§10-9a-103/§17-27a-103 of Utah State Code (as amended) defines infrastructure improvements as:
“Infrastructure improvement” means permanent infrastructure that is essential for the public health and safety or that:
- Is required for human occupation; and
- An applicant must install:
- In accordance with published installation and inspection specifications for public improvements; and
- Whether the improvement is public or private, as a condition of:
- Recording a subdivision plat;
- Obtaining a building permit; or
- Development of a commercial, industrial, mixed use, condominium, or multifamily project.
Infrastructure improvements are integral to the sustainable growth and development of our communities as they provide the foundational framework that supports various facets of daily life. Infrastructure improvements also play a crucial role in ensuring that the public’s general health, safety, and welfare needs are being met.
Well maintained and strategically planned infrastructure, including roads, bridges, utilities, and public facilities, have a direct impact on a community’s economic development and growth by attracting business, creating jobs, and fostering investment within communities. Infrastructure improvements can also enhance a community’s overall resilience to environmental challenges and disasters, contributing to the long term sustainability and livability of communities.
Special Note: The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman has provided funding for this training program from the 1% surcharge on all building permits in the State of Utah.