Proof of Residency

A public school district is responsible for providing educational services for children of school age who are residents of that district.  The child and their parent(s) (birth, custodial, adoptive) or legal guardian must provide documentation showing that their primary residence (the house in which they live) lies within the district/school boundaries.  For information on Non-Resident Enrollment, scroll to the bottom of this page.

To ensure that PCSD students are receiving educational services from the appropriate district, all students in all schools are required to provide proof of residency at back-to-school registration.  Proof of Residency is required every year, and if the student moves during the school year.  Unscheduled home address checks may be done at the district’s discretion to verify residency. This information is kept confidential and will be retained for the current school year only.  By submitting proof of residency to your child’s school, you certify that the information you provide is true and accurate.  Evidence that false information was provided will result in immediate withdrawal of the student from school, no exceptions.

Park City School District Boundary:
Boundary Map

 

Proof of Residency Requirement:

Complete and sign a Residency Requirement Form AND provide TWO documents to each child’s school.  See below for a list of acceptable proof documents and the requirements of each.  Proof of Residency is required every year, and if the student moves during the school year.

Your TWO proof of residency documents MUST INCLUDE:

  1. The physical home address where the student and parent/legal guardian live (not a PO Box), and
  2. The parent/legal guardian’s name (if divorced, it’s the primary custodial parent or the custodial parent with whom the student lives the most; legal guardians must be appointed by the U.S. court system), and
  3. Be dated as appropriate for the type of document (see below).

Acceptable documents are listed below.  Printouts of electronic bills are acceptable if it includes the service address, account holder’s name, and the billing date.  Financial information may be blacked out for your privacy.  Schools have the right to request additional documentation.  You must provide TWO separate documents.

  • Utility bills dated within 45 days (must include residence/service address—will not accept PO box):  Gas, power, water, cable/satellite TV, telephone, home internet service.  Will accept new service orders and account verification letters.
  • Homeowners or Renters Insurance Policy, policy must be active and dated within the last year
  • Mortgage Statement dated within 45 days
  • Rental/Lease Agreement, must be signed and show the term dates.  If renting month-to-month or lack a written lease, provide a notarized statement from the landlord or home owner (with their contact information) affirming that the parent(s) and child(ren) live at the address, their names, and the length of stay.
  • Proof of rent/mortgage payment AND copy of lease/mortgage statement (must be two separate documents)—proof of payment can be either a cancelled check or a bank statement showing the payment (no cash receipts)
  • Home purchase contract or closing escrow papers for a new home purchased within the last 45 days only
  • Non-Resident Enrollment approval letter from the District Office (must be renewed each time you change schools)
  • Approved Government Agency document dated within 45 days (housing assistance, unemployment check, SNAP/food stamps, Medicaid, CHIP, social security/disability benefits, U.S. immigration)
  • Property tax bill for residential primary improved property dated within the last year
  • U.S. Postal Service change of address confirmation letter dated within 45 days (cannot be a PO Box)
  • Payroll statement, check, or paystub dated within 45 days
  • New or updated voter registration documentation dated within the last year—must include the registration date
  • W-2 form dated within the last year

 

The following DO NOT establish residency:
– P.O. Box or UPS mail box in the district boundaries Ÿ
– Letters from friends or relatives
– ŸProperty or business owned in the district boundaries
– Powers of attorney Ÿ
– Property/Warranty Deed Ÿ

 

Homeless Students:

The proof of residency requirement does not apply to homeless students as established by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.  The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act and PCSD Board of Education Policy 10010 ensure the educational rights for students who are homeless.  The term “homeless” is defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nightly residence.  Students may be eligible to receive services under the McKinney-Vento Act if they or their family live in any of the following situations:

  • Sharing housing with other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship.
  • In a motel, hotel, or weekly rate housing due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
  • In an emergency or transitional shelter (homeless shelter, domestic violence shelter, youth shelter).
  • In a car, park, campground, abandoned building, bus station, or similar public or private place without adequate facilities (not designed for heat, electricity, or water).
  • In temporary foster care or awaiting foster care placement.

If any of the situations above apply to you, you may complete a Student Residency Questionnaire and submit it to your school’s administrative secretary, registrar, or counselor:
Student Residency Questionnaire
Cuestionario de Residencia del Estudiante en Español

A district representative will contact you to discuss your residency status.  If/when your situation changes, and you acquire a permanent residence, please contact the district’s representative to update your residency status.

 

Non-Resident Enrollment:

See the Park City School District Boundary Map.  The following areas are NOT located within our boundaries:  Tollgate Canyon (and some parts of Red Hawk Ranch) and all areas east of Hwy 40 and east of I-80, including Promontory, Brown’s Canyon, Deer Mountain, Todd Hollow, Tuhaye, Mayflower, The Retreat, Park’s Edge and the east side of Jordanelle Reservoir.

Utah law allows non-resident students to attend a district school if that school or class has excess capacity.  Non-resident enrollment information is available on the district’s Open Enrollment page.  The Open Enrollment Application is available online or at the District Office.  Please note the deadlines for submitting the application and notification of decision.  The application and processing fee must be submitted directly to the District Office.

You must be approved for non-resident enrollment BEFORE the student can be enrolled at a school.

 


Reference: Utah Code 53A-2-201 and 53A-2-202, PCSD Policy 10010–Student Enrollment. If information becomes available that an enrolled student does not meet any of the criteria listed above and cannot furnish the necessary documentation of residency, that student will not be considered a legal resident of the district and enrollment will be terminated. A separate registration form and subsequent documentation must be completed for each child you are registering.