About Transparent Utah
What is Transparent Utah?
Transparent Utah is a government transparency website at Transparent.Utah.gov that permits Utah taxpayers to view, understand, and track the use of taxpayer dollars. It is dedicated to the accountability of government finances.
Transparent Utah was first authorized by the Utah Legislature in 2008 with the goal of the creation of a website to ensure state and local government financial information is readily available to the public. That website, Transparent.Utah.gov, went live in early 2009 with state-level data. Since that time, the majority of Utah’s approximately 1000 public entities, including state and local governments, school districts, and special service districts, have posted to the website over 250 million records.
Transparent Utah permits taxpayers to view, track, and analyze the use of taxpayer money, including employee compensation and payments to vendors. In addition, power users, including educational institutions, non-profits, and community organizations, can curate and analyze the data.
In December of 2019, an update to Transparent Utah was launched. At that time, the public was able to access the State of Utah’s financial information in a more visual application. In summer 2020, this current, further enhanced version of Transparent Utah was launched that included both State and Local Entity data in a single, visual application, allowing analysis and comparisons across entities in ways to further enhance understanding of how tax dollars are being generated and being used. This latest version of Transparent Utah also includes a streamlined mobile application for “quick access” to the most popular features.
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