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Utah Consumer Resources

If you are living in the state of Utah, and looking for resources on local information, we can help you. We have compiled a comprehensive list of state resources that will point you in the direction of answers to your inquiry. Whether you are looking for state agencies, legal resources, educational, financial, health, or employment-related sites, we have all of the information you need here.

Below is a summary of what each link has to offer. Any necessary contact information is also provided.

STATE AGENCIES

Utah Attorney General - Get information on how the Attorney General is protecting families and consumers of Utah. You can read about cyber safety and how to protect yourself against identity theft. Get recent consumer news or file a complaint. You can also reach the office at (801) 366-0260.

Insurance Department – This department oversees insurance companies to ensure they are providing consumers with affordable services and operating in Utah law. Read about different types of insurance and agents. You can file a complaint through the website. You can contact the office at (801) 538-3800.

Division of Public Utilities – This commission is in place to ensure that public utility companies provide affordable and safe services to consumers, and operating in Utah law. You can read news articles about how to conserve some of your utilities for lower bills. Search for additional information from any public utilities industry. You can contact the division at 801-530-7622.

LEGAL RESOURCES

Small Claims Court – Whether you’re looking to pursue a case, or just want more general information, this website is a great tell-all for Utah small claims court law. View statutes, attorney requirements, and court cost limits. Learn about special provisions in Utah law.

Lemon Law – Have you recently purchased a lemon in Utah? View this website for characteristics that qualify your car as such. Read our interview with a Consumer Protection employee on the step-by-step process on what you can do. Additional contact information is also available.

EDUCATION

Office of Education – Get information about Utah’s educational system through this website. You can view different programs and funds for school districts. Get informational data and statistics. You can also compare schools and view performance.

FINANCIAL

Division of Finance – This division oversees banking and financial institutions to ensure that they are providing affordable services to consumers and operating within Utah law. You can view different financial reports and newsletters. Accounting policies and procedures are outlined in this page. You can also send a comment to the department online or contact them at 801-538-3082.

HEALTH

Health Care – This is great resource to get information on Utah’s health care programs. You can find a doctor or view recent news articles. Search health services and read about the system’s strengths and weaknesses. You can also file a complaint through the department.

SAFETY

ID Theft – This website will give you a complete guide on what to do if you have experienced identity theft. You can read about common methods identities are stolen. Learn about what you can do to report identity theft. You can start your report by clicking on the link in the page.

EMPLOYMENT

Utah Job Connection – Looking for a job in Utah? This site will help you find it. You can conduct a general search or visit Utah employer websites. You can also register for work. Employers can even file reports or post a job. Unemployed residents can also view benefits.

Contact Utah State & Local Consumer Agencies

State and local consumer protection offices mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate a variety of professionals, promote strong consumer protection legislation, provide educational materials and advocate in the consumer interest. To save time, call the office before sending in a written complaint. Ask if the office handles the type of complaint you have, and if complaint forms are provided.

State Office
Francine Giani, Director
Division of Consumer Protection
Department of Commerce
160 East 300 South
Box 146704
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704
801-530-6601
Toll free in UT: 1-800-721-7233
Fax: 801-530-6001

State Banking Regulators

The officials listed below regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit. If you are dealing with a federally chartered bank, check the listing of Selected Federal Agencies.

G. Edward Leary
Commissioner, Financial Institutions
P.O. Box 89
Salt Lake City, UT 84110-0089
801-538-8854
Fax: 801-538-8894

State Insurance Regulators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for all types of insurance, including car, homeowner and health insurance. The officials listed below enforce these laws. Many of these offices can provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.

Merwin Stewart
Commissioner, Department of Insurance
3110 State Office Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
801-538-3805
Toll free in UT: 1-800-439-3805
Fax: 801-538-3829
TDD: 801-538-3826
Web site: www.ins-dept.state.ut.us

Sources include the Consumer's Resource Handbook, U.S. General Services Administration. We welcome updates and corrections. Please address the Webmaster.