Introducing our Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman

Ashlee Buchholz 2021, Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman, Uncategorized

What is an Ombudsman? The term “ombudsman” typically refers to someone appointed by the government to investigate or resolve disputes between citizens and their government. Utah’s Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman helps individuals and government agencies understand and comply with constitutional rights when actions taken, or authorized, by state and local government affect property rights. The Office is staffed …

Power Outages in Utah

Ashlee Buchholz 2021, Division of Public Utilities, Uncategorized

We are approaching the 1 Year Anniversary of the great “Wind Storm” that hit Utah September 6th, 2020. As many will remember 200,000 homes and businesses lost electrical power, thousands of trees were toppled and 4,700 residents were without power for almost a week. The Department of Commerce has asked our Division of Public Utilities to give us the information …

Real Estate License Management System (RELMS)

Ashlee Buchholz Division of Real Estate, Uncategorized

RELMS – (Real Estate License Management System) All Real Estate Licensees will set up an online RELMS Account when initially licensed and will be able to update any personal information, make changes to license status or brokerage affiliation, view completed continuing education as well as print and renew the license. Best way to access RELMS is through the Division of …

What is a LLC and How to Form One

Ashlee Buchholz Division of Corporations and Commercial Code

You are always encouraged to consult an attorney to ensure appropriate consideration of all the legal implications of your choice of entity and filing. This blog post is not intended to be legal advice. What is an LLC? LLC is an acronym for “limited liability company.” Generally, an LLC combines the taxation benefits of a partnership or sole proprietorship with …

Educational Video Series Sheds Light on Engineering and Land Surveying Licensure

Ashlee Buchholz 2021, Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

The Department of Commerce and the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) are making strides to educate Engineering and Land Surveying licensees and those interested in these professions. DOPL recently released a series of videos that introduce the public to the licensure process for engineers and land surveyors as well as clearing up some common confusion. DOPL issues licenses …

Consumer Protections New Online Intake Process

Ashlee Buchholz Division of Consumer Protection

Our Division of Consumer Protection has recently launched a new Online Complaint Process. Now consumers can file complaints entirely online, including submitting digital copies of their evidence related to their complaints. The new online complaint process is integrated with a new investigative software database that Division personnel will be using to investigate complaints. This new online intake process allows the …

National Military Consumer Month

Ashlee Buchholz Department of Commerce, Division of Consumer Protection

Service members and their families make enormous sacrifices for our nation, but the unique demands of their service can often leave them vulnerable to fraud and predatory financial practices.  This Month is National MilitaryConsumer Month and The Utah Department of Commerce along with our Division of Consumer Protection would like to highlight how our nation’s active duty service mentors, military families, …

Honoring Black History Month

Ashlee Buchholz Division of Corporations and Commercial Code

Utah Department of Commerce and its Division of Corporations are excited to Highlight one of Utah’s Civil Rights Pioneers and someone who had a lasting impact on Utah Business. This month is Black History Month and we are proud to highlight one of Utah’s adopted sons Joe McQueen.  Born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma, Joe was an up and …