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Funding is coming from:
Down payment from 2021 General Obligation Open Space Bond (No more than $15M) A total of $50M was previously approved by Summit County voters in 2021; $16M of which has been committed for Eastern Summit County
Local, state, federal, and private grant funding
Private fundraising efforts
Other non-property tax sources of public monies
$55,000,000 purchase price ($15,000,000 down payment from the GO Open Space Bond, shall be credited against the Purchase Price at Closing)
4.5% annual interest paid quarterly until closing
$5,000 monthly rental for immediate control of the property (Summit County shall receive credit against the Purchase Price for 50% of this cost at closing)
Upon paying the purchase price, the County will own fee simple title to the property and not just a conservation easement.
The County does not believe it will need to raise property taxes to fund this purchase.
The County chose the option agreement structure to gain exclusive control of the property now while at the same time ensuring reasonable time to secure outside sources of funding.
Yes. Snyderville Basin Open Space Advisory Committee (“”BOSAC”) and Summit County Open Space Advisory Committee (“OSAC”) (which represents county wide residents concerning open space evaluations) identified the 910 as a very high priority for funding for western Summit County.
Both OSAC and BOSAC each passed a positive recommendation to the County Manager to purchase the 910.
Summit County has up to four years to purchase the property.
The initial option period expires August 31, 2026
The initial option period can be extended for one additional year for an additional $5 million option fee, which applies to the total purchase price.
Due to the size of the property and many sensitive areas, Summit County will need time to assess the property and develop a variety of plans for the management, operation, and uses on the property.
Summit County will develop plans for forest management, wildlife protection and management, wildfire management, weed management, wetlands and streams management, recreation access and management, and other critical plans.
Guided public events and tours will be forthcoming.
There are grazing operations still taking place on the property and the tenant deserves protection.
There will be public discussion and opportunities for public input concerning the County’s planned plans and policies concerning the 910.
The 910 will be conserved in perpetuity by deed restrictions/conservation easements, depending upon the funding sources.
General discussions about Summit County purchasing the 910 initially started in 2017 but were very preliminary expressions of interest by both parties. Private parties were also interested in purchasing the 910 during that period.
Approximately, one year ago 910’s owner and Summit County commenced focused negotiations, which took some time due to the structure of the transaction.
The final negotiations proceeded very quickly over the three week period prior to closing the transaction.
Summit County closely safeguards property acquisition negotiations to ensure it is able to obtain the best deal possible for the public’s money.
The final terms of the option agreement were the subject of very focused negotiations in the last weeks of this negotiation and closed rather suddenly. Once the terms were finalized, the parties desired a short closing window.
As soon as the terms were final, the County Council quickly scheduled a public hearing for reasons of transparency to make the document public, inform the public of its terms, and to allow public comment. The tight closing window relative to a final document required the notice timing.
The 910’s owner at the time of the negotiations prohibited hunting on the 910 and aggressively enforced that prohibition and aggressively prosecuted poaching.
The prohibition of hunting on the 910 was a very specific, non-negotiable condition to the sale of the property.
Summit County recognizes that hunting is a popular recreation activity in Utah and a matter of sustenance to some. In addition, Summit County views responsible, selective, legal and ethical hunting with carefully determined harvest rates as an important wildlife management tool and is one means of maintaining a balanced ecosystem.
Hunting can generate revenue for conservation efforts, incentivizing the preservation and protection of natural spaces.
Nevertheless, hunting will not be allowed on the 910. Summit County believes that given the historical 30-year hunting prohibition on the 910 Ranch combined with adjacent lands where hunting is allowed, will not result in ecological imbalances on the property.
The 910 will be managed as a wildlife sanctuary.
Probably but limited and highly regulated. East Canyon Creek is a critically important stream and supports a wide variety of wildlife and fish. Activities concerning the stream will be part of the overall management and recreation plans for the 910 Ranch.
Summit County will be the landowner and will be the land use authority.
Detailed decisions related to the use and long-term management will be determined during the development of the 910 management plan.
No management decision for recreation will be officially determined until a thorough and detailed baseline analysis is performed. It is important for Summit County to determine the location of, and avoid disturbance to, sensitive habitats and wildlife use areas before planning for recreational use.
The County has received significant comments from the public asking that the property be well-conserved and to avoid implementing plans and policies that result in the 910 becoming “overloved.”
Buildings will be limited to incidental uses and the development and installation of support facilities, buildings, and structures relating thereto, including but not limited to restrooms, trailheads, parking facilities, visitors centers, educational facilities, storage facilities, garages, caretaker’s quarters, and concessions, all of which would be administered under the direction of the County.
Whenever you find a stray animal and take it into your care, you must report it within 24 hours. Please notify us at the Summit County Animal Shelter at 435-336-3985 as soon as possible.You can then bring the animal to the shelter, or an Officer can come to pick them up from you. Every stray must be under shelter care during its mandatory stray hold, during which Animal Control makes every effort to search for that animal's owners.For more information about the Summit County Animal Control Code please visit:
All dogs living in Summit County MUST be licensed.Dog licenses go hand-in-hand with rabies vaccinations. The expiration date of all licenses shall correspond to the date on which the rabies vaccination expires.Owners should attach the tags to the collar of their dog and make sure that the collar and the tags are constantly worn. Failure to adhere to these codes could result in citation.You can complete your dog’s registration online by following this link.For more information about Summit County Codes please click here.
Dog parents have a responsibility to manage their pet’s behavior and follow certain rules of etiquette:
Yes! Please reach out to us by phone at 435-336-3985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for opportunities about helping clean kennels and to walk and socialize with our adoptable animals.
You can read the Summit County Animal Control Code here. If you have further questions, please call the shelter at 435-336-3985 or email email@example.com.
If you want to know more details about an animal you've seen posted on our Facebook page (i.e. if they are still available, how old they are, and the adoption process), please call the shelter at 435-336-3985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not have foster programs but we do have trial adoption with an animal you intend to adopt. If you have further questions, please call the shelter at 435-336-3985 or email email@example.com
Please fill out this form. If you have further questions, please call the shelter at 435-336-3985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whenever you find a stray animal you need to report it within 24 hours and bring that animal to the shelter or contact the shelter at 435-336-3985 so an officer can come to get the animal to be under our care during its mandatory 5-day stray hold. During that time we will make every effort to search for its owner. Further questions? Please call the shelter at 435-336-3985 or email email@example.com.
The Utah Farmland Assessment Act (FAA, also called the Greenbelt Act) Allows qualifying Agricultural property to be taxed based upon its productive capability instead of the market value. The Use Values that property is taxed on is determined by the Utah State University Study that has been adopted by the farmland advisory committee.
If you would like more information please fill out this form or call our office at (435) 336-3211Applications will be processed for the current tax year if they are received before May1 of that year.
Yes. You may apply and qualify for more than one program. Note that there is a maximum benefit for most programs, which applies across of the programs together. So, even though you may qualify for more than one program, it is possible that one of those programs may provide enough of a tax benefit that you will not receive a tax benefit from the second program.
Yes. We need to make sure that you still own the home, and that there have been no changes in your personal circumstances since your last application. This helps us ensure that tax relief benefits go to people who qualify for them, and that you receive the full benefit that you are allowed by law.
HOUSEHOLD INCOME INCLUDES:1.All taxable and non-taxable income2.Wages & salary3.Bonuses & awards4.Severance pay5.Interest & dividends (including nontaxable from any source)6.Trust income7.Alimony & support payments8.Disability payments9.Loss carry-forwards & depreciation (added back in from tax return deductions)10.Retirement income & pension (gross amount)11.Voluntary contributions to a tax-deferred retirement plan12.Annuities (gross amount)13.Capital gains14.Workers’ compensation, state unemployment, & nontaxable strike benefits15."Loss of time" insurance payments (gross amount)16.Social Security & Medicare17.Cash public assistance or relief. (Includes welfare payments and other cash relief that can be applied to any purchase.)18.Military service paymentsHOUSEHOLD INCOME DOES NOT INCLUDE:1.Federal income tax refunds (See *NOTE below)2.Federal childcare credits (See *NOTE below)3.Federal earned income credits (See *NOTE below)4.Reverse mortgage payments5.Senior program volunteer payments6.Gifts7.Bequests (inheritance)8.Relief in kind from a tax-exempt source (non-government)9.Relief in kind from a public or private agency10.Surplus food11.Food stamps12.Insurance payments (considered compensation for a loss, not income)*NOTE: If a tax “refund” exceeds the amount of taxes due, it is in the nature of “cash public assistance or relief,” and is thus included in “income” under Section 59-2-1202(6)(a).
By state law, the deadline to apply is September 1st, though counties may extend that deadline to December 31st. Summit County has chosen to accept documents until the final deadline of December 31st. However, that deadline is the absolute latest that we are legally allowed to accept an application.Please apply by the early application deadline of September 1st, because we may need additional information, and an application is only considered “submitted” after we receive all supporting documents.
After we receive your application, we will review it to ensure it is complete. If we need additional information, we will mail a letter explaining what additional information we need. We will put your application on hold until we receive the additional information. If we have not received the additional information by the December 31st deadline, we will disapprove your application as incomplete.After we have all of the information we need, we will mail a notification that you have been approved for the program, or—if you were not approved—explain why you did not qualify.If you qualify, we will automatically adjust your taxes. If your application is approved by September 1st, the tax relief should appear on the tax bill you receive in October. After that date, a refund for the benefit amount will be issued to whoever paid the taxes (you or your mortgage company) in November.
If you have already been approved for a tax relief program and are moving to a new home, please notify the Treasurer’s Office. Depending on the tax relief program and where you are moving to, we may be able to transfer your tax relief to your new property, or send you a check for the amount of your tax relief benefit. We can also work with the title company processing your closing to determine the amount of your benefit.
If the property is in a trust, a copy of the relevant sections of the trust document must be included with the application. We will review your trust document to see if it is structured in a way that will allow you to receive the tax benefit. Please contact our office with questions.
All Summit County restaurants were ordered to close on Sunday at 5:00 pm. One exception is made for those who already had an approved delivery or curbside service, like a drive-thru. Anyone wanting to offer curbside service has until 5:00 pm on Tuesday to work with the Health Department to be in compliance.
Summit County performs a thorough investigation of each case that is confirmed positive. At that time the Health Department contacts those who they believe are deemed high risk.
The incubation period for COVID-19 is 2-14 days.
Summit County Health Director Dr. Rich Bullough recommends that you self-monitor for symptoms and then enter the diagnosis system if symptoms do arise.
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Summit County will not be sending out daily press releases, but we will continue to share daily number updates on our website and social media.
Even though this is an emerging and troubling situation, HIPAA laws still apply. We have released all the information that can be made available while remaining compliant with federal regulations. Anyone warranting public health action has been contacted.
Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. (Source CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html)
There are several low-cost projects that you can get started on this weekend!
If your property uses natural gas, request a home energy assessment from Dominion Energy. A home energy auditor will come to your place and evaluate which upgrades are best, and which incentives are available from Dominion Energy. Sign up here. Dominion Energy’s energy efficiency program is called “Thermwise”.
You can also request a virtual home energy assessment and get instant rebates from Rocky Mountain Power. Sign up here. Rocky Mountain Power’s energy efficiency program is called “Wattsmart”.
Do you own a commercial property? Rocky Mountain Power’s Find and Fix program is for you. Find out more information here. Call 1-888-805-7231 to get going. In addition, here is a list of rebates available from Dominion.
In general, folks tend to be eager to install solar panels, but investing in energy efficiency is where you can often find the biggest bang for your buck. Right now you can save thousands of dollars on energy efficiency projects.
Both Rocky Mountain Power and Dominion Energy partner with local contractors to get rebates and incentives in the hands of homeowners and renters. Consider using Rocky Mountain Power’s Trade Ally and Dominion Energy’s Authorized Contractor lists to find contractors, and make sure to ask any professionals you work with to help you apply for incentives and rebates.
Some top upgrades we recommend:
Upgrade to a heat pump. You can get up to $2000 per year by installing heat pumps. Contrary to a common myth, they DO work very well in cold climates. Read more here.
You can get up to $0.65/sf from Rocky Mountain Power or up to $800 from Dominion Energy for added insulation. You can also claim a tax credit for adding insulation on your federal tax return. Income qualified homeowners and renters should check out the Weatherization Assistance Program for potential low and no-cost insulation upgrades.
New windows. $1200 per year tax credit, $2.50/sf incentive from Dominion, PLUS $3.00/sf from Rocky Mountain Power.
ThermWise for natural gas users (Dominion Energy)
Wattsmart for electricity users (Rocky Mountain Power)
Federal tax credits for heating & cooling, water heating, insulation, windows, clean energy, and more. You can even claim a tax credit for upgrading your electric panel which helps make your home ready for electric appliances.
The Utah State’s Department of Environmental Quality offers an incentive to cover up to 50% of EV charging equipment installation at commercial properties.
Additional incentives may be available from Rocky Mountain Power, contact Leaders for Clean Air today.
Installing a level 2 charger at your home? Rocky Mountain Power has an incentive for residential charger installations.
Incentives to swap your turf for more water wise landscaping are available now:
Utah Water Savers and Weber Basin Water Conservancy District list many of the water conservation incentives that are available throughout the State.
Utah Clean Energy has created a great site for Utah homes.
Income qualified homeowners and renters should check out the Weatherization Assistance Program for potential low and no-cost insulation upgrades.In addition, this resource from The White House can help you figure out which incentives are for you.For commercial properties, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency® (DSIRE) website is a regularly updated clearinghouse of all available incentives for energy efficiency and renewables.Summit County and Park City are two of several Utah communities to enable Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE). Developers and building owners pursuing new construction and renovation projects can consider utilizing C-PACE to advance energy improvements in commercial, industrial, and qualifying multifamily buildings. C-PACE is a voluntary innovative financing mechanism for building improvements that result in enhanced energy performance over the lifetime of a building. Eligible improvements include efficient mechanical systems, installation of renewable energy systems, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, water conservation projects and more. To learn more about C-PACE visit: utahcpace.com
Slow the Flow is a great resource for all you can do to save water in Utah.
Utah Water Savers and Weber Basin Water Conservancy District list many of the incentives that are available throughout the State.
Learn more about Localscapes and planting for Utah’s unique climate.
The Office of Consumer Services and other state agencies have information available on programs such as the Home Energy Assistance Target Program (HEAT), the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and more. For Summit County and Park City, you will work through the Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG) to access utility assistance programs.
Deeds are available from the document and onbase search tabs. The recording information, which is the entry number and the book and page, is the easiest way to access a document.
To find the recording information of a document use the account search, the document search, or the sire search.
The 4th quarter is a 0.25% sales tax that can be used to either pay debt service or to fund regionally significant transportation facilities. After the first year, revenue from this option are subject to statewide redistribution to cities (0.10%), transit districts (0.10%), and counties (0.05%). The 5th quarter is a 0.20% sales tax that can be used to fund transit capital purchase and service delivery. 100% of the revenues generated by this sales tax go directly to the County. There is no redistribution.
They are actually very similar to the previously imposed taxes in that they are intended to be used for improvements to our transportation network. The Legislature has made these additional mechanisms available in hopes of filling a funding gap that remained, even with the previous taxes in place.
The difference this time around is that part of these taxes are redistributed statewide, which means that a portion of the revenues collected go directly to cities within a County. However, this also means that revenues from other counties across the state who impose the tax would come to Summit County.
County and cit[ies] staff began implementing projects as soon as the funds became available. The Electric Xpress, the Kimball Junction Circulator, and the Kamas Commuter are all funded through the previously imposed taxes, as are some of the electric bikes and the pedestrian tunnel near Park City High School. Also with this revenue, work has begun on the Jeremy Ranch interchange and the Ecker Park and Ride. The County is in the process of purchasing and improving the Kamas Park and Ride parcel. Both Kamas and Francis also received funding for road overlay projects.
In 2019 with these revenues, the County will construct the Bitner to Silver Creek Road extension, improve trails, expand transit, and begin the environmental phase of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on SR-224. Park City will begin its Bonanza Park Transit Center project along with SR-248 Corridor safety improvements. Coalville City will continue with the design process for reconstruction of Coalville Main Street.
Summit County wants to maintain local control of these funds rather than wait for the state to dictate how and where to spend the money. Additionally, if the County acts on the 4th quarter before July 1 of this year, the County will keep 100% of the revenue generated until next July.
Visitors to Summit County pay around 50% of all sales tax and this tax is not applied on (unprepared) food from the grocery store. For locals, the taxes represent around $1-$3 per resident per month depending on spending habits.
Even if the County Council were to implement both the 4th and 5th Quarters, Summit County would still be on the lower end of overall sales tax rates compared to other counties in Utah. Our tax rate would also remain lower than comparable communities in Colorado, such as Vail, Aspen, and Breckenridge.
The revenues generated would significantly increase the amount of dollars that go to Kamas, Coalville, Francis, Henefer, Oakley, and Park City for road infrastructure improvements. Quite simply, it would mean more money for municipalities to address their own transportation priorities. The County would also have the ability to fund projects in Kimball Junction, on SR-224, and in Silver Creek sooner than previously planned.
Additionally, implementation of these taxes would place Summit County in an extremely favorable position when competing for federal, discretionary transit dollars (i.e. very large grants; in some cases, $80 million). The current presidential administration has directed U.S.D.O.T. to drastically increase the emphasis on both local and innovative funding shares/options when reviewing discretionary grant applications. Rural communities are also more favored. Unlike most others, Summit County can claim both attributes.
Because of how these taxes were authorized by the Legislature, the funds can only be used on transportation and transit projects or to pay off debt from these projects.
The County Council wants to hear from you during the decision making process. To be a part of the conversation, before June 27, please contact any Council or staff member directly or send an email to MobilityMatters@summitcounty.org.
The exemption can only be granted on up to one acre. Any remaining acreage will be taxed at 100% of market value.
If you live in the home or condominium full time, simply fill out the Signed Statement of Primary Residence and return it and copy a current driver's license, to the Assessor's office. Signed statements must be received before May 1st of the tax year to receive the exemption for that tax year. Signed Statements are available in the Assessor's Office or on the right hand side of this page. Completed forms may be mailed (PO Box 128 Coalville, UT 84017), faxed (435-578-3532) emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org) or hand delivered (60 N Main Street, Coalville, Utah). If the property is rented on a full time basis, you must provide a copy of the current lease along with the signed statement. Primary residence status may be appealed August 1st through September 15th of each year. All applications received after September 15th will be considered for the next calendar year.
The primary residence exemption can only be granted on up to one acre of land, any remaining acreage will be taxed as "Non-Primary land".
Please keep in mind, the homeowner is responsible for proving a property is a primary residence and applying for an exemption. Failure to apply for the exemption is a not a mistake on behalf of the county.
You can view the documents in the onbase search in the recorder documents pre-1965 cabinet.
The certified tax rate provides a taxing entity with the same amount of property tax revenue it received in the previous tax year plus any revenue generated by additional growth in its tax base. This means that as values increase the tax rate decreases.
Property taxes are an important source of revenue for schools, libraries, and city and county governments. Summit County receives 15% of the total overall property tax revenue collected. This revenue is placed into General and Municipal funds and used to support basic services and programs for residents.
The solid lines show actual property tax revenues received by the County for the General and Municipal Fund. The dashed lines are adjusting 2004 revenues for inflation. In 2013 the Municipal Fund went through the Truth in Taxation process and caught back up with inflation. The General Fund has not gone through Truth in Taxation during this same period of time.
It really depends on the specific taxing district a property owner is located in. For example, in Park City, tax bills may have gone up due to the City passing a $25 million bond for open space (Bonanza Flats). In the Snyderville Basin area taxes may have gone up recently due to a similar situation – the service district voted to pass an open space bond. Both Park City and Basin Recreation can adjust their tax rates to collect the amount needed to cover the debt service payments (principal, fees and interest) for that specific year. Property owners in the Chalk Creek area (going east of Coalville into Service Area #8) have seen their tax bill go up due to the centrally assessed appeals being upheld. Since Service Area #8 is allowed to collect the same amount of property tax revenues year after year and since centrally assessed values have gone down, then the property tax collected on the property owner (as opposed to the State-level centrally assessed) goes up.
No, the tax has been in place for the past twenty years. What an individual pays in sales taxes on certain goods, most notably food and fuel are exempt from this tax, could potentially decrease if the tax is not approved by the voters of Summit County. It is a County-wide sales tax.
Bonded recreation projects have ranged from expanded facilities for Basin Recreation and Park City Municipal, The Red Barn in Oakley City, and park and playground facilities in the North Summit Recreation District. Cultural/arts projects have been awarded to organizations including Sundance Institute, Arts Kids, Park City/Summit County Public Arts Council, Park Silly Market, KPCW, Kimball Art Center, and Swaner EcoCenter, among others.
Applicants and projects for recreation grants must be publicly owned. Applicants for cultural/arts programs must be not for profit.
Counties that have implemented the RAP tax have to create an advisory board of seven members that advise the County Council on how the funds are to be distributed. Summit County has a recreation grant advisory board and a cultural/arts advisory board. Qualified applicants may apply annually for the cultural/arts grants and recreation grants when sufficient funds become available.
For cultural/arts grants the average distribution over the last five years has been nearly $900 thousand per year (from $770 thousand to $1.0 million). Due to the nature and requirements of recreation grants (must be publicly owned and a recreation facility; facility costs are generally more expensive) the County has not opened the grant process every year. In the past, once the voters have authorized the tax the Council has bonded against the recreation portion in order to fund large projects. As additional funds may come available after debt service commitments and by determination of the Council the recreation grants application will be opened. In 2002 the County bonded for $2.2 million and in 2012 the County bonded for $3.2 million. If the tax is reauthorized it is anticipated the County may bond for approximately $4.3 million. In 2019 the County awarded over $740 thousand for recreation grant projects after honoring all debt service requirements.
For more detailed information on fees, refer to fee schedule page.
See Utah Code 57-1-5.1 for more information.
A parcel or serial number is assigned to each piece of property for assessing and taxation purposes.
See the fee schedule on the Recorder’s page for more information. fee schedule
Plats can be found by using the Onbase Search feature online.
To find out of your property is zoned and whether or not you can build on it please contact the Planning and Zoning Office in the local jurisdiction of the property.
If the property is located in unincorporated Summit County call the county's Planning and Zoning department at 435-336-3124. Zoning Map
You can search by address, owner’s name, or the legal description in the account information. Assessor Information - Summit County Maps
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If you are asking this question in late 2023/early 2024, you might have noticed some changes occurring in Kimball Junction around the Richins Building and Kimball Junction Transit Center. Here’s a quick summary of ongoing changes:
There is still a single Level 2 Clipper Creek charger on the north side of the Richins Building close to the Transit Center.
There are three main types of chargers: Level 1, Level 2, and “fast charging.” Level 1 charging is most often used at home, Level 2 charging is common among public chargers and for fleets not requiring a fast charge. Many charging networks and charging corridors utilize fast chargers. Check out these two links to learn more:
Summit County charging locations have both Level 2 and fast chargers.Another distinction in types of chargers is those that are networked (or “smart”) and those that are non-networked. Networking involves a hardwire or wireless connection that enables more sophisticated data collection and usage tracking, as well as the collection of fees for use, such as a $/energy use fee, a flat fee per charging session, an “idle” fee when the car is plugged in but done charging, and more.
If you have access to charging where you live, your best and most affordable option will typically be to charge your vehicle at home. For those driving around the community, there are several EV chargers throughout Summit County. Use tools like PlugShare, ChargeHub, and EV Hype to locate and view information about chargers in the area. By the end of 2023, the County will have 24 charging stations at County facilities. Park City Municipal has installed 44 chargers across their various facilities and parking areas. Other organizations such as UDOT and Rocky Mountain Power are in the process of installing fast chargers across the state along highway corridors. Many local businesses and property managers have installed chargers for visitors and employees as well.
Since 2016, the Summit County Council has approved funding the installation and operating costs of County-owned chargers using a combination of County budget funds and grants from utility and State partners. As the number, type, and ownership of EV chargers expands in the community giving the public more options, Summit County will focus more directly on charging for fleet vehicles.
Summit County began charging users a fee to charge at the County-owned fast charging stations in 2022. To comply with Utah HB 301 passed in 2023, the County will also begin collecting a 12.5% sales tax at any charging stations with a fee. This sales tax must be collected and remitted to the state annually. Level 2 stations will remain free of charge.
Operating fast charging stations costs much more than other slower stations, in part, because the electricity costs are substantially higher to supply that much power in a short period of time. The County charges a fee for fast chargers to recoup a portion of the costs to operate these chargers. We estimate that for an electric vehicle like a Chevy Bolt, it will cost about $36 to get a full charge. This is compared to a tank of gas costing between $38 - $62 (depending on gas prices) to go the equivalent distance for a full battery charge.
While every vehicle and charger are slightly different, the basic steps remain the same.
Note that some charging stations are available to use for a fee, and others are available to use at no cost. This setup will often influence the required steps to start a charge.
If payment is not postmarked or issued online by November 30, 2023 a 1% penalty (or $10, whichever is greater) will be charged. If the current property tax and 1% penalty are still not paid by January 31, 2024, an additional 1.5% penalty (or $10, whichever is greater) will be also be charged. Interest will be charged after January 31, 2024, effective January 1, 2024.
If your mortgage company pays your property tax, a yellow box in the top right corner of your tax notice will list the name of the mortgage company that has requested your tax account balance. In many cases mortgage companies will notify you of their "payment date" but the taxes are not actually paid until the due date.
If your tax account does not appear as paid by December 9, please contact your mortgage company to verify payment.
The owner of the property still receives the original tax notice for their records, even if a mortgage company pays the property taxes.
A copy of your Tax Notice can be accessed from the Treasurer's website.
If you need further assistance, please contact the Treasurer's office via email or by calling 435-336-3267.
Yes, simply fill out the Tax Notice Email Request Form to sign up for tax notice emails.
The General and Municipal funds support the following services and programs:
Yes. Property owners will be taxed on their taxable value, which is 100% of the property's market value for secondary homeowners, and 55% of the property's market value for primary owners.
Summit County increased property tax revenues for the Municipal & General Fund in 2017. Other special service districts (such as Service Area #6) have not increased revenues through Truth in Taxation since 2013.
The property tax revenue increase is not a ballot measure. Residents are encouraged to comment on the proposed tax increase during one of three public meetings/public hearings scheduled to address the proposed increase. Two public hearings are scheduled for December 6, 2023, and December 13, 2023 (this is when it would be adopted). The County Council will vote on the recommended increase.
Summit County needs to increase property tax revenues to keep up with inflation and maintain expected service levels in the community. If the County does not increase revenues, services and programs that are supported by the General and Municipal funds will need to be reduced or eliminated in order to adopt a balanced budget.
An increase in property tax revenues will allow the County to continue addressing the Council’s strategic priorities while continuing to provide the level of service that residents have come to expect.
The Utah Taxpayers Association recommends taxing entities raise rates through truth in taxation every five to eight years to address inflation. The County does not intend to increase property tax revenues every 5-8 years, but will instead evaluate whether additional revenues are needed to sustain programs and services every 5-8 years.
Without an increase, the County will be required to slow progress in key areas and implement further cost-saving measures which will result in the reduction or elimination of basic services. Possible impacts include:
Summit County has the lowest general tax rate of all 29 counties in Utah. The County is fiscally responsible and has made many cost-saving efforts over the years to maintain programs and services while keeping up with community demands. Cost saving measures include automating processes, reducing staff, limiting debt, utilizing a “pay-as-you-go” system for capital projects, and changing employee health and risk management insurance to self-insure.
Money used for open space purchases such as the 910 Cattle Ranch and other General Obligation Bond funds does not come from the County General or Municipal funds and cannot be used to support services in those funds.