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Utah Background Check Resources

Background checks are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of Utah, public records are readily available to anyone wishing to obtain them through appropriate official state agency channels. Background checks are instrumental in the parties' ability to enter into various legally binding contracts, and as such, are always a good idea. Background checks generally require a written permission prior to performing the inquiry. Occasionally, it is possible to obtain such reports without permission, but the results may lack in-depth details.

If the background check adversely affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must provide a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer's rights under FCRA, and allow the consumer reasonable time to contest the report. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft, some states (i. e. California) may now require the employer to provide a copy of the background check report to the consumer regardless of its content.

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

UTAH STATE INFORMATION HOT LINE:
(801) 538-1000

UTAH STATE WEB SITE:
www.utah.gov/main/index

Criminal Records
Bureau of Criminal Identification
Box 148280
Salt Lake City UT 84114-8280
(801) 965-4445
(801) 965-4749 (fax)
http://bci.utah.gov

Department of Corrections

Driving Records
Department of Public Safety
Driving Records
PO Box 30560
Salt Lake City UT 84119
(801) 965-4437
(801) 965-4496 (fax)
http://publicsafety.utah.gov/dld/

Vehicle Ownership Information
Motor Vehicle Records
State Tax Commission
210 N 1950 West
Salt Lake City UT 84134
(801) 297-3507
(801) 297-3578 (fax)
http://dmv.utah.gov

Vital Statistics
(birth, death) [divorce, marriage available only at county level]
Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Records
Box 141012
Salt Lake City UT 84114-1012
(801) 538-6105
(801) 538-9467 (fax)
http://health.utah.gov/vitalrecords/

Business/Corporate Records
Commerce Department
Corporate Division
PO Box 146705
Salt Lake City UT 84114
(801) 530-4849
(801) 530-6111 (fax)
www.commerce.utah.gov

Business Names

UCCs [tax liens available only at county level]
Department of Commerce
UCC Division
Box 146705
Salt Lake City UT 84114-6075
(801) 530-4849
(801) 530-6438 (fax)
www.commerce.utah.gov/cor/uccpage.htm

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

Note: Government agencies are continually updating and expanding online access to their records; consequently, this page is continually updated and expanded. Check back for the latest information!

City-County Cross Index

Beaver County
P.O. Box 392
Beaver, UT 84713-0392
(435) 438-5309

Box Elder County
1 S. Main St.
Brigham City, UT 84302-2599
(435) 734-4600

Cache County
170 N. Main
Logan, UT 84321-4541
(435) 750-1300

Carbon County
120 E. Main St.
Price, UT 84501-3034
(801) 637-2150

Daggett County
P.O. Box 219
Manila, UT 84046-0219
(435) 784-3154

Davis County
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, UT 84025-0618
(801) 447-3800

Duchesne County
P.O. Box 270
Duchesne, UT 84021
(435) 738- 2753

Emery County
P.O. Box 907
Castle Dale, UT 84513-0907
(435) 381-2619

Garfield County
P.O. Box 77
Panguitch, UT 84759-0077
(435) 676-8826

Grand County
125 E. Center St.
Moab, UT 84532-2449
(435) 259-1349

Iron County
P.O. Box 429
Parowan, UT 84761-0429
(435) 867-3250

Juab County
160 N. Main St.
Nephi, UT 84648-1412
(435) 623-0901

Kane County
76 N. Main Street
Kanab, UT 84741
(435) 644-2458

Millard County
765 S. Hwy. 99
Fillmore, UT 84631
(435) 743-6223

Morgan County
48 W. Young St.
Morgan, UT 84050
(801) 845-4020

Piute County
P.O. Box 99
Junction, UT 84740
(435) 577-2840

Rich County
P.O. Box 218
Randolph, UT 84064-0218
(435) 793-2415

Salt Lake County
2001 S. State
Salt Lake City, UT 84190-1050
(801) 238-7300

ONLINE: Property
www.slpropertyinfo.org

San Juan County
P.O. Box 789
Monticello, UT 84535
(435) 587-2122

Sanpete County
160 N. Main St.
Manti, UT 84642
(435) 835-2121

Sevier County
250 N. Main St.
Richfield, UT 84701-2158
(435) 896-2700

Summit County
P.O. Box 128
Coalville, UT 84017-0128
(435) 336-3205

Tooele County
47 S. Main St.
Tooele, UT 84074-2194
(435) 843-3210

Uintah County
147 E. Main St.
Vernal, UT 84078-2126
(435) 781-9300

Utah County
100 E. Center
Provo, UT 84606
(801) 429-1172

Wasatch County
25 N. Main St.
Heber City, UT 84032-1827
(435) 654-4676

Washington County
197 E. Tabernacle St.
Saint George, UT 84770
(435) 986-5701

Wayne County
P.O. Box 189
Loa, UT 84747
(435) 836-2731

Weber County
2549 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84401-3111
(801) 395-1060