Salt Lake County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Arrest Records

There were a total of 54,617 crimes in Salt Lake County in 2017, the most recent year with a complete set of crime statistics. Compared to the 2013 total for the county, this figure represents a 6.7% rise in overall crime rate. Incidences of violent crimes reported in 2017 include 44 homicides, 794 rapes, 1,137 robberies, and 2,516 aggravated assaults. Property crime distribution includes 6,830 burglaries, 37,150 larcenies, 6,044 motor vehicle thefts, and 102 arsons.

The five-year crime trend for Salt Lake County shows that homicide (109.5%), rape (86.4%), robbery (20.8%), aggravated assault (6.9%), larceny (4.9%), and motor vehicle theft (26.2%) rates increased. On the other hand, burglary (4.1%) and arson (16.4%) rates declined in the same period.

The Unified Police Department (UPD) is the primary law enforcement agency for most of the cities and communities in Salt Lake City. The UPD is responsible for providing copies of police records such as incident and accident reports. It allows the public to request for such records by mail. Download and complete the GRAMA Request for Records form. Have it notarized and send it to 3365 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119. The fee for providing this service is $10.

Criminal Records

While local law enforcement agencies are responsible for registering sex offenders in various counties of Utah, the state’s sex offender registry is available from the Department of Corrections. Use the Offender Search feature of the registry to find sex offenders living in Salt Lake County by name, address, and zip code. This online database also allows the public to search for non-compliant offenders as well as incarcerated ones.

The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office oversees the operations of the two county jails (Metro and Oxbrow) and maintains their records. It puts daily jail dockets and rosters on its website to help the public find inmates in the county’s jails as well as those recently released. Another way to locate an inmate in these correctional facilities is to use the online Inmate Lookup Tool provided by the Sheriff’s Office. Simply provide the inmate’s first and last names or a booking number to search the database.

Court Records

Salt Lake County is home to Utah’s Third District Court. It also has a number of municipal Justice Courts. The District Court handles civil, criminal, and domestic cases while the Justice Courts hear traffic cases, infractions, and Class B and C misdemeanors.

Anyone can access the records of the Salt Lake County District Court from public terminals at the courthouse located at 3636 Constitution Boulevard, Salt Lake City. Case records are also available online via XChange Case Search. Note that accessing this Utah State Court Record depository requires subscribing to the service. XChange also has the records of Justice Courts. Justice Court case records are also available at the courts where the cases are heard. Check the Salt Lake County Justice Court Directory to find the addresses of the various Justice Courts all over the county.

Public Records

The Vital Records Office of Salt Lake County Health Department provides certified copies of birth and death certificates as well as marriage and divorce abstracts to eligible individuals. These individuals can request for vital records in person and by mail. Each request should start with completing an application for birth certificate, death certificate, marriage abstract, or divorce abstract. These forms are also available in Spanish (birth, death, marriage, and divorce). Bring along a valid ID, payment (cash, check, money order, VISA, and MasterCard accepted), and the form to any of these Vital Records locations:

Ellis R. Shipp Public Health Center
4535 South 5600 West
West Valley City, UT 84120

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Call 385-468-3712 for more information.

Salt Lake Public Health Center
610 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call 385-468-4230 for more information.

Southeast Public Health Center 9340 South 700 East
Sandy, UT 84070

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call 385-468-4329 for more information.

South Redwood Public Health Center
7971 South 1825 West
West Jordan, UT 84088

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Call 385-468-5312 for more information****.

Include the photocopies of both sides of a valid ID along with a check or money (payable to SLCoHD Vital Records) covering the fees with the completed form when sending a mail request. Mail it to:

SLCoHD Vital Records
660 South 200 East, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

The fees for the first certified copy of birth certificate, death certificate, marriage abstract, and divorce abstract are $20, $30, $18, and $18 respectively. Each additional certified copy of the same record ordered at the same time attracts a charge of $10.

The Marriage Division of the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office is in charge of issuing copies of marriage licenses. It accepts requests by mail and phone. Pertinent information to include in your mail request are name and address, date and place of marriage, and license number. Send these along with a check or money for copy fee payable to the Office of Sherrie Swensen to the following address:

Salt Lake County, Marriage Division
2001 South State Street, Suite S2 200
PO Box 144575
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4574

Make a phone request by calling the Marriage Division at 385-468-7300. Payment options for phone orders include Visa, AMEX, and MasterCard. The Clerk charges $2 for each uncertified copy and $5 for each certified copy of a marriage license. Phone orders attracts an additional $3 fee.