Local Option County Low-Income Deferral or Abatement





Variations in Receipt of Benefit

No Variation in Receipt of Benefits

Benefit Type



At local option, county may abate either the maximum low income credit for that year, which in 2017 is $951, or 50% of taxes due, whichever is less. Also at local option, the county may defer up to all property taxes. If taxes are deferred, they accumulate interest at a rate of the lesser of 6% or the target federal funds rate that exists on January 1 of the current year.

How is Benefit Disbursed


Eligible Property Type


Characteristics of Eligible Property

Only owner occupied residential property is eligible for this program. A mobile homes are also eligible for this benefit.

Eligibility Criteria




Income Ceiling


Other Criteria

Description of Eligibility Criteria

For 2017, applicants must have an income below $32,101 in 2016, and be at least 65 years of age. However, a county may grant a deferral or abatement to those under 65 who would experience extreme hardship if the relief was not granted. Counties may also grant relief an applicant as a result of a disability. The applicant must live in the state for at least 10 months of the year. The applicant must file by September 1st.

Local Option in Adoption of Program

Local government must take action to opt in

Local Option Regarding Program Features

Local option regarding program features

State Funding for Local Tax Loss

Local government covers all of its tax loss

Description of State Funding for Tax Loss

State statutes do not provide for state funding for local tax loss.

Record ID



The maximum credit is the amount provided as a homeowner's credit for the lowest household income bracket for participation in the deferral program.


Utah Code § 59-2-1107 ~ § 59-2-1109 (in effect for 2017)
Utah: Property Tax Abatement, Deferral, and Exemption Programs for Individuals (2017) [http://tax.utah.gov/forms/pubs/pub-36.pdf]
View Archived Source

2017 Property Tax Relief Table Utah [https://www.lincolninst.edu/sites/default/files/gwipp/upload/sources/Utah/2017/UT_2017_Property_Tax_Relief_Table_USTC_PTD.pdf Accessed 01/09/2018]

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