Cedar County (Utah). County Recorder

Entity: 2653
Entity Type: County


The county recorder position was created with the creation of the county by the territorial legislature in January 1856. The recorder was authorized to maintain permanent books of land ownership and transfers. The recorder's office was abolished with the dissolution of the county in 1862.

Biography/History Notes

The county recorder was to record land transfers and conveyances. By so recording, he validated deeds, bonds, and mortgages. He also was to keep city and town plats, land surveys, and surveys of roads and public works.

The county recorder was publicly elected for a four year term. He filed an oath and bond, approved by the county court, with the county clerk-in many cases, himself. The county court could appoint a recorder if there was a vacancy.