The Davis County Government is governed by ten elected officials. The following elected officials serve under a four-year term (1/5/15 - 1/7/19): County Board of Commissioners are: P. Bret Millburn Chair, John Petroff, Jr. Vice-Chair, Jim Smith, Attorney - Troy S. Rawlings, Clerk/Auditor - Curtis Koch and Sheriff - Todd Richardson.
The following elected officials will serve a one-time six-year term (1/5/15 - 1/7/21): Assessor - Dale Peterson, Recorder - Richard T. Maughan, Surveyor - Max E. Elliot, and Treasurer - Mark Altom
Services provided by the county include; property tax assessment and collecting, auditing, budgeting/finance, elections, marriage licenses, passports, real estate records, criminal justice services, ordinance enactment and enforcement. Additional services include; libraries, heath and human services, public golf courses, tourism and travel facilities, county fair, correctional facilities, Emergency 911, sheriff services, paramedics, animal control, vehicle inspection and maintenance, environmental health, health education and promotion, public works and flood control. In the unincorporated areas of the county services include; road construction and maintenance, building inspection, and business licenses.
Cities of Davis County
In all, there are 15 cities that make up Davis County. Whether they are small or large it takes all of them to be successful. Davis County has a great working relationship with all the cities administration, mayor’s and councils. We work hand in hand to retain, expand and recruit businesses to our area. All the cities have taken the slowdown in the economy as time to review building and zoning ordinances, general plans and business park plats. This has prepared everyone for a fast track to future growth and development. Davis County is where you will find connections.
State of Utah
The State of Utah has the 2nd highest population growth rate, the highest fertility rate, the 3rd highest life expectancy, the lowest median age, and the highest household size in the United States. In addition, Utah has the 7th lowest poverty rate, the 7th highest state with high school degrees, and the 17th highest percentage of citizens with bachelor's degrees in the US. The unemployment rate in Utah is the 14th lowest and the median household income is 10th in the nation.
For a list of agency links, see the State of Utah Agencies List. For people new to the state of Utah, see the Newcomers Guide, which is a list of useful links for newcomers of the state. To see tourism links see the State of Utah's Travel & Tourism landing page. For business links see Starting a Business, Relocating a Business, Running a Business, and Business Resource Centers at www.utah.gov.Taxes
The State Income Tax Rate is 5%. The State of Utah, Counties and Cities all pride themselves on having one of the lowest tax structures in the United States. The tax structure splits sales tax, personal and real property taxes between all taxing entities. In some communities there are special service districts and Recreation/Arts/Parks/Zoo taxes. These are usually sales tax or special levies for a given area. As a whole, Davis County is a little lower in local taxes than surrounding communities. This shows a stable and fiscally responsible local government.
Governor Herbert said it best, “Governments role is to stay off of businesses backs and out of their wallets.” We at Davis County agree with his statement.