Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Death Records

Information in death records may include name, date and place of birth, cause of death, parent's names and birthplaces, spouse and burial location.

Related subjects: Birth records, Cemetery records, Family History, Miltary records (overseas death certificates), Probate records

Death Records, Pre-1898

No governmental agencies were required by law to record deaths prior to 1898. Though not required to do so, some cities registered deaths prior to 1898. For other areas of Utah, try cemetery and burial records, newspaper obituaries, or private family and church records.

Salt Lake City (Utah). City Recorder  
Death and burial register, 1848-1933. online index with images
Series 21866
bear river health department
[Logan City, 1863-] Contact Agency
Beaver County Clerk  
Death record, 1881-1949. Series 27396
Ogden City Recorder
Death register, 1890-1905. Series 27191

Death Records, 1898-1905

County clerks became responsible for recording deaths beginning in 1898 [see sample register entry].

A name index to all counties prepared by the Utah Genealogical Society is available in the Research Center.

Beaver County  
Death register, 1900-1905 | online index Series 83774
Box Elder County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 84099
Brigham City  
Death register, 1898-1941 Series 23382
Cache County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 83782
Carbon County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 83870
Daggett County  
(see Uintah County)  
Davis County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 84244
Duchesne County  
(see Wasatch County)  
Emery County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 84040
Garfield County  
Death register, 1896-1905 Series 20231
Grand County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 83887
Iron County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 83762
Juab County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 84176
Kane County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 83802
Millard County  
(no pre-1905 registrations)  
Morgan County  
Death register, 1897-1905 Series 83806
Piute County  
Death register, 1898,1904 Series 19503
Rich County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 20948
Salt Lake County  
Death register, 1897-1905 Series 3864
San Juan County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 84246
Sanpete County  
Death register, 1898-1905 | online index | view book online Series 15842
Sevier County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 84245
Summit County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 83863
Tooele County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 84247
Uintah County  
Death register, 1900-1901, 1904-1905 Series 84030
Utah County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 24144
Wasatch County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 20903
Washington County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 23520
Wayne County  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 84085
Weber County [excluding Ogden]  
Death register, 1898-1905 Series 84248

Death Records, 1904-1964

In late 1904, the Utah Deptment of Health assumed responsibility for creating death certificates for all individuals who died in Utah.

Office of Vital Records and Statistics  
Death certificates, 1905- online index with images Series 81448
Division of Archives and Records Service  
Military death certificates, 1941-1953. Series 3769

Death Records, 1965-present

See Obtaining Death Records Research Guide for records less than 50 years old.