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Rashelle Hobbs
Salt Lake County Recorder

Recorder's Office

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Recorder's Office
2001 S State St.  N1-600
Salt Lake City, UT 84190

Office Phone:

(385)468-8145

Office Hours:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

(Recording & Research, Maps & Copies)

We are closed on official Utah state holidays and weekends.

Recorder's Office History

 

The Salt Lake County Recorder’s Office is a treasure trove of historic information and land records.
Brigham Young established the Recorder's Office in 1850. Many early Utah residents had lost land in the Midwest, land that was purchased with a handshake, so they were very anxious to establish a public record of land transactions.
 
A recorder in each county was commissioned to record "all transfers or conveyances of land or tenements, and all other instruments of writing and documents suitable, necessary and proper" to such conveyances. In short, the recorder was to keep a record of every action or transaction that involved real property.
Salt Lake City Hall 1908
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A magnifying glass was essential to interpreting original plats

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Brigham Young's personal home plat

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The plat from 1858

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Block 88

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Original Brigham Young signed plat

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