Open Public Record Act:

The Utah Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) gives the public the right to access public records created by government bodies in the state of Utah. However, documents that contain private information about individuals, health records, and records that may cause security problems if released to the public.

Birth Records:

The Utah Vital Records and Statistics maintains records of all birth events in the state dating as far back as 1905. If you wish to request for a certified copy of a birth certificate, you must be one of the individuals eligible to receive one. These include the person of record, an immediate family member, legal guardian, and a designated legal representative. Any birth records older than 100 years are considered public. You can submit an order online, in person, or by mail. You will need a completed application form, the appropriate fee, and valid identification.

Marriage Records:

The Utah Vital Records and Statistics maintains records of all marriages in the state that occurred from 1978 to 2010. Marriage records before or after that time period are kept in the county clerk office where the event occurred. If you wish to request for a certified copy of a marriage certificate, you must be one of the individuals eligible to receive one. These include the person of record, an immediate family member, legal guardian, and a designated legal representative. Any marriage records older than 75 years are considered public. You can submit an order online, in person, or by mail. You will need a completed application form, the appropriate fee, and valid identification.

Divorce Records:

The Utah Vital Records and Statistics maintains records of all divorces in the state that occurred from 1978 to 2010. Divorce records before or after that time period are kept in the district court clerk’s office where the divorce was granted. If you wish to request for a certified copy of a divorce certificate, you must be one of the individuals eligible to receive one. These include the person of record, an immediate family member, legal guardian, and a designated legal representative. Any divorce records older than 75 years are considered public. You can submit an order online, in person, or by mail. You will need a completed application form, the appropriate fee, and valid identification.

Death Records:

All deaths that occurred in the state of Utah starting 1905 are recorded and filed with the Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Any records of deaths older than 50 years (from the date of the event) are considered public records.

Only individuals who can prove a “direct, tangible, and legitimate interest” are considered eligible to obtain certified copies of death certificates. These include immediate family members of the deceased, guardian of the deceased, and designated legal representative.

Missing People:

The Utah Department of Public Safety maintains a list of all missing persons reported in the state. Each listing shows the missing person’s name, photo, date missing, birthday, description, and other information regarding his/her disappearance.

Elected Officials:

Utah’s official state website shows a listing of all elected government officials. Under each official’s name is a link to his or her website as well as contact information. For example, incumbent governor, Gary R. Herbert, is listed along with a link to his website and contact information.

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