Updated March 31, 2023
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.