Utah State Resource Center
Utah Statewide Offices
- Attorney General
The Attorney General has several duties, to include: Prosecute or defend all causes in which the State or a state agency is a party; Initiate legal proceedings on behalf of the state; Direct the process of executions on judgments; Account for state funds which comes into possession of the office; Keep a file on each case, civil or criminal, in which the Attorney General is required to appear; and various other duties.
The Governor of Utah is the head of the executive branch of Utah's government and the commander-in-chief of its military forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws as well as the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Utah Legislature. The governor may also convene the legislature on "extraordinary occasions".
- Lt. Governor
The Office of the Lt. Governor in Utah was created in 1975. Prior to the creation of the Lt. Governor's office, the succession to the Governorship of Utah was held by the Utah Secretary of State. The office of Utah's Secretary of State was abolished by the legislature in 1976, and those duties given to the newly created Office of the Lt. Governor. The Lt. Governor's statutory duties include the oversight of all Notaries Public, the legal authentication of documents, maintaining oversight and regulation of registered lobbyists, certifying municipal annexations, and serving as the "keeper" of The Great Seal of the State of Utah.
- State Auditor
The Utah State Auditor’s Office audits state funds by authority of the Utah Constitution and the Utah Code. The State Auditor does not audit individual tax returns, however, tax returns may be reviewed during the audit of the Utah State Tax Commission. The office includes the following divisions: Financial Audit Division; Performance Audit Division; Special Projects; and Local Government Division.
- State of Utah
Utah is a western state of the United States. The name "Utah" is derived from the name of the Ute tribe and means "people of the mountains" in the Ute language. Utah is one of the most religiously homogeneous states in the Union. Between 41% and 60% of Utahns are reported to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the LDS Church or Mormon Church), which greatly influences Utah culture and daily life.
- State Treasurer
The Treasurer serves as the chief financial officer for the State. As the custodian of public moneys, he receives, receipts and safeguards all moneys of the State. Other functions of the State Treasurer include; disbursement of the public money under warrants drawn upon the Treasury by the Division of Finance; Establishes and operates investment programs, and Issues all debt obligation authorized on behalf and in the name of the state, and serves as the primary representative of the state in matters related thereto. The Treasurer serves as the central bank for state agencies, and serves as chairperson or a member of numerous State authorities, boards and commissions.
Utah Legislative Branch
- Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst
The Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst advises all Utah state legislators on matters of public finance and promotes effective public policy by providing high quality information to elected decision makers. Their products comprise a balanced budget; estimates of cost and/or savings for all proposed legislation; and regular monitoring/reporting on program management.
- Utah State Legislature
The Utah State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Utah. It is a bicameral body, comprising of the Utah House of Representatives, with 75 Representatives, and the Utah Senate, with 29 State Senators. There are no term limits for either chamber.
Utah Court Rules and Forms
- 3rd Judicial District - Forms
These forms are for use in 3rd District Only. The 3rd District includes Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele Counties.
- 6th Judicial District - Forms
These forms are for use in 6th district only. The 6th district includes Garfield, Kane, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne Counties.
- U.S. District Court Calendars (Utah)
- U.S. District Court Forms (Utah)
- U.S. District Court Rules (Utah)
Provides links to Federal Rules; Local Rules; and the Amendment Process.
- Utah State Court Forms
Provides links to available court forms and instructions.
- Utah State Court Rules
Provides links to Rules of Civil Procedure; Rules of Small Claims Procedure; Rules of Court-Annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution; Rules of Criminal Procedure; Rules of Appellate Procedure; Rules of Juvenile Procedure; Rules of Evidence; Code of Judicial Administration; and Supreme Court Rules of Professional Practice. Also provides links to Notices of Rule Changes with proposed and approved rule amendments.
Utah Judicial Branch
- Utah State Court System
The Utah State Court System is comprised of two appellate courts - the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals; trial courts including the District, Juvenile, and Justice Courts; and two administrative bodies - the Judicial Council and the Administrative Office of the Court. District, Juvenile and Justice courts are located in each of the state's eight judicial districts.
Utah Executive Branch
- Chief Information Officer
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) oversees the newly-established Department of Technology Services (DTS) which administers the planning, execution and operations of all information technology services in Utah government.
- Department of Administrative Services
DAS provides high-quality, affordable infrastructure products and services to Utah state government. These products and services include procurement, financial accounting, debt collection, risk management, fleet operations, mail, archives, administrative rules and facility and construction management. DAS also manages the Utah Navajo Royalties Holding Fund and the Office of Child Welfare Parental Defense.
- Department of Agriculture and Food
The mission of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) is to promote the healthy growth of Utah agriculture, conserve its natural resources, and protect its food supply. UDAF includes the following divisions and programs: Commissioner's Office; Administrative Services; Animal Industry; Analytical Laboratories; Conservation and Resource Management; Grazing Improvement; Marketing and Development; Plant Industry; Regulatory Services; and Wildlife Services.
- Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (UDABC) is charged with conducting, licensing and regulating the sale of alcoholic beverages in a manner and at prices which reasonably satisfy the public demand and protect the public interest, including the rights of citizens who do not wish to be involved with alcoholic beverages. Utah is a control state, and as such, believes that moderation can best be achieved by neither promoting nor encouraging the consumption of alcohol, but rather by controlling it.
- Department of Commerce
The Utah Department of Commerce is the licensing and registration agency for Utah's professional and business community. The Department provide oversight of business registrations, trademarks, Uniform Commercial Code filings, professional and occupational licensing, consumer protection, public utilities, securities, real estate and residential mortgage lending.
- Department of Corrections
The Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) is a government agency dedicated to the management and supervision of convicted felons in the State of Utah. UDC is made up of several divisions and facilities, which include Probation and Parole; Administrative Services; Facilities; and Inmate Care.
- Department of Environmental Quality
The mission of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is to safeguard human health and quality of life by protecting and enhancing the environment. DEQ's divisions include: Air Quality; Drinking Water; Environmental Response and Remediation; Radiation Control; Solid and Hazardous Waste; and Water Quality.
- Department of Financial Institutions
The Utah Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is responsible for chartering, regulating, supervising and examining state-chartered financial institutions. DFI also has jurisdiction over residential mortgage and consumer lending.
- Department of Health
The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) deals with Public Health issues. The 12 local health departments in Utah work with the UDOH to meet the public health needs of the citizens, visitors and businesses of Utah. The mission UDOH is to protect the public's health through preventing avoidable illness, injury, disability and premature death; assuring access to affordable, quality health care; and promoting healthy lifestyles.
- Department of Human Resource Management
- Department of Human Services
The Department of Human Services provides services for adults, the elderly, children, and families. There are services for the mentally ill, the disabled, those dealing with substance abuse, and much more.
- Department of Insurance
The Mission of the Utah Insurance Department is to foster a healthy insurance market by promoting fair and reasonable practices that ensure available, affordable and reliable insurance products and services. The mission of the department will be accomplished by educating, serving and protecting consumers, governmental agencies and insurance industry participants at a reasonable cost. The department cooperates with and serves state and other governmental agencies in fulfilling these responsibilities.
- Department of Natural Resources
The Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is responsible for ensuring that Utah's natural resources are protected, conserved and used wisely for the benefit of the citizens of Utah. DNR's mission is to sustain and enhance Utah's quality of life today and tomorrow through the coordinated and balanced stewardship of our natural resources.
- Department of Public Safety
The Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides a variety of public safety services such as law enforcement, communications, criminal identification, regulatory licensing, criminal and arson investigation, forensic analysis, training, safety education, and emergency management.
- Department of Technology Services
The Department of Technology Services (DTS) was officially established by the Governor and the State Legislature with the passage of the Utah Technology Governance Act in 2005, calling for a major restructuring of the State’s Information Technology (IT) services. Since that time, under the State’s Chief Information Officer, DTS has embarked on an unprecedented transition to consolidate all IT resources and services for the State of Utah into one department to improve accountability, reduce costs, increase services to taxpayers, and more closely align IT with the business needs of the State of Utah.
- Department of Transportation
UDOT employees are committed to meeting the challenges of Utah's growing transportation needs. UDOT is responsible for over 6,000 miles of highways—14% of the state's total highway road system of 40,707 miles. This responsibility includes snow removal, signage, bridges, repairs, building, and maintenance as well as the Traffic Operations Center with live camera coverage for monitoring road conditions, accidents, and safety.
- Department of Workforce Services
The goal of the Utah Department of Workforce Services is to help you improve your situation by participating in Utah's economy. The Department assists employers looking for qualified workers, someone looking for a job, or someone interested in services like unemployment benefits, food stamps, financial assistance, or child care.
- Division of Administrative Rules
The Division of Administrative Rules (DAS) is an executive branch agency under the Department of Administrative Services. Its mission is to enable citizen participation in their own government by supporting agency rulemaking and ensuring compliance with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
- Division of Finance
The responsibilities of the Division of Finance range from maintaining the statewide accounting, payroll and data warehouse systems to preparing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The State Travel Office and the Office of Debt Collection are also a part of the division.
- Division of Homeland Security
The Division of Homeland Security (HLS) coordinates emergency management efforts between federal, state and local governments. These efforts include preparedness, recovery, response and mitigation. Public safety professionals at HLS include experts in emergency planning, training, exercise, investigations, communications, automation, hazardous material response and much more. HLS prepares individuals and communities for disasters through outreach and training programs and administers various ongoing programs that make Utah a safer, better place to live.
- Division of Housing and Community Development
The Utah Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is composed of ten major program areas to serve local government, community organizations, and citizens. For example, HCD helps communities with their infrastructure, bonding ability, and basic community service; provides tools and resources for developing affordable housing; directly helps homeowners to reduce energy bills, and improve their living conditions; and administers a wide array of federal grants.
- Division of Purchasing & General Services
The Division of Purchasing & General Services is one of ten divisions within the Department of Administrative Services. The Division provides purchasing and contract oversight, mail services, e-purchasing, and print services to state and local government agencies.
- Governor's Office of Economic Development
The mandate for the Office of Economic Development (GOED) is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around industries or "economic clusters" that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission.
- Office of Education
Utah’s Public Education System is created in the state Constitution to “secure and perpetuate” freedom. Utah’s Public Education System keeps its constitutional promise by: Ensuring literacy and numeracy for all Utah children; Providing high quality instruction for all Utah children; Establishing curriculum with high standards and relevance for all Utah children; and Requiring effective assessment to inform high quality instruction and accountability.
- Office of Rural Development
The overall mission of the USDA Rural Development is to improve the quality of life for rural Americans. To accomplish this, othr office has the responsibility of coordinating Federal assistance in eligible areas of Utah. Working closely with for-profit and non-profit sectors, along with state, county, city and area of government offices, the office helps improve the way in which the Federal Government does business in their mission areas in Utah.
- State Archives
The Utah State Archives and Records Service, a division within the Dept. of Administrative Services, manages records created by state and local governmental entities in Utah, and provides access to historical government records which are in our permanent collection. Part of their responsibilities include assisting governmental entities with their records management duties, including electronic records. They help them create and follow retention schedules, and also provide records center and micrographics services.
- State Library Division
The Utah State Library, created in 1957, works to develop, advance, and promote library services and equal access to information and library resources to all Utah residents.
- State Office of Rehabilitation
The mission of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation is to assist eligible individuals in obtaining employment and increasing their independence. Divisions of USOR include the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI), and the Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH).
- State Parks and Recreation
Utah State Parks and Recreation manages Utah's state parks. They also administer the Utah off-highway vehicle, boating, and trails programs, work to provide access to waterways and trails, and promote education, safety, and resource protection.
- Utah Education Network
The Utah Education Network provides free web tools and services, such as lesson plans, videos, curriculum resources, student interactives and professional development for Utah educators, students and parents. UEN is the Internet Service Provider for public education, the Utah System of Higher Education and state libraries. UEN also provides statewide delivery services such as UEN-TV, interactive video conferencing and the Vista Learning Management system.
- Utah Film Commission
The Utah Film Commission is a part of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, and is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI). The Commission assists film and television productions with all their filming needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from initial scouts and pre-production to principal photography and post-production. The Commission also offers three incentives: The Motion Picture Incentive Fund is a post performance rebate of dollars spent in the State of Utah & now offers a tax credit as well; the Sales and Use Tax Exemption is an exemption on TV, video and film equipment; and the Transient Room Tax is a rebate on hotel accomodations.
- Utah Geological Survey
The Utah Geological Survey investigates and reports on Utah's geologic hazards, mineral, energy, water, and paleontological resources, maps the state's geology, and provides geologic and topographic information.
- Utah Travel
www.utah.com is Utah's Travel Industry Website. It provides links and information for tourism in Utah. There's information on places to see; outdoor recreation; things to do, entertainment; visitor center; groups; and real estate.
Utah Boards and Commissions
- Advisory Board & Utah Arts Council Board
The Advisory Board for the Office of Museum Services is composed of 11 members, each appointed to a four-year term by the Governor. The Board of Directors of the Utah Arts Council is a policy-making board composed of 13 members, each appointed to a four-year term by the Governor. Nine seats are dedicated to representatives of the following disciplines: architecture, dance, folk arts, media, music, theatre, sculpture, literature and visual arts.
- Board of Pardons and Parole
The mission of the Board of Pardons and Parole is to further public safety by rendering just decisions regarding the length of incarceration, parole supervision, termination of sentence, and commutation of sentence and pardons.
- Board of Regents
The Utah State Board of Regents was formed in 1969 as a governing body for the Utah System of Higher Education. It is comprised of 19 residents of the State of Utah. The Board oversees the establishment of policies and procedures, executive appointments, master planning, budget and finance, proposals for legislation, develops governmental relationships, and performs administrative unit and program approval for higher education for the State of Utah.
- Labor Commission
The mission of the Utah Labor Commission is to lead in achieving safety and fairness in Utah's workplaces. The Commission includes the following Divisions: Administrative Services; Adjudication Division; Antidiscrimination and Labor Division; Division of Boiler and Elevator Safety; Coal Miner Certification; Office of Coal Mine Safety; Industrial Accidents Division; Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division; and Workplace Safety.
- Public Service Commission
The primary responsibility of the Commission is to ensure safe, reliable, adequate, and reasonably priced utility service. It conducts hearings and investigations of utility company operations in order to determine just and reasonable rates for service. The Commission strives to protect efficient, reliable, reasonably-priced utility service for customers, and to maintain financially healthy utility companies. These goals are attained through the regulatory decisions the Commission makes and through rules it adopts.
- State Board of Education
Promises to Keep is a statement of vision and mission for Utah’s system of public education. The statement relies on the language of the Utah Constitution for its central premise. It is intended to provide focus to the work of the State Board of Education, the Utah State Office of Education, and all school districts, local boards of education, and charter schools within the general control and supervision of the Board.
- Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) coordinates justice policy among branches and levels of government in Utah. It administers the disbursement of Federal Grant money to state, local, and private agencies and organizations, that provide criminal justice services. The Research and Data Unit at the CCJJ also serves as the state's Statistical Analysis Center.
- Utah Commission on Volunteers
The Utah Commission on Volunteers, an office of the Lieutenant Governor, is housed with the Utah Division of Housing and Community Development. The Commission furthers its mission of improving communities through service and volunteering by focusing on promoting community collaboration, volunteer recognition, youth service, and administering AmeriCorps national service and Citizen Corps emergency preparedness programs.
- Utah State Tax Commission
The mission of the Utah State Tax Commissionis to collect revenue for the state and local governments and to equitably administer tax and assigned motor vehicle laws.