The Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District (MSD) is the service provider for the five Metro Townships (Copperton Metro Township, Emigration Canyon Metro Township, Kearns Metro Township, Magna Metro Township, and White City Metro Township) and the residents of Unincorporated Salt Lake County.

The MSD receives its funding from the Metro Townships and Unincorporated County and contracts with agencies to provide Public Works, Animal Services, Planning and Development, Engineering, Parks, Justice Courts, Municipal Prosecution, and Indigent Legal Services.

The Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District (MSD) provides municipal services to the Metro Townships of:

And to the unincorporated communities of Salt Lake County, including those represented by these community councils: 

Funding

MSD funding comes from the Metro Townships and the unincorporated communities through sales tax, Class B and C highway funds, fees, grants and other revenues.

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.

Click here to see a map of the areas served by the MSD

Difference between the MSD and the Metro Townships:

The Metro Townships are independent municipalities that are members of the MSD.  Each Metro Township has an elected Mayor and Council. These officials represent the interest of the citizens of the individual Metro Township.  The MSD Board of Trustees is made up of each of the Mayors of the Metro Townships and a member of the Salt Lake County Council.

The MSD’s role is to evaluate the needs of all the Metro Townships and Unincorporated 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 and Unincorporated County).