Utah Deed Requirements
To be valid, Utah deeds must meet the requirements of Utah law. These requirements include:
- The original deed or a certified copy must be presented for recording. Utah Code § 17-21-20(a).
- The deed must be written in English or accompanied by an accurate English translation. Utah Code § 17-21-20(b).
- The first page of the deed must include a brief title, heading, or caption that states the title of the deed. Utah Code § 17-21-20(c).
- The deed must include a valid legal description of the property being conveyed. Utah Code § 17-21-20(d); Utah Code § 57-3-105(2).
- The deed must have original signature and be notarized with the notary stamp with the seal legible. Utah Code § 17-21-20(f), (g).
- The name of each person who signs the deed should appear in print beneath each person’s signature. Utah Code § 17-21-22.
- The deed must name the grantees. Utah Code § 57-3-105(e).
- The deed must include a mailing address to be used for assessment and taxation. Utah Code § 57-3-105(e).
In addition to these statewide requirements, there are several requirements that county recorders may include. These requirements are specified in Utah Code § 17-21-20(3) and include:
- The deed must be on white paper that is 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches in size.
- The deed must have a margin of one inch on the left and right sides and at the bottom of each page.
- The deed must have a space of 2-1/2 inches down and 4-1/2 inches across the upper right corner of the first page and a margin of one inch at the top of each following page.
- The deed cannot be on sheets of paper that are continuously bound together at the side, top, or bottom.
- The deed cannot contain printed material on more than one side of each page.
- The deed must be printed in black ink and not have text smaller than seven lines of text per vertical inch.
- The deed must be sufficiently legible to make certified copies.
The parcel identification number that is used for property tax purposes should be included on the first page of the deed or added to the legal description of the property.
Each deed created by our Deed Generator is attorney-designed to meet these requirements and to be eligible for recording in all Utah counties.