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General Information

About the Recorder’s office

The Davis County Recorder is an elected official who’s office and duties are mandated by the State Legislature and governed by state law. The Main Function of the office is to keep the real property (land) records for Davis County and provide the county assessor and treasurers office with information necessary for assessment and taxation.

All Information on file in the County Recorder’s office is public information and may be viewed and utilized by anyone and contains Specifically; Ownership, Dimensions, acreage, legal description and history of each of the approximately 100,000 parcels of land within the County limits. Also available is such information as taxing, sewer & water district boundaries, city limits and subdivision plats and information. The office keeps an up to date map (plat) set of the entire county as well as complete indexes (called abstracts) for all parcels of land. Also filed in the office are such miscellaneous items as: Workman's and Mechanic's liens, Water Claims, Federal Tax Liens and Military Discharges.

Only the land itself is the responsibility of the Recorder’s office, all improvements such as structures etc. are tracked by the County Assessor’s office.


Services Offered

The County Recorder’s office contains the historical land records for Davis county from 1870 to the present. Records since 1981 are computerized and microfilmed, prior records reside in book format. All records are open to the public. Department personnel can help patrons who come into the office with current ownership and other current information such as size, location and dimensions. They can also assist patrons in getting started with historical searches. Employees may not search the records on behalf of patrons. Telephone requests for limited 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 will not be honored over the telephone.

Abstracts and many other records since 1981 are also available over the internet on a subscription basis. Please contact Davis County's Information Systems department at 451-3347 for fees and signup information.

Available for purchase are such items as computerized abstract printouts and ownership screens, recorded document copies, plat maps and subdivision maps. See the Fees section for a price list.


Forms of exchange

The Davis County Recorder’s office currently accepts cash and checks.

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