Utah Architecture: Web/Government Resources

This guide will direct you to resources about Utah architects and architecture.

Salt Lake County Assessor's Office

What you will find at the Salt Lake County Assessor's Office:

  • Current data on the value of a property (both land and structure).
  • Search for property by owner's name, address, or parcel number here
  • Full description of the property: building style, number of rooms, year built, wall type, acreage, and more.
  • Photographs are available for some lots
  • Maps of the neighborhood by parcel
  • Values of other properties in the neighborhood
  • Property tax information (search by parcel number)

Salt Lake County Archives

What you will find at the Salt Lake County Archives:

  • Property tax appraisal cards (1936-1980s): See an example of the kind of information this card provides here
  • Photographs of buildings recorded in the tax appraisal cards.
  • Building Permits which document construction of new buildings.
  • Land Title Certificates which document any changes to land ownership. 
  • Aerial Photographic Maps

This content is not available online. Contact Salt Lake County Archives to make a research appointment.

Recommended Web Resources

Utah Heritage Foundation 

      Information on current preservation efforts throughout Utah, as well as completed restoration projects.

Salt Lake Modern

Salt Lake City Historic Landmarks Commission

National and Local Preservation Organizations (list provided by Utah State History)

Salt Lake County Recorder's Office

      Visit the Recorder's Office to find a chain of title (record of property ownership).

Salt Lake City & Regional Planning

This list was provided courtesy of Alison Regan's libguide on Salt Lake City.

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