Recorder's Office

The City Recorder's office is located in Room 101 on the main floor of the Orem City Center. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays. Please feel free to contact us at the numbers listed below. We would be happy to help you.

The Recorder's Office is also a passport acceptance facility. We accept passport applications Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. For details, click here.


Under the general supervision of the City Manager, the Recorder's Office is responsible for coordinating City Council meeting documents (Agendas and Minutes), and monitoring compliance with laws governing public meetings and City records. The City Recorder and staff have the job of keeping the official record of all City Council actions, including resolutions, ordinances and minutes.

The Recorder's Office preserves historical records of the City and provides records research for the public. Other responsibilities encompass records management (including inactive records storage), maintenance and distribution of the City Code and distribution of the General Plan. All records are handled in accordance with the Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA).

All public noticing including meetings, agendas, and ordinances are posted by this office.

The City Recorder and staff coordinate and administer the City’s Municipal Election and election related activities. This includes the recruiting, hiring, and training of election poll workers, and providing forms and general process information to the public.

The General Plan

The *Orem General Plan is the official statement of goals and policies for the future development in the City of Orem. The plan describes general, long-range goals and related policies to guide growth and development within the City.

You can obtain a copy of the Orem General Plan from the link above or in the Recorder's Office. Please call ahead to give the office ample time to make copies. Copies can be made on CD or paper.

Call the Recorder's Office for further information and pricing at (801) 229-7298 or (801) 229-7074.

*You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view pdf files.

Requesting Public Records Information

Please print and fill out a Records Request Form with as much detail as possible. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the pdf files. Once you have filled out the form, you may fax, mail, or bring the form to:

Recorder's Office
56 North State Street
Orem, UT 84057
tel:(801) 229-7298
fax: (801) 229-7197

Please allow 10 business days to process your request.

Recorder's Office FAQ

How do I find out who actually owns certain property?

The County Recorder's Office has that information and can be reached at (801) 851-8179.

How can I find out what my actual property lines are?

The County Recorder's Office has that information and can be reached at (801) 851-8179.

How can I find out about easements on my property?

The County Recorder's Office has that information and can be reached at (801) 851-8179.

How can I find out the legal description of a property in Orem?

The County Recorder's Office has that information and can be reached at (801) 851-8179.

Follow this link to Orem's Planning and Zoning information.

Orem City

Orem, UT // 56 North State Street // Phone: 801.229.7000


About Orem City

The City of Orem was organized in 1919 and named after Walter C. Orem, President of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad. Orem is now the commercial and technological center for Central Utah and is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Housing, educational, and employment opportunities continue to be in high demand as Orem's population passes 91,000 residents.

The City of Orem is located on the eastern shore of Utah Lake and extends on the east to Provo and the foothills of Mount Timpanogos. It shares the general location with Provo, and its history is closely related to that of Provo. Its recent explosive development and growth have resulted in Orem becoming the fifth-largest city in Utah according to the 2010 US Census.