Rashelle Hobbs, Salt lake county recorder biography
I am honored to serve the citizens of Salt Lake County as your Recorder. I was elected to this office in November 2018, after 17 years of public service experience with the county. I was born and raised in Cottonwood Heights. I graduated from Cottonwood High School and went on to receive my bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and earned my master’s degree in Professional Communication from Westminster College.
Upon being sworn-in as County Recorder, my first priority was to increase the salary of our entry level positions to attract and retain employees. When I took office, our gender inequity number was 74%, and in my first 6 months, our gender pay inequity number went from 74% to 100%.
Since taking office, I have visited all sixteen Salt Lake County Senior Centers. During our visits, we offered property records, free of charge, to all the attending seniors. We served hundreds of county residents during those visits and I am committed to continuing this public service.
The American dream is home ownership and the purchase of a home is the single largest purchase you will make. The Recorder’s Office is the foundation of the entire real estate market in the county and plays a major role in securing that dream.
The management and accessibility of your personal property record is critical, which is why the Recorder’s Office created a new portal called Property Watch. Property Watch ensures homeowners are aware of any action recorded on their property. After providing your home address and an email address you will be guided through the Property Watch registration process. Once registered, you will receive email notification of any action regarding your property. In an increasingly digital world, this service offers peace of mind to homeowners by providing timely alerts concerning their most important investment.
On a personal note, I am the proud mother of two elementary school-aged children. My husband is a chemical engineer, a fantastic father, and partner. He is my biggest supporter and my best friend. I feel tremendous gratitude to live and work in Salt Lake County.