Controlled Substance Precursor
Because Methamphetamine is such a problem, the Utah Legislature has determined that the precursor chemicals used to produce methamphetamine should be regulated. As a result, the Utah Controlled Substance Precursor Act was enacted. The purpose of the Utah Controlled Substance Precursor Act (Title 58-37c) is to "provide for the licensure of regulated distributors and regulated purchasers engaged in regulated transactions of threshold amounts of controlled substance precursor chemicals."
A regulated distributor is "any person within the state of Utah who provides, sells, furnishes, transfers, or otherwise supplies a listed controlled substance precursor chemical in a regulated transaction." A regulated purchaser is "any person within the state who receives a listed controlled substance precursor chemical in a regulated transaction."
A regulated transaction is "any actual, constructive or attempted transfer, distribution, delivery, or furnishing by a person within the state to a person within or outside of the state, of a threshold amount of a listed precursor chemical; or purchase or acquisition by any means by a person within the state to a person within or outside of the state, of a threshold amount of a listed precursor chemical."
Apply for a License
REQUIREMENTS – Before proceeding, the following requirements must be met:
Renew a License
- Licenses expire on May 31 of odd years.
- At least 60 days prior to the expiration date of a license, DOPL will mail a renewal notice to the licensee's address of record as provided to DOPL by the individual licensee. (Failure to notify DOPL of an address change could prevent a licensee from timely receiving renewal notification and other important correspondence from DOPL.)
- Renewal Fees — $113
Update Your License Record
Legal Name Change
If your legal name has changed, you must verify the change by submitting a copy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, driver's license, or social security card to the Division. If you desire a reprint of your license reflecting the name change, you must also submit a $10 reprint fee with the request.
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
- FAX: 801-530-6511
- MAIL: PO Box 146741, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
Change of Address
You may update your address online in the eGov system.
Laws and Rules
- For general licensing questions call or email:
- (801) 530-6628
(866) 275-3675 Toll-Free in Utah
- Bureau Manager
- Lisa Martin — email@example.com
- Board Secretary
- Maree Christensen — firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the armed forces and their families are often more affected than other groups by licensing restrictions because of frequent relocations. To ease this burden, the Utah Legislature has authorized certain fee waivers and license exemptions for qualifying military personnel and military spouses.
License Fee Waivers
Initial License and License Renewal
DOPL requires a processing fee for initial license applications and license renewal. This fee varies by profession. The Utah Legislatures allows qualifying military service members to waive initial license and license renewal fees. Full-time active duty service members should submit the fee waiver request form with their initial and renewal license application. Download the fee waiver request form here.
Qualifying licensees who wish to maintain their license but who are not currently practicing in the profession can apply for inactive status. In some cases, changing a license to inactive status will remove certain CE requirements. Qualifying military service members who change their license to inactive status or who renew an inactive license can submit a fee waiver. Please note that not all professions have inactive status as an option. To check if your profession has inactive license status, refer to Utah Administrative Rule R156-1-305. Full-time active duty service members can download the fee waiver request form for inactive status here.
Licensing for Military Spouses
Spouses of military service members stationed in Utah are permitted to work in licensed professions without obtaining a Utah license as long as they possess an active license from another state or territory of the United States. Military spouses may need to explain this little-known benefit to an employer or member of the public questioning whether an out-of-state license is valid. To help, the Division has created a verification letter military spouses can use to show an employer or member of the public that explains this exemption. Download the verification letter here.
Are you struggling with PTSD, depression, suicidal thoughts, or addiction?
The College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah provides free treatment for veterans, including therapy sessions, workshops, and a two-week residential treatment program for veterans with PTSD in Park City. Learn more here.
The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (UDVMA) provides resources for veterans including education, employment, healthcare, and more. Learn more here.