These books contain property schedules and recapitulations showing the assessed valuation of public utility company property in each county or taxing district as determined by the Board of Equalization and later by the successor agency, the Tax Commission. Utility companies assessed here are those which operate across county lines. Utilities include transportation companies such as railroads, [rail] cars, automotive passenger companies, automotive freight companies, and airlines; power companies; oil and gas companies; water and other pipe line companies; telephone and telegraph companies; etc
These volumes record the assessment of real and personal property. They were used for taxing purposes. Individual city assessors assessed and collected property taxes within municipal boundaries. In 1892, the Territorial Legislature changed the law to require county assessors to assess property for city levied taxes (as well as the usual territorial and county taxes) in incorporated areas. All volumes are labeled Assessment Roll and contain the same information: ward number; name; description of real estate; lot number; block number; letter of plat; value of real estate; value of cattle; value of mules; value of vehicles; value of merchandise; value of stock on national banks; value of gold and silver; taxable credits of bonds; money loaned on hand or deposit; value of personal property; total value; amount of tax; amount remitted or abated by Board of Equalization; amount paid and when paid. There is one volume per year for 1856 to 1869 and 1861 to 1869. There are two volumes per ... Read More
Salt Lake City (Utah) Department of Finance Cash Management
Utah State Archives and Records Service
This is a card file showing history of special assessments for property such as curb and gutter, street lighting, etc. Two copies are kept, one filed by the number, the other by legal property description. This file includes cash register tapes, amounts received, date, department name, purpose of payment, and daily totals
This book documents work on city roads. Male residents of Panguitch were assessed a tax for city road maintenance and improvements. The assessment could be satisfied either with labor or cash payment. The book includes the person's name, street, date notified, notice number, payment type (labor/cash), total, receipt number, and remarks. A summary lists individual names, amount credited, and disbursement. The back of the book includes a listing of water taxes collected from 1910-1922. The book contains an alphabetical index
Salt Lake City (Utah) Department of Public Works Division of Engineering
Utah State Archives and Records Service
These plats show the locations of properties that are affected by special assessments. Plats are used for reference and for compiling tax roll sheets. The plats include: footage, actual property lines, township and range, rights of way, monument markers, lot measurements, street names, centerline measurements, blocks, subdivision names, and color coding to indicate properties being assessed
These two books are labeled "Assessment Roll for Street Lights in Lamp District No. 1 Salt Lake City". They were used to maintain a record of property owners assessed a special tax for street lighting. Each page of the book is printed to indicate the assessment commenced March 15, 1895 and ended March 15, 1986. Each page is divided into the following columns: name of owner; address; description of real estate; number of lot; number of block; plat letter; assessment made by commissioners; changes made by the levies board of equalization and review (additions and deductions); number of complaint; total amount assessment; amount paid; and remarks or by whom paid
The Utah Heritage Foundation records (1958-1994) consist of the administrative records of the Foundation including correspondence, meeting minutes, subject files, reports, and financial records. Also included are scrapbooks and clippings documenting the Foundation's activities. The Utah Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting preservation of historic architecture in Utah.
These three books were used to record the assessment and payment of special taxes assessed levied for the extension of sewer lines to residents that benefited from the extension. The first book is a small volume labeled "Assessments for Street Sprinkling", but on each page Street Sprinkling was changed to read Sewer. Only five pages of the book were used and cover the period from 1896 to 1897. The listings include the name of the owner; description of real estate; lot number; block number; plat letter;number of feet; amount of tax rate; and remarks. The volume also contains a newspaper clipping of the legal notice authorizing the levy of the special tax. The second volume covers the period from 1892 to 1910. It lists: the plat letter or subdivision name; block number; lot number; name of owner; address; number of front feet; credits; date paid and remarks. It appears that the information was moved to another book because on about one-half of the book page numbers have been written in ... Read More
The County Commission serves as the governing body that organizes and maintains county services and that manages all county business and property. Minutes are kept by the County Clerk and include both summaries of topics discussed during the meetings and a listing of all orders and decisions made by the board
The Everett L. Cooley oral history project is an ongoing oral history program designed to document the history of Utah with an emphasis on the interaction between the University of Utah and the local and regional communities.