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Welcome and thank you for visiting the Box Elder County Auditor's web site. The Auditor investigates, examines, and inspects all County bills, accounts, and charges before they are paid.  The Auditor is the budget officer of the County and is also responsible, along with other elected officials, for administering the County's property tax system.

In an effort to increase transparency, Box Elder County reports all revenues and expens
es (including employee compensation) to the State of Utah.  

All financial reports for Box Elder County can be found on the State Auditor's Website

2020 Budget Information
Public Hearing - December 4, 2019 @ 5PM
Budget Message
Tentative Budget 

2019 Budget Information 
Public Hearing - December 4, 2019 @ 5PM
Proposed Amendment 

Tax Relief & Tax Exemptions


There are different tax relief programs available for Box Elder County property owners.  These programs have been created by the Utah State Legislature, and Box Elder County adheres to state law in administering these programs.

The tax relief programs are:
 - Circuit Breaker (low income or widow/widower, age 66 or older)
 - County Abatement (low income, under age 66)
 - Blind (certified legally blind)
 - Deployed Military (deployed out of Utah for 200+ days)
 - Veteran with a Disability (VA disability rating of at least 10%) 

Common Tax Relief Program Questions

The Box Elder County Commission may grant a settlement, extension, or a deferral for your delinquent taxes.  You will need to complete the Application for Settlement or Deferral of Delinquent Property Tax.  You will also need to appear before them in a regularly scheduled commission meeting.  You can be placed on their agenda by contacting the Box Elder County Clerk's Office

Tax Exemptions for Non-Profit Entities: Religious, Charitable and Educational

If you are an organization that is tax exempt, you need to apply for the exemption each year by March 1. If you have already submitted an initial application, then all you need to do is fill out and submit the Continued Property Tax Exemption Form


If this is the first time you are applying for tax exemption for an organization, you will need to fill out all of the following forms:
New Application for Property Exemption
Schedule A
Schedule B
Schedule C

Public Surplus


You can now purchase surplus Box Elder County equipment, furniture, and other items through online auction sites 
  1. Public Surplus
  2. GovDeals


Questions concerning the auction can be directed to Tom Kotter, County Auditor, at 435-734-3388 or by email at tkotter@boxeldercounty.org

Tax Sale


The tax sale was held on May 16, 2019.  Results will be posted after the sale has been ratified by the Box Elder County Commission. 

On the day of the sale, you must register before the sale begins.  You must be present to bid. No registrations will be accepted after 10:00 AM. All sales are final, and must be paid in cash or certified funds by 5:00 PM on the day of the sale

The bidding will start at the total amount of taxes, interest, penalties, and administrative costs which are a charge upon the parcel.

Some parcels have an official notice of non-compliance recorded on them.  This notice states "please be advised that any further division, subdivision, sell, exchange or transfer of the Parcel may be a violation of Utah State Code and Box Elder County ordinances and punishable as a criminal offense."

Buyers are further advised than any parcel bought at the tax sale that is not in compliance with applicable zoning will have a notice of non-compliance recorded against them when the tax deed is recorded.

Tax Sale Ordinance

2012 Tax Sale Results
2013 Tax Sale Results
2014 Tax Sale Results
2015 Tax Sale Results
2016 Tax Sale Results
2017 Tax Sale Results
2018 Tax Sale Results

Other Forms and Documents


Exemption Certificate
Employee Expense Report
Grant Application Review Form
Supplier Justification Form
Trip Request Form (Per Diem)

Trip Request Form (Per Diem) - Preparer Mode 


To report any improper governmental activity, please contact the State Auditor's fraud hotline
The “State Auditor Hotline” provides an avenue for citizens, including public employees and contractors, to report improper governmental activities.

They investigate improper governmental activities, including:

  • Waste or misuse of public funds, property, or manpower
  • Violations of a law, rule, or regulation applicable to the government
  • Gross mismanagement
  • Abuse of authority
  • Unethical conduct