Effective May 3, 2023:
During the 2023 General Session, the Utah State Legislature passed House Bill 20, which repeals Utah Code §§ 12-1-1 through 12-1-10. This portion of Title 12 contains the collection agency registration requirement. This bill went into effect on May 3, 2023, and the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code will no longer require a collection agency operating in the state of Utah to apply for the collection agency registration or to submit the associated bond.
If you continue to operate as a collection agency in the state of Utah, you may still need to register your business structure and/or business name with our office. If you are unsure whether, or what you need to file, please consult your tax, legal, and/or business advisor(s).
If you have additional questions regarding this change, please feel free to contact our office.
You are always encouraged to consult an attorney to ensure appropriate consideration of all the legal implications of your choice of entity and filing. We stress that this filing website is not intended to substitute nor replace the advice of legal counsel.
Misc. Information and Websites
- What Constitutes "Doing Business" in Utah?
- Who Must Register with the Utah Department of Commerce?
- Utah Business Licensing & Registration Guide
- How to Start a Business in Utah
- Business Name Information
- Tips for New Business Registrations
- Business Information Website
- Service of Process Information
- Links to other websites
- International Association of Corporation Administrators (IACA)
- Workers Compensation Information
- Local Business Licensing Offices
- ACA International (ACA), the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals