Utah Public Records
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.
Utah Department of Commerce 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.
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.
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 search for District Court court case records. Requires subscription.
|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 1997.
Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification missing persons clearinghouse.
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.
Utah Department of Health vital statistics reports, including births, deaths, marriages, and divorces.
|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.
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.
|Criminal Histories Information
Utah Department of Public Safety information on how to obtain Utah criminal history records or expunge records.
Utah dam safety database. Search by dam name, ID, county, office, inspection list, map, earthquake list, category, or hazard rating.
Search the Utah Office of Vital Records & Statistics death certificate index by name for the period 1904-1956.
Utah State register of employees. Provides name, phone number, department, and email address.
|Historical Markers & Monuments
Search this Utah State Historical Society Markers & Monuments database by city/place, county, keyword, or organization.
Lost your car? Search the Utah Impounded Vehicle Service for impounded vehicles by VIN, license plate & state, or state impound form number.
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.
Utah missing children search from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
|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.
|Most Wanted | Insurance Fraud
Utah Division of Insurance Fraud most wanted. View photos of most wanted fraudsters with information including name, type of fraud, warrant date, and bail amount.
|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.
Where's my car? Use this Utah Department of Public Safety database of towed and impounded vehicles to find out.
Utah Division of Corporations trademark and service mark records.
Search this Utah.gov State Online Services database for available Utah vanity plates and order your plate online.
is located in the western United States. The Capital is Salt Lake City and the largest city is Salt Lake City. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.utah.gov/index.html. Utah
is the 33rd most populous state in the United States. The 2014 population estimate is 2,942,902 and the 2010 census population was 2,763,885. The land area is 82,169.62 square miles and there are 33.6
persons per square mile.
91.6% of the population is White, 1.3% is Black or African American, 13.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% is Asian, 1.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 1% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% are two or more races. 90.9% are a high school graduate or higher, and 30.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $212,800. There are on average 3.12 persons per household, the per capita income is $23,873, the median household income is $58,821, and 12.7% of the persons in Utah
are considered below poverty level.
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