The Duchesne County Commissioners are the general administrative body for county government. They are the county government taxing, budgeting, appropriating, and purchasing authority. They hold title to county property. Commissioners also have a myriad of other responsibilities including hearing and ruling on annexations, road vacations, approving drainage improvements through the petition ditch process, establishing water and sewer districts and making improvements, providing for solid waste disposal, and approving tax abatements.
The Duchesne County Assessor’s Office is responsible for assessing the taxable value of personal and real property in the county. Real property includes residential, commercial and agricultural land and buildings. Personal property includes aircrafts, cars, boats and recreational vehicles. In addition, the office works to assess the value of property, whether owned, leased or rented, that is used to operate a business, such as furniture, fixtures and equipment. The office is committed to professional service to the taxpayers of Duchesne County. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
The office has the responsibility to appear and prosecute for the county and state in all criminal prosecutions, assist crime victims and protect victim rights, and advise and assist law enforcement. Further, the office is to appear and defend the county in all civil cases, advise county officials and boards, assist in developing and enforcing county policies, prepare county ordinances, assist in contract negotiations, represent the county and enforce compliance with the open and public meetings act.
The Clerk-Auditor's Office is a combination of two statutory offices:
The County Clerk's Office responsibilities are to conduct fair, open and honest elections: to issue marriage licenses, issue business and kennel licenses, help with and prepare transmittal of passports. To prepare and retain commission minutes, agendas, resolutions, ordinances and contracts.
The County Auditor's responsibilities are to administer all financial functions; financial accounting such as purchasing, accounts payable, billing, budgeting and auditing.
Justice Courts are established by counties and municipalities and have the authority to deal with class B and C misdemeanors, violations of ordinances and infractions committed within their territorial jurisdiction.The court also handles small claims cases arising in the area up to an amount of $10,000.
The Duchesne County Recorder is an elected official whose office and duties are mandated by the Utah State Legislature and governed by state law. The main function of the office is to keep the real property (land) records for Duchesne County and provide the county assessor and county treasurer with information necessary for assessment and taxation.
Sheriff Boren was born and raised in Duchesne County where he always wanted to live and work. In 1993, he pursued that passion, entered, and graduated from the Utah Peace Officer Standards Training Academy, and returned to Duchesne County to begin his career. Now in his 22nd year of law enforcement with the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office, he still has that same passion and enthusiasm to continue to protect and serve the county which he continues to call home.
Among his roles in the Office, from Patrol Corporal to Sheriff, he lends his experience and expertise in correctional facility management, field training, FBI law enforcement, advanced homicide investigation, and investigation and prosecution of child abuse/child sex abuse forensic interviewing and interrogation.
“If we forget about doing the right thing, the rest won’t matter. Because of this, the Sheriff’s Office works diligently to provide excellent law enforcement services to our diverse community. I am proud of the team I work with, and honored to wear the badge every day.” Sheriff David L. Boren
The Duchesne County Surveyor is an elected official who's office and duties are mandated by the State Legislature and governed by State Law. (Utah Code 17-23). The main functions of the County Surveyor are to advise the County Executive and County Legislative Body regarding all surveying work, perform or arrange for the performance of all surveying work for the County and to maintain a repository at County Government offices at the County Seat a fair and accurate record of all surveys made, all surveys received and all section corner files and records made or received. In addition the County Surveyor is responsible for the preservation of existing monumentation (Section Corners) of the Public Land Survey System.
Stephen Potter graduated from Duchesne High School in 1996 and from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2003, earning a Bachelor's degree in Accounting with a minor in Business Management. From 2005 to 2014, Stephen served in various positions at Wells Fargo, most recently as manager, before his election as Duchesne County Treasurer. Stephen and his wife have two rambunctious boys, Ian and Luke, and are proud to call Duchesne County their home