Office of the Utah State Auditor

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Press Highlights

Below are links to selected articles and news clips referring to the Office of the State Auditor.

Where a specific topic generated multiple reports, they have been grouped by topic. Items are listed with most recent first.

Recent Releases, Audits, Reports and Presentations

Utah’s State Privacy Officer Identifies Compliance Gaps in online Privacy Policy Statements

First-ever Utah privacy audit finds 66% of government entities failed to meet compliance requirements
By Keely Quinlan | Statescoop
January 23, 2024

Office of the State Auditor Releases Reports Related to the Financial Practices of the Utah Inland Port Authority – December 2023

Auditor recommends better internal controls, procurement practices for Inland Port Authority
By Bridger Beal-Cvetko | 
December 23, 2023

Inland port is cashing in on Salt Lake City’s building boom
By Leia Larsen
December 22, 2023

Office of the State Auditor Releases Limited Review of Utah State Board of Education’s Scholarship Programs – August 2023

Utah voucher program awards more than allowed for private school tuition and overspends on other costs, review finds
By Courtney Tanner | Salt Lake Tribune
August 25, 2023

Office of the State Auditor Releases Tool Showing Property Values Across Utah – July 2023

Wasatch County’s total real property value has doubled in two years
By Rob Winder | KPCW
August 14, 2023

New tool helps taxpayers understand property valuation
By Moab Times – Independent
August 03, 2023

Summit County refutes state accusations on inequitable property valuation process
By Ashtyn Asay | Townlift Park City Utah News
July 28, 2023

Utah releases new tool to track property values, but some data is missing
By Daniel Woodruff | KUTV2
July 28, 2023

Summit, Wasatch counties opt out of state tax map, create their own
By Rob Winder, Connor Thomas | KPCW
July 28, 2023

How much is your house worth? Utah releases tool to make valuations more transparent
By Bridger Beal-Cvetko |
July 27, 2023

State launches website to help homeowners know property value (Radio Stream)
By Jeff Caplan and Mark Jones | KSL News Radio 
July 27, 2023

Utah releases online tool to make home valuations more transparent (Video Stream)
By Bridger Beal-Cvetko ( and Ladd Egan | KSL TV
July 27, 2023

See how much the government says your home is worth with this new tool
By Emily Anderson Stern | The Salt Lake Tribune
July 26, 2023

Utahns can now utilize online tool for discovering property values
By Anneka Johns | ABC4
July 26, 2023

New tool lets you check Utah property values
By Ben Winslow | Fox13
July 26, 2023 

Utah state auditor publishes searchable property valuation database
By Lindsay McKenzie | State Scoop
July 26, 2023

Office of the State Auditor Releases Review of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services for Fiscal Year 2023 – July 2023

Audit hits DABS over financial systems and spare bottles of Pappy Van Winkle
By Ben Winslow | Fox13
July 21, 2023

Four new Utah bars and five restaurants get their coveted liquor licenses – Meanwhile, a state audit finds problems with how DABS handles liquor makers who sell their product on-site
By Sean P. Means | Salt Lake Tribune
July 21, 2023

Office of the State Auditor Releases a Limited Review of Cache County – April 2023

Facing the loss of a half-million dollars, Cache County leaders promise changes to end misuse of taxpayer money
By Jacob Scholl | Salt Lake Tribune
August 24, 2023

Former elected official suspected of misusing money says he did nothing wrong
By Nate Carlisle | Fox13
August 17, 2023

FOX 13 Investigates: Audit says Utah prosecutors had private contract but used public employees, resources
By Nate Carlisle | Fox 13
April 17, 2023

State audit alleges former Cache County prosecutors misused public resources, had side contracts without county’s knowledge
By Jacob Scholl | Salt Lake Tribune
April 15, 2023

State audit report alleges financial improprieties in the Cache County Attorney’s Office
By the Cache Valley Daily / KVNU
April 13, 2023

State Auditor: Complaints allege financial ‘improprieties’ related to Cache County attorney’s office
By Staff | The Herald Journal
April 13, 2023

Office of the State Auditor Releases Letter Concerning Oversight Issues with Property Tax Equity Across the State – January 2023

Wasatch County Council to take up property taxes, short-term rentals
By Ben Lasseter | KPCW
February 14, 2023

You might be paying too much — or too little — in property taxes. Robert Gehrke explains why.
By Robert Gehrke | Salt Lake Tribune
January 30, 2023

Audit: ‘Significant’ gaps in state oversight of property taxes
Tax commission can’t find or fix unequal assessments, report says
By Sophia Fisher | Moab Times-Independent
January 19, 2023

Auditor says state’s procedures “insufficient” to prevent property tax inequities in Wasatch Back
By Ben Lasseter | KPCW
January 12, 2023