Business hours for the Tribe are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday
Status: Federally Recognized
Reservation: The Uintah and Ouray Ute Reservation located in northeastern Utah includes over five counties: Duchesne, Carbon, Grand, Uintah, and Wasatch.
Tribal Membership: 3,090 members. On reservation population: 2025 or 66%.
Location: The reservation is located in an area known as the "Uinta Basin," and covers a large portion of the western Uintah and eastern Duchesne Counties. Tribal headquarters are in Fort Duchesne which is about 150 miles directly east of Salt Lake City.
Trust Acreage: The original boundaries of the reservation encompass 4.37 millions acres or 6,825 square miles covering most of the Uintah Basin. Approximately 1.4 million acres are designated trust land.
Language Family: Uto-Aztecan, part of the larger Shoshonean-speaking peoples.
Law and Order: The Ute Indian Tribe is currently served by law enforcement provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Phoenix Area Office, U.S. Department of Interior.
Health Services: Tribal Clinic located in Fort Duchesne which is served under the Phoenix Area, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Court System: The Ute Tribe has its own tribal law and order code and has contracted with the Bureau of Indian Affairs via P.L. 93-638, as amended, to have its own court system on the Reservation.
Codes and Ordinances: The Tribe has established numerous codes and ordinances: Law and Order, Tribal Courts, Indian Housing Authority, Elections, Enrollment Procedures, Transport & possession of alcohol, curfew for minors, grazing ordinance, wildlife & outdoor recreation and hunting & fishing, etc.
Tribal Organization: The Ute Indian Tribe is made up of three bands – the Uintah, the White River, and the Uncompahgre. Two representatives from each of the bands are elected to serve four year terms on the Business Committee, the governing body of the Tribe.