Property Owners May Be Eligible for Tax Adjustment Due to Flood Damage


Carbon County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

In working closely with the county assessor Julie K. Medley, it was determined that citizens who own property in Carbon County are eligible under State of Utah Tax Code 59-2-1004.5ss (1) (iii) to receive an adjustment for a decrease in taxable value of real property IF damage is caused by a natural disaster AND if the owner of the property applies to the county board of equalization for an adjustment no later than 45 days after the day on which the natural disaster occurs. (59-2-1004.5ss (4 )(A )(i).

HOWEVER, an individual application to the board of adjustment must be made directly to the county clerk/auditors office. A downloadable form may be found by going to the Carbon County website ( under the assessors department, under forms.

Residents may still call the help line at (435) 472- HELP (4357) through the weekend. However, starting Monday, Aug. 11, you will need to go to our website and fill out the online form to report damage or call the sheriff’s office directly at (435) 636-3251.

In an effort to give much needed relief as quickly as possible, Carbon County is asking that  the applications for adjustment be dropped off to the county clerk/auditors office no later than Friday, Aug. 29 by 5 p.m. That way, the board of equalization can add them to the agenda the following week for their normally scheduled meeting. Applications will be accepted up until Friday, Sept. 19, (45 days) as required by law.

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