Important Resources

Emergency Service: 911, www.911.utah.gov

Division of Emergency Services: 801-538-3400

Utah Road Conditions: 866-511-8824, www.udot.utah.gov

Utah Weather Services: 801-975-4499, https://www.weather.gov/slc/

Utah Public Safety: 801-887-3800, www.publicsafety.utah.gov

 

Services

Utah Tour Guide Association: www.utahtourguides.org

Utah Restaurant Association: www.utahdineout.com

Utah Tourism Industry Coalition (UTIC): www.utahtourism.org

Utah Ski & Snowboard Association: www.skiutah.com

Utah Film Commission: www.film.utah.gov

Utah Hotel & Lodging Association: www.uhla.org

Outdoor Utah: www.outdoorutah.com

Important Information

VISA requirements and restrictions: To travel to Utah you need to obtain an ESTA visa waiver — See http://london.usembassy.gov/visas.html This only costs approximately £10 and is valid for two years.

Taxes: Sales tax around Utah is typically between 6.5% and 7.0% with some exceptions. Salt Lake County sales tax is 6.85% and the statewide food tax is 3.0%.

Currency Exchange: Banks which offer fair rates on currency exchange are available throughout the state. ATMs are also widely available.
Travelex offers currency exchange at Salt Lake International airport.

Alcohol Laws: The legal age for the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages is 21 years old. Proof of age is required. Liquor stores sell packaged alcohol between Monday and Saturday, with hours varying by location. Most restaurants, bars and nightclubs are licensed to serve a full line of beverages during working hours; some have permits to sell beer and wine only.

Smoking Rules: By law, you must be 19 or older to purchase tobacco products in the state of Utah. As part of the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, smoking is prohibited in all enclosed indoor places of public access and publicly owned buildings and offices, with a few exceptions. More information, including these exceptions, can be found here: http://le.utah.gov/xcode/code.html