For General Inquiries and Questions please email or call the City Recorder: or 801-264-2662

If you have an appointment please come to the NEW address: 10 East 4800 South, Room 155, Murray, UT 84107


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The Recorder Division is part of the Finance & Administration Department. Click HERE to be redirected to the Finance & Administration landing page. 


The Murray City Recorder's Office has been responsible for maintaining the public records since 1903 when Murray City was incorporated.


City Recorder

  • Maintaining permanent records for the City
  • Maintaining special event records for the City
  • Acting as the Election Official for all official municipal elections for the Murray City Mayor and City Council offices
  • Administering the countersignature on official City documents
  • Providing administrative support to the Mayor, along with the municipal council

Deputy City Recorder

  • Acting as the City Recorder in his/her absence
  • Conducting formal public bid openings and attending pre-bid conferences
  • Evaluating bids, sources of supply, and goods in terms of cost, service, quality, and suitability
  • Negotiating terms with vendors
  • Acting as the purchasing agent
  • Providing ongoing consultation, assistance, and training to City department managers and employees concerning purchasing policies and procedures


2023 Annual City Council Meeting Notice - Updated June 30, 2023 (PDF)

2023 Annual Meeting Notice - Updated June 30, 2023 (PDF)

City Recorders through the Years

NameStart YearEnd Year
M. A. Wilumsen19031903
Charles Brown19031904
D. F. Cahoon19041907
W. J. Warenski19081933
R. R. Rasmussen19341948
E. Rex Thompson19491950
Alvin W. Wahlquist19511971
LaRell Muir19721977
Ludell P. Pierson19781998
Carol Heales19992011
Jennifer Kennedy20122021
Brooke Smith2021Current

Photos and Documents: 

"April 10, 1903

Dear Sir: 

I herewith tender to you my resignation as City Recorder same to take effect immediately. 

Very Truly, 

M.A. Willumsen"

The American Eagle

"Advertising is the Key, keeping everlasting at it leads to success. A business without and "ad" in the paper is like a railway train minus a locomotive" 

Charles Brown 1903-1903
Charles Brown (mayor) - Wikipedia
Charles Brown was mayor of Murray, Utah from 1906 to 1909.[1] He was the first mayor of Murray to serve two terms. From 1898 to 1933 he engaged in the grocery business in Murray. He was active in the LDS Church serving a church mission to California from 1896 to 1898.[2] He was a graduate of Murray city public schools and Brigham Young University. During his tenure in office Murray started construction on sidewalks, street lighting, roads, and a city hall.[3]
Prior to serving as Mayor, he was the 
City Recorder for Murray
W. J. Warenski 1908-1933
Alvin W. Wahlquist 1951-1971
Alvin Wahlquist (1906-1982) - Find a Grave Memorial
LaRell Muir 1972-1977
During his administration, Murray constructed its present city hall, (essentially renovating Arlington Elementary School). He was noted for increasing Murray's presence in the arts, especially its sponsorship of the Murray Symphony Orchestra. He was also noted for his opposition of annexing then unincorporated Taylorsville, Utah into Murray which would have doubled its population.

Born in Randolph, Utah, he served in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Holabird, Maryland. Muir served the city of Murray as its Recorder prior to being elected Mayor.
Ludell Pierson 1978-1998
Quickly after graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Japan for three years.  Upon returning home, he enrolled in the University of Utah to further his education.  A while after, he landed a job at Murray City as a Deputy Auditor, which would eventually lead him to becoming the Murray City Recorder from which he retired from.

  1. Brooke Smith

    City Recorder

  2. Laura Bown

    Purchasing Agent and Deputy City Recorder

  3. Recorder

    Physical Address
    10 East 4800 South
    1st Floor
    Murray, UT 84107