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Government of Utah

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The power of the Government[1] of Utah is divided into three branches the Executive Branch, The Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch. The Executive Branch of Utah consists of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Attorney General, the State Auditor and the State Treasurer. The Legislative Branch of Utah consists of the House of Representatives and The Senate. The Supreme Court of Utah is the head of the Judicial Branch. All the judicial decisions are made by the Supreme Court together with the other courts of Utah.

The Executive Branch of Utah

Governor of UtahGovernor[2] is the head of the executive branch of the government of Utah. All the executive power of the government of Utah is vested in the hands of the Governor. The Governor presently acts as the Vice Chair of the National Governors Association (NGA). The main priorities of the Governor is to strengthen the economy of the Utah are energy, jobs, education and self-determination.



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Utah State Capitol Complex
350 North State Street, Suite 200
PO Box 142220
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2220
Phone no: 801-538-1000
Toll Free no: 800-705-2464

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Lieutenant Governor is the second highest elected official in the state. The responsibilities of the Lt. Governor include Financial Disclosure, Document Authentication, Political Issues Committee, Elections, Native American Summit, Notary Public Office and Political Action Committee.

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Utah State Capitol Complex
Suite 220
P.O. Box 142325
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2325
Phone no 800-995
Fax: 801-538-1133

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Attorney General of Utah is responsible for Protecting Families, Fighting Drug Crimes, Prosecuting White-Collar Criminals, Defending State Laws, Efficiency and Transparency and Open Door Policy.Attorney General of Utah









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Office of the Attorney General
Utah State Capitol Complex
350 North State Street Suite 230
SLC UT 84114-2320
FAX: (801) 538-1121

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Utah State Auditor offers taxpayers of Utah and government officials with an independent assessment of statutory compliance, financial operation, and performance management for state and local government.

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Office of the Utah State Auditor
East Office Building, Suite E310
Utah State Capitol Complex
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Phone no: 801-538-1025

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The State Treasurer of Utah is the chief financial officer of the state and is responsible for the well judged financial management of billions of taxpayer dollars.

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Utah State Treasurer's Office
350 N State Street, Suite 180 P.O. Box 142315
Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-2315
Phone no: 801-538-104

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The Legislative Branch of Utah


The Legislative Branch of Utah consists of the House of Representative and the Senate. The Legislature of Utah meets yearly in General Session, summoning on the 4th Monday of January. The Governor may also call special sessions that may last a maximum of 30 days.

Utah House of Representative

The House of Representative[3] of Utah consists of 75 members. The members of the house are elected for a two year term. The Speaker is the presiding officer of the house.

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Utah House of Representatives
350 North State, Suite 350
P.O. Box 145030
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Phone no: (801) 538-1029
Fax: (801) 326-1544

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Utah State Senate

The Senate[4] consists of 29 senators. The members of the senate are elected for a four-year terms. The Senate President resides over the daily sessions.

Contact Details


Utah Senate
320 State Capitol
P.O. Box 145115
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114
Tel: (801) 538-1035
Fax: (801) 326-1475

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The Judicial Branch of Utah


The Judiciary[5] branch of Utah applies law and regulations and also ensures justice in the state. All the Judicial decisions of the state are taken by the Supreme Court, Utah Court of Appeals, Utah District Court, Utah Justice Court and Utah Juvenile Court.

Supreme Court of UtahThe Supreme Court of Utah is the "court of last resort". The court comprises of five justices who serve for a renewable terms ten-years. The Supreme Court has original authority to answer queries of state law certified from Federal Courts and to provide extraordinary writs.

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Utah Supreme Court
450 South State
P. O. Box 140210
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0210
Justices' Reception: 801-238-7967
TTY: 801-238-3940

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The Utah Court of Appeals was established in the year 1987. The court comprises of seven judges who serve for renewable terms of six-year. The court is responsible for hearing all the appeals from the Juvenile and District Courts.

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Utah Court of Appeals
450 South State
P. O. Box 140230
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0230
Judges' Reception: 801-578-3950
TTY: 801-238-3940

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The District Court is the state trial court of general jurisdiction. There are 71 full-time district judges serving in the state's eight judicial districts.

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The Juvenile Court of Utah is a court of special jurisdiction. The Juvenile courts consists of 29 full-time judges. The Juvenile Court of Utah shares equal status as the District Court of the state.

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The Justice Courts in Utah are set up by counties and municipalities and have the power to deal with class B and C violations of ordinances, small claims, misdemeanors and infractions committed within their territorial jurisdiction.

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Taxes in Utah

Taxes in Utah





The Utah State Tax[6] Commission is responsible for collecting tax and distributing them according to state law. Major Taxes administered by Utah State Tax Commission includes:
  • Income tax for individuals
  • Beer tax
  • Cigarette and tobacco taxes
  • Conservation fee
  • Corporate and business taxes
  • Employment taxes and fees
  • Energy tax
  • Escort service tax
  • Estate tax
  • Fuel taxes
  • Gross receipts tax
  • Illegal drug stamp tax
  • Inheritance tax
  • Insurance premium tax
  • Motor fuel taxes
  • Municipal energy tax
  • Municipal telecommunication license tax
  • Municipal telecom tax rate boundaries
  • Oil and gas conservation fee
  • Prepared food tax
  • Property tax
  • Restaurant tax
  • Sales and use taxes
  • Sales related taxes
  • Self insurer's tax
  • Severance tax
  • Telecom taxes and fees
  • Waste facility tax
  • Waste tire recycling fee
  • Wine and liquor tax
  • Withholding taxes

Executive Agencies of Utah


Many state agencies administer and manage different departments of the state, under the leadership of the Governor of Utah. The main state agencies of Utah are:

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food was established in the year 1921. This is one of the state’s oldest agencies. The Department looks after several legislatively mandated programs which promotes the healthy growth of agriculture of Utah.

Contact Details

350 N Redwood Road
PO Box 146500
Salt Lake City UT 84114-6500
Phone no: (801) 538-7100

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Utah Department of Health

Utah Department of Health

The Health Department of Utah is responsible for looking after the health of the people of Utah. The Health Department consists of 12 local health departments which help in making Utah a healthy place to live.

Contact Details

Utah Department of Health
P.O. Box 141010
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1010
Phone No: 801-538-6003

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Utah Department of Transportation

Utah Department of Transportation
The Department is responsible for improving roads and traffic lights to provide alternate means of getting from bike lanes and public transit. The main aim of the Department is to innovate transportation solution which strengthens the economy of Utah and enhance quality of life.

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Department of Environment Quality

Department of Environment Quality

The Utah Department of Environment Quality is responsible to safeguard public health and the quality of life of the residents of Utah by enhancing and protecting the environment.

Contact Details

195 North 1950 west,
Salt lake City, Utah
Phone no: 8015364400

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References:
  1. Government of Utah
  2. Governor of Utah
  3. Utah House of Representative
  4. Utah Senate
  5. Court System in Utah
  6. Taxes in Utah
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