Utah Public Records

About Utah Open Public Record

The Utah Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA), which has been around for the last twenty years and updated in 2011, is the state law regulating access to the records of Utah's public governing agencies. The law defines what a public record is considered to be and details the responsibilities of the state's public records keepers in regard to maintenance and public access. For immediate access, there are many open records available on the Utah state government website. On January 4, 1896, Utah was the 45th state to be granted statehood. The state name is a derivative of the Ute Indian tribe. There are approximately 2.75 million residents living in 243 incorporated municipalities and 29 counties. Salt Lake City is the largest city and state capital. A majority of Utah residents live in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. A major industry in Utah is tourism as many tourists are attracted by Utah's many opportunities for outdoor and recreational activities and five national parks. Utah is also considered a main ski destination in the winter months. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation is the state agency to contact for criminal history checks and background information. Inspect a multitude of Utah public records using some of the best research sources online. Look up interesting data on the education and history of the residents of the state. Request criminal records and access information on state prisons, most wanted fugitives and offenders. Read the constantly changing crime reports and current event headlines for Utah. Learn how to order records of birth, death, marriage or divorce. Investigate the workings of local governments by linking to the individual county websites. To get an even better feel for life in Utah, search the city websites to see what community services and local attractions are available. Take a look at the statistics on the companies and firms in Utah to get an idea of the local business environment. You can also find data on the income and earnings of the people of the state. Find out about the Utah courts, court records, juror information and other judiciary online services. Revisit this site often as new sources are added on a regular basis.
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Utah Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Ask Questions, About Utah

  • Where can I find in Utah, whether warrants for someone's arrest is public information?
    Warrants are issued by courts, considered court records and generally public information. It's free and open to look up warrants online in Utah with an online warrant search. You can find the free warrant search on some, if not all sheriff department websites. The Utah department of public safety provides an open search of warrants statewide. The search is based on the person's first and last name. Warrant details show the case number, court name, charges and age. (Staff)
  • How do I find arrest records for January 2018 in Utah?
    Check the police department which made the arrest directly. The process in requesting them is on their site with forms. Other wise, if the case went to court, sometimes you can find the police report in the case's file. (Staff)
  • How can I find out in Utah, if somebody passed away in my house, before I moved in?
    Check crime mapping, they show many different types of incidents and reports that are not criminal, it's worth trying before hiring a private service to check. You could also do a news search by using your address. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Utah, the date a divorce was granted?
    Utah's state court pages clarifies issues concerning divorces and records of. Here's an excerpt from their webpage: "The parties are not divorced until the judge signs the decree." Following the divorce process stated on this page gives you insight on how and where to request different types of documentation. After April of 2012, Utah put restrictions to public access regarding divorce records. According to the state's court website, divorces can no longer be viewed or copied by the general public. However, there are exceptions, orders and decrees are still public. Search: Utah courts how to divorce. The government website should come up on the serps. (Staff)
  • How do I find in Utah, a filed amended divorce petition?
    Go to the Utah court main page for the records tab, click on that and go to the courts records exchange where you can view cases, this is from that page [Images of public documents filed in district court cases are available for purchase]. Make sure to read the coverage and what you can view by requesting that search first. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Utah, who died on July 25th, 2014 and their cause of death?
    Use the Utah Division of State History for the link: Search for a Person Buried in Utah, on the left side under cemeteries and burials. There is the option of searching by the person's name or by cemetery. You will probably not see the cause of death, but you will see the date of death, burial and location along with few other details. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Utah, the specific criminal records that are kept on an individual?
    Viewing charges alone, without conviction is different from criminal records. There are many entities that will be able to obtain criminal records and provide them for a fee. Arrest reports are kept by police departments and provided by requesting the official incident report (or any other term used to describe police reports). Police departments maintain records divisions within their departments to service public requests. Although arrest records are deemed public record, there are restrictions in obtaining them by the general public. If you are not looking for an official report, there are other means of obtaining information about arrests. News organizations, many of which are easily found online, publish recent arrests (you can choose earlier publications also), the charges are often written into list of names with photos. Local law enforcement agencies make a majority of the arrests across Utah, an inmate search (when available) will produce a list with information of persons in custody. The inmate search and many of online published news of arrestees are free to search by the public. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Utah, what happened at my daughters court hearing?
    In most venues, calendar information is freely available online. This is not case information but can show you any other hearings that are upcoming appearing on the calendar. (Staff)
  • Where can I find access to a variety of information sources about companies doing business in Utah?
    There are two basic approaches when looking for recorded information about a company doing business in Utah. After typing in Utah public records or Utah business records using search engines, you will probably look over the organic listing since they will seem to offer the best value and more likely to have free sources online. If you're doing a search using Google you will see a lot of the same listing, usually sites that rank high in their algorithms and other search engines will have a variety of what they feel is the most relevant with public and private sources. Many private sources are not aiming to profit from visitors using free tools on their sites and therefore you can be better served than a public agency. Public agencies can also have fees as budget restraints are shifting many of the costs to the people using the sources directly. Fees by agencies are generally low and is aimed at covering some of the costs incurred with record keeping. There are private sources that will provide information about a particular entity and it is essential to check the coverage of what they look at and from where. Browsing online looking for information by yourself is more challenging than simply looking at coverage, you will need to find good sources, know where and how to obtain a particular company's information. The Division of Corporations offers the public a free search of entities doing business in Utah. You can conduct a search based on the business name, number. executive name or search hints. You can see how to search for a certificate of existence, locate filed paperwork, see the management staff of a company and find executives. Once you have entered the required information, usually just the entity name will be enough, you will see the status, type and the city where the company is doing business. If you still need more information, the state also offers a details page listing address, name and location of registered agent, date of registration and more. Do not skip the pages without at least browsing at it. The details will tell you where the business originated from and furthermore on the same page you will notice date of initial registration. This can tell you how long the company has been in business. When doing the search by yourself, you will need to use other sources in various sites across the web. The Utah Department of Commerce offers visitors to its site UCC searches, also know as Uniform Commercial Code filings. This is also a free search and provides the anyone access to its UCC filings by organization name, individual's name, filing number and debtor or organization number. You will be able to view the debtor's information and address which can be used to better verify the intended company, secured party information, dates, filing status, history and other details about collateral description and more. You can search further about a company by looking up court records for litigation involving the entity you will be doing business with. The Utah state courts similar to many other state courts offers access to court records of civil filings throughout its system. This is where you will need to pay some reasonable fees in obtaining public information provided by the state. When looking for information about an entity versus an individual or private party, the data will be more available of the company due to privacy issues affecting persons more than companies. The search however can be easily conducted from your computer and the response time is relatively fast. More current records such as weekly reports and calendars are free and instant but may not go far back enough. You may also have to access archived information for cases that could have been filed previous to the time span covered by the court's services. (Staff)

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Utah American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 01/20/2021)

  • About Utah ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    Utah's demographic and housing ACS survey of 2,858,111 being 0.91 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 50.3% males and 49.7% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • About Utah Selected Social Characteristics
    The Utah social characteristics data of 896,194 households, which make up 0.77 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 673,441 families with and without children. There are 932,268 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • About Utah Selected Economic Characteristics
    The Utah American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 2,057,591 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.83 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 1,395,556 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • About Utah Selected Housing Characteristics
    Utah housing characteristics are collected from 999,734 dwellings making up 0.75 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 896,194 or uninhabited 103,540 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 896,194 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.