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Iron County COVID-19 Press Release

In order to comply with Governor Gary R. Herbert and the Center of Disease Control’s efforts in taking precautionary measures to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Iron County will be taking the following steps in order to keep our employees and citizens safe.

Iron County offices will remain open with the exception of the Senior Citizens Center as listed below. Please use precaution and do not come into any Iron County office if you are feeling ill. If you have a subpoena for a court hearing, please call 435-865-5310 to check the status.

For your safety and our employees’ safety, please remember that we can provide services by phone or by mail. We would like to encourage residents to use online services or to call our offices whenever possible. The following implementations to specific departments will take effect today until further notice:

Iron County Jail:
The Iron County Jail lobby is closed to visitors. Only medical personnel, law enforcement, and attorneys are allowed on-site. Visits to inmates are suspended until further notice. You may still utilize virtual at-home visits by using the following address.

Justice Court:
Use precaution if making payments in person. If possible, make payments online using the address below. Check the court calendar daily to see if changes have been made and please do not come to a hearing if you are not on the calendar. Court calendars have been recently updated and have been limited for the next 30 days.
Court Calendar:

Motor Vehicle Registrations:
Use precaution when visiting in person. License plate renewals are encouraged to be made by mail or online using the following addresses.
Iron County Assessor
P.O. Box 537
Parowan, Utah 84761

Iron County Visitor Center:
Open with normal hours Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, closed Saturdays until further notice. Focused on the safety of our visitors and staff, we are regularly sanitizing our public spaces and all frequently touched surfaces. You can help by following the hygiene guidelines from CDC and be mindful that if you or anyone in your household is feeling sick, that you please contemplate not coming to the Visitor Center at this time and utilize our website for trip planning options and details on activities during this time of social distancing.

Scheduled meetings in our West Conference room are at your own risk, however we highly recommend moving meetings to a virtual platform utilizing companies like Zoom or GoToMeetings.

Iron County Outdoor Recreation:
For those wanting to reserve a pavilion at Three Peaks or Woods Ranch, you can do so online at

Senior Citizens Center:
The Parowan and Cedar City Senior Citizen Offices will be closed until further notice. All scheduled activities are canceled at this time. Meals on Wheels will proceed as planned. Please call 435-586-0832 for any questions or concerns.

It is our goal and commitment to provide services, within reason, while ensuring our employees and citizens are safe. Please visit our website for additional information and please contact our offices for any questions and concerns.

The Iron County Commission will continue to monitor this evolving situation on an ongoing basis, and will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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County Commissioners Announce Utah Salute to Law & Order Statewide Gathering to Honor, Pay Respect and Pledge Continued Support for Law Enforcement

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, January 22, 2015 — Several Utah County Commissioners joined forces to organize an event to honor, pay respect, and pledge continued support for law enforcement. “Utah’s Salute to Law and Order” will be held January 29th at 12:00 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol.

Iron County Utah Commissioner Dale Brinkerhoff will offer the event welcome. The event will feature speeches by Utah’s Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, Utah’s Attorney General Sean Reyes, Salt Lake County Utah Mayor Ben McAdams, and Beaver County Utah Commissioner Mark Whitney. Iron County Utah Commissioner David Miller will lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Utah National Guard will present the colors and play the instrumental piece Taps. Utah State Senator Karen Mayne will offer the invocation. Utah State Senator Evan Vickers will offer the Benediction. Sgt. Spencer Cannon will be singing the National Anthem, and Kailey Gilbert will be singing God Bless America. Spouses from four fallen Utah Officers will also have the opportunity to address the audience; These individuals are Nannette, wife of Sgt. Cory Wride, Utah County, Shante, wife of Sgt. Derek Johnson, Draper City, Kristie, wife of Trooper Aaron Beesley, UHP, Erin, wife of Officer Jared Francom, Ogden City, and Shawna, wife of Deputy Brian Harris, Kane County.

Iron County Utah Commissioner Dale Brinkerhoff who originated the idea of a “tribute day to law enforcement” stated, “I’m tired of the news media focusing on a few select situations involving law enforcement and painting all of law enforcement with that brush.” Continuing on Commissioner Brinkerhoff said, “We need to remember each and every day nearly 1 Million officers put their lives on the line to keep citizens across this nation safe, sometimes we forget the thousands of good things these people do.” Beaver County Utah Commissioner Mark Whitney stated, “We have thousands of law enforcement personnel that are great and wonderful people, sometimes the profession gets a raw deal in the media, I think it’s time we told them thanks.” Piute County Utah Commissioner Darin Bushman stated, “These people work in a job that most wouldn’t want nor would they have the courage to do, yet many are quick to second guess them and criticize their actions, I for one am grateful for each and everyone of them that work everyday to keep us safe and ensure our welfare.” Iron County Commissioner David Miller said, “It is time to salute our great American heritage of self government, law and order and the many men and women who serve our communities, that may find themselves in harms way, for our benefit. I am grateful everyday for these civil servants.”

The Salute to Law and Order will be held in the Hall of Governors at the Utah State Capitol Building. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of bus transportation to the Capitol, as parking is extremely limited. Participants can signup for event updates at the event website Members of the press are encouraged to attend, seating will be provided during the program.

County Commissioners
Leland Pollock
Phone: (435) 616-2718
Dale Brinkerhoff
Phone: (435)559-1852
Mark Whitney
Phone: (435) 691-9448
David Miller
Phone: (435) 463-1980
Darin Bushman
Phone: (435) 231-2444

The Commissioners of Garfield, Iron, Beaver, and Piute County represent approximately 60,000 people and combined make up nearly 12,000 square miles of the state of Utah. The State of Utah is a center of transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, mining, and a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation. According to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates, Utah is the second fastest-growing state in the United States as of 2013. A 2012 Gallup national survey found Utah overall to be the “best state to live in” based on 13 forward-looking measurements including various economic, lifestyle, and health-related outlook metrics.