Welcome to UASD
Special Districts and Special Service Districts
The UASD is dedicated to advocating and strengthening special district and special service district governance by providing services and support to its members.
Resources are intended to assist board members and management.
2023 UASD Convention
...will be held on November 8th, 9th, and 10th at the Davis Conference Center in Layton.
Is your district utilizing State Purchasing Contracts? Consider taking advantage of accessing the power and benefit of acquiring goods and services through State Purchasing Contracts. Can't find the one you need? Let us know. We may be able to facilitate establishing a State Purchasing Contract to meet your needs.learn more >>
General Legislative Session - UASD Analysis of Important Legislation
Many bills affecting districts were passed during the 2020 General Legislative Session. Learn about the many changes in Utah law that affect you.learn more >>
National Special Districts Coalition
UASD is a founding member of the National Special Districts Coalition (NSDC). Learn about initiatives and action by the NSDC to represent Districts in Washington DC and throughout the nation.learn more >>
Advocating for and serving Utah's Districts
Division of Purchasing News
MONTHLY STATE PURCHASING NEWSLETTER Learn about Procurement Code Updates from the Utah Division of Purchasing,.learn more >>
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.
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.