San Juan County, Utah Genealogy Guide

San Juan County, Utah (Map It) was created on February 17, 1880 from Kane CountyIron County, and Piute County. The county was named for the  San Juan River, a 400-mile (640 km) tributary of the Colorado river located in southern Colorado and Utah. Learn More About State of Utah History

San Juan County is bordered by Grand County (north), Mesa County, Colorado (northeast), Montrose County, Colorado (northeast), San Miguel County, Colorado (east), Dolores County, Colorado (east), Montezuma County, Colorado (east), San Juan County, New Mexico, Apache County, Arizona (south), Navajo County, Arizona (south), Coconino County, Arizona (southwest), Kane County (west), Garfield County (west), Wayne County (west), Emery County.

San Juan County Cities and Towns include Aneth, Blanding, Bluff, Halchita, Halls Crossing, La Sal, Mexican Hat, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Navajo Mountain, Monument Valley, Spanish Valley, Tselakai Dezza, White Mesa. A Map of San Juan County, Utah contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

San Juan County, Utah Courthouse Records

SanJuan County, Utah Courthouse
SanJuan County, UT Courthouse

The San Juan County Courthouse is located in Monticello, Utah. Learn More About State of Utah Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in San Juan county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • San Juan County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1888 and Birth / Death Records from 1898–1917 / 1897–1917. Vital Records are also available from the Southeastern Utah District Health Department or the State Archives. The County Clerk's responsibilities are to conduct Countywide elections, issue marriage licenses, issue business licenses for the unincorporated county.
  • San Juan County Recorder has Land Records from 1883. The County Recorder's duties include Record, store and retrieve land documents in the public record; Assist the public in locating real property parcels on ownership plats; Assist the public in locating records; Record Military Discharges and provide certified copies of these documents at no charge; Sell copies of documents and plats to the public.
  • San Juan County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1888  and Court Records from 1888. The County Clerk of District Court duties services include Divorce, Protective Orders, Guardianship and other civil matters.

San Juan County, Utah Census Records

San Juan County, Utah Vital Records

San Juan County, Utah Resources

San Juan County, Utah External Links

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