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HCP Desert Tortoise

Northern Corridor Right-of-Way and Mojave Desert Tortoise

We are pleased to announce a decision by the US Department of Interior to grant the Northern Corridor Right-of-Way and a Mojave Desert Tortoise incidental take permit that protects private property rights in Washington County.

We thank all those who have worked hard for many years to get us to this point. We thank those at all levels of government who have worked to make this decision balanced and effective. We also thank the public for their input.

We would like to highlight a few of the notable advantages as a result of these decisions. For example, the new transportation route will enable more efficient travel and reduce congestion along I-15, St. George Blvd, Red Hills Parkway and Skyline Drive. Also, the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve will be enlarged by 7,000 acres which increases protected habitat for the Mojave Desert tortoise. The Northern Corridor will also accommodate a more rapid response in the event of damaging wildland fires within the sensitive habitat and by preventing traffic congestion it will prevent air pollution.

We appreciate the negotiations that have resulted in meeting multiple goals including preserving a healthy Desert Tortoise population.

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Washington County of Utah

Notice of Vacancies for Pine Valley

NOTICE is hereby given that there is:

Applications should be downloaded using the links above and submitted to See below for details about each vacancy.

Administrative Control Board

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

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

Special Service District

Those wishing to serve on a Special Service District aforementioned should contact the Washington County Commission Office no later than Monday, January 4, 2021.

Washington County Commission Office
attn: Cheyenne Bentley
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)
Phone: 435-634-5700

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to these boards at its January 19, 2021, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum on December 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2020.

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Washington County of Utah

Public Hearing Notice for 2020 and 2021 Washington County Budget

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Washington County will hold a public hearing regarding:

  • Opening of the 2020 Budget of Washington County
  • Final 2021 Budget of Washington County

Click here to download a copy of the budget or request a copy in-person:

Washington County Clerk-Auditor's Office
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)
Phone: 435-634-5712

A public hearing will be held by the Board of Commissioners of Washington County on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 4:00 pm, at the Washington County Administration Building, in the Commission Chambers.

Washington County Commission Chambers
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)

Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: 1-888-346-3162.

Published in The Spectrum newspaper on Monday, December 7, 2020

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Election Results – November, 2020

Click here to view the results

General Election Results are scheduled to begin posting online on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 8:00pm Mountain Time.

  • U.S. President and Vice President
  • U.S. House Dist. 2
  • Governor and Lt. Governor
  • Attorney General
  • State Auditor
  • State Treasurer
  • State Senate Dist. 29
  • State House Dist. 62
  • State House Dist. 71
  • State House Dist. 74
  • State House Dist. 75
  • State School Board Dist. 15
  • County Commission Seat C
  • County Assessor
  • County Recorder
  • County Treasurer
  • County Attorney
  • Local School Board Dist. 1
  • Local School Board Dist. 2
  • Local School Board Dist. 3
  • John A. Pearce Judicial Retention
  • David N. Mortensen Judicial Retention
  • Diana Hagen Judicial Retention
  • Gregory Keith Orme Judicial Retention
  • Jill M. Pohlman Judicial Retention
  • Michele M. Christiansen Forster Judicial Retention
  • Ryan M. Harris Judicial Retention
  • John J. Walton Judicial Retention
  • Matthew L. Bell Judicial Retention
  • Thad D. Seegmiller Judicial Retention
  • Constitutional Amendment A
  • Constitutional Amendment B
  • Constitutional Amendment C
  • Constitutional Amendment D
  • Constitutional Amendment E
  • Constitutional Amendment F
  • Constitutional Amendment G

Click here to view the results

Washington County of Utah

Tell Bureau of Land Management You Support the Northern Corridor

Telling the Bureau of Land Management you support the Northern Corridor is now faster and easier than ever with our new public comment form! Just click the link to leave a comment! You can use our pre-created template or write one of your own.

Click here to leave a comment

Traffic modeling shows that without the Northern Corridor, over the next 20 years, drive times could double and more than 60 existing intersections would “fail” during busy times of the day. Transportation engineers have been adamant for nearly 30 years that the road, which would connect Interstate 15 to State Route 18 via Washington Parkway and Red Hills Parkway, must be built. The Roadway would accommodate anticipated traffic demand and would reduce traffic delays by 300,000 hours per year beyond 2040.

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