WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Department of the Interior has issued payments to eligible local governments under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes, or PILT, program. The PILT program compensates local jurisdictions for federal lands administered by agencies within the Department and on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The PILT payments may be used for any governmental purpose. Washington County will receive $2,913,284 in funding this year. More than $2,400,000 has been budgeted for the Sheriff’s Office with another $300,000 slated for maintenance of county roads.
The Department of Interior’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposes a one-year extension of the current full-funding authorization of the PILT program. Approximately 1,900 local jurisdictions received a total of $436.9 million in PILT payments this year.
Washington County would like to thank the members of Utah’s congressional delegation who voted to support the PILT program.
For more information please contact the county officials listed below:
- Commissioner Jim Eardley | Telephone 435-467-7748 | Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Commissioiner Alan Gardner | Telephone 435-467-9312 | Email email@example.com
- Public Information Officer Dean Cox | Telephone 435-467-3095 | Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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