Birth Records

Information in birth records may include name, date and place of birth, parent's names and birthplaces. Often the individual's name is not included so the parent's names may need to be known.

Related subjects: Death records, Family History, Probate records (guardianships), Adoptions

Birth Records, Pre-1898

No governmental agencies were required by law to record births prior to 1898. Though not required to do so, Salt Lake City and Ogden began registering births in 1890 and Park City began registering births in 1892.

Salt Lake Valley Health Department
[Salt Lake City, 1890-1950.]   Contact Agency
Salt Lake County Archives
Birth records, 1890-1911.   View Online
Ogden City Recorder
Birth register, 1890-1905. Index
Online
Series 27190
Park, City (Utah)
Birth registers, 1892-1897.   Series 85147

Birth Records, 1898-1905

County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898.

Beaver County    
Birth registers, 1897-1905 Index Series 83773
Box Elder County    
Birth registers, 1898-1905   Series 84098
Cache County    
Birth registers, 1898-1905   Series 83781
Carbon County    
Birth registers, 1898-1905 Index Series 83869
Daggett County    
(see Uintah County)    
Davis County    
Birth registers, 1898-1905 Index Series 11802
Duchesne County    
(see Wasatch County)    
Emery County    
Birth registers, 1898-1905 Index Series 84038
Garfield County
Birth registers, 1898-1905 Online Series 84073
Grand County
Birth registers, 1898-1905 Online Series 83886
Iron County
Birth registers, 1898-1905 Online Series 83761
Juab County
Birth registers, 1898-1905   Series 84175
Kane County
Birth registers, 1900-1905 Online Series 83801
Millard County    
None    
Morgan County
Birth registers, 1897-1905   Series 83806
Piute County
Birth registers, 1898 Index Series 19502
Rich County
Birth registers, 1898-1905 Index Series 20947
Salt Lake County
Birth registers, 1898-1905 Index Series 3922
San Juan County
Birth registers, 1898-1905   Series 84239
Sanpete County
Birth registers, 1898-1905 Index
Online
Series 84106
Sevier County
Birth registers, 1898-1905   Series 84238
Summit County
Birth registers, 1898-1905   Series 83862
Tooele County
Birth registers, 1898-1905   Series 84240
Uintah County
Birth registers, 1895-1904 Index Series 84029
Utah County
Birth registers, 1898-1905   Series 84185
Wasatch County
Birth registers, 1898-1905   Series 83881
Washington County
Birth registers, 1898-1905   Series 3166
Wayne County
Birth registers, 1898-1905   Series 84084
Weber County [excluding Ogden]
Birth registers, 1898-1905 Index Series 5107
Birth certificates

Birth Records, 1905-1915

In late 1904, the Utah Dept. of Health assumed responsibility for creating birth certificates for all individuals who were born in Utah.

Office of Vital Records and Statistics

Birth certificates

Index Series 81443

Delayed Birth Certificates

People found they needed a birth certificate when born before statewide registration, or they did not have their birth registered within the allowed time limit. Starting informally around 1916 and codified into Utah law in 1941, delayed birth certificates were issued a year or more after the birth and provide all the same rights as a birth certificate. The earliest birth in Utah in this series is from 1862.

Office of Vital Records and Statistics  
Delayed Birth Certificates, 1905-[ongoing] Series 81445

Birth Records, 1916-present

See Obtaining Birth Records Research Guide for records less than 100 years old.

Native American Birth Certificates

Native Americans living on or sometimes near reservations had birth certificates maintained separately during the early 20th century. Contact the Office of Vital Records and Statistics for copies.

Office of Vital Records and Statistics  
Native American Birth Certificates, 1916-1952. Series 81444

Page Last Updated August 19, 2016.