Commissioners to Hear Update on County Mineral Tax Valuations

Commissioners to Hear Update on County Mineral Tax Valuations

SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater County Commissioners will receive an update on Sweetwater County’s valuation estimates for tax year 2021 during their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

Sweetwater County Assessor Dave Divis will provide the update on Sweetwater County’s taxable values for minerals. As of June 2020, Divis reports the estimated taxable valuation for oil, natural gas, underground coal, trona and uranium combined was about $452 million for the year thus far.

The total certified value for minerals in 2020 was about $2.37 billion. The estimated local assessed change for 2021 is a decrease of about $594 million. Divis reports this will have an effect of an approximate $7 million decrease on the 12 mill.

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In other business, the commissioners will consider approving awarding $131,079 in Coronavirus Relief grant (CRG) funding that will be passed through to Southwest Counseling Service for telehealth equipment, self-help resources, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

They will also proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Sweetwater County.

[Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus recommendations, the commissioner’s video conference meeting on October 6, at 8:30 am, will not be accessible at the County Courthouse.]

The public is invited to watch the meeting on the Sweetwater County YouTube channel.

The public can express any concerns during the county resident concerns portion of the meeting at about 8:40 am by calling 307-872-3891, or by sending comments ahead of time via email to:

To view the full meeting agenda and packet, click here.