Cost of County Government

The Utah Taxpayers Association calculates how much residents pay in taxes and fees to counties. We look at how much a county collects in taxes and fees, then calculate the cost paid by residents by each $1,000 earned, as well as per capita. 

We use data from the State Auditor’s office, the Census Bureau, and each county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. This report is released every other year.

A printable version of the report can be found here