City Charter

Tooele City is the only city in Utah administered under a “home rule charter” created under the Constitution of the State of Utah. All other cities and towns in Utah operate under forms of government established by the Utah State Legislature. The Charter, which was approved by voters in 1965, allows Tooele City to operate under its own rules of administration.  The City Charter can only be changed by approval of the voters in a municipal election.  The charter was amended in 2006 and then most recently in 2024.