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 …

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 …