To uphold the constitutions of the United States and the State of Utah, to enforce the law, and to protect the interests of the State of Utah and its people, environment, and resources.
Directed by Attorney General Sean D. Reyes, the Utah Attorney General’s Office (AGO) strives to be the best public law office in the State of Utah and the United States. With approximately 524 attorneys and staff in offices across the state, the Utah Attorney General’s Office serves nearly 60 state agencies, boards, and commissions, colleges, and universities, as well as the Governor and the Legislature. Each member of the AGO team is committed to representing the citizens of Utah with the highest level of integrity, professionalism, civility, and transparency.
The top priorities of the Utah Attorney General’s Office under the direction of Attorney General Reyes are:
Protect Utahns, particularly children
The top priority of the Utah Attorney General’s Office is to keep citizens, especially children, safe from violent crimes, domestic abuse, and predatory crimes. The AGO works hard through its task forces and with law enforcement partners to fight the illegal drug trade, human trafficking, government corruption, and many other types of serious criminal activity. The office investigates and prosecutes these crimes to make the state safe for Utah families while protecting victims and empowering them to reclaim their lives.
Restore Public Trust
Efficiency, ethics, and transparency are key components to the foundation of good government. It is vital that citizens know what their public officials do. The Utah Attorney General’s Office itself is committed to best practices of proper government and providing the best possible legal representation while carefully using public funds and being accountable to the people who vest the AGO with authority.
Protect Utah businesses and consumers from white collar frauds and scams
The Utah Attorney General’s Office is committed to protecting businesses and consumers from those who abuse the law. Whether investigating and prosecuting tax fraud and Ponzi schemes, enforcing the Consumer Protection Act, cracking down on internet abuse and anti-competitive business practices, combating counterfeiting and identity theft, or safeguarding against other business crimes and abuses, these protections translate into a safer Utah for all of us.
Defending Utah’s laws against federal government overreach
Utah’s rich, natural resources and wild landscapes reflect a strength and independence that the Utah Attorney General’s Office is proud to represent. From urban to rural interests, energy development to conservation, and pioneer stock to new residents, defense of our economy and enforcement of our laws has a far-reaching impact.