Gift Card Ratings

Utah Gift Card Law

Last updated on July 06, 2011


What we like:

  • Gift cards do not escheat to the State of Utah
  • Utah has legally specified whether or not gift cards escheat to the state
  • Any expiration or fees must be printed in a readable manner on the gift certificate, instrument, packaging, or record.
  • Gift cards valued at $25.00 or less do not escheat to the state

What could be better:

  • No limits on expiration dates
  • No maximum post-sale fee or minimum time frame before charging monthly fees
  • Merchants are not required to give cash back
  • No legal definition of a gift card or gift certificate
  • Utah does not maintain a consumer-centric web page dedicated to gift card laws

Heads up! ScripSmart attempts to make all information accurate. ScripSmart is only a guideline and does not provide definitive statements of the law. If you have questions about the law's application to a particular case, direct them to a specialist.

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Good to know for Utah residents:

As of July 1st, 2011, gift cards are no longer considered unclaimed property by the state of Utah.

Utah Attorney General Information

Attorney General: Mark Shurtleff (R)
Phone: 1-801-538-1121

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