Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 12, 2016
To reduce fraud, veterans asked to renew their abatements annually

Notices for low income property tax abatements were sent to homeowners last week. The forms, with proof of income, are due back in the Tooele County Clerk/Auditor’s office before Sept. 1. You may qualify for an abatement if your income is below $31,845.

Beginning this year, we are asking all disabled veterans to renew their abatements every year, rather than every five years. Cases of fraud have been found and we want to clean up our records so those who have earned the right to this credit get it. Forms can be found on the auditor’s page under abatements.

The Impact Fee Analysis was discussed at the last Tooele County Commission meeting. The fee will be added onto all new building permits issued in the unincorporated areas of the county. It will help pay for the additional use of roads, parks and public safety.

The May Tax Sale will be held May 18 at 9 a.m. in the commission chambers. Property for which taxes have not been paid for five years will go to the May Tax Sale. If you would like to see what properties are available, the rules of the sale, and a registration form, please go to the auditor’s webpage and go down the page until you see “May Tax Sale.”

Here is the link to the auditor’s webpage for the above referenced information: www.co.tooele.ut.us/auditor.htm.

Voters who vote by mail (excluding those who live in Vote By Mail Precincts such as Lake Point, Stansbury Park, Stockton, Rush Valley, Vernon, Terra, Ibapah and Wendover) should have received a postcard last week informing them that they are on the Vote By Mail program.

This annual notice lets voters know they are still on the list to receive their ballot by mail, informs the voter of the upcoming elections and checks the address to make sure it is correct, Voters living in Vote By Mail Precincts will not receive the postcard.

Voters who Vote By Mail and are not affiliated with a political party (unaffiliated) will receive a letter this week asking them if they want to vote a Republican or Democratic ballot. The only unaffiliated ballot in the Primary Election next month will be for School Board District #3, which includes the Lincoln precinct and Tooele precincts 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Otherwise, voters will receive the ballot for the party they are affiliated with.

For questions on any of these issues, please call the clerk/auditor’s office at 435-843-3140 or email at mgillette@tooeleco.org.

Gillette is the Tooele County Clerk/Auditor

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