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San Juan County, Utah (Map It) was created on February 17, 1880 from Kane County, Iron 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, UT Courthouse
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
- Learn More: State of Utah Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Census and Census Substitutes: 1850-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
San Juan County, Utah Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Utah Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1905 to present
- Marriage and Divorce Records: from 1978 to present. see County Clerk for earlier records.
- Locations: Utah Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics, 288 North 1460 West, PO BOX 141012, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012
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