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As you may have noticed on your individual property tax notice, it is comprised of several taxpayer service entities that support your geographic area. In order to fund the taxpayer service provider's budgets, each entity receives revenue from property tax collections.
By statute, the Treasurer is an independent elected official because our customers span all of Salt Lake County. These customers include all property taxpayers and the 71 entities that provide taxpayer services across all of Salt Lake County. The Treasurer is the focal point intersection for collecting and then distributing the over $1 billion for taxpayer services. An interesting side note is that SLCo operations make up only ten (10) of those countywide entities.
School Districts includes Canyons, Granite, Jordan, Salt Lake, & Statewide. The breakdown is as follows.
SLCo mandated contribution to statewide school districts
Bond Debt ServiceThis funds payments of principal and interest on general obligation bonds for the construction of public buildings and capital projects which have been approved by a vote of the public.
Capital ImprovementFunding for ongoing operational and maintenance needs and future growth requirements.
Clark PlanetariumThis funds the Clark Planetarium operations.
Flood ControlFunding for countywide flood control programs.
General FundMayor operated outreach services and administrative operations.
Government ImmunityThis funds the County's self insurance program to cover litigation and potential liabilities.
Health ServicesThis funds the provision for countywide health services.
Library ServicesFunds all SLCo library operations outside of Murray and Salt Lake City library services.
Tax AdministrationThis funds the recording and assessing properties, collection and distribution of property tax, tax relief, property tax appeals, legal representation, and other functions related to taxation.
Township Tort LiabilityThis fund covers possible litigation in the Townships areas caused by County-run Township Services.
City services include: Emergency Services, Weed & Debris, Parks & Recreation, Administrative Services, etc. The Treasurer collects for and distributes to the following cities:
Taxpayer service providing entities across the valley who have not been successful collecting from residents for services rendered, can certified those individuals to the County for collection. This nonpayment then appears on the residents official tax notice from the County for collection. Once collected it is then distributed to the certifying entity.
The Salt Lake County Treasurer collects and distributes these funds for the following 39 entities.