the public and other County agencies.

What does the Recorder's office do?

The Recorder's Office is the official record keeper of documents recording property ownership and changes. The Recorder's Office is the foundation of the entire real estate market in the county.

What are the duties of the Recorder's office?



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How many records are on file in Salt Lake County Recorder's Office?

Brigham Young established the Recorder's Office in 1850 to protect property owners by keeping a permanent record of title. There are over 14,000,000 documents in the custody of the Salt Lake County Recorder's Office. In 2023, an average of 133,000 new documents were recorded, over 11,000 each month.

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Why is the Recorder an elected official?

The Recorder's Office is independent to prevent potential conflict of interest if the County, who buys and sells property, also establishes boundary lines while being the custodian of Public Record.

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Why does the Recorder's Office charge to record?

The exchange of funds is required by law to complete real property transactions. Fees collected cover operating costs for the Recorder's Office to record and process over 11,000 documents per month.

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Does the Recorder's Office do anything other than record documents?

The Recorder's Office is responsible for the creation and the accuracy of the County plat maps. These maps define every parcel of land in the County for ownership and tax assessment purposes.