Title 11 Cities, Counties, and Local Taxing Units
Chapter 13 Interlocal Cooperation Act
11-13-2. Purpose of act

It is the purpose of this chapter:
(1)to permit local governmental units to make the most efficient use of their powers by enabling them to co- operate with other localities on a basis of mutual advantage and thereby to provide services and facilities in a manner and under forms of governmental organization that will accord best with geographic, economic, population and other factors influencing the needs and development of local communities; and 
(2)to provide the benefit of economy of scale, economic development, and utilization of natural resources for the overall promotion of the general welfare of the state.

11-13-3. Definitions

As used in this chapter: 

(8) "Public agency" means: 

(a) any political subdivision of this state including, but not limited to, cities, towns, counties, school districts, and special districts of various kinds; 
(b) the state of Utah or any department, division, or agency of the state of Utah; 
(c) any agency of the United States; 
(d) any political subdivision or agency of another state including any interlocal cooperation or joint powers agency formed under the authority of the law of another state; and 
(e) any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. 

(9)"State" means a state of the United States and the District of Columbia.

11-13-4. Joint exercise of powers, privileges, or authority by public agencies authorized

(1)  Any power or powers, privileges or authority exercised or capable of exercise by a public agency of this state may be exercised and enjoyed jointly with any other public agency of this state having the power or powers, privileges or authority, and jointly with any public agency of any other state or of the United States permit such joint exercise or enjoyment. Any agency of the state government when acting jointly with any public agency may exercise and enjoy all of the powers, privileges, and authority conferred by this chapter upon a public agency.