Updated March 31, 2023
A land use authority is a person, group, or agency designated by the municipality to execute land-use regulations. Every municipality has one or more land use authorities. Land use authorities commonly include the Planning Commission, the City/Town Council, or other elected officials.
The basic powers and duties of land use authorities are enumerated in §10-9a of Utah State Code. Municipal ordinances designate who the land use authorities are and expound on their responsibilities.
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