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Private Investigator Licensing

Where To Apply

Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 West 5400 South
Taylorsville, UT 84129

Who May Apply

You may apply for a private investigator license if you are:

  • At least 21 years of age,
  • A legal resident of Utah, and
  • Of good moral character.

Utah Administrative Rules (Licensing of Private Investigators)
Private Investigator Complaint Form
Upcoming Board Meetings

Private Investigator Hearing and Licensure Board Position Open

The Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) is accepting applications to serve on the Private Investigator Hearing and Licensure Board for a term of four years. The requirements for eligibility are found in UCA § 53-9-104. The position on the board is for a public member who will be appointed by the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Shall not have a financial interest in a private investigative agency
  • Shall not have an immediate family member or a household member or friend who is licensed or registered as an agency, registrant or apprentice under the Private Investigator Regulation Act.

The board meets every three months. The powers and duties of the board are found in UCA § 53-9-105 and include:

  • Review applications for licenses and renewals of licenses for private investigators and approve or deny the applications
  • Review petitions for appeal of denied, suspended, or revoked private investigator licenses

Review all complaints and make recommendations to the commissioner regarding disciplinary action.

Applicants who are selected for consideration will be required to submit a resume at a later time. If you are interested in serving on this board, please CLICK HERE and provide the requested contact information. 

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Friday, December 20th.