How to Obtain Divorce Certificates in Utah?
Occasionally, long after you are divorced, you will need a copy of your divorce certificate for insurance, legal, employment, or business purposes. This document verifies your name, identity, and marital status. If your divorce took place in Utahan follow the process below to get one.
The State of Utah has strict restrictions on who can access divorce records. Only immediate family may obtain a copy of your divorce record.
The Utah Department of Health used to manage divorce records up to 2010, but any divorce after that is now handled by the district court where the divorce was granted.
When you contact the court clerk’s office to obtain your record you will need the following information:
- Your full name, address, and phone number.
- A copy of a valid photo ID (driver’s license, military or state ID, passport).
- Full name of husband.
- Full name of wife (including maiden name).
- Date of the divorce.
- The number of copies requested.
- Your relationship with either party.
- County where the divorce took place.
Some counties offer phone service where you can call to perform a search and then order online and pay with a credit card. Other counties offer walk-in service. You will need to contact your specific county courthouse for the specifics of what they offer and how you can best obtain the copy of your divorce record.
Fees will vary by county but should be less than $30 per copy. Some counties may offer expedited service for an additional charge.
You may also use a service like VitalChek to do an online search and request a copy of your divorce certificate through them. They offer expedited services, and you can pay with a credit card. Additional fees may apply for expedited service.
Another option is to contact your original divorce lawyer and get a copy from them. They are required by law to keep legal documents for some number of years. If they don’t have yours on file, they can get a copy for you.