About the Recorder’s office
Keeping the County's Land Records Since 1870
The Davis County Recorder is an elected county official whose office and duties are mandated by the Utah State Legislature and governed by state law. The primary function of the office is to keep into perpetuity the real property (land) records for Davis County, and to provide the county assessor's, clerk's, auditor's, and treasurer's offices with information necessary for assessment and taxation.
All information on record in the County Recorder's office is public information and may be viewed and utilized by any office patron during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.., except on legal holidays. Specifically among the records are found the ownership, dimensions, acreage, legal description and history of each of the approximately 145,000 parcels of land within the Davis County limits. Information such as taxing, sewer & water district boundaries, city boundaries, and dedicated subdivision plats is also available. The office keeps an up to date ownership map (plat) set of the entire county as well as complete indexes (called abstracts) to all documents recorded for all parcels of land. Miscellaneous items such as workman's and mechanic's liens, water claims, federal tax liens, military discharges, and civil judgments are also recorded in this office.
The responsibility of the Recorder's office is confined to the records of the land parcels themselves. All records of improvements such as structures etc. are maintained by the County Assessor's office.
The County Recorder's office contains the historical land records for Davis County from 1870 to the present. Records since 1981 are computerized. Records recorded prior to 1980 are indexed in book format. All records have been microfilmed, and are available for inspection by the public.
Department personnel can help patrons who come into the office identify current ownership and other information such as size, location and dimensions. They can also assist patrons in getting started with historical searches. NOTE: Employees are not permitted to search the records on behalf of patrons. Telephone requests for information such as parcel ID numbers, current ownership, acreage or limited recording information can be honored. Requests for metes and bounds legal descriptions or dimensions, title opinions, searches will not be honored over the telephone.
Abstracts and many other records since 1981 are also available for inspection and review over the internet on a subscription basis. Please contact Davis County's Information Systems department at 451-3347 for fees and application information.
Items such as computerized abstract printouts and ownership screens, recorded document copies, plat maps and subdivision maps are available in the office for purchase. See the Fees section for a price list.
Forms of exchange
The Davis County Recorder's office currently accepts cash and checks, debit and credit cards, with applicable usage fees applied. $10 minimum purchase. Phone purchase transactions are not available.