SEARCH FOR PLATS
|How to Use this Site
|NEW: Our New Utah Land Record site has been redesigned to allow you to find and access all of our Master Title Plats,
Historical Indexes, Cadastral Surveys, and Cadastral Fieldnotes in one location. Searching for land records, plats, and documents has never been easier.
Search For Plats
|Frequently Asked Questions
The BLM collects, analyzes, and records
a tremendous amount of business information about the public lands and
resources, ranging from land title to recreational usage to wildlife habitat.
Much of this data is geographic in nature and is best understood when displayed
and analyzed in spatial form using automated geographic information systems.
This data/information is used to make thousands of business decisions each
year. We recognize that this business information is of great utility
and value to wide variety of other parties, including public land users;
education institutions; public interest groups; other Federal, State, Tribal
and local agencies, and the scientific community.
Today, with the explosive growth of
the Internet and use of Personal Computers in over 40% of all homes in
the United States, expectations of our employees, citizens, and businesses
having transactions with the BLM have significantly changed.
Today, access, speed and accuracy are
key components of the information age. To keep pace with our public
responsibility, it is now necessary to begin the business reengineering
process that can take place using new technology to improve service, reduce
cost, and meet our public obligations. The Land Record Modernization
and Improvement Project (LR-MIP) is a first step in Utah meeting that requirement.
Master Title Plats (MTPs).
The MTP is a graphic depiction of current
land status on a drafted map affecting one particular township. There
are other plats included in the MTP plat group: i.e. Oil &
Gas, Coal, Potash, and other lease mineral plats which are a graphic depiction
of the current lease status on a drafted map affecting one particular township.
Search for Master Title Plat electronic images on this website at:http://www.ut.blm.gov/LandRecords/search_plats.cfm
Historical Indexes (HI).
The HI is a narrative summary of use
and title transactions affecting one particular township. The (MTP/HI)
records were created from the original township Tract Books. As changes
occur within a specific township they are submitted to the State Office
for update to reflect land status changes approved by the BLM and other
agencies. These official records are maintained on file in the State
Office and should be available for use by both internal BLM staff and the
general public to determine land availability, land status, and title/use
information. Utah has 2,587 townships with corresponding MTPs.
Additionally, there are supporting Supplemental Plats, Use Plats, Oil and
Gas Plats, and Historical Indices. It is estimated that in Utah,
the BLM is responsible for maintaining approximately 20,000 MTP/HI documents.
Search for Historical Index electronic image on this website at:http://www.ut.blm.gov/LandRecords/search_plats.cfm
Control Document Index (CDI) Aperture
CDIs are filmed copies of patent and
title documents, withdrawal orders, and opening and closure notices.
The original patent and title documents, withdrawal orders, and related
opening and closure notice comprise the official record used to construct
the CDI. Today, if the information has not been transferred to a
CDI aperture card, copies are made from the original documents for review
and research. These documents or CDIs are used to prepare and maintain
the MTP/HI. These records must be available for use by both internal
and public customers when required to verify the MTP/HI entries.
These records also provide the supporting detail to corroborate the corresponding
MTP/HI entries (Congressional Acts, Other Townships involved, reservation
language, etc.). CDIs are used as a primary reference aid in
the Utah BLM State Office (SO) Public Room. Today the SO is responsible
for maintaining approximately 60,000 CDI cards with another 10,000 hard
copy documents awaiting conversion to either a film or digital format.
Search for Control Document Index electronic images on this website at:
A Cadastral Survey consists of a “plat”
and a written description of the fieldwork “field notes”. The plat represents
the lines surveyed, showing the direction and length of each line, the
boundaries, descriptions and area of the parcel of land, and a delineation
of the culture and improvements within the limits of the survey.
The cadastral survey plats are used in the construction of a MTP plat.
The MTP plat reflects the “Lot” size and placement. As survey plats
are updated this information is incorporated into the MTP plats.
The MTP plats do not reflect the courses and distances shown on survey
plats. Today the SO is responsible for approximately 7,500 cadastral
survey plats. Search for Cadastral Survey Plats and Field Note images
on this website at: http://www.ut.blm.gov/LandRecords/search_plats.cfm
Cadastral Field Notes.
The Cadastral Survey field notes are a integral part of the official record of survey and should
not be separated from the plat. The field notes are the survey notes which were
written as the survey was preformed on the ground and contain information that
may not appear on the face of the plat. Search for Cadastral Field Notes by Volumn
Number, Survey Group and Township and Range on this website at:http://www.ut.blm.gov/LandRecords/search_plats.cfm
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) maintains this server to enhance public
access to BLM information. BLM provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to
the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data.
Only Public information will be maintained on the BLM home page or made
accessible through links to other Web pages. We strongly recommend that BLM data
be acquired directly from a BLM server and not through other sources that may
change the data in some way. Use external links only when there is a direct
relationship between the program coverage of the BLM home page and the material
to which it links.
Some of the documents on this server may contain live references (or
pointers) to information created and maintained by other organizations. Please
note that BLM does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness,
or accuracy of these outside materials.
While BLM makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information,
various data such as names, telephone numbers, etc. may change prior to
updating. BLM welcomes suggestions on how to improve our home page and correct