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Salt Lake County in Utah was officially founded in 1852 by Mormon pioneers, who had settled there in 1847. Today, Salt Lake County holds a vast amount of both historical and current public records. Accessing Salt Lake County public records is fairly easy, although vital records are restricted to authorized recipients unless considered historic. Salt Lake County vital records, which include birth and death records, as well as marriage and divorce records, can be requested from the Salt Lake Valley Health Department.

To access Salt Lake County court records, both civil and criminal, visit public access terminals at the local District Court or use the online access for a fee. The Utah State Archives in Salt Lake City is home to a vast collection of public records in Salt Lake County, including vital records, cemetery and military records, and obituaries.

  • Salt Lake County birth records are restricted for 100 years to authorized recipients, which include the person of record or family member. These can be ordered from the Salt Lake Valley Health Department in person, by mail or online through VitalChek.
  • Salt Lake County death records are restricted for 50 years, while marriage and divorce records are restricted for 75 years.
  • Salt Lake County court records can be accessed at the local District Court. Public access terminals are free to use, while access to online court records system from home requires a subscription fee.
  • Salt Lake County military records, vital records, cemetery records and obituaries are available to the public at the Utah State Archives.
  • About Salt Lake County Public Records

    Privacy laws restrict access to vital records in Utah. The person of record, an immediate family member, or legal guardian are privy to copies of birth records less than 100 years old, death records less than 50 years old, and marriage and divorce records less than 75 years old. Historic vital records are considered part of the Utah public records forum. Anyone performing family history research may request older Salt Lake, UT public records from the local health department.

    Accessing Salt Lake County Gov Public Records

    The Utah State Courts website offers an online access portal to civil and criminal court records broken down by county. However, access to this online portal requires a fee. Salt Lake County gov public records can be accessed for free using a public terminal at the District Court. Copies of court records can also be made in person there.

    Historic Salt Lake County Public Records Search

    The Utah State Archives houses a large collection of historical records, including those specific to Salt Lake County. Anyone performing genealogy or historical research will want to visit and perform a Salt Lake County public records search here. Historic Salt Lake County military records, cemetery and vital records, along with obituaries, can be viewed.



     
    County of Salt Lake Resources & Statistics
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    Population:
    184,627

     
    Under 18:
    297,294

     
    Over 65:
    85,972

     
    Employed:
    726,438

     
    Land in Square Miles:
    737.38

     
    Acres of Farms:
    82,267

     
    Births:
    18,689

     
    Deaths:
    5,291

     
    Infant Deaths:
    81

     
     
    Murder:
    9

     
    Forcible Rape:
    76

     
    Robbery:
    419

     
    Assault:
    797

     
    Total Violent Crime:
    1,301

     
    Burglary:
    2,187

     
    Larceny \ Theft:
    11,697

     
    Motor Vehicle Theft:
    2,093

     
    Total Property Crime:
    15,977

     
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