Our Mission is to Promote the proper and efficient operation of all Special Districts in the State of Utah

Advocating for and serving Utah's Districts

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    Members of the Association may access 2016 Legislative Session resources.

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Welcome to UASD

2016 Legislative Resources

We invite, encourage and welcome the involvement of all districts in the legislative process.

Local and Special Service Districts

The UASD is dedicated to advocating and strengthening special district governance by providing services and support to its members.

UASD Members

Resources are intended to assist board members and management.

Advocating for and serving Utah's Districts

Latest News

  • Utah State Auditor Alert 2017-01

    Violations of State Nepotism Laws by Public Entities.  The comment period runs through May 5th, 2017.  Click on "Learn More" to review and comment.

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  • 2017 Annual Convention Dates and location
    2016 Annual Convention - Handouts and Presentations

    The UASD Annual Convention presentations and handouts can be obtained by clicking here!

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  • 2017 Interim Legislative Session

    The 2017 Interim Session of the Utah State Legislature will continue through November.  Many important issues affecting districts have been and are being addressed.  Stay involved by meeting with your legislators, informing them of the services that you provide, how you stay connected with the citizens whom you serve, and answering questions that they may have regarding your district.

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  • Utah State Auditor Local Government and Accounting Newsletter

    Stay up-to-date on the latest information and guidance from the Office of the Utah state Auditor.

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  • 2017 General Legislative Session - UASD Analysis of Important Legislation

    Many bills affecting districts were passed during the 2017 General Legislative Session.  Learn about the many changes in Utah law that affect you.

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More Information

Division of Purchasing Newsletters

Learn about and take advantage of the resources, contracts and assistance available fro the Utah State Division of Purchasing and General Services

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Purchasing Procedures and Policy Template

The Purchasing Policy and Procedures Template is available to districts who are members of the Association at no charge.

Districts may Join UASD by clicking on the "Join UASD" link and submitting the membership application.  Districts may create a website login now. 

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History of Districts in Utah

In 1790, the first district was formed in the United States of America for the purpose of providing prison services. In 1898, Utah’s first district for library services was formed. As we know them today, the first district in Utah was formed as a drainage district sometime before statehood. Since 1913, the Utah Code has continuously carried specific authorization for the formation of districts.

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