Each year the Treasurer's Office receives millions of dollars in over-payments on real property. Exhaustive attempts are made throughout the year to return these funds to rightful owners. If owners fail to request a refund, the funds will be applied in the following order - to their delinquencies, as prepayments on their property, or forwarded to the State of Utah as unclaimed property.
Sometimes the owner is aware an over-payment exists, as in the case of Board of Equalization adjustments. More often they are unaware such credit balances exist until they receive notification from the Treasurer.
It is very important ownership is established before a refund can be issued.