The MSD is here to serve its member communities and the residents in each town, metro township and unincorporated areas. Click here to see a map of the areas served by the MSD
The Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District (MSD) is the service provider for the:
And the Unincorporated Communities of Salt Lake County, including those represented by these community councils:
The MSD receives its funding from the Metro Townships, the Town of Brighton and unincorporated communities through sales tax, Class B and C highway funds, fees, grants and other revenues. The MSD contracts with agencies to provide Public Works, Animal Services, Planning and Development, Engineering, Parks, Justice Courts, Municipal Prosecution and Indigent Legal Services.
The District’s Board of Trustees contracts with Salt Lake County for most services. The Board sets service levels, allocates funding and establishes policies. The District’s General Manager carries out the direction of the Board.
Difference between the MSD and the Metro Townships:
The Metro Townships and the Town of Brighton are independent municipalities that are members of the MSD. Each MSD member has an elected Mayor and Council. These officials represent the interest of the citizens of the individual Township or Town. The MSD Board of Trustees is made up of each of the Mayors of the Metro Townships, the Town of Brighton and a member of the Salt Lake County Council.
The MSD’s role is to evaluate the needs of all the Metro Townships, the Town of Brighton, and Unincorporated Salt Lake County and to use the funding to accomplish those needs. The MSD is the service provider and they oversee all contracts with agencies to provide the services. The MSD Board of Trustees also has sole property tax authority over the District (5 Metro Townships, Town of Brighton, and Unincorporated Salt Lake County).