68 S 100 E
P.O. Box 429
Parowan, Utah 84761
Ph: (435) 477-8340
The County Commission holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Iron County Commission Chambers, 68 S 100 E, Parowan UT.
For information about upcoming elections, visit our VOTER GUIDE.
For county election information, go to the election website or contact the elections office (county clerk).
The offices of Iron County are, and shall be three county commissioners, a county treasurer, a county sheriff, a county clerk, a county surveyor, a county assessor, a county attorney, a county auditor, a county recorder and any others provided by law.
The Iron County Commission embodies three elected officials. Two commission seats are elected at the same election, the other commission seat is elected two years later. All terms are four years. County commissioners elect a chairman annually who serves as the Commission’s presiding officer.
Cities and Towns
Iron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2010 the population was 46,163. It was originally named Little Salt Lake Valley, and renamed for the iron mines west of Cedar City. Its county seat is Parowan and the largest city is Cedar City.
Parowan City – County Seat
As the first settlement of southern Utah (settled January, 13, 1851), Parowan is affectionately called the “Mother Town of Southern Utah. Many of the original homes and business buildings still line the downtown area of the community, along with a tree-lined Main Street that take visitors on a nostalgic trip back through time. Pioneer museums, a historic cemetery and numerous historic sites are open for visitors to see. Please visit the Parowan City website by clicking here.
Brian Head is a town in Iron County, Utah located just up the canyon from Parowan City. The population was 118 at the 2000 census. Brian Head is also the location of the Brian Head Ski Resort. Please visit Brian Head towns webpage by clicking here.
Festival City USA is located 2 1/2 hours north of Las Vegas and 3 1/2 hours south of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. In Cedar City you will discover a unique small city complete with world-renowned theatricals, astounding beauty, and unbelievable outdoor recreation. Because of its business friendly environment, Cedar City is home to several national industrial and manufacturing businesses. From major corporations to solitary enterprise, businesses large and small have found success in Cedar’s economy. A community surrounded by National Parks, Cedar City offers visitors, friends and residents the opportunity to experience a wealth of variety. One can enjoy the Tony Award Winning Utah Shakespearean Festival in the summer and fall, or ride the fresh powder of Brian Head Ski Resort during the winter months. Please visit the Cedar City website by clicking here.
Settled as a Cattle Grazing Mission along the Springs of The Old Spanish Trail, in support of the Little Salt Lake Mission (Parowan), and the Coal Creek/Iron Mission (Cedar City). Founded: May 1851; Incorporated: January 10, 1966. Please visit the Enoch City website by clicking here.
Kanarraville is a town in Iron County, Utah located just south of Cedar City. The population was 311 at the time of the 2000 census.
Paragonah (pronounced locally as pair-a-GOON-ah) was settled by residents from the nearby town of Parowan in the early 1850s. Parowan residents found meadows next to Red Creek that provided ideal locations for farming. The settlement was first known as Red Creek, but the name was later changed to Paragoonah and then Paragonah. There are conflicting sources as to the name’s precise meaning, but it is of Paiute Indian origin and apparently is a reference to the water found in the area. Paragonah was incorporated as a town in 1916 and is located just north of Parowan City.
Departments / Elected Officials
The Auditor’s Office is the accounting office for Iron County. Paying all county bills, collecting funds (exclusive of taxes) owed to the county and preparing the payrolls for all Iron County employees. Iron County’s annual budget is prepared by the Auditor, who consults with and advises other county officials during each year.
The Iron County Clerk, directs the Elections, issues all licenses for marriages, business, and processes passports for qualified candidates. The Clerk also serves as the billing/collection division for the Special Service Area #1 (garbage collection) and is responsible for preparing agendas and taking minutes of the Board of County Commission meetings.
The duties of the County Recorder are outlined in the Utah State Code. Documents pertaining to real estate such as deeds, mortgages, liens, plats, etc. are recorded and indexed for public access. Ownership plats are also maintained by the Recorder’s Office. Plats identify ownership, acreage, parcel address, taxing units and owners address. This information is used in the assessing and collecting for property taxes.
The office of Sheriff is a constitutionally created office with duties prescribed by the Utah legislature. The sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the county and is elected every four years.
The sheriff has countywide jurisdiction, but in practice, mostly concentrates activities outside city limits where municipal officers cannot operate.
The duties of the Sheriff’s Office have increased as administrative procedures, court decisions, and requirements of the laws have brought about sophisticated and technical advancements to Law Enforcement.
The Sheriff’s Office is comprised of several divisions which perform the varied duties required by Utah Law, the Criminal Justice System, and the public need.
- Bill and collect real property taxes
- Distribute taxes to taxing entities
- Process refunds of overpaid property taxes
- Publish a listing of delinquent taxes on an annual basis
- Invest County Funds
- Receipting and cash management of all County Funds