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 on microfilm.

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, 1862-1868, or 1870.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Gina Strack in June 2013. Books from 1856 to 1878 have been digitized by FamilySearch for online access, while those from 1879 to 1892 will be digitized also for online access from pending microfilm by the Utah State Archives.

Finding Aids

Research guide for Researching Property History is available. View guide.

Container List

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