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It is required that ANYONE engaged in business in Kaysville City obtain a city business license. Utah State requires that all businesses operating in Utah be registered with the Department of Commerce and licensed with a city or county in the state.
Counties have jurisdiction over the unincorporated areas of the county. If your business is in an unincorporated area, you should contact Davis County.
Call the Building Department at (801) 544-1363. Open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except on holidays.
On the first and third Thursday of each month one member of the City Council, as well as the City Manager, will be available to answer any public questions. Discussion may be related to any topic that relates to our community and the business of the city. The Council is interested in the concerns and ideas of all residents and community members.These meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m., one hour prior to the regularly scheduled City Council meetings at City Hall.
Member utility companies will mark their lines at no cost. If you need the lines remarked as you continue excavating, they will be marked again at no charge. However, if you request the same area to be marked multiple times and do not excavate, the utility companies may bill you for their costs to mark the area.
Utah Law specifies that if a utility line is damaged during excavation, the excavator should immediately inform the appropriate utility owner so the line can be repaired and immediately call 911 if the damage may result in an immediate risk to human life. Refer to your local phone book or the online Utility Contact Information Lookup Page to contact a utility owner directly.If the line was marked, refer to the American Public Works Association (APWA) standard markings (see FAQ #3) to determine what kind of line it was. If the line was not marked, please do not call Blue Stakes to determine what kind of line it is. Their phone operators are not trained to identify them. If you do have the locate request assignment number (LRA), Blue Stakes can tell you which utilities were notified, but that does not necessarily mean the line belongs to one of them.
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The power department's mission is to safely provide reliable electricity with superior customer service at a competitive price to the residents and businesses in Kaysville City. All of its decisions are measured against those objectives. Certain metrics are useful in measuring this objective, such as the billing impact of investment decisions, the price of power in Kaysville compared to others in the State, and quality, service, and safety benefits derived from any particular investment decision.
Impact fees are included in the rate calculations as a reduction to the revenue requirement to be borne by all electrical users. As such, these costs are not collected from all customers.
Although population growth results in an increase in total power demand and associated costs, those incremental costs are offset by incremental revenue from new customers and the net impact should be neutral in power rates.
Kaysville City can currently provide safe and reliable service at lower rates (approximately 15%) than those offered to Rocky Mountain Power customers. As a municipal utility, Kaysville City does not collect a return on capital for investors and is not subject to income taxes. These two items alone provide a significant cost benefit when compared to an investor owned utility. In addition, Kaysville City is a participant in UAMPS projects with other municipal utilities, an arrangement that provides leverage to maximize efficiency and scale in the electric generation and transmission markets.
Through mutual aid agreements with the UAMPS (Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems) organization and the IPSA (Intermountain Power Superintendents Association) organization Kaysville City has access to the resources, material, equipment, and man power from a multistate area. They also can request assistance from local contract companies.
Utah’s “Truth in Taxation” laws were passed in 1985. Utah’s “Truth in Taxation” laws are revenue-driven. That means the requirement to hold a “Truth in Taxation” hearing is based upon the collections of a taxing entity, not the rate charged. Utah law requires “Truth in Taxation” hearings to be held when a taxing entity elects to collect more revenue than was collected the previous year, although the entities are permitted to keep revenues generated by “new growth”—such as value added from a new subdivision or a new business.
The determination that a property tax increase is being proposed is made by the Tax Commission’s Property Tax Division. The certified tax rate—established by the Property Tax Division, is that rate which will yield the taxing entity the SAME property tax revenue that it collected in the previous year (and includes an allowance for revenue generated from real new growth in its tax base). That determination is based on a comparison of an entity’s proposed tax rate with its certified tax rate. (http://propertytax.utah.gov/about/truth.html)
City A collects $1.2 million in taxes during Year 1. A new subdivision is constructed during the year. In Year 2, a certified rate will be set to permit City A to collect $1.2 million, plus additional revenues from the new growth. Revenues collected in Year 2 are $1.5 million. In Year 3, City A will be given a certified rate permitting it to collect $1.5 million. But in Year 3, it only collects $1.1 million because of an economic downturn and some individuals & property owners didn’t pay their property taxes. In Year 4, City A is given a certified rate that permits it to collect only $1.1 million, plus any growth.
Since the process is “revenue driven” and not “rate driven,” it only allows for an increase in taxes to provide for inflationary growth through the “truth in taxation” and public hearing process.
Residential: Residential property taxes are calculated allowing the owner a 45% exemption of their home value. The remaining 55% of the home value is taxed at the approved property tax rate.
If you were to live in a home valued at $250,000 in Davis County, you would pay the following City property taxes:
Commercial: Commercial property is not allowed the 45% exemption as residential property. So, if you owned a commercial property valued at $250,000 in Davis County, you would pay the following City property taxes:
Rates for Clearfield & W Point adjusted for N. Davis Fire District Rates for Bountiful, Centerville, North Salt Lake, West Bountiful, & Woods Cross adjusted for So. Davis Recreation District and South Davis Metro Fire District.
Kaysville City’s 2017 Property Tax Rate is 0.001589. This is in the lower portion of the property tax rates in Davis County.
Rates for Clearfield & W Point adjusted by .001182 due to N. Davis Fire District. Rates for Bountiful, Centerville, North Salt Lake, West Bountiful, & Woods Cross adjusted by .000279 due to So. Davis Recreation District and .000368 for the South Davis Metro Fire District.
Based on the State Tax Commission’s 2017 Certified Tax Rate Revenue, Kaysville City’s Property Tax Per-Capita is at $91. W Bountiful at $263 leads the County and West Point is the lowest in Davis County at $43.
Population used to compute per capita based on 2016 Projection of Census Based on the State Tax Commissions’ Certified Tax Rate Revenue. Certified Tax Rate Revenue not adjusted for N. Davis Fire District or So. Davis Recreation District and So.Davis Metro Fire.
As a resident of Kaysville City, your property taxes go to:
Approximately 13% of your total property taxes go to Kaysville City.
A home valued at $250,000 pays about $1,679 in property taxes. Of this only $218 goes to the City. The remaining is distributed to Davis School District ($1,042), Davis County ($303), and various Special Districts ($116).
As a result of Kaysville being a bedroom community, 85% of the property values are residential. Consequently, the majority of the property taxes are collected from residential properties (85%). Commercial property taxes are 11% of the taxes collected.
In FY 2017, Kaysville City collected $3,149,159.
Your property taxes are used in the general fund for such services as:
You can pay your bill at the City Hall location 23 E Center Street. Or you can pay online. Click here to pay online