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Why pay in person is suspended in the city of Salt Lake? In this situation how can we pay our bills?

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Salt Lake city's first priority is always the customer's safety. During Covid  19 pay in-person transactions are suspended, so that stay home, stay safe shall be practiced. Don't to worry about the bill payments, there always be some alternatives for you. The alternatives are online payment, telephone, or mail payments.

For phone, payments call  Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at  (801)483-6900.

 For mail, payments use the address 

  Salt Lake City Public Utilities
PO Box 840173
Los Angeles, Ca 90084-0173 

What are the services offered by the online portal?

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Several types of services the online portal offers to the customer. Like you can check your billing history through this portal, water bill payment can also be done  here , you can even set an automatic withdrawl if you feel safe here, the water usage chart is also available you can check at any time if you want, account information can also be updated here like you can change your password, and your mailing address.  


 

How much do licenses cost?

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Commercial Licenses

Commercial License fee details can be found on pages 7-8 of the Salt Lake City Consolidated Fee Schedule.

Home Occupational Licenses

Home Occupational License fee details can be found on pages 7-8 of the Salt Lake City Consolidated Fee Schedule.

Additional Fees

In addition, based upon the type of business you are operating, there will be an additional Disproportionate Fee. Please contact Business Licensing or come into the office and speak with our staff prior to submitting your application. Fee details can be found on pages 8-12 of the Salt Lake City Consolidated Fee Schedule.

Where do I go to get a Business License?

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You can download forms and information sheets and apply by mail once you have the correct fees.

The office is closed all Federal and State Holidays.

You can pick up applications at the Business License Office on the second floor of the City & County Building, 451 South State Street, Room 225, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

Some types of business licenses require a police background check. You can only apply for these types of licenses by coming into the office.

How long does it take to receive a business license?

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 Most business license applications will be opened for the review process within 30 days of entry. Once opened, most applications will take two to three weeks of review before the decision is made.

Business licenses that require additional review by the licensing division may take longer than three weeks. In these more complex licensing scenarios, applicants will be in contact with the licensing division to receive an estimated decision time.

The licensing division recommends that applicants apply for their licenses no more than 30 days in advance of their planned opening.

How is the Salt Lake City property tax rate calculated?

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If the Salt Lake City School District (a taxpayer service provider) approved a budget of $75,000 and the total taxable value of all property in the Salt Lake City School District was $15,000,000 then, if you live in that school district, the tax rate for the year would be calculated and show up on your official property tax notice as $75,000 /15,000,000 =.00500.

Please note that when property values go up the certified tax rate goes down and conversely when property values go down the certified tax rate goes up.  This method insures that all taxpayer services continue because the provider's budgets are funded.

How is property tax calculated in Salt Lake County?

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For real property, your property tax is calculated by multiplying the taxable value of your property by that year’s tax rate for each taxing entity in your tax area.

What is a Tax Sale auction?

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Parcels of real property which have unpaid property taxes that have been delinquent for over four years are offered for sale according to Utah Code. 

Is there any alternative to paying my citation?

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You may request that the Court allow you to perform community service in lieu of paying some, or all, of a fine for class B and C misdemeanors and infractions. Community service will be credited at a rate of $10/hour. Please contact the court to make an appearance before the judge if you would like to request community service in lieu of paying your fine. (UCA 76-3-301.7)

How is the beginning of my unemployment insurance claim determined?

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Your claim is normally effective the Sunday of the week you file an application for benefits, provided you did not work full-time or have earnings equal to or in excess of your weekly benefit amount during that week.

What information is required to file for unemployment insurance claim in Utah?

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You will need the following information to file for unemployment insurance benefits in Utah Online:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • The names of all employers as they appear on your pay stub with the dates worked for all employers in the last year and half.
  • The name and local number of your union hall, if you obtain work through a union
  • Your State Driver's License or Identification Card number, if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration Number, if you are not a U.S. citizen but are legally authorized to work in the United States
  • If you have any non-Utah employers, you must have an accurate mailing address and phone number for them

What is a benefit year?

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Your claim is established for a 52-week period called a benefit year. It begins with the effective date of your claim and ends 52 weeks from that date. You may file for weeks you are unemployed until you have exhausted your benefits. You may also file if you have earnings from part-time employment that are less than your weekly benefit amount.

At the end of the benefit year, your claim will end whether or not you have received all your benefits. You may not file a new Utah claim for benefits until your benefit year has ended.

Is there a wage requirement to be able to receive unemployment benefits in Utah?

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Yes! To determine your unemployment amount, you must have earned wages in two or more calendar quarters of your base period. Your total base-period wages must be at least 1.5 times the wages you earned in your highest quarter. There is also a minimum amount of wages required during the base period.

How do I apply for Utah Medicaid?

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 You may apply in person, by mail, or online. When we receive your application, the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) will contact you by mail or phone. DWS may need more information to determine if you are eligible for a medical program. 

What will my costs be?

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 If you are enrolled with UPP, you must pay your monthly premium for your employer's health plan or COBRA coverage. You are also responsible for paying co-pays or co-insurance as required by your health plan. In return, UPP will reimburse you up to $150 per adult and up to $120 per child. Example: Household has one parent and two children Health Plan's total premium = $400/month for the whole family UPP reimbursement = $150 (1 adult) + $240 (2 children) = $390/month Your total cost = $10 + any co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles 

Do I qualify?

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 There are several factors that are used to determine eligibility. Adults age 19-64 may qualify if: • You are not covered by health insurance right now • You or your spouse is employed • The company you or your spouse works for offers health insurance • You are a U.S. citizen or legal resident • You fit within the income guidelines for adults • The cost of the least expensive health insurance option is more than 5% of your total household income (before taxes)  

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Where can I find the latest case count of Coronavirus in the State of Utah?

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You can find the latest numbers of confirmed cases by the health district in Utah here.  

What do I do if I'm worried that I might be infected by COVID-19?

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If you're worried about whether you may have COVID-19, please call the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707

How to Pay Utility Bill Online in the City of Salt Lake City?

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How to Online Building Permits Online in the City of Salt Lake City?

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How to Pay for Parking Citation Online in the City of Salt Lake City?

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How to Renew Business License Online in the City of Salt Lake City?

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How to Pay Property Taxes Online in the City of Salt Lake City?

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How to Renew Vehicle Registration Online in the City of Salt Lake City?

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How to Pay for Traffic Citation Online in the City of Salt Lake City?

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How to Register to Vote Online in the City of Salt Lake City?

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How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Online in the City of Salt Lake City?

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How to Apply for Medicaid Online Online in the City of Salt Lake City?

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How to Corona COVID-19 Response Online in the City of Salt Lake City?

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