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About Us

Welcome to the Utah Department of Commerce site.  We are the licensing and registration agency for Utah's professional and business community.  We 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. We respond to consumer complaints within our areas of jurisdiction.

Who must register with the Department of Commerce

The Utah Department of Commerce was established in its current form in 1983 out of the previous Department of Business Regulation, which replaced the Utah Trade Commission in 1941.  The Legislative Findings creating the Department recognize that businesses and professions are beneficial to Utah and notes that the primary purpose of the Department's regulation is the general public interest.

The Department's vision is to contribute to the success of Utah businesses, professionals, and consumers by creating a favorable economic environment.

The Department's mission is to promote commerce and protect Utah consumers through fair commercial and professional practices.