Property Tax Increase Summary

Issue: The City’s revenue is no longer sufficient to meet the essential needs of our community.

  • The City has not adjusted property tax revenue since 2006.
  • Efficiencies and other resources have all been exhausted to support services as the City recovered from the economic downturn in 2008.
  • Inflationary cost increases have resulted in insufficient revenues to support basic services including law enforcement and other emergency services.

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Solution: The City has budgeted a $2.9 million property tax increase to support public safety.

The entire $2.9 million will go directly to offset the increased cost of public safety. We’ve listed below how the funds will be used.


1.     $2.3 million to pay for the changes in salaries and benefits for both firefighters and police officers, including additional positions listed below:

a)    One police officer to be assigned as a school resource officer for AISU

b)    One battalion fire chief to manage training and resources

c)     Two (2) crossing guards to be assigned to Riverview Jr High

d)    One office administrator will change from part-time to full-time to support the fire department


2.     $480,000 for the annual payment on the construction of Fire Station 8pub safety

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Impact on Property Owners

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 How to Find your Taxable Home Value 

The following is an example tax notice for a Murray residence. The example uses a market value of $100,000 for ease of calculation. Residential taxable value is discounted by 45% which means the market value of $100,000 would translate to a taxable value of $55,000. Commercial properties do not receive a discount.

The red highlighted lines are the property taxes for Murray City and Murray City Library. The rest of the taxes are paid to other agencies. You may find your property tax statement at Enter your property’s information under Parcel Search and choose the Property Tax Information link under Resource Links on the left side of the webpage.

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Learn More and Comment: Residents are encouraged to learn about and/or comment on the increase in several upcoming public meetings or public hearings.

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We invite you to several neighborhood meetings hosted by your elected officials where we will share the details about how this change keeps our City both safe and affordable while continuing to provide the services that make Murray a great place to live, work, and play.

Please join us on any of these Thursday evening meetings:

June 21, 2018
6:30 pm
Viewmont Elementary School
745 West 5720 South
District 2
Councilmember, Dale Cox 
July 19, 2018
7:00 pm
Murray City Library
166 East 5300 South
District 4
Councilmember, Diane Turner 
June 28, 2018
6:30 pm
Murray City Hall
5025 South State Street
District 1
Councilmember, Dave Nicponski 
August 2, 2018
6:30 pm
McMillan Elementary
315 East 5900 South
District 5
Councilmember, Brett Hales 
July 12, 2018
6:30 pm
Murray City Hall
5025 South State Street
District 3
Councilmember, Jim Brass

 We also invite you to participate in a public hearing on the increase to the property tax levy effective for the tax year 2018 on the date below. We look forward to your comments, and encourage your participation.

Public Hearing on Tax Levy Rate                           August 14, 2018
                                                                                   6:30 pm
                                                                                   Murray City Hall
                                                                                   Council Chambers
                                                                                   5025 South State Street
                                                                                   Murray, UT 84107

Click the link below to learn more about Tax Relief Applications



City Council Contact Information

Dave Nicponski – District 1


Dale Cox – District 2


Jim Brass – District 3


Diane Turner – District 4


Brett Hales – District 5