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Salt Lake County, Utah

Recorder Offices


Salt Lake County Recorder

2001 S State St #N1600 / PO Box 144575, Salt Lake City, Utah 84190

8:00 to 5:00 M-F

Phone: (385) 468-8145


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Utah - Salt Lake County Recorder Information

The recording of real property deeds and documents in Salt Lake County, Utah is handled at the Recorder's office.

Recording Fees

Per document. $40.00
Additional fee for every legal description over 10 - $2.00 (Descriptions include metes and bounds, water right numbers, mining claims, lots, units, rights of ways, exceptions, etc.).

For recording mining location notices & Affidavits of labor $40.00
If they have more than 10 mining claims $2.00 for each additional claim

Subdivision and Condominium Maps Recording Fees: Each sheet $50.00
Each lot or unit designation: $2.00

Certified and Standard Copies: Recorded documents: $2.00/page
Ownership & description: $1.00/page
Lined parcel plat or subdivision: $5.00
Lined parcel plat or subdivision (electronic TIFF format): $5.00
Certification of documents: additional $5.00
GIS Map Copies and Electronic Data: Lined paper copy: $2.00
Property owner mailing list (sticky label sheet): $3.00
Property owner mailing list (plain paper sheet): $1.00
Custom map projects: $75.00/hour and $5.00/square foot

The recorder's office does not accept credit cards. Payments must be cash or check only. Checks can be made payable to the Salt Lake County Recorder.

County recording fees are subject to change without notice. For the most current fees and further information, contact the local recording office directly.

Document Formatting Requirements

* Documents should contain original signatures and an original notarization. Each instrument presented for recording must have typed or printed on it the name of each person whose signature appears on the instrument whose name is required to be indexed. The typed or printed name should be beneath the signature. Make sure that the names and signatures match.

* A legible legal description of the property should be included in the document, along with parcel/tax ID # of the property located in Salt Lake County.

* For deeds, the grantee's address is required to be included in the document.

* For documents deeding to a trust, the trustee(s) name(s) and address is required.

* Documents should be on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper. Multiple-page documents should not be stapled or otherwise bound together.

* Printing or typing should be in black ink, and should not be smaller than 7 lines of text per inch. Single-sided printing only is permitted.

* On the first page, documents must have a space of 2.5 inches down and 4.5 inches across the upper right corner. This space is for the recorder's stamp. At the top of succeeding pages, there should be a 1-inch margin.

* All other margins should be 1-inch.

* The applicable tax serial number of each parcel described in the instrument should be noted on the instrument.

* The tax serial number is not considered to be part of the legal description of the property and may be indicated in the margin of the instrument.

* If a person submits a document for recording that is subject to and complies with the Real Estate Settlement and Procedure Act, 12 U.S.C. Sec. 2601 et seq. for a residential property described in Subsection (4)(a), the person shall notify the county recorder by including the word "RESPA" in at least 16 point font on the front page of each document. The County Recorder may use the RESPA fees but is not required to refund a fee or change a fee amount shown on a recorded RESPA document.

WATER RIGHTS ADDENDA

If submitting a deed that conveys a fee simple title to land or if conveying water rights without conveying title to land, a water rights addendum must be included with the deed when it is presented for recording.

A water rights addendum identifies and describes the water rights that are transferred under an applicable deed or states that no water rights are transferred under the applicable deed.

The grantor is required to complete and sign the water rights addendum. The grantee should sign the addendum to acknowledge receipt. The grantee's signature can be a facsimile or done by electronic means.