Extended Post Office Hours

December 5, 2023

The Alta Contract Post Office will be open for an extra hour from December 15 – January 15. The operating hours during this time will be 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM!

Essential Winter Needs Drive

November 16, 2023

Essential Winter Needs Drive

The Town of Alta is excited to partner with Alta Community Enrichment and Volunteers of America to collect donations for those in need this winter.

Donations will be accepted continually through December 15 at the Alta Post Office and we will also be accepting items during the ACE Gear Swap on December 1st and 2nd.

Ways to contribute: 

Office Closure – 10/25/2023

October 24, 2023

The Town Office will be closing early tomorrow, Wednesday, October 25 starting at 12:00 PM noon for a planned power outage to allow us to finish the installation of our new generator.

We anticipate that Alta Central communications will remain online during this time and no other businesses or residences in Town should be affected.

Northside Parking Program, 23-24 Ski Season

October 19, 2023

Northside Winter Parking Program 2023-2024

The Town of Alta and Alta Ski Area are preparing to operate the Northside Winter Parking Program during the 23-24 ski season. The program will operate similarly to previous winters.

Please visit our new Parking Page for more information. We will continue to post updates as they become available.

The Town hosted a virtual open house for parking program users on October 17th. Click here to listen to an audio recording of the meeting.

We are hiring

September 1, 2023

We are HIRING !!!

The Town is thrilled to be posting this job announcement for an Assistant Town Manager!  This is a great opportunity to serve in an exciting role and support the Town’s municipal services and our community.  Working for the Town of Alta has many advantages including a great benefit package. Check out the job announcement here.

Public Hearing – Proposed Property Tax Increase

July 27, 2023

Public Hearing on Proposed Property Tax Increase – August 9, 2023 at 6pm

The Town of Alta is proposing to increase its property tax revenue from $243k to $400k by increasing its tax rate.  The Town of Alta tax on a $1,894,000 residence with a residential exemption would increase from $661.48 to $1,086.49, which is $425.01 per year.  The Town of Alta tax on a $1,894,000 business (or property without a residential exemption) would increase from $1,202.69 to $1,975.44, which is $772.75 per year.  The Town is required to go through a “Truth in Taxation” process to increase the tax rate.  The truth in taxation process encourages transparency and provides an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposal.  A public hearing will be held Wednesday, August 9th at 6pm (regular Town Council meeting starts at 4:30pm).  After the public hearing, the Alta Town Council will vote on the proposed tax rate and FY24 Budget.

Click here for more details…


A limited supply of sandbags are available for Alta residents and property owners in the northeast corner of the Wildcat Parking Lot. Salt Lake County has a much larger large stockpile of filled sandbags at the Public Works Sandbag Shed at 604 West 6960 South in Midvale. Salt Lake County provides 25 sandbags per vehicle, per day at this location. For more questions about sandbags, contact Chris Cawley at ccawley@townofalta.com.

If your property is experiencing or is about to experience significant flooding or inundation, please take sandbags and or call Alta Central at 801-742-3522.

Visit Salt Lake County’s Runoff Ready website for lots of information about regional preparedness for spring runoff.