Office of the
State Auditor


Entity Overview – Transparent Utah

Entity Overview

The entity overview page is sometimes referred to as the “Open Checkbook” or “Entity Checkbook”.  It shows the revenue and expenses of one or more entities and one or more years.  A SURPLUS occurs when revenues exceed expenses. A DEFICIT occurs when expenses exceed revenues. In these charts, a surplus is depicted with a black bar while a deficit is depicted with a red bar.

In the example below, this is a search of all counties, EXCEPT Salt Lake County (with by far the largest budget) for a single year, allowing easy comparison of the budgets of various counties in Utah.


Video Tour of the
Entity Overview Section