• City of Orem Fireworks Restrictions


    1.     Fireworks are prohibited in or within 100 feet of any undeveloped areas of the city.

    2.     Fireworks are prohibited in or within 500 feet of any National Forest or BLM lands.

    3.      Fireworks are prohibited within the designated areas shown on the map (highlighted in yellow).

     All residents should use care and adult supervision when discharging fireworks in the authorized areas of the city.

    If you start a fire, accidentally or intentionally, with legal or illegal fireworks, in any area of Utah, you will be responsible for the cost to fight the fire and any damages it causes. These fires are VERY expensive and dangerous to fight. Please do not put you, your family, or your neighbors at risk by the careless use of fireworks.


  • Orem is #9 Best City for Commuting in Utah 

    Obrella.com named Orem the 9th best city for commuting in Utah. The article reports that the average commute time in the city is 18.7 minutes. You can read the complete article here. 

  • Historic State Street: 1947 & 1966

    With all of the buzz about the new State Street Master Plan, here's a look at State Street from 1947 and 1966. Some buildings from the time period are still here, like the SCERA, City Hall, and Miracle Bowl.

    There's a near wreck at 0:47 that proves the more things change, the more they stay the same.



  • Orem: Your place to play

    If anybody needs convincing that Orem is a great place to live, work, and play, just watch this video of all that Orem has to offer.

  • Utility Master Plan Update

    The City of Orem is planning for the future. The Utility Master Plan Updates will be the basis of our plan to ensure that future generations have access to reliable and sustainable water, storm sewer, and wastewater systems.

    You can see the master plan here.


  • New State Street Redevelopment Plan

    The Orem State Street Corridor Master Plan is a long term plan being led by the City of Orem to envision the future of State Street in its continued role as the Main Street and retail center of Utah County. The City will be working with the Mountainland Association of Governments, Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Transit Authority and Provo City to create a plan that meets the needs of both residents and businesses.

    The plan will create a vision for State Street's future and identify achievable short and long term goals revolving around the issues of transportation, land use, population density, economic development, and urban design.

    Citizen input is an important part of this process and there will be public meetings and workshops scheduled so that you can help create this plan.

    If you have any questions about the plan, please call City of Orem Long Range Planner, Brandon Stocksdale at 801-229-7055 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oral Histories Project

Preserving the voices of our local heros.

The Veterans’ Oral Histories Preservation Project was organized through Orem’s Heritage Advisory Commission. Its goal is to record as many histories as it can. This is quite a task considering the 2000 census indicates there are 17,137 veterans in the Provo/Orem area.

Orem Councilmember Les Campbell originally thought of the idea to collect and catalog local veterans’ histories and Heritage Commission member Don Norton is now spearheading the efforts. Norton has conducted many interviews himself and has recruited volunteer help from the Orem Youth Council and other community members.

The Heritage Commission is made up of 7 members. One of the seven is a member of the Orem Youth Council and will serve for the academic school year. The Heritage Advisory Commission shall make recommendations to the City Council regarding development of two memorials honoring veterans. One memorial is to be located at the city cemetery and the other is to be located at the city center. They shall establish a local tradition of formally celebrating our heritage through Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day celebrations and other appropriate holiday celebrations. They shall also establish the tradition of flag raising ceremonies and shall conduct educational outreach to enhance appreciation for our nation and the sacrifices made on its behalf.

For information regarding this site or how you can help with the Veterans’ Oral Histories Preservation Project, please contact:

Don Norton
Heritage Commission 830 East 200 South Orem, UT 84097
(801) 225-8050
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Jeff Pedersen
Orem City 56 North State St. Orem, UT 84057
(801) 229-7004
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Orem City

Orem, UT // 56 North State Street // Phone: 801.229.7000


About Orem City

The City of Orem was organized in 1919 and named after Walter C. Orem, President of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad. Orem is now the commercial and technological center for Central Utah and is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Housing, educational, and employment opportunities continue to be in high demand as Orem's population passes 91,000 residents.

The City of Orem is located on the eastern shore of Utah Lake and extends on the east to Provo and the foothills of Mount Timpanogos. It shares the general location with Provo, and its history is closely related to that of Provo. Its recent explosive development and growth have resulted in Orem becoming the fifth-largest city in Utah according to the 2010 US Census.