Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 4922

Salt Lake City (Utah). City Assessor Tax assessment rolls

Dates: 1856-1892.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

These volumes record the assessment of real and personal property. They were used for taxing purposes. Individual city assessors assessed and collected property taxes within municipal boundaries. In 1892, the Territorial Legislature changed the law to require county assessors to assess property for city levied taxes (as well as the usual territorial and county taxes) in incorporated areas. All volumes are labeled Assessment Roll and contain the same information: ward number; name; description of real estate; lot number; block number; letter of plat; value of real estate; value of cattle; value of mules; value of vehicles; value of merchandise; value of stock on national banks; value of gold and silver; taxable credits of bonds; money loaned on hand or deposit; value of personal property; total value; amount of tax; amount remitted or abated by Board of Equalization; amount paid and when paid. There is one volume per year for 1856 to 1871. Beginning in 1782, there are two volumes per year. One is labeled "Original" and contains the initial assessments while the second is the "Duplicate" containing any corrections and listing all payments made on taxes. Volumes 1891 and 1892 are split into two volumes "East of Main Street" and "West of Main Street".

Arrangement

Numerical by ward number, thereunder alphabetical by name.

Related Records

Tax assessment rolls from Salt Lake County (Utah). County Assessor, Series 18188, shows county and territorial taxes on property within the city from 1853 on as well as city assessed taxes after 1893.

Corrected tax assessment rolls from Salt Lake County (Utah). County Collector, Series 18189, gives city taxes after 1893 as well as county and territorial taxes on property within the city.

Additional Forms

This series is available online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Archives.

Copies of these records are located at Ancestry.com as "Utah, Wills and Probate Records, 1800-1985" (select volumes only) View Online.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

No holdings for before 1856, 1862-1866 or 18

Processing Note

This series was processed by Gina Strack in June 2013.

Finding Aids

Research guide for Researching Property History is available. View guide. Indexes: A name index created by Ronald Vern Jackson (1983) is available from FamilySearch.org, covering from 1854 thru 1861.

Indexing Terms

  • Tax assessment--Salt Lake City (Utah)
  • Tax collection--Salt Lake City (Utah)

Container List

BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1856; J.C. Little
1 2 1857; Jesse C. Little
1 3 1858; Jesse C. Little
1 4 1859; Jeter Clinton
1 5 1860; Jeter Clinton
1 6 1861; Jeter Clinton
1 7 1867; R.T. Burton
2 1 1868; R.T. Burton
2 2 1869; R.T. Burton
2 3 1871; John R. Winder (original)
2 4 1871; John R. Winder (duplicate)
2 5 1872; John R. Winder (original)
3 1 1872; John R. Winder (duplicate)
3 2 1873; John R. Winder (original)
3 3 1873; John R. Winder (duplicate)
3 4 1874; John R. Winder (original)
3 5 1874; John R. Winder (duplicate)
4 1 1875; John R. Winder (original)
4 2 1875; John R. Winder (duplicate)
4 3 1876; John R. Winder (original)
4 4 1876; John R. Winder (duplicate)
5 1 1877; John R. Winder (original)
5 2 1877; John R. Winder (duplicate)
5 3 1878; John R. Winder (original)
6 1 1878; John R. Winder (duplicate)
BOX DESCRIPTION
7 1879; John R. Winder (original and duplicate)
8 1880; John R. Winder (original and duplicate)
9 1881; John R. Winder (original and duplicate)
10 1882; John R. Winder (original and duplicate)
11 1883; John R. Winder (original and duplicate)
12 1884; William W. Taylor (original and duplicate)
13 1885; Moses W. Taylor (original and duplicate)
14 1886; Moses W. Taylor (original and duplicate)
15 1887; Moses W. Taylor (original and duplicate)
16 1888; Moses W. Taylor (original and duplicate)
17 1889; Unknown assessor (original)
18 1889; Unknown assessor (duplicate)
19 1890; E.R. Clute (original)
20 1890; E.R. Clute (duplicate)
21 1891; E.R. Clute, West of Main Street (original and duplicate)
22 1891; E.R. Clute, East of Main Street (original and duplicate)
23 1892; Fred J. Leonard, East of Main Street (original and duplicate)
24 1892; Fred J. Leonard, West of Main Street (original and duplicate)