Temporary Land Use Regulations & Moratoriums

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Temporary land use regulations are used by municipalities and counties in times of emergency. (i.e. When the legislative body decides the normal public process is too slow to address a critically important situation.)

Utah Code establishes the parameters for how temporary land use regulations/moratoriums can be used.  For a municipality the use of temporary land use regulations/moratoriums is governed by §10-9a-504.  Counties are governed by §17-27a-504.  Even though the requirements may be located in different portions of Utah State Code, the rules for both levels of local government are the same.

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.