The county commission is the most common and traditional form of county government administration in Utah (as compared to alternate council forms). County commissioners deal with both the legislative and administrative function of a county.
The legislative side gives them the power to enact laws or ordinances, as well as the power to control budget changes and spending of county government funds.
The administrative end includes the administration, supervision, direction, organization and management of county activities, functions, and work. They handle the day-to-day operations of the county, but are also involved in laws and how they affect their county.
Currently in Utah, there are six county councils and 23 county commissions. Counties with council form of government are: Cache, Grand, Morgan, Salt Lake, Summit, and Wasatch. Counties with commission form of government are: Beaver, Box Elder, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Piute, Rich, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Washington, Wayne, Weber.