The building department always recommends you use a professional to design and prepare plans. However, for the most part anyone that demonstrates competency can prepare plans for most residential projects up to 3,000/sf any projects over 3,000/sf an architect is required. The building department is unable to do any of the plan or design work for you. However, we will try to point you in the right direction. Whomever you chose must have knowledge of building codes and prepare neat, scaled, and comprehensive plans. That being said some designs, sizes or types of buildings will require a design professional.
What needs to be on the plans?
Try to keep in mind you are explaining your project start to finish, using only the plans. Plans should include structural details, floor plans, plumbing fixtures, electrical devices, furnaces…..try to show the full scope of the project. Examples can be found on our standard details page.
What codes and standards does the building department use?
Every three years the powers that be decide if they will adopt the latest version of the building codes. Currently we are using the 2015 I-codes with 2009 A.N.S.I. 117.1 as the accessibility standard, and the 2017 National Electrical Code. (I.B.C., I.M.C., I.F.G.C., I.P.C., I.E.C.C., and the 2011 N.E.C. )for commercial projects. residential projects fall under the 2015 I.R.C.
What is Redevelopment?
Redevelopment is a set of tools provided under state law, Title 17C of the Utah Code, that empowers local governments in economic development, job creation, eliminating blight, and achieving the goals of development, reconstruction and rehabilitation of residential, commercial, industrial, and retail districts. Municipalities and counties are authorized to create redevelopment agencies, also known as urban renewal agencies, to use these tools.
Redevelopment is a term that has a long history in Utah, but in 2006, the Utah Legislature broke “redevelopment” down into three different tracks, including Urban Renewal, Economic Development, and Community Development. Each of those three tracks serves a somewhat different purpose. The same legislation also changed the legal name of agencies from “Redevelopment Agencies” to “Community Development and Renewal Agencies,” but many Agencies across the state still go by the historical nomination of Redevelopment Agency, or RDA.
Urban Renewal is the new term for what was historically redevelopment. The goal of Urban Renewal is to eliminate blight from specific areas within the community.
Economic Development is a tool that redevelopment agencies can use to help promote job growth in the community. The redevelopment agency can use tax increment to help encourage business relocation, expansion, and development through incentives targeted toward the creation of high-quality jobs.
Community Development is a flexible tool that allows redevelopment agencies the opportunity to encourage all kinds of new development that the community believes will be beneficial, including mixed-use and retail. Community Development provides a flexible alternative to the more rigid Urban Renewal and Economic Development tracks.
Examples of redevelopment tools:
Ability to assemble land for development
Ability to utilize tax increment and issue bonds
Ability to invest in infrastructure to assist private enterprise
Ability to increase affordable housing stock
Redevelopment Agencies use redevelopment powers and tools as a catalyst in revitalizing their communities. Redevelopment encourages new development, creates jobs and generates tax revenues in declining urbanized areas by developing partnerships between local governments and private entities. As of 2010 in Utah, 70 cities and 5 counties have redevelopment agencies.
Redevelopment can help a community implement a revitalization effort for downtowns, retail areas, neighborhoods or industrial areas. Redevelopment plans are locally created and adopted so they can respond to a community’s unique needs and vision.
Redevelopment plans can help communities to:
Attract new jobs and businesses
Create more affordable housing
Stimulate private reinvestment in local neighborhoods and businesses
Stimulate development of improvement programs
Stimulate private investment and help rehabilitate homes and businesses
Build or improve roads, utilities and public facilities
Preserve open space
Transform hazardous waste sites (called brownfields) into productive uses
Create, adopt and/or implement specific plans
Initiate and fund comprehensive planning efforts
How long will it take?
We want to get your plans back to you as soon as possible. To keep permitting costs as low as possible, we use a smaller but harder working staff. We process the permits in the order we received them. Our goal is to get your plans back to you in 10 business days or less.
What is a Redevelopment Agency?
The Redevelopment Agency, also known as a Community Development and Renewal Agency, is a separate, distinct legal entity from the City. However, the City Council serves as the governing board of the Agency. And, the Redevelopment Agency can utilize city staff or hire its own staff and advisors to carry out its day-to-day operations as well as to help formulate and implement redevelopment plans.
The benefit of this system is that the Redevelopment Agency is ultimately responsible to the voting public through the elected governing body that oversees the Agency.
Is there an expedited review process?
Sadly we don’t have the ability to move anything forward in the cue, no matter the size. The building department will work hard to get your plans ready as fast as possible.
What can Redevelopment do?
Redevelopment activities may include the rehabilitation/reconstruction of existing structures, the redesign/re-planning of areas with inefficient site layout, the demolition and clearance of existing structures, the construction/rehabilitation of affordable housing and the construction of public facilities including, but not limited to, public buildings, streets, sidewalks, sewers, storm drains, water systems and street lights. All of this contributes to general economic revitalization of an area, making it more attractive for additional investors.
Through redevelopment, a project area receives focused attention and financial investment to reverse deteriorating trends, create jobs, revitalize the business climate, rehabilitate and add to the housing stock, as well as gain active participation and investment by residents and local business which would not otherwise occur. These revitalization efforts have positive effects that spill over the project area boundaries and improve the entire community.
Examples of activities/benefits generated through redevelopment:
Commercial mixed-use projects
New/rehabilitated affordable and market-rate housing
New and revitalized schools
Increased investment in the area
Living wage job creation
Sales, hotel and utility tax revenue
Youth recreation and service centers
Renewed civic pride
What is a project area?
The project area is an officially adopted boundary in which actual redevelopment will take place. The project area must first go to public hearing (giving citizens who will be included in the project area a chance to express their views) after which the Redevelopment Agency acts on the adoption of the project area and becomes primarily responsible for future projects.
For Urban Renewal, before a project area is established, a survey area is designated to determine whether or not a redevelopment project is feasible. Preliminary studies, such as feasibility studies, are conducted to make a determination of the blighting conditions within the area.
Based upon this evaluation, the Redevelopment Agency selects a project area and indicates how the purpose of the Community Development and Renewal Law can be attained by redevelopment of this area. A project area can be reduced in size prior to adoption of the redevelopment plan, but cannot be enlarged without amending the survey area. A project area can also include non-adjacent properties.
So when can I start building?
After your plans are approved and your permit is paid for you are ok to go to work. Mostly we want to make sure we’re all on the same page before you buy or build anything.
How is Redevelopment financed?
Redevelopment is primarily financed by tax increment revenue. Other revenue sources include loans, grants and issuance of tax allocation bonds.
Typically, agencies use tax increment funds to leverage financial assistance from various agencies of the state and federal governments, and private sources.
The most common bond instrument used by redevelopment agencies to finance projects is called a tax allocation bond or revenue secured bond. These bonds, which are a loan of money to an Agency, are not a debt of the community or the general taxpayer. Rather, they are repaid solely from tax increment revenue generated within the project area. In other words, increased tax revenues generated through redevelopment activities are funneled back into the project area to stimulate more development as well as to pay the costs involved.
What are Traffic School & "Points"?
The City of Taylorsville offers a traffic school. You are not required to attend Taylorsville’s Traffic School and may attend any of the local recognized traffic schools. If traffic school is imposed as a condition of your probation or plea-in-abeyance, you will need to provide proof of attendance to the Court.
Points are assessed to your driving record for traffic violations by the Drivers License Division of the Department of Public Safety. Excess points may lead to the suspension of your driving privilege. In limited cases, the Court may make recommendations to the Driver’s License Division, but they are not required to abide by these recommendations. Some traffic schools may decrease the number of points on your record, you are advised to check with the Drivers License Division to find out which schools qualify for reduction.
What will it cost me?
Some permits will be based on square footage, others on valuation. Still other permit types are charged a flat fee. Most fees can be determined during the plan review process.
Can you tell me more about the plan review process?
I just need an electrical/mechanical/plumbing /etc. permit. Some of those are available “over the counter” others may still require some level of review. Gas schematics, one line diagrams, or commercial “sub-permits” will require a review. Roofing, furnaces, hot water heaters can usually be issued at the counter without review. See our forms and details page for more information.
How can I keep this ticket off my Driving Record?
A plea-in-abeyance is a guilty plea which is submitted to the Court in writing. If approved, it is not entered against you during the term of the plea-in-abeyance period. It is held by the Court and not reported to the Driver’s License Division as a conviction, but as a plea-in-abeyance. The court clerk can check to see if you qualify for a plea-in-abeyance. If you choose to enter a plea-in-abeyance, you must completely fill out the necessary paperwork.
You will be instructed on certain terms and conditions which must be met in order for your plea to be held. Unless you are notified to the contrary, you must fully comply with each of the terms and conditions of your plea-in-abeyance agreement. If you fully comply, then, at the end of the plea-in-abeyance period, your guilty plea will be withdrawn and the case will be dismissed. The matter will not appear as a conviction on your driving record and no points will be assessed. If you are unable to resolve your matter with the Prosecutor, your matter will be heard by the Court.
What is Tax Increment?
Tax increment is the primary source of revenue that redevelopment agencies have to undertake redevelopment projects. It is based on the assumption that a revitalized project area will generate more property taxes than were being produced before redevelopment. When a redevelopment project area is adopted, the current assessed values of the property within the project area are designated as the base year value. Tax increment comes from the increased assessed value of property, not from an increase in tax rate. Any increases in property value, as assessed because of change of ownership or new construction, will increase tax revenue generated by the property. This increase in tax revenue is the tax increment that goes to the Agency.
For example, a property owner pays $1,000 on land assessed at $100,000 this year. If, as a result of new construction on the property, the property increases in assessed valuation to $500,000, the property owner would pay $5,000 at the same standard tax rate. The $4,000 increase is called “tax increment.” Redevelopment agencies are entitled to collect this increase in property tax revenues, or tax increment, on the acreage they redeveloped to repay the debt involved in the project, and to reinvest these dollars in redevelopment activities within the project area. As well, 20 percent of that tax increment money goes into a housing fund set aside specifically to finance low- to moderate- income housing.
Can I Resolve Matters Through the Prosecutor?
If after reviewing your record and the offense for which you were charged, the prosecutor finds that you qualify to have your matter resolved, you may receive a reduction in the fine or be offered an opportunity to request that the Court hold your plea-in-abeyance. If you agree to forfeit bail to a lesser charge, you may do so immediately.
I have the permit now what?
At certain times during the construction process an inspection will be required. A good “rule of thumb”, before it gets concealed, covered, buried, etc… call for an inspection.
The Redevelopment Agency has no power to set tax rates or levy property taxes. Property tax on properties within a redevelopment project area is governed by the same laws as on properties outside redevelopment project areas.
When redevelopment activities are successful, the property values within and around the redevelopment project area increase over time due to the sale of property, or the rehabilitation and new construction of buildings. Thus, property tax increment revenues are the result of the rise in property values, not an increase in tax rates. The changed image and improved economic base increase the marketability of property in the area. Redevelopment activities enhance the marketability of properties.
How are other jurisdictions affected by Tax Increment Financing?
Taxing entities such as the county, school districts, and special districts that serve the project area continue to receive all the tax revenues they were receiving the year the redevelopment project was formed (the base year). Also, taxing entities may receive a portion of the incremental increase in property tax revenues from a redevelopment project area, if adopted as part of the project area budget.
No redevelopment projects occur without taxing entity approval. For Urban Renewal and Economic Development projects, the taxing entities are represented by a taxing entity committee that reviews and, in its discretion, approves project area budgets. The taxing entity committee’s approval is required before the Redevelopment Agency can collect any tax increment.
For Community Development projects, the Redevelopment Agency does not convene a taxing entity committee. Instead, the Redevelopment Agency works independently with each taxing entity located within the project area. The Redevelopment Agency and each taxing entity may agree to an interlocal cooperation agreement giving the Redevelopment Agency a portion of tax increment generated in the Community Development project area.
How do I schedule an inspection and when are the inspections done?
We ask for at least 24 hours’ notice to schedule an inspection, and most times you can get an inspection the next day. Inspections are done 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday, holidays excluded. For footing, foundation, and bond beam inspections we provide timed inspections. For all others we will do our best to honor an AM or PM request. We can usually give you a time frame of about an hour when you can expect the inspector to arrive.
What is an Arraignment?
The first step in the judicial process for traffic matters is an arraignment. You may waive your right to an arraignment. At the arraignment, you will be notified of the charge(s) brought against you, the location, the date and time at which the crimes are alleged to have occurred. You may enter a plea of guilty, not guilty or no contest at this time. You are not required to enter a guilty at this time.
A video presentation explaining your Constitutional rights will be played. In addition, a waiver of Constitutional Rights Form is available for you to read. You may request appointment of an attorney to represent you. An attorney will only be appointed to assist you if you cannot afford one and your offense is jailable if convicted. Attorneys are rarely appointed in traffic matters as most traffic offenses are not jailable.
If an attorney is not appointed, you may hire your own attorney or represent yourself. If an attorney is appointed, you may be required to repay some or all of the cost of an attorney. If you believe you will qualify for a court appointed attorney and would like to ask the Court to appoint one to you, you must ask the Clerk for an Request for Legal Defender/Affidavit of Indigency. Fill out the Request for Legal Defender/Affidavit of Indigency and have it ready when your case is called. If you plead guilty or no contest, you have the right to delay hearing your sentence or can ask to be sentenced that day. If you plead guilty or no contest, you will be giving up important Constitutional rights.
Be sure that you fully understand the rights you will give up before you enter your plea.
If you plead not guilty, your case will be set for a trial. Either you or the prosecution may request that your matter be set for a pretrial conference in lieu of an immediate trial setting. Generally, a pretrial conference is helpful if there is evidence available which can be used to resolve a charge without a trial, such as providing proof of insurance, driver’s license or registration.
What is a Pretrial Conference?
If your matter is set for a Pretrial Conference, you will have the opportunity to discuss your case with the prosecutor. The prosecutor may offer to reduce the charge in exchange for your guilty plea or no contest plea ("plea bargain"). The prosecutor is not obligated to offer a plea bargain and you have no right to a plea bargain. You are not obligated to accept the offer made by the prosecutor. The Court will not reduce the charge against you on its own motion. If you and the prosecutor are unable to resolve your case at the pretrial conference, your case will be set for a jury trial or bench trial. The pretrial conference provides you a chance to show the prosecutor any evidence which might convince the prosecutor to reduce or dismiss your charge(s). For example, you may have proof of a driver’s license or registration. You may have proof of insurance or a receipt showing repair of an equipment violation.
After reviewing your evidence/proof, the prosecutor may offer to reduce or dismiss your charge(s). Again, the prosecutor is not obligated to do so, nor are your obligated to accept their offer. If you are unable to resolve the matter, a trial will be scheduled.
What do I need on the site for inspections?
The permit, prior inspection reports, plans all need to be on site for inspections. Without those the inspector cannot perform the inspection. Also the inspector cannot go into occupied houses or a home with minors without someone else present.
What is Economic Development?
Economic development is used to increase the number and quality of jobs in the state of Utah. Economic Development Project Areas have assisted in the creation of many employment opportunities throughout the State of Utah. Fundamentally and operationally, Economic Development Projects differ from Redevelopment Project Areas in that Economic Development Project Areas are not required to have or prove blight. As such, without Blight as a constraint, economic development project areas must produce new high paying “quality jobs” as defined by Utah Law. In addition, economic development project areas may not have retail uses as the primary component of the project area. Any retail components must be ancillary to the primary uses which create the new job opportunities.
How are an Economic Development Plan and a Budget Plan adopted?
A five step process must be followed to adopt an economic development plan and budget.
First, an area is targeted for economic development. This is called a “survey area.”
Second, the Agency prepares an economic development plan and project area budget describing the economic development project to be accomplished as a result of the Agency’s participation.
Third, the Agency board holds one or more public hearings to obtain comments and suggestions on the proposed plan and budget. The Agency board and the city council then adopt, adopt with modifications, or reject the plan. Adopting the plan establishes an economic development project area.
Fourth, if the plan includes the use of tax increment, a committee of representatives from the affected taxing agencies approves, approves with changes, or rejects the project area budget.
What’s the difference between Non-Mandatory Appearance Matters & Mandatory Appearance Matters?
Some traffic violations have been designated as non-mandatory appearance matters. If you are cited for violating a traffic ordinance for which your appearance in court is not mandatory, you may contact the Court to find out the amount of the bail for your offense(s). If you do not dispute the citation, you may choose to simply pay the bail amount. You may pay by check or money order through the mail. If you would like to pay by cash, credit card or you want to set up a payment schedule, you must come to court during regular business hours. If you do not post bail within fourteen days, a late fee will be assessed and a warrant for your arrest may be issued. If you wish to dispute the citation or if you are cited for violating a traffic ordinance for your which appearance in court is mandatory, you must appear at the Court in not less than five (5) days and not more than fourteen (14) days after issuance of the citation. When you appear at the Court, you may set a date for your matter to be heard by the Court.
You must come to Court on the date and at the time set by the court.
Does the permit expire?
Yes, it can. But for the most part, we’re happy to give you all the time you need. If you need an extension let us know what is happening and we’ll generally be able to give you more time. The last thing we want you to worry about is time.
So what happens when I finish with all the inspections?
Most permits will be finalized and closed upon passing the final inspection. Some permits a Certificate of Occupancy will be generated and given to the contractor who signed for the permit.
What are the procedures and rules for trial?
In a bench trial, the Court will hear the evidence presented by both sides, then decide whether you are guilty or not guilty. In a jury trial, a panel of four jurors will hear the case, then they will decide if you are guilty or not guilty. You only have a right to a jury trial if you can be jailed if found guilty. Usually, traffic offenses are not eligible be heard by juries. Non-lawyers who desire a jury trial are encouraged to 1) get an attorney or 2) study the applicable rules, laws and codes governing jury trials. You can jeopardize your rights or liberty if you do not follow the rules. Since the prosecution has the burden of proof to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, they have the first opportunity to speak to the court. This is called an opening statement, the defense has the option to make their opening statement or wait until the beginning of their turn to present evidence & witnesses.
The opening statement is an opportunity to briefly describe the types of evidence and what you hope the evidence will mean to the Court of the jury. Neither side is required to make an opening statement. After the opening statements, the prosecution presents its "case-in-chief". The prosecutor will offer evidence to prove that a crime was committed and that you committed the crime.
After the prosecution is done, you will have the opportunity to present your side of the story. Either side may present testimony by witnesses or submit documents, subject to the Utah Rules of Evidence and the Utah Code and Rules of Criminal Procedure. After your finish presenting your side of the story, then both sides will have the opportunity to rebut the other side. This is done by presenting additional testimony or evidence. Again, the prosecutor goes first, then you will have a chance to speak. After each side is done, closing arguments are made.
During closing arguments, each side will have the opportunity to tell the Court why they are right. The prosecution gets to speak first, then you will get to argue your case, followed by a final argument by the prosecution. The case is then submitted to the Court or jury for a determination as to guilt.
If you are found not guilty, then you are free to go and the proceedings end. If you are found guilty, then you will have the right to be sentenced in not less than two days nor more than forty-five days. In most cases, you may waive this right and receive your sentencing immediately.
What happens after an Economic Development Plan and a Budget Plan are adopted?
After plan and budget adoption, the Agency negotiates an agreement with an employer who will provide the additional employment opportunities. If the plan is prepared without a specific economic development partner, the Agency follows the plan to encourage economic development.
How do I get started?
It all starts with a set of plans and the application. The city and possibly other agencies will need to review your plans for compliance before you get started. The Idea is to gather a good idea of what you are doing and hopefully identify any problems before you commit time and money to building.
The following table shows the range of penalties which the Court may impose:
Class of Offense
Class B misdemeanor
Class C misdemeanor
In addition to the base fine, the State of Utah requires that defendants convicted of certain crimes pay a surcharge. The surcharge varies depending upon the crime. You can view the Uniform Fine and Bail Schedule to find out the recommended fine or bail for your offense(s).
You may receive probation from the Court in lieu of a jail term. If the Court imposes probation, the Court will explain to you each of the terms and conditions of your probation. You must full comply with each term of your probation.
How does Community Development differ from Urban Development and Economic Development?
A Community Development Plan can be used to achieve the goals of either an Urban Renewal or Economic Development Plan. It does not have a taxing entity committee but instead individual Interlocal Agreements are negotiated with each taxing entity which will participate in a portion or all of the tax increment created in the project area.
What types of work do I need a permit for?
Actually, a lot of fairly common repairs require a building permit. Roofing, water heaters, even finishing a room in your basement are some fairly common things that require a permit. Cosmetic items like paint, tile, flooring, or landscaping do not require any permitting.
Will any other agencies need to approve my building?
Depending on the nature of your project other agencies or departments may be required to give approval. Good examples are the sewer/water district, fire department or utility companies. The Health Department and the Department of Air Quality will need to notified for demolition permits. The building department will give you a list of other agencies that will need to “sign off” when your permit is issued.
Can I discuss my case with the prosecutor before the hearing date?
Ordinarily, the prosecutor is present at your arraignment or at a Pre-Trial conference prior to your trial and will meet with you at that time. If you're represented by an attorney, our office cannot speak with you about the case and it would be inappropriate and unethical to provide any legal advice. If you are the defendant and would like to change your court date or to know the fines, jail time for certain offenses or clear a warrant, please contact the appropriate court and ask a court clerk for this information.
Can I put concrete or asphalt in the park-strip?
Because many utilities are located in the park-strip, paving in those areas is not allowed. Please check with the Planning Department for landscaping and xeriscaping options.
Can the City Attorney's Office represent private citizens who do not have funds to hire an private attorney or give legal advice?
No. The City Attorney's Office may not represent individual members of the public in private legal matters nor is it permitted to make referrals to citizens for attorneys.' If you are unable to afford a legal attorney, you can receive legal advice from the public defender.
Do I need a permit to work in the Public Right of Way?
Yes, Any work involving the Public Right of Way requires an excavation permit and a bond. The permit cost is $266, and the bond amount is determined by the city official.
How do I apply for restitution?
Restitution must be requested through the criminal case. So, if restitution is needed for an item that was stolen, the request must be submitted through the theft case filed against the defendant. If it was a domestic violence case, restitution can be requested through the prosecutor's victim advocate program. A formed called a "Victim Impact Statement" will be provided which needs to be completed, signed and returned with copies of receipts or other documents that support the claim. You can contact Taylorsville's Victim advocate at 385-468-9446. Restitution can also be requested by submitting a letter to the court that includes the court case number, the amount of restitution requested and copies of receipts or other documents that support the claim.
How do I find out my court date?
You may call the court at 801-963-0268
How do I get my bond money back?
Once the work is completed and has been approved by the Public Works Inspector, you will need to make a formal request to have the bond released. Upon approval of the bond release, 90% of the amount bonded for will be returned and the remaining 10% will be retained for one year as a warranty. After the warranty period is over, and no defects are fond in the work, the remaining funds can be requested to be released.
Should I report possible crimes or code violations to the City Attorney's Office?
No. Reports of possible crimes should be made to the Unified Police Department at 801-743-7770. Reports of possible violations of building/housing codes, land-use and or zoning laws, or public nuisances should be made to the Code Enforcement or Building & Safety Department.
What is "restitution"?
Utah Code 77-38a-102(14)(a)'defines a victim as any person whom the court determines has suffered pecuniary damages as a result of a defendant's criminal activities. A victim does not include any codefendant in the defendant's criminal activities.
What is a "public defender?"
A 'public defender' is an attorney appointed by the court to represent a defendant in a criminal case when that defendant is found to be unable to pay for legal representation. Because the City accepts the responsibility to prosecute criminal cases, the City must also accept the responsibility of providing a public defender for those that cannot afford an attorney. The City does this by entering into a contract with a law firm or attorney to provide these services. The public defender for Taylorsville is Stowell Crayk & Bown PLLC , who can be contacted at (801) 944-3459
What is the 50 / 50 Program?
To help offset the costs of replacing parts of the sidewalk or drive approach, the city has developed the 50 / 50 program. For qualifying sections of sidewalk or drive approach,the city will pay half the cost of the replacement. In addition, the city will coordinate all the contractors, scheduling, permitting and bonding. To see if sections of your sidewalk or drive approach qualify or to to determine the cost of participation please contact the Public Works Inspector.
What is the difference between the City Attorney's Office and the City Prosecutor's Office?
The City Prosecutor's Office is part of the City Attorney's Office but it handles only criminal law matters, primarily misdemeanors (no Class A, felony or juvenile cases). The other part of the City Attorney's Office works with "civil law" matters and does not become involved with criminal law cases.
What is the Public Right of way?
The Public Right of Way is a section of land dedicated to public infrastructure. It includes roads, curbs and gutters, park-strip, sidewalks, and very often the P.R.W. contains utilities and easements.
What type of bonds does the city accept?
Currently the City of Taylorsville only accepts escrow, cash, or irrevocable letters of credit. Personal checks and credit cards cannot be used to pay for cash bonds. Please bring a cashiers check for payment of cash bonds.
Who does the City Attorney work for?
The attorneys in the City Attorney's Office represent the City of Taylorsville.' They perform legal services for City officials, departments, agencies, and employees in the course of their official acts or business.
Who Maintains the Public Right Of Way?
The property owner who's land contains the Public Right Of Way is responsible for its maintenance. This includes shoveling sidewalks, trimming trees and obstructions, or damages to the infrastructure. To help homeowners with the cost of replacing sidewalks the city has developed the 50 / 50 program.
Why can't I 'drop the charges' against someone who has committed a crime against me?
Charges are filed at the discretion of the City Prosecutor. The City presses charges, not an individual. However, if you are the victim of a crime, you are entitled to give input to be considered by the Prosecutor and/or the Judge about your case. If you wish to do so, you should contact the Taylorsville City Victim Advocate at 385-468-9446.