"To fund local services, schools, law enforcement, etc., our community has chosen property taxation.  As a public servant, I am responsible for maintaining valuations as impartially and fairly as possible."
-Kris Poulson

Utah County Assessor

The County Assessor position exists because the citizens of Utah made a choice to fund local services via property taxes. Roads, law enforcement, infrastructure, and education are all funded with property tax dollars. The County Assessor’s authority is to value all real and some personal property for taxation. Over 165,000 properties ($33,000,000,000) are annually valued, increasing and decreasing based on economic conditions. The County Assessor does not control the tax rate. School Boards, City Councils, County Commissioners, and others control the rate setting process for their political subdivisions.


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