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Franchise Lawyers Serving Utah

What You Need to Know About Franchising


Utah may be the second-driest state in terms of moisture annually, but the Beehive State is anything but dry when it comes to small businesses. Home to more than 300,000 of them, small businesses make up 99.3% of the state’s economy.

The State of Utah is a notice filing state. Before offering or selling a franchise in Utah, you must file a “Notice of Exemption” with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection. Your exemption notice must be renewed annually and the cost is $100.

Utah Franchise Filing Fees







*Renewal filings must be submitted before the expiration date each year.

**Utah does not require the submission of amendment filings.


Utah is a filing state where active franchisors with a compliant FDD qualify for an exemption from full registration.

The filing is an annual filing where no application is required, but we will need to provide your FEIN (for the franchisor entity) in order to create an online profile for your filings.

Both initial and renewal filings are completed online and payment may be made in the form of credit or debit card. You will be required to complete and submit a credit card authorization form to us before we will submit the filing for you. There are currently no transaction fees for Utah filings.

Utah does not require the submission of the FDD and filings are usually effective within a few days.

Did You Know?

Utah is a leading producer of honey with thousands of pounds produced in the state every single year.

Only In Your State

Salt Lake City, UT, has more plastic surgeons per capita than any other city in the United States.

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Lagoon—located in Farmington, Utah—is the oldest operating amusement park in the American West, and its original roller coaster, named “Old Woodie,” is the 3rd oldest in the nation.

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Flat Fee Program for Franchisors

Spadea Lignana’s CORE program for franchisors is a cost-effective and practical solution for the ongoing legal needs of franchisors, including but not limited to, FDD updates, state registrations and franchise agreement executions. Through a proprietary cloud-based system we can effectively and efficiently manage FDD Disclosures and Franchise Agreement executions for fair flat fees billed monthly. We believe that hourly billing, although necessary in certain circumstances like complex M&A deals and litigation, can weigh on the relationship between client and attorney.  By coming up with a fair flat monthly fee, the uncomfortable negotiating of whether or not a 6 minute increment in your bill for replying to an email was legitimate goes away.

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Attorneys Who Understand UT Franchise Law

Franchise laws vary from state to state, and it can be difficult to understand the requirements. Spadea Lignana has streamlined the process to ensure you remain compliant as you grow nationally.

We also work with franchisors all over the Rocky Mountains and the west including Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, and Colorado.

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