Highlands at Jordanelle, LLC v. Wasatch Cnty., 2015 UT App 173 (July 9, 2015)

Landowners sued Wasatch County and the Wasatch County Fire Protection Special Service District for collecting service fees. The Court of Appeals upheld a service fee that bore a reasonable relationship to services provided by a special use district, where the fee, while partly arbitrary and inexactly apportioned, conferred economic and unquantifiable benefits, such as “increased safety and peace of mind.” At the same time, the Court of Appeals concluded that the District could not collect lump-sum fees that had never been approved or passed by the County.