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Summit County, Utah (Map It) was created on January 13, 1854 from Salt Lake County and Green River County. The county was named for the high elevations in the county, which includes 39 of Utah's highest peaks. Learn More About State of Utah History
Summit County is bordered by Rich County (north), Morgan County (northwest), Salt Lake County (westside), Wasatch County (south), Duchesne County (south), Daggett County (east), Sweetwater County, Wyoming (northeast), Uinta County, Wyoming (north).
Summit County Cities and Towns include Coalville, Kamas, Oakley, Park City, Francis, Henefer. A Map of Summit County, Utah contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Summit County, Utah Courthouse Records
Summit 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 Summit 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.
- Summit County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1887 and Birth / Death Records from 1898–1905. Vital Records are also available from the Summit County Public 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.
- Summit County Recorder has Land Records from 1862. 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.
- Summit County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1866 and Court Records from 1866. The County Clerk of District Court duties services include Divorce, Protective Orders, Guardianship and other civil matters.
Summit County, Utah Census Records
- Learn More: State of Utah Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Census and Census Substitutes: 1850-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Summit 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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