The City of Saratoga Springs is a city of the 4th class as defined by the Utah Code. There are six elected officials that make up the governing body, a mayor and five council members. The governing body holds all authority to:
Adopt annual budgets
Create long-range plans for City services and utilities
Establish City fees
Oversee the provision of numerous other City services
Regulate zoning and land development
The form of government adopted in the City is a “City Manager by ordinance” form allowed by Utah Statute. This means that the City Council has delegated the operational and day-to-day responsibilities of managing the City, its employees and services to a professional full-time City Manager. The City Manager oversees all City departments and reports directly to the Mayor and City Council.