State Regulations for Utah

Date Revised: 8/29/2022

License Required for Day Camps :
License Required for Resident Camps:
License Information:

Day camps (as Child Care, up through age 12) and Programs for Venerable Individuals are required to be licensed.

Utah Administrative Code, Rule R392-300. Recreation Camp Sanitation.

Child Care Rules and Interpretation Manuals

Provider Forms

Criminal Background Checks Required:
Criminal Background Checks Information:

Utah Dept. of Public Safety
Bureau of Criminal Identification

3888 West 5400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84118


Name Check - $15.00
Fingerprint - $25.00
FBI/Fingerprint - $36.50-41.50 employee
$35-40.00 volunteer

State Allows FBI Checks:
State FBI Checks Text: that work with children and vulnerable adults are eligible to obtain an FBI check. Turn around time is 3-4 weeks.

Driving Record Checks:

Available through the MVR Personal Website.


Minimum Wage:

$7.25 per hour

Minimum Wage Coverage and Exemptions:

Covers all employees unless specifically exempt.

Exemptions: seasonal employees of nonprofit camping programs, religious or recreational programs, and registered and nonprofit educational and charitable organizations; employees covered under the FLSA; employees of an immediate family member; apprentices and students employed by the school they attend; and certain seasonal hourly employees working for a seasonal amusement establishment with permanent structures and facilities.

Subminimum Wage:

At least $4.25/hour for minors for first 90 days of employment (then pay minimum wage); a subminimum rate set by commissioner may be paid to learners for first 160 hours of employment; rates lower than the minimum wage may be authorized by the commissioner for handicapped workers.

Overtime Pay Requirements:

No general provision. 1½ times the regular rate after 40-hour week for any person or company that performs work for a state, county, or municipal government.

Overtime Pay Exemptions:

No specified state-level overtime page requirement exemptions. Federal FLSA overtime pay exemptions apply for those covered by Act.

Meal/Rest Period Requirements:

Meal period: minors-30 minutes for 5 hours’ work. Rest period: minors-10 minutes after every 4 hours (taken after 3 consecutive hours).

Student Exemption from Unemployment Tax:
Student Exemption Information:

If the camp is a non-profit organization, they are not required to pay the unemployment.