What are the office hours at the Recorder's Office?
The Recorder’s Office is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays.
May I get a plat map of my property?
Yes. Please stop by the Recorder's Office at:
250 N. Main St.
Richfield, UT 84701
How do I transfer ownership of my property to someone else?
You need to contact a title company or an attorney to prepare a deed for you. We have a list of those who can help you do this.
Can you tell me if there are any liens on my property?
No, we don't do lien searches. But you can use our public computers and we will help you search that information.
What water and mining records do you have?
We have water deeds, water right documents, proofs of labor, affidavits of work done, and notice of location documents. Additional mining information is available from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at (435) 896-1500. Water information is also available at the Utah Division of Water Rights at (435) 896-4420. A deputy recorder will show you how to research these documents, but we do not search them for you.
What records are available at the Recorder's Office?
All recorded documents that deal with real property (Land) are available as Copies, or Certified Copies if certification is needed. Survey Maps and Plat Maps are available.. Records for births, marriages, & deaths are not available in our office. Contact the Public Health Department at (435) 896-5451 for death and birth records. Contact the Clerk/Auditor/Auditor's Office at (893)0401 for marriage records.
What is a parcel or serial number?
It is the number assigned to each piece of property for assessing and taxation purposes. This number is on your tax notice and on our plat maps. It is used countywide to identify a piece of property
What is a Title Search?
A Title Search is a history of a piece of property that shows every document recorded on that property since it was patented. It is used to determine the ownership of a property, and liens or encumbrances, easements or problems that may exist with the property
What is the Title to my property?
Your deed that you received when you purchased your property is the Title to your property.
How do I file a lien or remove a lien?
An attorney will be the best source for legal counsel regarding filing liens and removing them from a property.
How do I add a name to my property?
A new deed must be done and recorded. See a Title Company or an Attorney for deed preparation.
How is my property zoned?
You need to see the Zoning and Planning Department of the City or County the property is in for this information.
Where can I get forms for deeds and other documents?
Office Supply stores may have forms. The Recorder's Office does not prepare documents or have forms.
How long will it take to get my original documents returned after they are recorded?
We return documents the workday after they are recorded and microfilmed. They are returned to whomever presented them for recording.
May I combine more than one piece of property into one piece or can I divide a piece of property into multiple pieces?
You can split or combine your property if you want to. However, if you want to develop it or get a building permit on that property you must contact the County or City Planning Commission for that information.
How long will it take before the ownership change is made on the property I just purchased?
It will take 3-4 weeks for the document to go through the workflow process and for new ownership names to show up on plat maps and the computer.