Utah Public Records
The Utah Government Records Access and Management Act, found in Title 63G, Chapter 2 of the Utah Code, promotes the right of the public to access public records. Listed exceptions include unemployment eligibility records, medical records, library patron records, Senate confirmation records, information that could deprive an individual of a fair trial, employment records, personal and private information, personal financial data, and any other records otherwise protected by law.
In Utah, a public record is defined as a book, letter, document, paper, map, plan, photograph, film, card, tape, recording, electronic data, or other documentary material that is prepared or kept by a government body or subdivision.
Here you’ll see statewide resources organized alphabetically. We’ve tried to provide the most useful of the available Utah databases. To research records maintained at the counties and cities, refer to the menu on the left side of this page.
- Court System - The Utah court system has four levels. At the first level are Justice Courts, which are responsible for class B & C misdemeanors, ordinance violations, traffic & parking infractions, & small claims cases. At the second level are District Courts, which are the trial courts of general jurisdiction. They handle civil, criminal felony cases, class A misdemeanors, domestic relations, probate & small claims cases. Also at this level are the Juvenile Courts, which handle criminal, abuse, and dependent matters regarding children. Third is the Court of Appeals, which handles appealed cases from the District & Juvenile Courts. Fourth is the Utah Supreme Court, which handles capital and first degree felony appeals, civil appeals, and oversees decisions by the Court of Appeals. Utah Court Records
- Criminal Records - Class B & C misdemeanors, ordinance violations & traffic violations are handled by the Justice Courts. Class A misdemeanors and felonies are handled by the District Courts. As Utah is a closed record state, the Department of Public Safety will only allow you to obtain a certified criminal history check on yourself. However, you can search any name through databases we provide to Utah federal criminal court records, statewide District Court criminal records, statewide Dept of Corrections inmates, and statewide registered offender records. To access these databases, go to our Utah Criminal Records page.
- Vital Records - Birth, death, marriage & divorce certificates are provided by: Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics, 288 North 1460 West, PO BOX 141012, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012, (801) 538-6380, Fax: (801) 538-9467. Visit our Vital Records page for access to historical birth indexes; the Social Security Death Index for Utah; historical statewide death record databases; death, burial & cemetery records from available cities & counties; historical statewide marriages, marriage databases from available counties; and has information for ordering divorce certificates.
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|Cemeteries & Burials |
Search the State History Division database of cemetery and burial records by name, date, or burial place.
|Company Search |
Search the Utah Department of Commerce for Utah foreign and domestic registered profit and nonprofit corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, DBAs, business trusts, and collection agencies by entity name or number.
|Company Search | by Registered Principal Pay Site|
Utah Department of Commerce for Utah companies (Utah Corporations, DBAs, LLPs, LLCs, etc.) by registered principal name. $3.00 fee per search with Utah.gov subscriber account or credit card.
|Court Calendars |
Utah Court calendars, including: Justice Courts; District Courts; Supreme Court Oral Argument; Court of Appeals Oral Argument; the Grand Jury calendar; and Salt Lake city and county calendars.
|Court Decisions |
Search the Wyoming State Law Library Index of Utah Court Decisions listed by year, and view Utah Supreme Court Decisions from 1896-present, Utah Court of Appeals Decisions from 1987-present and Utah Territory Supreme Court Decisions from 1861-present.
|Court Records Pay Site|
Utah State Courts XChange case lookup service. Search for District Court domestic, civil, criminal felony, and criminal class A misdemeanor court cases. Requires registration and fee.
|Criminal Records Pay Site|
Search Systems Premium database of Utah criminal records. This combined database includes Administrative Office of the Courts conviction records, Department of Corrections felony and misdemeanor records, and Utah registered sex offenders.
Search by name for Utah divorce decree records drawn from the Utah District Court's computer system since 1998.
|Missing Persons |
Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification missing persons clearinghouse.
|Unclaimed Property |
Search by name for unclaimed property in Utah. Provides forms and instructions for making a claim.
|Uniform Commercial Code |
Utah Department of Commerce Uniform Commercial Code & Central Filing Search System. Search for UCCs by debtor name, file number, or business entity number. Result details include the file number, file date, debtor and secured party names and addresses. Document copies may be ordered online for a small fee.
|Vital Statistics |
Utah Department of Health vital statistics reports, including births, deaths, marriages, and divorces.
|Voter Registration Status |
Check Utah voter registration status by clicking on the Find My Polling Place link on their page. A pop-up form will appear, where you can input name, date of birth, house number, and county.
More Public Records
|Adoptions - Waiting Children |
Search the Utah Adoption Connection Waiting Children database by status, gender, race/ethnic group, and special needs.
|Certificates of Existence |
Search by key word or entity number for Certificates of Existence (good standing) in Utah. There is no charge for the search, but certificates of existence require a fee.
|Childcare Citations |
Salt Lake Tribune database of child care citations from the Utah Department of Health and Bureau of Child Care Licensing.
|City Records |
Search public records free in Utah cities and towns.
|Court Records | U.S. District PACER Bankruptcy Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of Utah bankruptcies. Register with the fee-based PACER system to search for Federal bankruptcy court records by case number, name, SSN/Tax ID, or case type.
|Dam Safety |
Utah dam safety database. Search by dam name, ID, county, office, inspection list, map, earthquake list, category, or hazard rating.
|Death Certificates 1904-1956 |
Search over 260,000 Utah death certificates recorded between 1904 and 1956 and view or download death certificate images.
|Deaths 1904-1956 |
Search the Utah Office of Vital Records & Statistics death certificate index by name for the period 1904-1956.
|Eviction Records | Tenant Screening Pay Site|
Search Systems Eviction Records. Search statewide in Utah for eviction records by tenant name (individual or business) for just $5 per search. Narrow results by city for common name searches.
|Find People |
Easy to use, find people in Utah instantly! Find addresses and phone numbers. Free summary of names. Fee for detailed reports.
|Historical Markers & Monuments |
Search this Utah State Historical Society Markers & Monuments database by city/place, county, keyword, or organization.
|Impounded Vehicles |
Lost your car? Search the Utah Impounded Vehicle Service for impounded vehicles by VIN, license plate & state, or state impound form number.
|Judicial Districts |
Use this Utah Courts service Judicial District Locator map to find Utah State Courts.
Search this Utah State Legislature service for legislation by general session, legislation, senator, representative, subject, and/or committee recommendation.
Search for Utah State Legislators by district, year, alphabetically, or view the Senate or House rosters.
|Licenses | Professional, Medical & Business |
Utah professional, medical, and business license databases and license verification services. Use these free databases to find attorneys, accountants, nurses, physicians, real estate brokers, and more.
|Lobbyists & Organizations |
Browse by name for lobbyists and lobbyist organizations registered in the State of Utah. Provides name, address, affiliated lobbyist(s) and lobbyist address & phone numbers.
Search the Utah.gov State Online Services Utah map access database for online maps. Includes admininistrative, climate, economic, geology, law enforcement, natural resources, parks, recreation, transportation, water maps and many more.
|Missing Children |
Browse this listing of missing children in Utah to view information including photo, name, DOB, case #, contact person/#, case type, physical description, date/city missing from and link to poster.
|Missing Persons |
Salt Lake Tribune photos and records of Utah missing persons from the Utah Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Identification, and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.
|Monuments and Markers |
Use this service of the Utah History Research Center to search for Markers and Monuments in Utah. Browse by county, organization or theme or search by keyword.
|Mormon Pioneer Emigrants 1847-1868 |
Use this Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints service to search by company, year, and name for Mormon pioneers to Utah. Covers 1847-1868.
|Newspapers - Historic (Digital) |
Search this University of Utah library by keyword/phrase, newspaper, year/issue, or browse by county for Utah newspaper content from the late 19th century and beginning to mid 20th century.
|Public Notice Ads |
Click on "Public Notice" to use this Utah Press Association service to search for public notice ads in Utah. Search result provides you with a pdf image of the newpaper page.
|State & Community Services |
Search this 211 site for State & Community Services (housing, food, childcare, transportation, etc.) by need, group, or provider. Or browse lists of volunteer opportunities or service providers.
|State Employees |
Search the Utah State register of Employees by name. Provides name, phone number, department, and email address.
|Vanity Plates |
Search this Utah.gov State Online Services database for available Utah vanity plates and order your plate online.
|Your Criminal History Information|
Information from the Department of Public Safety for information on how to obtain your own Utah criminal history record.