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Are Utah Vital Records Open to the Public?
Yes. Utah vital records generally become public records after at least 50 years from the record’s date. In the meantime, Utah Government Records Access and Management Act only opens access to vital records to subjects named on the record, parents or legal guardians, and any other parties who can prove a direct and tangible interest in the record.
What Information Do I Need to Search for Utah Vital Records Online?
When carrying out online searches for vital records, interested parties will be required to provide certain necessary information to facilitate the search. This information typically includes:
- Name of the subject on the record
- The date the vital event occurred
- The city or county the event occurred
- Name and contact details of the requestor
- The reason the document is being requested
Some record-specific information may also be required, such as the subject’s date of birth or the location of the court proceeding when searching for birth records and divorce records, respectively.
How Do I Obtain Utah Vital Records?
Parties who wish to obtain Utah vital records will be required to provide a valid form of identification, usually a government-issued photo ID. In addition to this, requestors will also be required to pay any applicable fees before copies of records may be obtained.
Publicly available vital records are also managed and disseminated by some third-party aggregate sites. These sites are generally not limited by geographical record availability and may serve as a reliable jump-off point when researching specific or multiple records. However, third-party sites are not government-sponsored. As such, record availability may differ from official channels. To find a record using the search engines on third party sites, the requesting party will be required to provide:
- The location of the record in question including the city, county, or state where the case was filed.
- The name of someone involved providing it is not a juvenile.
What’s the Difference Between a Certified Record and an Informational Copy?
Certified copies of records in Utah are endorsed true copies of the document and may be used for official, legal and commercial purposes. In contrast, informational copies of the duplicate records have no official, commercial or legal uses.
Are Utah Marriage Records Public Information?
Marriage records in Utah only become public information after 75 years. Therefore, only the subjects on the record can obtain certificates for marriages less than 75 years old. Their immediate family members or legal guardians representatives of these parties can also request marriage certificates.
How Do I Obtain Marriage Records in Utah?
Parties who wish to find and obtain Utah public marriage records may do so online through a third-party service or by contacting the county clerk’s office in the county where the marriage license was issued. Finally, copies of marriage certificates for marriages that occurred between 1978-2010 are available at the Utah Department of Health’s Office of Vital Records and Statistics located at:
Cannon Health Building
288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City UT 84116
Parties who wish to obtain records from this office will be required to complete and submit a marriage certificate request form. They can also submit this form via mail-in to:
P.O. Box 141012
Salt Lake City UT 84114-1012
Mailed requests have an average processing time of 3 weeks. Certified copies of marriage records typically cost $18. This fee may vary depending on the county where the record is domiciled.
Are Utah Divorce Records Public Information?
Access to Utah divorce records ranging from the date the courts created the record to 75 years after their creation is typically restricted to only either the subjects on the records, members of their immediate family, or their legal representatives. However, any divorce record older than 75 years is public information.
How Do I Obtain Divorce Records in Utah?
Parties interested in obtaining Utah divorce records may contact the clerk of court at the district court where the divorce occurred. In addition, the Utah judicial branch maintains a court directory from which researchers can glean contact information on these record custodians. Divorce records may also be obtained online via a third-party service or directly from the Utah state office of vital records and statistics by completing a divorce certificate request form which applicants may submit either in person or by mail. It should, however, be noted that this office only has records of divorces that occurred from 1978-2010.
Are Utah Birth Records Public Information?
Utah birth records become public information after 100 years. Access to birth records that are not public yet is restricted to the registrant, the registrant’s immediate family or legal guardians, and a legal representative of any of these parties.
How Do I Find Utah Birth Records?
In addition to carrying out searches and obtaining copies of Utah birth records online, interested parties may also obtain copies of birth certificates in person at any local health department vital records offices located in the state. Requesters can also order birth certificate replacements by completing and submitting a birth certificate application form at the state office of vital records and statistics.
The office of vital records and statistics maintains copies of records for births that occurred from 1905-date. These birth certificates cost $20, with an additional $10 for each copy of the same record ordered. Applicants should note that this fee may vary depending on the method chosen to obtain these records.
Are Utah Death Records Open to the Public?
Utah death records become public information after 50 years. Non-public death records are only available to parties who can prove a direct, tangible, and legitimate interest in the document.
How Do I Obtain Death Records in Utah?
Interested parties may obtain copies of death records in Utah in person by either visiting any local health department’s vital records office or directly from the state office of vital records and statistics. In addition, interested persons may initiate a death certificate search by mailing a completed death certificate application form to the state office. It should be noted that only records of deaths from 1905-date are available at the office of vital records and statistics. The fee for performing a death record search by name depends on the method chosen to obtain them. However, a certified copy of a death certificate in Utah typically costs $30, and extra copies of the same record cost $10.
How Do I Obtain Sealed Vital Records in Utah?
Adoption records in Utah are sealed by state law, and adoption decrees may only be requested by an adoptee at least 18 years old or the adoptee’s adoptive parent on the record. Any other party who wishes to access adoption records has to obtain a court order authorizing the unsealing of the records. In addition, adult adoptees and parents of adoptees who want to obtain any adoption record other than an adoption decree are also required to obtain a court order. Authorized parties who wish to access any of these records should contact the district court where the adoption proceeding happened.
Utah also maintains a mutual consent voluntary adoption registry that allows adoptees and their birth parents to seek each other out. Interested parties who wish to register with this registry must complete an adoption registry application form that they can submit in person or via mail at the state office of vital records and statistics. Interested parties will also be required to provide a valid photo ID and a copy of their certified birth certificate, as well as a fee of $25.