Utah County Develops a Fully Online Marriage License System
December 16, 2019
Before being elected clerk/auditor of Utah County, Amelia Powers Gardner got married there. To get a marriage license, she and her fiancé had to visit an office during working hours, fill out forms on a clipboard and watch a worker retype that same info. After all that, a license was finally printed.
Gardner, who ran for office on a platform of making government work better and cheaper, found the process antiquated and overly manual. She said she didn’t think the system had been updated “since the invention of Microsoft Excel.” She also knew her sister’s husband’s name on their Utah County marriage license and certificate was misspelled. It was time for a change.