Orem Police Department
95 E Center St | Orem, UT
Monday - Thursday | 11am - 1pm + 5-6pm
Friday | 11am - 1pm
The Orem Police Department records division offers both digital and ink fingerprinting services during limited hours.
Orem Police Department
95 E Center St | Orem, UT
Monday - Thursday | 11am - 1pm + 5-6pm
Friday | 11am - 1pm
Please call 801-229-7209 if you have any questions about fingerprinting.
Extreme weather conditions and continuous subfreezing temperatures can cause the water in culinary lines to freeze. This could leave your home without water or cause the lines to break and flood. To prevent this from happening, please take some precautionary steps.
Tips to prevent Freeze ups:
-Disconnect all outside hoses and make sure sprinkler systems are shut off and properly drained.
-Insulate plumbing near open, uninsulated exterior walls such as in the basement.
-Insulate exterior hose faucets.
-Leave a faucet running slightly in the house during sub freezing temperatures. A continuous stream, about half the diameter of a pencil. This will keep water flowing through the pipes.
If you are experiencing problems please contact Public Works at 229-7570. If it is after business hours contact Public Safety at 229-7070.
Here’s what to do when the Christmas Tree magic comes to an end.
Starting Wednesday, December 28, 2016 and running through January 22, 2017, the Department of Public Works will have dumpsters and/or drop off locations for citizens to dispose of their Christmas tree. This is the City’s Annual Christmas Tree Drop-Off Program. You must transport your tree(s) to a designated collection site listed below. Designated dumpsters or drop sites are located at each of these locations. Please remove all tree decorations and place your tree in the dumpster or at the designated drop off site as indicated by the posted signs.
Flocked trees and household rubbish are not accepted and must be disposed of at the North Utah County Transfer Station located at 2000 West 200 South, Lindon.
This is for Christmas Trees Only
Please do not leave your tree at an unmarked location or leave it on your city street. Schools, churches, or other private dumpsters are not approved Drop-Off locations. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Sharon Park, 500 North 275 East
Foothill Park, 1010 North 1200 East
Scera Pool, 600 South State Street
Hillcrest Park, 1400 South 700 East
Cherry Hill Park, 1800 South 220 East
Westmore Park, 1050 South Main
Springwater Park, 945 South Artesian Road
Lakeside Park, 400 South Vineyard Way
Bonneville Park, 1500 N 800 W
Cascade Park, 200 N 925 E
City Park, 200 E 100 N
Community Park, 580 W 350 S
Northridge Park, 1750 N 165 E
Scera Park, 550 S 400 E
Windsor Park, 120 W 1250 N
Nielsen’s Grove, 375 W 2000 S
IHC Soccer Field, 600 W 400 N
|Tier||Cost per 1000 gallons|
|Meter Size||Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3||Tier 4|
Questions about your bill can be addressed by calling 801-229-7275.
The City of Orem has an estimated population of 94,457 as of July 1, 2015. The population has increased by 6192, or 6.9 percent since April 2010. A large part of that growth is tied to three factors:
1. The area’s natural population growth and the county’s high birth rate (second in the nation). This constitutes about 70% of the areas growth.
2. Utah’s emerging technology industry, contributing to the nickname “Silicon Slopes” along the Wasatch Front.
3. Utah Valley University’s continued growth, currently the largest public university in the State of Utah.
People are attracted to the area, in part, because of relative affordable housing, recreational amenities, and growing job opportunities. The Provo-Orem area was ranked number one last year by Forbes Magazine for job growth. Even more growth is expected for our neighbors to the north, closer to some of the flagship technological industries and where there is more land for development.
Due to the housing crash, the availability of new units did not keep pace for demand, which has led to the current surge in apartment construction. Table 1, provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), shows the forecasted demand for sale and rental units from November 2015 to 2018. Diagram 1 shows that housing construction for both single and multiple family housing began to drop in 2006 and continued far below the necessary pace needed to keep up with demand until 2014. The red trendline, representing multiple family housing, shows that current construction continues the necessary development to meet the demands of growth.
According to the HUD, the rental housing and apartment markets are both currently tight with an overall vacancy rate of 3.5 and 2.1 percent respectively. A large part of that demand comes from UVU students, with the housing office reporting an increased number of students struggling to find housing in 2015. UVU does not provide on-campus housing for students, which requires them to turn to the private market. In 2015, it was reported by the UVU Student Association that 25 percent of UVU students live in BYU housing. Rising housing prices in Salt Lake City is also driving people south; with individuals willing to trade up to a 45 minute commute for a larger apartment or small house.
There will be no tax increase to any citizen or business in Orem. Woodbury currently pays approximately $1.6 million in annual property tax. Woodbury’s $500 million investment will increase the property value at University Place. As their property value goes up, so will their annual property tax payment.
Woodbury will continue to pay the $1.6 million, as they do today, and will receive a 75% rebate on the additional property tax created with the new investment. The rebated property tax dollars will only be used for infrastructure needs (park, roads, utility replacement and upgrades, etc.). The other 25% will go to the School District, the City, and the County.
At the end of the life of the incentive (20 years) 100% of the property tax will go to the respective taxing entities. The estimated annual property tax payment made by Woodbury will go from $1.6 million to approximately $6.5 million.
The incentive only comes from their increased property tax. They City will keep 100% of the increased sales taxes and franchise taxes. the property taxes paid by any citizen or business will not be used as a part of the incentive.
Below is a graph showing the tax breakdown over the 20 year proposed plan.
The Impact of this Development on the Alpine School District
While this development and incentive is a long-term investment in the vibrancy of our community, it is false to say that the Alpine School District is going to suffer because of the creation of a Community Development Area either in the short-term or the long-term. Woodbury is already making a $100 million investment in the University Place Development. However, with the incentive, Woodbury will make an additional $400 million investment for a total of $500 million. Below is a chart showing the difference between a $500 million investment, even with the use of a CDA, rather than a $100 million investment, without the use of a CDA, in terms of property tax revenue to the Alpine School District.
|$100 Million Investment (without a CDA)||$500 Million Investment (using a CDA)|
|Property tax revenue during years 2018-2038||$37,147,000||$37,377,000|
|Property tax revenue during years 2039-2059||$38,240,000||$92,004,000|
|Total Property Tax Revenue over the next 40 Years||$75,387,000||$129,381,000|
The use of a CDA does not cause the Alpine School District to suffer during the short-term, and it equates to a huge payoff to the school district in the long-term! In other words, there are no harmful effects your children and a big payoff for your grandchildren! As a community we need to approach this as a long-term investment in the future of our community, while also acknowledging that there is no suffering in the short-term.
Letters of Support
Click on a community leader’s picture to read their letter of support.
of Economic Development
Provo Mayor John Curtis
“From my perspective, the University Place project is a rare opportunity for a city. Most municipalities would love to have this type of project. I applaud Orem and its leaders for using the State-allowed CDA tools to build the economic base vital to this important area.”
As we researched what other cities did to address this growing problem, we learned about these partnerships that many communities have entered into. In these partnerships the claim denial rates are very low, in the case of Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) less than 1%, and the price is much cheaper than what is offered outside of these partnerships.
We agree that at first glance it seems out of place. However, we continue to get calls from residents that are being blindsided by these repairs, and we want to do our best to educate residents about this responsibility before the break happens.
This partnership does not prevent other companies from marketing their service to residents.
No. There is no “kick-back” to the City. In fact, they offered the City a commission and the city asked that the company reduce the price to the residents by the equivalent amount. SLWA agreed.
SLWA used a third party to get the land records of properties in Orem, the same way other companies soliciting their services do.
There are only a few companies that enter into these types of partnerships. Local agents that we spoke with said that they were not able to enter into this type of a partnership.
The City went through a competitive bid so that any company interested in this type of partnership could compete (we met with three companies). Ultimately, SLWA offered the lowest price, best coverage, extremely low claim-denial rates, and had extensive experience with these partnerships. They currently have this same arrangement with 300+ other communities around North America.
This product does not negate any other company from marketing their service to residents.
No. This product does not cover sewer laterals or water lines that are shared by multiple units. If you do not live in a single-family home, please determine if your sewer lateral or water line is shared with other units before enrolling. If someone does enroll and is determined later to be ineligible, all premiums paid will be reimbursed to the homeowner.
No. If a homeowner chooses to get this service, they enter into an agreement directly with SLWA, not the City of Orem.
SLWA has created a list of local-area qualified contractors that complete all of the work. Although the premiums are paid to an out-of-state company, the work is performed by companies that are in our community.
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