Welcome to the Utah Public Notice Website: Your central source for all public notice information in Utah
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First select your Government, then the entity and then finally the public body. Results will appear below.
Government What's this? Government Type: is the arrangement of government entities into categories: state, county, city, special district, school districts, and other.
Entity What's this? Governmental Entity broadly means all state agencies and political subdivisions (cities, counties, special districts), the legislature, public education and state funded higher education institutions, and the judiciary.
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- A Public Body is any administrative, advisory, executive, or legislative body of the state or its political subdivisions that: is created by the Utah Constitution, statute, rule, ordinance, or resolution; consists of two or more persons; expends, disburses, or is supported in whole or in part by tax revenue; and is vested with the authority to make decisions regarding the public's business.
- A Public Notice is a way of informing the general public of government or government-related activities which may concern their local area, municipality, county, or state.
- A public meeting is a forum that is reasonably structured and formal in nature, and open to the general public. The time, place and agenda of the meeting must be posted in advance as required by Utah Code Section 52-4-202. In order for a public meeting to be closed, it must first be closed from action taken in an open meeting and must meet the criteria of Utah Code Section 52-4-205.
- A Public Hearing is a portion of a meeting intended to receive input from the general public. A public hearing may be required by ordinance or statute. The time, place and subject of the hearing must be posted as required by an ordinance or statute.
Many public bodies now have the minutes, audio recordings, and other materials from their open and public meetings on the website. All state agency public bodies are required to post this information, while specified local government public bodies are required to post minutes and handouts. To find this public information, search for the public body, then look at the attachments.
About Public Notice Website:
Utah's public bodies are required to post notices of open meetings and other public notices on the Utah Public Notice Website. The statute establishing this website is in Utah Code Section 63F-1-701, but there are many mandates dictating the information and timing of public notices. To learn more »
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