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You may file a GRAMA request for other City documents with the appropriate department that handles those documents.
GRAMA Request Form
If you are the victim, you may call the victim advocate in the Murray City Police Department at (801)264-2673.
The Salt Lake County District Attorney is an elected official whose office investigates and prosecutes crimes in the county’s jurisdiction, including felonies and class A misdemeanors occurring within Murray City.
Code enforcement is a broad term used to describe actions that city staff take to ensure that city ordinances are followed. These ordinances often address operation of businesses, environmental issues, maintaining properties, parking, and other concerns of public health, safety and welfare.
City staff involved in code enforcement activities primarily work in the police and administrative and development services departments. They perform different tasks to bring violators into compliance, such as, building or property inspections, educating and notifying property owners of violations, coordinating with State and County staff, and issuing citations when necessary.
Violations may include parking issues, weeds, yard waste and debris, inoperable vehicles, abandoned vehicles, yard parking, sidewalk and street obstructions, illegal dumping, pest control, storm drain pollution, homeless camps, people living in trailers, business license violations, illegal camping, failure to remove snow, additions to a building without a permit. and other similar issues.
Code enforcement officers are unable to enforce if no violation of a code or statute has occurred. Listed below are several examples that code enforcement officers typically cannot resolve:
The short answer is “no”. Although residents in an HOA are required to meet the same standards as other residential areas in the city, the additional restrictive covenants required by an HOA are an agreement between the homeowner and the HOA and can only be enforced by the HOA.
The best way to file a complaint is through the City’s website. Look on the home page of www.murray.utah.gov for the “Report a Concern” option. Clicking on this link will bring up a fillable form. Using the website is the fastest way to make sure all the different City staff who help with code enforcement can see the complaint and respond. It also helps us to track progress as a team, and keep you informed if you wish. A complaint can also be filed by calling the following:
Most complaints are assigned to a code enforcement officer within 24 hours. Most often, the first step is a city inspection of the property or situation. Depending on the backlog and circumstances, a Code Enforcement officers can perform the inspection and respond to the complainant within 1-2 working days.
After the city gives notice, the property owner is given a reasonable amount of time to resolve the violation. For example, a complaint about tall weeds on a property is usually resolved within 14 days. Most property owners are willing to resolve a violation on their own after receiving notice. If the property owner is unwilling to cooperate, complaints can take more time to resolve, especially if a citation is issued and the item has to be taken through court proceedings
Most issues can be resolved without taking legal action. However, depending on the violation and the willingness of the property owner to cooperate, the complaint may result in a citation and is referred to the city prosecutor. In some instances, cases are taken to court and can take months to resolve.
The short answer is “yes”. A new owner could be required to cut weeds or remove inoperable vehicles from a yard area no matter how short a time they have been in possession. If a prior property owner or occupant was charged, that person will be responsible for answering to the condition of the property at the time the violation occurred. If a new owner or occupant takes control of the property and violations still exist, the new owner is responsible for bringing the property into compliance.
Code enforcement officers spend most of their time responding to complaints. However, they will follow up on issues that have come to their attention while in the field working on other complaints or issues.
Code enforcement officers are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If immediate attention is needed after hours, please contact Murray Police dispatch at 801-840-4000.
Many problems, such as; pest/vermin control, meth contaminated homes, unsafe living conditions, and homeless camps; are under the jurisdiction of the Salt Lake Valley Health Department (SLVHD). Murray City code enforcement officers do coordinate with SLVHD on these matters. They also work closely with several other agencies, including, the Murray City fire marshal, Utah State Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Murray City Power, Murray City storm water, Murray City building and business licensing divisions, and others when required.
Yes, for some events and for season passes! Arts in the Park season passes, both summer and winter, are available for purchase on www.mcreg.com or at the Parks Office (296 E Murray Park Ave). Individual tickets for Secret Garden and Into the Woods may be purchased online at RegTix (link forthcoming). All other individual event tickets for the summer series may be purchased at the Parks Office or at the door. Tickets for individual winter season performances are available at the door only. Winter high school performance tickets may be purchased in advance at the school. Winter ballet performance tickets may be purchased in advance at Write Costume, 4874 S State St, or at the door.
The Murray Senior Recreation Center is located at #10 E. 6150 South which is WEST of state street, between state and main.
Adults age 55+ are welcome to attend the Senior Recreation Center.
The Murray Senior Recreation Center is rented to non-profit, civic organization, with priority given to Senior groups. The Center is not available for birthday parties or weddings. Call 264-2635 for complete information.
Property taxes is the library’s only stable revenue resource. Other revenues include fines, grants, and interest income – all of which are not consistent. Property taxes pay for books, computers, software, electronic media (e.g. CD’s, Rosetta Stone, etc), personnel, utilities, building maintenance, and all other costs of operating and owning the library.
Property taxes are a critical source of revenue for the Library. The Library receives 3% of your total property taxes. The chart below illustrates where your tax dollars go.
No. In order to adjust property taxes, the City must initiate a public hearing process called Truth-in-Taxation and decide whether the adjustment is necessary.
Murray City prides itself on its independence from special districts and county services. The City believes that it is best able to manage service levels and costs through ownership and self-management.
Murray City Library’s current property tax rate is the lowest in all of Salt Lake County by 76%. If none of the library systems below change from 2017, the proposed property tax rate will remain 14% lower than the other library tax rates in Salt Lake County.
Sundays Closed (May - October )
To receive resident rate you must provide Murray City Utility bill. All dependent children must be verified by the most recent tax form.
Property taxes are important because they provide a stable, consistent source of funding for public safety, streets, sidewalks, parks, libraries, and other services provided by the City.
Property taxes are an important source of revenue for schools, libraries, and city and county governments. Murray City receives 13% of the total overall property tax revenue collected.
No. To adjust property taxes, the City must initiate a public hearing process called Truth-in-Taxation and decide whether the adjustment is necessary.
The blue bar displays the percentage of growth in property tax revenue received by the City, and the orange bar displays the rate of inflation for that same year. For example, in 2012 the rate of inflation was over 2% and the City’s property tax revenue was less than the previous year by -.25%.
There are two possible reasons for the change. The first is that another taxing entity (school district or Salt Lake County) has gone through the Truth-in-Taxation process and raised their rates on one or more years which would increase your taxes. The second is that your property has increased in value more than other properties. When the property value of the City increases, the tax rate automatically decreases which gives the City the same revenue from year to year. However, if your property increases in value at a rate higher than the tax rate decreased then you will see a tax increase. The City will not see that increase because another property’s value would have decreased or become tax-exempt which would mean a tax decrease, and results in no change to the City revenue.
Between 2008 and 2016, the City operated with considerably reduced revenues stemming from the economic downturn. In 2016, the City finally recovered to the same annual revenue amount it received in 2007. During those years, inflation increased an average of 2%-3% per year meaning costs increased but the City’s revenues remained reduced.
The City focused all its resources on providing the same levels of service and maintaining the City’s infrastructure (e.g. parks, roads, sidewalks, facilities) within these financial restraints, however, this approach purposely focused resources to items that required attention and delayed normal infrastructure maintenance and compensation issues.
It has been over a decade since 2008, and it has become important for the City to find a solution to funding infrastructure maintenance and protect its investment in a trained and professional workforce.
The City has included a 5-year infrastructure maintenance and replacement program in this year’s budget. This program requires annual funding of $5.1 million per year. Without this tax increase, the City will not be able to budget for this program and the City’s assets will continue to age without the proper maintenance which leads to the increased cost of replacement.
In addition, the City recognizes its greatest asset is its workforce. Knowing the increasing competitive environment for trained professionals (especially in law enforcement), the City commissioned a comprehensive compensation study to protect its investment. The study identified the City’s compensation structure as below average when compared to other similar agencies. As such, the City has adopted a compensation plan and adjusted employee wages to the average market for their experience and position. The majority of this change is directed to the police and fire departments.
The City has a 5-year projection based on current inflation and knowledge. This model indicates the City will not need another increase until 2024, however this decision will be evaluated each year as the budget is prepared.
Murray City prides itself on its independence from special districts and county services. The City believes that it is best able to manage service levels and costs through ownership and self-management. All other cities in Salt Lake County utilize the County or special districts to provide the same services provided by the City.
So, to have an ‘apples to apples’ comparison of property tax rates, the chart below combines the city and any special district rates for government services (e.g. parks, streets, general government, police, fire, and cemetery). The rates for other cities are estimates based on information available as of June 20, 2018. Since many cities are entering the Truth-in-Taxation process to increase property tax mill levy rates, these rates are subject to change based on council action.
The Public Works Department - working hours are Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call 801-270-2440 for after hour emergencies, please call 801-264-9669.
Adjustments can only be made if the leak was outside the home and occurred during the winter months. Other criteria that must also be met to obtain an adjustment. Please contact Cory Wells, 801-270-2443, to discuss whether an adjustment is possible.
Please call the County Treasurer at (801) 468-8300.
Payments can be mailed or brought into Murray City Hall located at 5025 S. State St., Room 118. Drop boxes are located at the north side of City Hall and in front of the Murray Senior Recreation Center at 10 E. 6150 S. MasterCard or Visa credit or debit card payments can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week either online or over the Interactive Voice Response System by dialing (801) 264-2626.