Police Fee Information
Visit the official Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area website for comprehensive police fee information.
In 2010 the Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area instituted a police district fee for those in unincorporated Salt Lake County. That fee was then prohibited by the Utah State Legislature. As of January 1, 2012 the police fee was no longer in effect.
Upon learning the police fee was no longer going to be valid, Salt Lake County held eight open houses where members of the County Council, the mayor, the sheriff, and other county officials, had conversations with unincorporated county residents.
Unincorporated Salt Lake County residents received postcard invitations to attend the open houses, where brochures were distributed that contained valuable information about what the county can and cannot do to fund police services.
The goal was to come together, as a community, to determine the best way to pay for police services.
After a thorough review of possible options, the Salt Lake County Council voted to replace the police fee with property tax revenue on July 19, 2011.
For information from the Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area, which provides funding for police services in the unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County, see www.slvlesa.org.