Utah County is responsible for notifying you of taxes levied by the various taxing entities, for collecting those
taxes, and distributing the funds to the taxing entities. The following is an explanation of the most common
taxing entities and what they use your tax money for. If you have additional questions, please contact the
directly for more detailed information.
Tax money collected for Utah County is used to maintain a number of different programs. In addition to financing the
operation of county government, tax dollars are used for law enforcement, the Health Department, public safety, roads, etc.
Utah County has three school districts: the Alpine School
, the Nebo School District
theProvo City School District
. You are charged taxes for one the
three districts depending on the geographic location of your property.
Cities & Towns
If you live within an area that has been incorporated as a city you are charged a tax for the services provided by that city.
For more information regarding services provided by a city you may contact them directly.
Special Service Areas
Certain areas within Utah County provide a special public service that is unique to that area. Examples of these are services
like dedicated road maintenance, cemeteries, dedicated law enforcement, etc. Citizens who live within these special services
districts are charged property taxes to fund these dedicated services. If you have questions about a special service district
you may contact them directly.
If you live within the boundaries of a sewer district, you will be assessed a cost for maintaining sewer lines and services.
Contact the sewer district shown on your notice if you have questions regarding sewer service.
Everyone in Utah County is charged property taxes for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District. This charge helps pay the
cost of collecting and distributing water to the various water districts and large scale water development projects like new
reservoirs. If the city in which your property is located has elected to collect a portion of the cost of culinary water
through property tax, you will also notice a line item for that charge. Depending on the area in which your property is
located, you may be charged a fee for secondary water by the local water district.
For a better understanding of any other taxing entities and their functions, please contact those entities directly.