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Washington County Fair logo

2020 Washington County Fair from August 4th to 8th

Washington County Fair begins today at 7:00 pm with a Parade at Washington City Community Center (Google Maps).

Come and watch as the Grand Marshall, County Royalty and City Princesses usher in a myriad of floats, marching bands, horses and more! Spectator involvement might get you a demolition derby ticket or other prizes and a lot of fun!

Followed by a Fair Kickoff Party at Veterans Park (Google Maps). Free inflatables, giveaways, treats, and music!

Fairgrounds, Exhibits and Carnival open:

  • Wednesday, August 5th, at 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 6th, at 12:00 pm
  • Friday, August 7th, at 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 8th, at 12:00 pm

See you at the Fair!

Washington County Tax Districts

Appeal Your Market Value 2020

Click here to Appeal Your Market Value

The Notice of Property Valuation and Tax Changes is mailed annually to all property owners in Washington County and indicates the current real property market value, estimated taxes, and tax entities’ hearing schedules. (If a tax increase is proposed by a taxing entity, a date and time will be shown.)

This document is extremely important and provides taxpayers with a yearly accounting of their current market value, property classification and instructions for appealing market value to the Board of Equalization.

State of Utah’s New Release about Property Valuations After Covid-19

Dixie Convention Center

RFP for Dixie Center Video Conference System


The Washington County Convention and Tourism Office is seeking responses to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for design build services for a Dixie Center Video Conference System. The Dixie Center is seeking interested and qualified companies to design build a video conferencing system, audio upgrades and acoustical treatments, to support virtual meetings and conferences. All designs must integrate video signals with existing Crestron video distribution system and audio signals with existing Biamp Tesira DSPs.

For bid information, please contact Janet Montgomery at

Download RFP — Dixie Center Video Conference System

Proposals shall be submitted to:

Dixie Center Administration Office
1835 Convention Center Drive
St. George, UT 84790
(Google Maps)

Proposals must be received by Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 11:00 am. Proposals will be opened at 11:30 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in the Dixie Center Administration Office. However, the content of the proposals or the evaluation of the proposals will not be discussed at the RFP opening.

Publishing Dates:
Monday, July 20, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020

Greater Zion Convention & Tourism
20 North Main Street #105
St. George, UT 84770
Account #

Washington County Tax Districts

Property Valuations After Covid-19

News Release

Salt Lake City, Utah — The Utah State Tax Commission recognizes the burden that the recent COVID-19 pandemic has had on the majority of taxpayers throughout the State of Utah. This is not an ideal situation for taxpayers, businesses or local government here in our state.

You will receive your Notice of Valuation and Tax Changes for real property in the month of July from your county auditor. Please note that your property is valued by the county assessor and all real property is required to be valued as of the lien date. The lien date each year is January 1st according to Section 59-2-103 U.C.A.

Because the COVID-19 pandemic happened after January 1, 2020, if there was any impact to your value, it will not be reflected in the 2020 valuation of your property. Any impact that may occur such as a decrease in value due to the COVID-19 pandemic, would not be reflected until the 2021 valuation.

Please understand, if you choose to appeal the value of your property in 2020, the local board of equalization should consider and weigh all evidence that may be presented. This evidence should reflect what was known or knowable as of the lien date January 1, 2020. You are encouraged to review Section 59-2 1004(5) U.C.A. for the types of evidence that you should submit to the County with your appeal.

If you have questions regarding the valuations in your county, contact your local assessor.

Contact: Tammy Kikuchi (801-297-3910)

Download official Utah State Tax Commission News Release

Washington County of Utah

RFP for HR Employee Performance and Evaluation Application


The Washington County Human Resources Department, is seeking responses to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for employee performance and evaluation applications or software. The system shall include, but is not limited to, software licenses/ownership or application licenses/ownership, program implementation, program training, training documentation and manuals, and annual software/application maintenance and support.

For information, please contact Dave Buckingham:

Click here to send a message
Download RFP

Proposals should be submitted to:

Washington County Human Resources Department
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
(Google Maps)

Proposals must be received by Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 9:30 am. Proposals will be opened at 2:30 on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in the County Commission Chambers. However, the content of the proposals or the evaluation of the proposals will not be discussed at the RFP opening.

Publishing Dates:
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Washington County Human Resource Department
197 E. Tabernacle St.
St. George, UT 84770
Account #

Zion National Park

RFP for Temporary Shuttle Services in Springdale


The Washington County Convention and Tourism Office, dba Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office, is seeking responses to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Temporary Shuttle Services in Springdale. The Zion Shuttle system is operating at limited capacity due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Zion Shuttle system has reassigned the shuttles that typically operate in the Town of Springdale in order to provide additional service inside the National Park. The Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office desires to assist Zion National Park and the Town of Springdale with temporary shuttle operations this season to move people throughout the town and get people to and from the entrance of Zion National Park.

For bid information, please contact Kevin Lewis at

Download RFP

Proposals should be submitted to:

Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office
20 North Main Street #105
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)

Proposals must be received by Monday, July 13, 2020 at 10:00 am. Proposals will be opened at 10:15 on Monday, July 13, 2020 in the Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office. However, the content of the proposals or the evaluation of the proposals will not be discussed at the RFP opening.

Publishing Dates:
Monday, July 6, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020

Greater Zion Convention & Tourism
20 North Main Street #105
St. George, UT 84770
Account #

Washington County Attorney logo

RFP for Attorney Legal Case Management Software System

Public Notice

The Washington County Attorney’s Office is seeking proposals from interested and qualified firms to provide a legal case management software system. To request the proposal outline, which includes criteria and the evaluation process, please contact Leslie Hendrickson at Proposals must be submitted by Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 9:30 am MST to:

Washington County Attorney’s Office
33 North 100 West
Suite 200
St. George, UT 84770
(Google Maps)

They may be submitted by email with the subject line "Case Management Software" to A public opening of the proposals will be held at 9:45 am MST on Thursday, July 23, 2020 in the training room of the Washington County Attorney’s Office.

Publishing Dates:

  • Friday, June 19, 2020
  • Saturday, June 20, 2020
  • Sunday, June 21, 2020
  • Monday, June 22, 2020
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Washington County Commission
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
(Google Maps)
Account #:1359

Santa Clara Historical District

RFQ for Santa Clara Watershed Environmental Assessment


Washington County Watershed Plan – Environmental Assessment


Washington County is requesting qualifications from Engineering Firms licensed in the State of Utah for development of a Watershed Project Plan – Environmental Assessment and all necessary supporting data for the Santa Clara Watershed: Dammeron Valley, Diamond Valley and the Shivwits Band of Paiute’s Reservation.
The scope of services proposed under this RFSQ consist of:

  • Identify Problems, Opportunities and Concerns
  • Determine Objectives
  • Inventory Resources
  • Analyze Resource Data
  • Formulate Alternatives
  • Evaluate Alternatives
  • Make Decisions
  • Review and Draft Environmental Assessment

It is anticipated that this RFSQ will result in a contract award with duration of service of 18 months. A detailed Statement of Work (SOW) can be found in the attachment.


This project proposal lies within Santa Clara River Watershed in Washington County, Utah and includes the development of an authorized PL-566 Watershed Plan. The watershed area for this proposal is 243,000 acres. The proposed projects encompass the rural unincorporated communities of Dammeron Valley and Diamond Valley as well as stream restoration, irrigation, and riparian restoration to benefit the endangered Southwest Willow Flycatcher within the Shivwits band of Paiute’s Reservation. The flood control measures for Dammeron and Diamond Valleys include channel routing and small flood and sediment control basins of less than 12,500 acre-feet individual structure capacity and 25,000-acre feet total capacity.
The proposed project consists of three projects areas:

  1. Dammeron Valley — Dammeron Valley is a small unincorporated community consisting of 435 homes and approximately 1200 residents. Watershed impairments including recent fire and monsoonal storms have resulted in severe flooding and sediment flows causing damage to homes property and infrastructure. In May of 2019 Washington County commissioned a master plan study to address potential solutions. Recommendations from the study include construction of four flood and sediment basins and flood channels to safely detain and rout floodwater and sediment.
  2. Diamond Valley — Diamond Valley is a small unincorporated community consisting of 313 homes and approximately 900 residents. The valley has no natural drainage and is a closed basin. Monsoonal storms cause flooding and damage to homes and property. The general plan and recently prepared
    Washington County master plan include constructing two flood and sediment basins as well and channel improvements.
  3. Shivwits Paiute Indian Reservation — The Shivwits Paiute Indian Reservation consists of approximately 28,200 acres located generally Northwest of the cities of Santa Clara and Ivins and along the Santa Clara River. Flooding along this reach has caused severe erosion of historic agricultural fields and destroyed pipelines and ditches used for irrigation. Flooding has also degraded habitat for wildlife including the endangered Southwest Willow Flycatcher. The tribe is working with the local NRCS Soil Conservationist to prepare a conservation plan. This project would restore irrigation to the agricultural fields, provide stream restoration for wildlife and streambank protection for the agricultural fields.


SQs must be received by Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 5:00pm. SQs received after the deadline will be late and ineligible for consideration.

Download the Proposal

Download the Statement of Work

Download this article

Four copies of the SOQ are due at Washington County Public Works Office. Proposals are to be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked "Watershed Plan — Environmental Assessment for the Santa Clara Watershed Project SOQ".

Attention: Todd Edwards – Washington County Engineer
Washington County
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
(Google Maps)

Proposals submitted by any means other than mailing, courier, or hand delivery will not be accepted.


Inquiries regarding the SOQ should be directed to Todd Edwards, County Engineer at (435) 773-3599, or by inquiry to the address above


All SQs must include:

  1. Letter of Transmittal. Introducing the Engineering Firm and the nature of the SQ.
  2. Executive Summary. The Executive Summary is limited to two pages and is to briefly describe the Engineering Firm’s SQ. This summary should highlight the major features of the SQ. It must indicate any requirements that cannot be met by the Engineering Firm. The reader should be able to determine the essence of the SQ by reading the executive summary. Protected information requests should be identified in this section.
  3. Detailed Response. This section should constitute the major portion of the SQ and must contain at least the following information:
    • A complete narrative of the proposed Engineering Firm’s assessment of the work to be performed, the Engineering Firm’s ability and approach, and the resources necessary to fulfill the requirements. This should demonstrate the proposed Engineering Firm’s understanding of the desired overall performance expectations. Clearly indicate any options or alternatives proposed.
    • This detailed response shall not exceed 12 pages in length, using a font no smaller than Times New Roman 12-pt. A detailed resume for the proposed Project Manager may be included with this detailed response and it will count in the 12-page limit. The 2-page Executive Summary will not count in this 12-page limit. Any tab pages, separation pages, attachments, brochures, pamphlets, etc. will all count toward this 12-page limit.


A committee will evaluate SQs against the following weighted criteria. Each area of the evaluation criteria must be addressed in detail within the SQ. A firm will be selected based on the following criteria:

30% Demonstrated ability to meet the scope of work
45% Demonstrated technical capability (proven track record), etc.
15% Qualification and expertise of staff proposed for the Project
10% Performance references for similar projects


Washington County intends to enter into a professional services contract with the selected engineer/firm with the most points. Compensation for the services rendered, is to be based upon a time-expended basis at agreeable hourly billing rates with an agreed maximum not to exceed value. If an agreement cannot be reached on compensation with the selected engineer/firm, then negotiations will proceed with the next engineer/firm with the most points until an agreement is reached.
The County reserves the right to award the contract to the highest ranked firm without further consideration or discussion. The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received. The County also reserves the right to waive any irregularity, informality, or technicality in the proposals in its best interest. If terms cannot be mutually agreed upon, The County will enter into negotiations with the secondary engineer/firm.

Confluence Park hydroelectric power plant

RFP — Lease of Confluence Park Fields for Farming

Request For Proposal

Washington County is seeking proposals to lease three fields totaling approximately 29.32-acres in Confluence Park, La Verkin, Utah to be farmed and maintained under a 1 to 5-year lease.

Download Request for Proposal document

Submittal Procedure / Timeline

Proposals must be submitted bearing the title Confluence Park Fields and received no later than 12:00pm on May 27th, 2020. Proposals may be submitted in-person in sealed envelopes or fax or email:

Cameron Rognan
Washington County HCP
10 N. 100 E Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: (435) 256-6310
Fax: (435) 634-5758
Washington County of Utah

Notice of Vacancy — Dammeron Valley Special Service District Administrative Control Board

NOTICE is hereby given that there is (1) vacancy on the Dammeron Valley Special Service District Administrative Control Board.

To qualify for appointment to that Board, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen;
  2. Be a qualified elector (registered voter) within the district to which you are applying

Those wishing to serve on a Special Service District aforementioned should submit a Candidate for Appointment form (click here to download) to the Washington County Commission Office, 197 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770 (Google Maps), no later than Friday, June 5, 2020.

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to these boards at its June 16, 2020, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum May 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2020.