Keeping The County's Land Records Since 1870
The Davis County Recorder is an elected official whose office and duties are mandated by the State Legislature and governed by state law. The primary function of the office is to keep the real property (land) records for Davis County and provide the county assessor and treasurer's 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 during normal office business hours (8AM - 5PM, weekdays, except holidays) Property ownership, dimensions, acreage, legal description and history (abstract) of each of the approximately 110,000 parcels of land within the Davis County limits are available in the office records. Also information such as taxing, sewer & water district boundaries, city limits and subdivision plats and information is available. The office keeps an up to date map (plat) set of the entire county as well as complete indexes to all records for all parcels of land. The office also maintains such miscellaneous items as workman's and mechanic's liens, water claims, federal tax liens and military discharges.
The Recorder's office is responsible for records of the land itself, only. All records of improvements such as structures etc. are maintained by the County Assessor's office.
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 during regular office business hours. 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 are not permitted to 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. For more information, we invite your attention to the Property Search function under the Quick Links tab of the Davis County Government Website, found here:
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 801-451-3347 for fees and application information.
Information contained in computerized abstract printouts and ownership screens, recorded document copies, plat maps and subdivision maps are available for purchase. See the Fees section for a price list.
Forms of exchange
The Davis County Recorder's office currently accepts cash and checks. Effective May 1, 2019, the office will accept debit and credit cards, with applicable usage fees, $10 minimum purchase.
Meet the rest of the Recorder's Office Staff
|Richard T. Maughan
||Davis County Recorder - Utah Registered Abstracter, Utah Licensed Title Officer
|Laile H. Lomax
||Chief Deputy Recorder - Utah Licensed Title Officer
||Team Leader - Title and Address Changes
|Mary Jane Wright
||Team Leader - Indexing and Abstracting