Functions of the Recorder's Office
operations of the County Recorder are all specified and required by
state law. The Recorder is elected to a four-year term. He/she
records documents and maps and also maintains cross-reference
indexes to these records. The office provides for the subsequent
retrieval of records for public viewing and produces copies and
certifications of the records. A set of maps or "plats" are kept up
to date which show the current ownership of every tract of land in
the county. The ownership of real property is responsible for taxes
assessed. The Assessor bases his
work upon the information turned over to that office by the recorder,
and in turn the Treasurer collects
taxes which are assessed. Therefore it is the responsibility of the
recorder to assure that the records accurately reflect the status of
each parcel in the county.
County Recorder Duties
- Records, stores and retrieves land documents in the public
- Assists the public in locating real property parcels on ownership
- Assists the public in locating records.
- Records Military Discharges and provides certified copies of these
documents at no charge.
- Sells copies of documents and plats to the public.
- Provides certified copies of documents for a
fee. These may be recorded in the office of any other County
Recorder in the State. (Utah Code 17-21-4, 57-3-4)
- Emery County Data Users Agreement
Duties Do Not Include
- Preparing legal Documents.
- Notarizing documents.
- Interpreting legal documents.
- Providing engineering services for the public.
- Giving legal advice.
- Performing title searches for the public.
- Furnishing legal descriptions over the telephone.
- Doing research over the telephone