Series 23260
Washington County (Utah). County Recorder Mortgage index

Dates: 1954-1978.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The Washington County recorder kept a mortgage index beginning in 1954, which identifies mortgages and mortgage related documents. She recorded this index in two separate volumes, one referencing mortgagors and the other mortgagees. For each entry, she noted the type of document, the names of mortgagee and mortgagor, the date of the document and date of filing, and a description of the property. She included the book and page number where the document was recorded. The index refers to mortgages, corporate mortgages, trust deeds, and satisfactions or releases of mortgage. Frequently, releases of mortgage also include the book and page where the mortgage was originally recorded. Infrequently, the index also refers to chattel mortgages, contracts, liens and releases of a lien, notices of default and Federal income tax liens and releases.


By mortgagee or mortgagor, thereunder alphabetical.

The recorder kept separate books indexing mortgagees and mortgagors. Therefore, each entry was made in both indexes. She grouped entries alphabetically and then listed them chronologically thereunder.

Research Note

Inclusive dates in each index book are not exact because the recorder carried each letter forward on a different date (approximately 1973). The mortgagor index identifies the party granting the document, and the mortgagee index identifies the party receiving it. Therefore, a mortgage is listed in the mortgagor index under the name of the persons taking out the mortgage and in the mortgagee index under the name of the financial institution. A release of mortgage is the reverse, listing the financial institution as the mortgagor and the borrower as a mortgagee.

Related Records

Official records from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 7067, contain most of the documents referred to in this index.

Mortgages from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 82705, contain a few of the documents referred to in this index.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

The Washington County mortgage index was microfilmed by Utah State Archives in May 1982 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in January 2001.

Indexing Terms

  • Mortgages--Washington County (Utah).
  • Deeds of trust--Washington County (Utah).
  • Washington County (Utah)--Recording and registration.

Container List

1 Mortgagee Index Book 1 (June 1954-ongoing)
2 Mortgagee Index Book 2 (ongoing-Aug 1978)
2 Mortgagor Index Book 1 to S-1967 (June 1954-ongoing)
3 Mortgagor Index Book 1 from S-1967 (June 1954-ongoing)
3 Mortgagor Index Book 2 (ongoing-Aug 1978)

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.