The Municipal Services District (MSD) manages the revenue and the budget paying for delivery of municipal services for the metro townships and unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County, as well as for cities within the county that join or contract with the MSD for municipal services.
Municipal services are services often managed by cities, such as road
maintenance and street lights, storm drains, and snow removal.
See a complete list of the municipal services Salt Lake County currently provides.
The MSD will be managed by a Board of Trustees composed of locally elected council members.
Prior to November 2016, (when elections are held for city and metro township council members) the Salt Lake County Council will act as the MSD Board of Trustees.
In January 2017, when city and metro township council chairs take office, the MSD Board will consist of each metro township council chair, city council member, two county council representatives and the county mayor as the district executive.
MSD Board of Trustees members will have weighted votes based on their community's population.
Sales tax revenue from the unincorporated areas of the county, as well as sales tax revenue from metro townships and cities that join or contract with the MSD to provide services will make up the budget.
(Since 1977, the county has paid for municipal services through a separate municipal services fund. The new Municipal Services District will operate in similar fashion.)