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Contact Information

147 E Main
Vernal, Utah 84078

Ph:  435-781-5361
Fax: 435-781-6701


(435) 781-5361

Next Election

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 County Commission Office is the office of the three elected County Commissioners, who are the executive and legislative governing body for Uintah County. The Board of Commissioners exercise supervisory control over all functions of the executive branch of county government and supervise and coordinate control over all departments and its employees. They set, maintain, and regulate the budget for the county, including all departments. They appoint, suspend and remove the directors of county departments and appointive officers of boards and commissions.

Commission information

You are welcome to come by their office to meet with the Commissioners during regular office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or call to make an appointment (435) 781-5380. To contact the Commission via email uccommission@co.uintah.ut.us

Departments / Elected Officials

Assessor — The Assessor’s Office is required to evaluate property, both real and personal property at its respective fair market value for the purpose of taxation within Uintah County.  We are committed to being fair, accurate and equitable.

Attorney — The Uintah County Attorney’s office has the responsibility of prosecuting felonies committed in Uintah County, as well as certain misdemeanor cases in the District and Uintah County Justice Courts, as well as criminal proceedings in Juvenile Court.

Children’s Justice Center

Clerk / Auditor — The Clerk Auditor’s office is here to help the public with Cemetery Deeds, Marriage Licenses, Passports, Property Tax Abatements, and General County Questions. We also facilitate Accounts Payable, the Board of Equalization, Commission Meeting Minutes, the County Budget, Elections, GRAMA Requests, the May Tax Sale, Payroll, and Tax Exempt Properties.

Community Development — The Community Development Office helps the public with all planning and zoning issues and applications, subdivisions, building permits and business licenses.

Commissioners — The County Commission Office is the office of the three elected County Commissioners, who are the executive and legislative governing body for Uintah County.

Economic Development — Uintah County businesses are discovering the distinct advantages that Uintah County can offer. Located in between Salt Lake City, Utah and Denver, Colorado, it is one of the busiest hubs in Northeastern Utah.  Visit the Economic Development team’s brand new site to find out more.

GIS — A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system that is used to construct, record, analyze, manipulate, and display geographic information. GIS is the Mapping Department.

Human Resources — The goal of the Uintah County Human Resource Department is to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants and to effectively administer County policies & procedures, compensation plans, performance evaluations, and benefit plans. The department will also advise the Commission, Department Heads, and County Boards regarding compliance with applicable human resource-related federal, state, and local laws.

Justice Court — Justice Courts are established by counties and municipalities and have the authority to deal with class B and C misdemeanors, violations of ordinances, small claims, and infractions committed within their territorial jurisdiction. Justice Court jurisdictions are determined by the boundaries of local government entities such as cities or counties, which hire the judges.

Public Lands — Nearly 70% of the land in Uintah County is publicly owned, and therefore administered by state and federal agencies. Provisions in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) provide for Uintah County to participate and have a strong voice in the planning and decision making processes associated with managing these public lands.

Recorder — The Recorder is elected to a four-year term. He/she records documents and maps and also maintains cross-reference indexes to these records. The office provides for the subsequent retrieval of records for public viewing and produces copies and certifications of the records.

Sheriff’s Office — The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office provides service for all types of civil process. However, we cannot provide forms or legal advice for civil process. The Utah State online court assistance program provides detailed information that answers frequently asked questions and also outlines links and forms to assist with obtaining the civil process paperwork to be served (including evictions). 


Treasurer — The treasurer receives all money belonging to the county and all other money directed by law to be paid to the county. The treasurer safely keeps the same, applying, disbursing and rendering an account thereof as required by law.


Vernal City (Vernal City website)

City of Naples (City of Naples website)

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