The position of City Recorder is a statutory position, meaning Utah law requires every city or town to have a recorder or clerk. (The terms 'recorder' and 'clerk' are used to mean the same thing throughout Utah law.) The City Recorder is responsible for all records relating to the business of the City. This includes minutes of meetings, ordinances, contracts, oaths of office, resolutions, and records requests.
The City Recorder also serves as the City Election Officer and is responsible for coordinating and supervising municipal elections with Washington County.
For details on how to register and other election information go to the Voter/Elections page on this site. More information about voting can be found at the Washington County Clerk's Office website.
Agendas for meetings for specific city commissions and boards can be found on this website on the Boards and Commissions page. Meeting agendas and minutes are posted on this website for one year. Audio recordings of each meeting are available on the Utah Public Notice website. Link to their page. A fee is charged for CDs of audio recordings.
The public can also register to receive notifications of agenda postings automatically by email at the Utah Public Meeting Notice Website.
Requesting Copies of City Records
The public may request public records by downloading a GRAMA Request Form (PDF) from the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service. Submit your application in person, or email your records request.
Note: There is a different GRAMA Form for Police Departments (PDF).
Fill out this form and turn it in to the City Recorder for processing. Requests take a minimum of one week from date of request to process.
Notary services are available free of charge from the City of Hurricane. Please call the City offices first to be sure that a notary is available before coming to the city offices.
City Budget Information
As required by state code, Hurricane City financial reports, budget, and impact fee information are submitted to the Office of the Utah State Auditor.
The Washington County Clerk's Office is responsible for marriage licenses, voter registration, election information, and information for obtaining a passport.
Note: If you are planning on operating a business within the city limits of Hurricane, please contact our Business Licensing Office.
Division of Archives & Records Service
The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service manages records created by state and local agencies within Utah. They provide access to historical government records through the Division's website. The Division also assists governmental entities with their records management duties.
Utah Office of Vital Records & Statistics
The Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics administers the statewide system of Vital Records and Statistics by documenting and certifying the facts of births, deaths, and family formation for the legal purposes of the citizens of Utah. It also participates in the National Vital Statistics Systems and responds to the needs of health programs, health care providers, businesses, researchers, educational institutions, and the Utah public for data and statistical information.