Logan (25/50)(1 is most free, 50 is least free)
To learn what the below scores mean and how they were calculated, read our ranking methodology.
Individual Liberty (26/50)
This category compiles scores on 17 different data points to determine how well Logan respects and protects the liberty of its citizens.
|Code Accessiblity||1||10%||This city uses an online, easily navigable and searchable database for its city laws.||Sterling Codifiers database|
|Dog Licensing||13||10%||Depending on whether the dog is fixed or not and the length of the license you purchase, licensing fees for each dog ranges from $10. to $25.||Logan Animal Control|
|Free Speech||30||15%||This city requires a permit to stage a protest on public property, but does not require a fee.||Special Event Permit|
|Daytime Curfew||42||10%||Logan is one of a handful cities in Utah that imposes a daytime curfew on minors.||9-24-070|
|Vice Regulation||1||10%||This city does not impose additional regulations on public alcohol consumption beyond state law. However, smoking is prohibited in certain outdoor areas.||DABC, 9-12-170|
|Campaign Contribution Limits||1||10%||This city does not regulate free speech by imposing a limit on campaign contributions for city elections|
|Loitering||18||10%||The loitering laws in this city prohibit loitering in a cabaret for the purpose of getting a person of the opposite sex to buy you a drink.||5-24-190|
|Violation of Ordinances||11||10%||While some ordinances may impose a specific penalty, in Logan the default penalty for a violation of any city ordinance, if not specified, is a class B misdemeanor which carries a fine of up to $1,000.||1-16-010, County|
|Gun Regulation||8||15%||Under authority granted from state law, Logan has chosen to regulate the discharge of firearms in city limits; however, the city's law does make an exception for self-defense.||9-28-010|
Private Property (28/50)
63 different data points are included in this category to discern the degree to which Logan respects and protects private property rights.
|Conditional Use Permit Fees||42||10%||The cost of a conditional use permit is $350. Additionally, the city may charge a fee of $150 for public notice.||Permit application|
|Home Building Fees||1||10%||The total cost of permit fees for building a typical single family home is $2,905. This includes $1,834 in permit fees, $821 in impact fees, $250 in site plan approval fees, and no plan check fees.||Per city staff|
|Animal Restrictions||2||15%||Chickens are permitted in at least one residential zone. Beehives are permitted in residential zones without a permit. Assuming a lot size of 0.15 acres, this city only allows you to have 4 dogs, allows 51 chickens, and does not limit the number of beehives.||6-08-65, 6-04-020|
|Short-term Rentals||17||15%||This city prohibits property owners from renting their residential property on a short-term basis as is often done through services like Airbnb and VRBO.||Per city staff|
|Taxes & Cost of Government||45||30%||The cost of government in Logan as a share of the total taxable economic base is $124 per $10,000. As a share of total personal income, the cost is $598 per $10,000. On a per capita basis, the cost is $662. The city gets 21% of its tax revenue from property taxes, 34% of its tax revenue from sales tax, and 45% from other sources including fees and fines.||City Financial Statements|
|Bonded Debt||26||15%||The city is currently utilizing 1.01% of thier debt limit for general obligation bonds; however, if calculated for all bonds (including revenue bonds), the utilization would be 7.61%.||City Financial Statements|
|Lobbying||1||5%||This city does not employ lobbyists to represent the city.||Per Records Request|
This city also has restrictive land use ordinances that violate property rights.
Free Enterprise (25/50)
The final category includes 35 different data points in an effort to review Logan's protection—or violation—of the free market.
|City-owned Enterprises||46||15%||This city owns 7 enterprises that could instead be offered by the private market: a redevelopment agency; an electric power company; a garbage collection service; a recycling service; a golf course; a fitness center; a water park;||City Financial Statements|
|Beer Sale Restrictions||1||10%||This city does not impose any day or time restrictions on the retail sale of beer.||5-10-890|
|Alcohol Licensing||18||10%||The city requires $300 for a retail beer license, $300 for a restaurant license, and $300 for a tavern license.||City Fee Schedule|
|Sales Tax||12||20%||This city imposes a combined sales tax rate of 6.6% on its citizens. Additionally, residents are required to pay a RAP tax at the rate of 0.1%. The city also has a municipal energy tax rate of 6.0%, a transient room tax at 4.0%, and a leasing tax at 0.0%.||State Tax Commission|
|Business Licensing||21||35%||This city charges the following licensing fees: $75 for a home occupation license; $150 for a small commercial license; $250 for a large commercial license; $75 for a temporary firework stand; $76 for a temporary christmas tree lot; and $75 for two solicitor licenses. The city also has a Good Landlord program that reduces the high per-unit rental fees if landlords comply with additional city regulations.||City Fee Schedule|
|Commerce Regulations||38||10%||In Logan, auctions are prohibited between 10pm and 7am. Mobile food vendors may not operate between 10pm and 7am. Dance halls must close between 1am and 7am, and all day Sunday.||5-08-050|