Salt Lake City

City Attorney's Office

Recorder’s Office

Due to earthquake damages at the City & County Building and the Proclamation Declaring a Local Emergency issued by Salt Lake City Mayor Mendenhall, the Recorders office is temporarily located at 349 South 200 East. To view publicly accessible documents please call (801) 535-7671 to schedule an appointment at the temporary location.


In accord with the Utah State Public Health Order issued March 21, 2020 and the Proclamation Declaring a Local Emergency issued by Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall on March 10, 2020, the Salt Lake City Recorder’s Office will be following these guidelines to protect our employees from non-essential contact and to continue to promote telecommuting and social distance to limit the impact of COVID-19 on our community.

Service of Notice of Claims, Subpoenas or Complaints on Salt Lake City Corporation should be accomplished in the following way until Salt Lake City rescinds its Proclamation Declaring a Local Emergency:

Notice of Claims: All notices of claims should be mailed to: Salt Lake City Recorder, P.O. Box 145515, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5515. To be timely, the notice of claim must be mailed on or before the deadline for filing, which will be determined by the postmarked date on the envelope.

Subpoenas and Complaints: To serve a Subpoena or Complaint on Salt Lake City Corporation, please contact John Delaney in the Salt Lake City Attorney’s Office to arrange for acceptance of service. He may be contacted on (801) 535-7648 or at Please note that only Salt Lake City Corporation can be served at the Salt Lake City Recorder’s Office. To serve an employee of Salt Lake City Corporation, please refer to the options provided in Rule 4 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure for service on individuals.

Welcome to the City Recorder’s Office

The purpose of the City Recorder’s Office is to maintain and preserve the official records of Salt Lake City including the proceedings of the Salt Lake City Council.

The Recorder’s Office maintains all ordinances and resolutions adopted by the City Council and keeps the Municipal Code.

The Recorder’s Office coordinates and conducts Municipal Elections for Salt Lake City. Election information is maintained by this office and accepts applications from candidates seeking to run for public office within Salt Lake City.

The Recorder’s Office administrates the City’s Public Records Request Program. The Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) established by the State of Utah allows the public to make a request for a record from the appropriate Utah government official or agency.

Other duties of this office include administering the counter signature and seal for official City documents, maintaining a public file of contracts, and Industrial Revenue Bonds, overseeing the publication of official notices, and administering the Mutual Commitment Registry.