David Carpenter

I have spent over 25 years in the civil engineering field as a designer. I have worked on projects from water treatment plants, Utah Light Rail, major highways, and private bridges. The transition from what I am doing now to the Recorders Office feels seamless.
My civil design background, along with my real estate knowledge, is valuable in the day-to-day operations of the Recorders office.
I know that I can be an asset to the existing team. I have computer knowledge and record keeping experience that will be very applicable to assist the office in following through with mandates imposed on the office.
17 years ago I married Tracy (Pehrson) Carpenter and into a family with a long-standing history in San Juan County. We took the first opportunity to move to Monticello. I love this area, the people, and the life in San Juan County.
I earned my Real Estate License in 2013 and have been actively involved in assisting homeowners buy and sell their property. I know my passion for San Juan County shows by taking the time and care to find the right property or home for my clients.
The functions and duties of the County Recorder are specified by and required by state law. He/she records documents and maps and also maintains cross-reference indexes to these records.
The office provides for the subsequent retrieval of records for public viewing and produces copies and certifications of the records.
A set of maps or “plats” are kept up to date, which show the current ownership of every tract of land in the county. The ownership of real property is the basis for taxes assessed.
The Assessor bases his work upon the information turned over to that office by the Recorder, and in turn the Treasurer collects the taxes. Therefore it is the responsibility of the Recorder to ensure that the records accurately reflect the status of each parcel in the county.
As the Project CADD Lead on many projects, I have had the responsibility of maintaining, servicing and securing large record libraries of design and construction documents, which are very similar in nature to the information maintained by the Recorders Office.
I also managed design teams ranging from five to 25 people with disciplines ranging from technical writers and junior design engineers to submittal and production staff.
I have performed survey data collection and post collection processing. I have worked with many companies as IT and computer support, software development, integrating functionality and user interface.
I plan to bring a new perspective to the County Recorders Office through a greater use of technology.
I will effectively and objectively perform all due diligence prior to implementing technology changes within the Recorders office. Ensuring that the best interests of ALL the citizens of San Juan County are maintained.
I believe I have the right experience and knowledge to oversee all aspects of the recorders office and would appreciate your vote.

San Juan Record

49 South Main St
PO Box 879
Monticello, UT 84535

Phone: 435.587.2277
Fax: 435.587.3377
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday