The Garfield County Auditor’s Office is charged with directing the finances for the county. This includes the preparing and tracking of budgets, recording all financial transactions and statements, and auditing departments countywide.
The Auditor’s Office also oversees taxpayer appeals for the Garfield County Board of Equalization. The process allows residents to appeal the fair market value of their home as determined by the county assessor.
The Garfield County Clerk’s Office oversees all countywide elections, the issuance of marriage licenses and the processing of passports. The clerk’s office is also tasked with preparing and taking official minutes of meetings held by the Garfield County Commission.
The Garfield County Board of Equalization only considers matters related to the valuation of property for tax purposes. The Board cannot consider the amount of tax and other issues not related to the value.
The current market value of your property was determined by an experienced appraiser, as required by Utah Code 59-2-701, using appraisal techniques that are recognized as standard valuation procedures.
Only current year values can be appealed. If you have an appeal pending with the State Tax Commission for a previous year, you must still file an appeal with the Board for the current year.
Burden of Proof
You must present facts to the Board to support your claim that the Assessor’s value on your property is incorrect. Please have proper documentation setting forth the facts supporting your request for an adjustment to the value of the subject property. Your appeal will be denied if you fail to provide the minimum evidence required by the Board.
The Board may raise, lower or maintain the value of your property based on the facts presented by you and the Assessor.
Form to File
A Board of Equalization Form must be completed for each property and filed in the Clerk’s Office before an appointment time with the Board of Equalization will be assigned.
Those businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages are required to obtain a county beer license.
All businesses operating in the unincorporated areas of Garfield County are required to obtain a county business license.
Utah Marriages licenses are valid for ceremonies performed in any county in the State of Utah. The licenses must be used within 30 days of issuance. If the license is not used please return it to the Clerk’s Office. Refunds or extensions cannot be given.
How to Apply
Marriage licenses can be obtained from the Garfield County Clerk’s Office. Both parties must:
- Fill out a marriage license application and appear in person.
- Provide a valid picture ID such as a passport, birth certificate, driver’s license, or state ID card.
- Provide full names, Social Security numbers, addresses and dates and places of birth.
- Provide the names and birthplaces of their parents, including mother’s maiden name.
A fee of $40.00 is required to buy the license, included with this fee is one certified copy. Additional certified copies are available for $6.00 each.
Minors Requesting a Marriage License
If an applicant is 16 or 17 years of age a parent with legal custody or a legal guardian must be present with ID to sign consent.
If the applicant is 15 years of age an authorization to marry must be provided by a Juvenile Judge of the Court exercising juvenile jurisdiction in the county where either party to the marriage resides. The written authorization may also be obtained from a court commissioner as permitted by rule of the Judicial Council.
Applicants 14 years of age and younger cannot obtain a marriage license under Utah law.
For agendas, minutes and recordings to Garfield County Commission and Garfield County Planning Commission Meetings, please visit the Utah Public Notice Website.
Applications are accepted in our office Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Information and applications are available at www.travel.state.gov.
BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE UNTIL 5:00 P.M., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019. BIDS WILL BE OPENED MONDAY SEPT. 9, 2019 AT 11:00 A.M. IN THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS OF THE GARFIELD COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 55 SOUTH MAIN STREET, PANGUITCH, UTAH. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WILL HAVE 48 HOURS TO COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION.
All vehicles and equipment will be sold in "as is" condition, and all sales will be final. Purchases can be made with cash or certified check. Garfield County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all offers. For additional information contact the Clerk’s Office at 435-676-1163.
The annual tax sale is held in May each year.
Camille Moore, Auditor/Clerk
Amy Dodds, Deputy Auditor/Clerk
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Garfield County Courthouse, Auditor/Clerk's Office
55 South Main Street
Panguitch, Utah 84759-0077
Garfield County Auditor/Clerk
PO Box 77
Panguitch, Utah 84759-0077