Utah Franchise Registration: FDD Registration
Utah Franchise Registration Status: Filing State
State Filing Fee: $100
The State of Utah is a franchise filing state. Before offering or selling a franchise in the State of Utah, you must file a “Notice of Exemption” with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection. Your exemption notice must be renewed annually.
Utah’s franchise filing requirement is triggered by its Business Opportunity Disclosure Act which requires registration of business opportunities. Under the Act, franchisors that maintain a valid and current Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”) and that are otherwise in compliance with the FTC Federal Franchise Rule, may claim a business opportunity registration exemption through the filing of a Notice of Exemption. The exemption filing fee is $100 and must be renewed annually.
To learn more about filing a FDD and franchise exemption notice in Utah and how we can help, give us a call at (800) 976-4904 or contact us.
Utah Franchise and Business Opportunity FAQs
Who regulates franchises in Utah?
The Division of Consumer Protection of the Utah Department of Commerce regulates and oversees the enforcement of Utah’s Business Opportunity Disclosure Act. The Utah Act broadly defines business opportunities to include franchises.
Where is a Notice of Exemption Filed?
Franchisors with a valid and current FDD must file a Notice of Exemption with the Division of Consumer Protection, at:
Department or Commerce
Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 300 South, Second Floor
SM Box 146704
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6704
Tel: (801) 530-6601
What Should I Include With My Filing?
You must submit a completed Notice of Exemption form with the following information:
- Name of your franchise company;
- Name of your franchise system brand;
- Principal business address of your franchise company;
- The Federal Employer Identification number for your franchise company;
- Contact information; and
- Signature affirming that your franchise company is in compliance with the FTC Federal Franchise Rule.
With your application you must include a check in the amount of $100 payable to the Department of Commerce.
Need assistance registering your FDD in Utah? Give us a call at (800) 976-4904 or fill out a contact form to learn more.
Useful Links Concerning Utah’s Franchise and Business Opportunity Laws?
Utah Division of Consumer Protection – This is the home page for the Division of Consumer Protection. The Division is responsible for regulating the sale of business opportunities in Utah.
Utah Business Opportunity FAQ’s - Published by the Division of Consumer Protection, this page includes information about the Utah Business Opportunity Disclosure Act and information for franchisors about filing an exemption notice.
Utah Business Opportunity Disclosure Act - This link is to the actual text of the Utah Business Opportunity Disclosure Act as published by the Utah Legislature.
Notice of Exemption Form - This is the required form to be filed by franchisors when seeking annual exemption from Utah’s Business Opportunity Disclosure Act.