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:
For non-resident enrollment information, see below.
Proof of Residency Form:
Proof of Residency Requirement Form -Updated 9/2016
Formulario Distrito Escolar Park City Requisito Comprobación Residencia en español -Updated 9/2016
(The Shared Residency Form is no longer being accepted. See the residency form, or below, for documentation options.)
Proof of Residency Document Requirements:
All documents MUST INCLUDE:
- The physical home address where the student lives, and
- The parent or 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
- All items marked with * must be dated within 60 days.
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.
ONE (1) of the following documents is acceptable:
- Power, Gas, or Water service bill*, new service connection letter*, or a verification of service/account holder letter*
- Current Lease or Rental Agreement (must include lease term dates, and be signed by both the tenant and landlord)
- Current Homeowners or Renters Insurance policy
- Home purchase contract or closing escrow papers (only for homes purchased within last 45 days). The school may request a copy of your first power or gas bill or homeowners insurance policy as back-up verification within 30 days.
- Written communication from a government agency* (assisted housing, Medicaid/CHIP, food stamps, unemployment)
- Copy of your Non-Resident Enrollment/District Transfer approval letter AND a proof of residency document
OR, you may provide TWO (2) of the following documents if you can't provide any of the above:
- Current Summit County Property Tax Notice for primary improved residential property
- Current vehicle registration or car insurance policy
- Cable or satellite TV service bill* (if cable, internet, and phone are on the same bill, it only counts for 1 proof item)
- Home internet service bill*
- Home or cell phone service bill*
- Bank or credit card statement*
- Post office change of address confirmation letter*
The following do not establish residency:
- Letters from friends, relatives, or landlords
- A P.O. Box or UPS mail box in Park City
- Parent/guardian's workplace, business, or unimproved property located within school district boundaries
NOTE: The proof of residency requirement does not apply to homeless students. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act provides education services to homeless children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, adequate nightly residence. See below for more information.
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" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nightly residence. Students are 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 guidance counselor:
Student Residency Questionnaire
Cuestionario de Residencia del Estudiante en Español
If/when your situation changes, and you acquire a permanent residence, you may be asked to provide proof of residency.
See the Park City School District Boundary Map. Note that the following areas are NOT located within our boundaries: Tollgate Canyon (and 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.