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November 15, 2022

Utah’s Records Transparency Websites Have a New Look!

Government records are the property of the state (Utah Code 63A-12-105(1)). The public has a right to open and fair access to records that are classified as public. At the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service, we take transparency very seriously. Our Open Government team maintains two important websites for the state of Utah: the Utah Public Notice Website,
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October 16, 2019

Our History: 50 Years Of Service

As noted in the last blog in this series, the Utah State Archives was born as an office in the State Historical Society, before being moved out and on its own as part of the state’s Little Hoover Commission study on government organization. This move became official in 1969 when the “Archives and Records Service Act” was passed and the
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March 27, 2019

It’s Time for Another RIMM Webinar Series!

Records and Information Management Month (RIMM) 2019 is here! To celebrate we are hosting a webinar each week in April. General Retention Schedules by Rebekkah Shaw and Heidi Steed, RIM Specialists at the Utah State Archives Wednesday, April 3, Noon-1:00 p.m. Rebekkah and Heidi will have a discussion about the general retention schedules–how they have changed, why they’re changing, and
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April 19, 2017

Endangered Data Week

Endangered Data A healthy democracy relies on an active and informed citizenry, which in turn depends on transparent government and open access to information. Today, this reality is under constant threat, whether from the fragile nature of digital data or the ongoing risk that information can be easily removed from the public domain. Threats like these demand a greater awareness and accountability
March 17, 2016

Portal Upload and Download Help Pages Added

Two new pages were added to the Open Records Portal Help Center today: Upload Files Download / View Uploaded Files Each page includes instructions for both requesters and records officers. As always, please let us know if you have any questions or feedback. Thanks!
March 15, 2016

New Login Help Page Added

We’ve added a new page to the help section for the portal: Login. If you’re having problems logging in to the portal, this page may help. If not, let us know and we’ll work with you to get you logged in!
February 19, 2016

The Portal now closes requests automatically!

We’ve fixed the “Approve”/”Approve and Close” issue! Now, when you “Approve” a records request on the Open Records Portal, the request is considered completed and is closed automatically. Denying or referring the request will also close the request automatically. (You may always re-open the request if necessary.) Thank you to everyone for your feedback. We hope this change makes it
February 11, 2016

Troubleshooting Portal Login and Training Registration

We’ve created a step-by-step guide to help people solve issues logging in to the Portal or signing up for training. You may access the troubleshooter at or access it below. If you’re still having trouble logging in, you can contact DTS at 800-678-3440 or visit to put a ticket in. If you’re able to log in but can’t register for