The county recorder’s office is a central location to find all documents related to properties owned in the county. So the job of the recorder is to simply accept, record, organize, and store documents such as deeds, liens, and other documents that support that information.
Within Utah’s property tax system, Recorders must provide the county assessor with property ownership information by January 30 of each year so that the assessor can formalize their efforts to accurately value to each property.
But property records isn’t all, they also keep a number of other government records for the county, including court-related documents.
Recorders have to be skilled at not only keeping all these records organized, but they also have to keep them preserved and follow protocols for retention and making them available to the public under Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act.