Duchesne County Commissioners
About Duchesne County
Utah's Duchesne County is located on the south slope and foothills of the longest east-west mountain range in the continental United States, known as the Uinta Mountains. Located between Denver and Salt Lake City, the County's scenic attractions and unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities attract thousands of visitors. The High Uinta Wilderness, including its many rivers, streams, and lakes, and the western end of the mineral-rich Roan and Book Cliff mountains are located within short driving distances from county locations. The rich history and culture of the area is evident throughout the county. Many amenities are available, such as the outstanding 18-hole golf course in Roosevelt City and Starvation State Park Reservoir near the community of Duchesne, offering 3,500 acres of fishing and boating. The Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation lies within and adjacent to the county boundaries, and there are many joint ventures between county and tribal governments. County leaders and residents carry on in the spirit of their pioneer ancestors, building for the future and fostering innovation and excellence in schools, business, industry and government.
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.
Commissioners also appoint department heads of offices for which they have responsibility: HR Department, Emergency Management, Public Works/Landfill, Building Department, Weeds, Building & Grounds, Commission Assistant, Planning & Zoning, Information System-IT/GIS.
It is the non-statutory duties of county commissioners that make them different from other county elected officials. They must take a broad view of actions necessary to make the county a better place to live and work. They are active in promoting public/private partnerships in human services, economic development, health, and infrastructure development. Also, they take an active role in improving the environment, promoting job-training programs, and improving agriculture in their counties.
- Duchesne County Commissioners' Offices are open five days per week - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- The Commissioners conduct weekly meetings on Mondays which county business is discussed and voted upon. Both of these sessions are held in the County Administration Building, 734 North Center Street, Duchesne UT, 84021.
To make an appointment with a Commissioner contact:
Please visit the Public Notice Website (http://www.utah.gov/pmn/index.html) to view meeting agendas and minutes.