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Salt Lake Public Records
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.
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.