Strategic Plan

“My charge is to ensure Utah County’s assessments follow the Utah State Constitution. The job of County Assessor requires a unique combination of knowledge and experience, which I have spent decades developing.”

BURT GARFIELD UTAH COUNTY ASSESSOR

STRATEGIC PLAN to make Utah County better

My vision for the Assessor’s office is built upon my education, my experience in the field appraising homes, my expertise in statistical modeling, and my years of leadership in business, as Chief Deputy Assessor for seven years, and as YOUR elected County Assessor for the past year. 

ACCURATE
Assessments

Build accurate statistical valuation models to estimate market value for all property types. 

EQUITABLE
Assessments

An accurate assessment leads to a fair property tax. The Assessor’s office takes this responsibility very seriously. We have a legal obligation to value properties at their market value. This is achieved through technology, highly skilled data analysts and appraisers working together to make sure the process is precise and fair. 

GROWTH

Utah County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country. The Assessor’s office has changed to match the growth. The office has been reorganized by processes, based upon operations management principles I learned while earning a Master’s degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue.

EFFICIENCY

Utilize new technology to improve the automation of the assessment process.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Train the Assessor’s office staff in statistical modeling, mass-appraising, appraising principles and database design.

TRANSPARENCY

Provide information to County citizens about the processes of the Assessor’s office and property value trends.