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As you may have noticed on your 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 72 entities that provide taxpayer services across all of Salt Lake County. The Treasurer is the focal point 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.
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 ImprovementsFunding 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 FundThis funds the general operation of county government including, emergency services, road maintenance, law enforcement, recreation, economic development, public & mental health, aging services, weed spraying, prosecution of criminals, jail services, etc.
Government Immunity - SLCoThis funds the County's self insurance program to cover litigation and potential liabilities.
Health DepartmentThis funds the provision for countywide health services.
Library ServicesFunds all County library operations outside of Murray and Salt Lake City library services.
County Assessing & CollectingThis funds the recording and assessing of properties, collection and distribution of property tax, tax relief, property tax appeals, legal representation, and other functions related to taxation.
Government Immunity - Unincorporated SLCoThis fund covers potential liabilities and litigation in the unincorporated areas.
Municipal Services - Unincorporated SLCoRemaining unincorporated SLCo municipal services funding.
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.