Utah birth records that are more than 100 years old can be found freely accessible at the Division of Archives and Records Service. They have nearly complete birth records from 1905 until 1911, and many partial county records even earlier. The earliest records are for Salt Lake City and Ogden. They both began recording births in 1890, and Park City started not long after in 1892. More details on their holdings are listed on their website (http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/birth.htm) including several online indexes that you can search through their site.
To visit the Archives in person, they are located at 300 South Rio Grande in Salt Lake City. Most of their records are on microfilm and the research room is open Monday to Thursday.
When looking for records more recent than 100 years, you'll need to contact the state's Vital Statistics office. These Utah birth records are no longer considered public domain and will only be released to immediate family members. The allowed relations include parent, child, sibling, spouse as well as grandparents and grandchildren. You are also permitted to request your own birth record. If that applies, you can submit an application to get a certified copy of a birth certificate.
Utah is one of the few states that has an online ordering system that doesn't involve extra fees or a third-party system. They have an online ordering form (https://silver.health.utah.gov/birthapp.html) where you can supply all the necessary information as well as your credit card number.
If you prefer the more traditional options, you can order a Utah birth record through the mail or in person. A form for you to print out can be downloaded from the Vital Records website (https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/Birth.pdf). The form requires the name of the person whose record you seek, their date and place of birth, as well as the names of both parents and their birth dates. You also have to identify yourself and include a photocopy of your own government issued photo ID. The form lists the acceptable IDs that can be used.
With the form, you also need to include the current search fee. For a Utah birth record, it will cost you $18 USD. You can pay in cash if you visit the office in person, or else you'll need to enclose a check or money order. In the event that the record you want can't be found, there are no refunds. If you need multiple copies, you can get extras for $8 each if you order them at the same time.
The address for mailing is the Office of Vital Records and Statistics, PO Box 141012, Salt Lake City UT, 84114-1012 USA and you can expect your records back within 3 weeks. For quicker service, you can visit the office in person for while you wait records providing you arrive before 5:30pm. The street address for the office is 288 North 1460 West in Salt Lake City. The counter is only open Monday to Thursday during usual business hours.
You can also access genealogical documents at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Its open daily to the public at no charge. Their address is 35 North West Temple Street Room 344.
Follow these steps to request Utah birth certificates by mail:
You will need to print out and complete a Utah Birth Certificate request form.
Make a copy of your photo ID. All information on the ID should be legible.
Mail in the completed application and identification to the address below. You will also need to include a check or money order covering the $18 search fee.
For additional information on how to access Utah birth records, contact:
Utah Department of Health
Office of Vital Records and Statistics
P.O. Box 141012
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012
Requesting Utah Birth Certificates
You can request Utah birth records through the Utah Department of Health. The Department of Health has Utah birth records on file since 1905.
Methods For Ordering
If you need to order Utah birth records, there are several ordering methods that you can use to make your request. You can order certificates online through the Utah Department of Health and a third party vendor. You can also place your order by phone and mail or by visiting the Salt Lake office in person.
Limited Access To Birth Records
Utah birth records are considered private information, and therefore only select people have the authority to access them. In order to have your request processed, you must be the person named on the certificate, their parents or grandparents, a spouse, a sibling, or a child or grandchild. Identification is required when making a request.