The Office of Regulatory Relief administers a general regulatory sandbox created by the Utah Legislature in 2021. The sandbox allows businesses to experiment with products, production methods, or services by temporarily waiving state law and allowing entrepreneurs to determine if customers value products that don't fit within the state's current regulatory framework.
To participate in the sandbox, companies must complete an online application with a completed Application Questionnaire and Demonstration Proposal document.
To create a user account to access the application portal, click here. Access to the application portal may take up to one business day after registration submission following a confirmation email.
“The state of Utah was the first U.S. state to launch a general, industry-agnostic regulatory sandbox.”
- Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Sandbox Participants and Current Applicants
Consumer Complaints and Feedback
The Utah Office of Regulatory Relief monitors entities providing an offering through the regulatory sandbox to ensure that no public harm is occurring. Formal feedback and complaints are used to monitor those entities and their services. To file a complaint or provide feedback, email email@example.com with “Complaint” in the subject line. While we accept feedback and complaints, individual assistance cannot be provided to consumers seeking a resolution.
The Office of Regulatory Relief also invites residents and businesses to make suggestions regarding laws and regulations that could be modified or eliminated to reduce the regulatory burden born by Utah residents and businesses. For suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noncustodial Blockchain Registry
During the 2023 legislative session, Utah passed House Bill 289 to create Utah Code §63N-16 Part 4 and, thereby, the state’s Noncustodial Blockchain Registry within the Office of Regulatory Relief. Based on the recommendation of the Blockchain and Digital Innovation Task Force, noncustodial blockchain companies can apply to be added to the registry and receive a certificate of registry from the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity.
The Noncustodial Blockchain Registry consists of business names and their authorized agents in the state, if any.