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- Published: Friday, 01 November 2013 14:44
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UDAF Rolls Out New Online Services for Thousands of Utah Businesses
Service expected to save time and money
SALT LAKE CITY—Online registration and license renewal season begins Nov. 1 for about 16,000 businesses and individuals doing business with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. New this year, about 16,500 fertilizer and feed products will also be able to be registered online. All online registrations are offered without conveniences fees.
UDAF expects to save time and money and reduce workloads through increased online registration. “Initially we expect to save $13,000 in postage alone,” said Ken Gee, Department of Technology Services.
The Department currently registers approximately 6,600 food and weights & measures establishments such as grocery stores, convenience stores and gas stations. Approximately 10,000 licenses are issued or renewed each year to businesses and individuals involved in a wide variety of activities including pesticide application, beekeeping, meat processing and dairy processing. Additionally approximately 28,000 pesticide, fertilizer and animal feed products are registered for sale in the state. If everyone registered online it could save tens of thousands of dollars in reduced workload and postage, according to Gee.
Of the services currently offered online by UDAF, 32 percent of licenses are renewed electronically, 26 percent of establishments register online, and 23 percent of pesticide products, which started online registration earlier in 2013, were handled via the UDAF website.
Access to all UDAF online services here.