LIVING IN UTAH VALLEY
Below are some of the general resources for moving to Utah Valley. For more resources, visit some of these websites in more depth!
Utah & Utah County
Utah.gov - Information about obtaining a driver's license, registering your vehicle, taxes and fees, maps of Utah and important phone numbers. The official web site for Utah includes information about living, working, learning, and visiting the state.
Official Travel Site for the State of Utah- This well-organized site contains information on everything fun and interesting to do in Utah.
Utah County- The official Utah Valley web site includes information for residents, visitors, and businesses.
Utah Valley Visitor's Guide- Utah Valley facts, transportation, accommodations, calendar of events, attractions, dining, shopping, and photos.
Moving to Utah
Home Fair- A wealth of resources on moving: information, tips, cost calculators, cost of living, finding a home, etc. (click on "Salary/Cost-of-Living Data").
Wasatch Front Regional Multiple Listing Service- This site provides a searchable property listing service for Utah with pictures and detailed descriptions.
City Data: Utah- This site contains basic information about bigger cities in Utah.
Other Housing Options
Rental Housing- This site allows you to specify your relocation preferences by indicating an area (i.e. zipcode, city, or state) with price ranges, number of bedrooms, baths, or other considerations (i.e. pets, pool, etc.)
Sabbatical Homes- This is a leading internet-based directory that lists services for academics temporarily offering or searching for temporary home exchanges, home rentals, and house sitting opportunities worldwide.
On-Campus Housing- Temporary on-campus housing may be available for new, visiting, and international faculty for up to one (1) year. Please contact the Associate AVP for Faculty Relations to make an inquiry.
Churches in Utah- Meeting locations for Assembly of God, Baptist, Calvary Chapel, Catholic, Christian Science, Church of Christ, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church of God In Christ, Community of Christ (RLDS), Community Church, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Free, Judaism, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, First Apostolic, First Unitarian, and Scientology.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Meetinghouse Locator- Locate wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by city and zip code. Lists meeting times.
Utah Education Network- Information about local institutions of higher education as well as education statistics for Utah County.
Local health care facilities for the Intermountain Health Care (IHC) and the MountainStar Healthcare Networks as well as a link to the Utah Valley Health Department which contains information about immunizations and general area health care.
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (Provo)
Orem Community Hospital (Orem)
Timpanogos Regional Hospital (Orem)
American Fork Hospital (American Fork)
Spanish Fork Hospital (Spanish Fork)
Cars & Transportation
Utah Driver's License- How to obtain a Utah driver's license.
Register Your Vehicle- Where to go, what to bring, safety inspection and emissions certificates.
Note: Faculty must register their vehicles in Utah as required by State law. Faculty parking permits will not be issued to vehicles with out-of-state plates. Emissions compliance: Vehicles registered in areas that do not require an emissions program meeting Utah County requirements will need to pass an emissions test.
Public Transportation- UTA Bus and TRAX (Utah's light rail transportation system). (BYU has a contract with UTA that allows employees to obtain a UTA Ed-Pass. Register in through Route Y. Employees can obtain stickers at the Employee Benefits Office in C-240 ASB) and several other locations on campus.
Voter Registration- Registration form, voter requirements, and additional information.
Daily Herald- The Daily Herald is the local Utah Valley newspaper.
Deseret News- The Deseret News is a state-wide newspaper based in Salt Lake City, owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Church News" comes with the Saturday edition and cannot be purchased separately).
Salt Lake Tribune- The Tribune is also a state-wide newspaper based in Salt Lake City. It has the largest circulation in Utah.