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S.B. 126

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 2:35 PM by jeyring. -->              1     

SUBDIVISION AMENDMENTS

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams

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House Sponsor: Michael T. Morley

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill defines terms and amends provisions relating to vacating, altering, or
             10      amending a subdivision plat.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms;
             14          .    for a municipality or a county, amends provisions relating to vacating, altering, or
             15      amending a subdivision plat; and
             16          .    makes technical corrections.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          10-9a-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 163, 181, and 286
             24          10-9a-603, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 326
             25          10-9a-608, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 67 and 338
             26          17-27a-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 163, 181, and 286
             27          17-27a-603, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 250 and 326



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         17-27a-608, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 67 and 338
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             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 10-9a-103 is amended to read:
             32           10-9a-103. Definitions.
             33          As used in this chapter:
             34          (1) "Affected entity" means a county, municipality, local district, special service
             35      district under Title 17D, Chapter 1, Special Service District Act, school district, interlocal
             36      cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, specified
             37      public utility, a property owner, a property owners association, or the Utah Department of
             38      Transportation, if:
             39          (a) the entity's services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             40      modification because of an intended use of land;
             41          (b) the entity has filed with the municipality a copy of the entity's general or long-range
             42      plan; or
             43          (c) the entity has filed with the municipality a request for notice during the same
             44      calendar year and before the municipality provides notice to an affected entity in compliance
             45      with a requirement imposed under this chapter.
             46          (2) "Appeal authority" means the person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             47      designated by ordinance to decide an appeal of a decision of a land use application or a
             48      variance.
             49          (3) "Billboard" means a freestanding ground sign located on industrial, commercial, or
             50      residential property if the sign is designed or intended to direct attention to a business, product,
             51      or service that is not sold, offered, or existing on the property where the sign is located.
             52          (4) "Charter school" includes:
             53          (a) an operating charter school;
             54          (b) a charter school applicant that has its application approved by a chartering entity in
             55      accordance with Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, The Utah Charter Schools Act; and
             56          (c) an entity who is working on behalf of a charter school or approved charter applicant
             57      to develop or construct a charter school building.
             58          (5) "Conditional use" means a land use that, because of its unique characteristics or



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     potential impact on the municipality, surrounding neighbors, or adjacent land uses, may not be
             60      compatible in some areas or may be compatible only if certain conditions are required that
             61      mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts.
             62          (6) "Constitutional taking" means a governmental action that results in a taking of
             63      private property so that compensation to the owner of the property is required by the:
             64          (a) Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; or
             65          (b) Utah Constitution Article I, Section 22.
             66          (7) "Culinary water authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             67      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of the culinary water system and sources for
             68      the subject property.
             69          (8) "Development activity" means:
             70          (a) any construction or expansion of a building, structure, or use that creates additional
             71      demand and need for public facilities;
             72          (b) any change in use of a building or structure that creates additional demand and need
             73      for public facilities; or
             74          (c) any change in the use of land that creates additional demand and need for public
             75      facilities.
             76          (9) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one
             77      or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an
             78      impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
             79          (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction to, any federally
             80      controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.
             81      802.
             82          (10) "Educational facility":
             83          (a) means:
             84          (i) a school district's building at which pupils assemble to receive instruction in a
             85      program for any combination of grades from preschool through grade 12, including
             86      kindergarten and a program for children with disabilities;
             87          (ii) a structure or facility:
             88          (A) located on the same property as a building described in Subsection (10)(a)(i); and
             89          (B) used in support of the use of that building; and



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         (iii) a building to provide office and related space to a school district's administrative
             91      personnel; and
             92          (b) does not include land or a structure, including land or a structure for inventory
             93      storage, equipment storage, food processing or preparing, vehicle storage or maintenance, or
             94      other use in support of providing instruction to pupils, that is:
             95          (i) not located on the same property as a building described in Subsection (10)(a)(i);
             96      and
             97          (ii) used in support of the purposes of a building described in Subsection (10)(a)(i).
             98          (11) "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years old or older, who desires or
             99      needs to live with other elderly persons in a group setting, but who is capable of living
             100      independently.
             101          (12) "Fire authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with responsibility
             102      to review and approve the feasibility of fire protection and suppression services for the subject
             103      property.
             104          (13) "Flood plain" means land that:
             105          (a) is within the 100-year flood plain designated by the Federal Emergency
             106      Management Agency; or
             107          (b) has not been studied or designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
             108      but presents a likelihood of experiencing chronic flooding or a catastrophic flood event because
             109      the land has characteristics that are similar to those of a 100-year flood plain designated by the
             110      Federal Emergency Management Agency.
             111          (14) "General plan" means a document that a municipality adopts that sets forth general
             112      guidelines for proposed future development of the land within the municipality.
             113          (15) "Geologic hazard" means:
             114          (a) a surface fault rupture;
             115          (b) shallow groundwater;
             116          (c) liquefaction;
             117          (d) a landslide;
             118          (e) a debris flow;
             119          (f) unstable soil;
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         (h) any other geologic condition that presents a risk:
             122          (i) to life;
             123          (ii) of substantial loss of real property; or
             124          (iii) of substantial damage to real property.
             125          (16) "Hookup fee" means a fee for the installation and inspection of any pipe, line,
             126      meter, or appurtenance that connects to a municipal water, sewer, storm water, power, or other
             127      utility system.
             128          (17) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a municipality that are
             129      substantially identical to building plans that were previously submitted to and reviewed and
             130      approved by the municipality and describe a building that is:
             131          (a) located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
             132      previously approved plans is located; and
             133          (b) subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law as
             134      the building described in the previously approved plans.
             135          (18) "Impact fee" means a payment of money imposed under Title 11, Chapter 36,
             136      Impact Fees Act.
             137          (19) "Improvement assurance" means a surety bond, letter of credit, cash, or other
             138      security:
             139          (a) to guaranty the proper completion of an improvement;
             140          (b) that is required as a condition precedent to:
             141          (i) recording a subdivision plat; or
             142          (ii) beginning development activity; and
             143          (c) that is offered to a land use authority to induce the land use authority, before actual
             144      construction of required improvements, to:
             145          (i) consent to the recording of a subdivision plat; or
             146          (ii) issue a permit for development activity.
             147          (20) "Improvement assurance warranty" means a promise that the materials and
             148      workmanship of improvements:
             149          (a) comport with standards that the municipality has officially adopted; and
             150          (b) will not fail in any material respect within a warranty period.
             151          (21) "Internal lot restriction" means a platted note, platted demarcation, or platted



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     designation that:
             153          (a) runs with the land; and
             154          (b) (i) creates a restriction that is enclosed within the perimeter of a lot described on
             155      the plat; or
             156          (ii) designates a development condition that is enclosed within the perimeter of a lot
             157      described on the plat.
             158          [(21)] (22) "Land use application" means an application required by a municipality's
             159      land use ordinance.
             160          [(22)] (23) "Land use authority" means a person, board, commission, agency, or other
             161      body designated by the local legislative body to act upon a land use application.
             162          [(23)] (24) "Land use ordinance" means a planning, zoning, development, or
             163      subdivision ordinance of the municipality, but does not include the general plan.
             164          [(24)] (25) "Land use permit" means a permit issued by a land use authority.
             165          [(25)] (26) "Legislative body" means the municipal council.
             166          [(26)] (27) "Local district" means an entity under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local
             167      Government Entities - Local Districts, and any other governmental or quasi-governmental
             168      entity that is not a county, municipality, school district, or the state.
             169          [(27)] (28) "Lot line adjustment" means the relocation of the property boundary line in
             170      a subdivision between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.
             171          [(28)] (29) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for
             172      occupancy by households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the
             173      median gross income for households of the same size in the county in which the city is located.
             174          [(29)] (30) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a municipality only
             175      for time spent and expenses incurred in:
             176          (a) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and
             177          (b) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from the
             178      previously reviewed and approved building plans.
             179          [(30)] (31) "Noncomplying structure" means a structure that:
             180          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation; and
             181          (b) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
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     govern the use of land.
             184          [(31)] (32) "Nonconforming use" means a use of land that:
             185          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation;
             186          (b) has been maintained continuously since the time the land use ordinance governing
             187      the land changed; and
             188          (c) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             189      to the regulations that now govern the use of the land.
             190          [(32)] (33) "Official map" means a map drawn by municipal authorities and recorded in
             191      a county recorder's office that:
             192          (a) shows actual and proposed rights-of-way, centerline alignments, and setbacks for
             193      highways and other transportation facilities;
             194          (b) provides a basis for restricting development in designated rights-of-way or between
             195      designated setbacks to allow the government authorities time to purchase or otherwise reserve
             196      the land; and
             197          (c) has been adopted as an element of the municipality's general plan.
             198          [(33)] (34) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization,
             199      association, trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity.
             200          [(34)] (35) "Plan for moderate income housing" means a written document adopted by
             201      a city legislative body that includes:
             202          (a) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
             203      city;
             204          (b) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the city for the next five
             205      years as revised biennially;
             206          (c) a survey of total residential land use;
             207          (d) an evaluation of how existing land uses and zones affect opportunities for moderate
             208      income housing; and
             209          (e) a description of the city's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate
             210      income housing.
             211          [(35)] (36) "Plat" means a map or other graphical representation of lands being laid out
             212      and prepared in accordance with Section 10-9a-603 , 17-23-17 , or 57-8-13 .
             213          [(36)] (37) "Potential geologic hazard area" means an area that:



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         (a) is designated by a Utah Geological Survey map, county geologist map, or other
             215      relevant map or report as needing further study to determine the area's potential for geologic
             216      hazard; or
             217          (b) has not been studied by the Utah Geological Survey or a county geologist but
             218      presents the potential of geologic hazard because the area has characteristics similar to those of
             219      a designated geologic hazard area.
             220          [(37)] (38) "Public agency" means:
             221          (a) the federal government;
             222          (b) the state;
             223          (c) a county, municipality, school district, local district, special service district, or other
             224      political subdivision of the state; or
             225          (d) a charter school.
             226          [(38)] (39) "Public hearing" means a hearing at which members of the public are
             227      provided a reasonable opportunity to comment on the subject of the hearing.
             228          [(39)] (40) "Public meeting" means a meeting that is required to be open to the public
             229      under Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
             230          [(40)] (41) "Record of survey map" means a map of a survey of land prepared in
             231      accordance with Section 17-23-17 .
             232          [(41)] (42) "Receiving zone" means an area of a municipality that the municipality's
             233      land use authority designates as an area in which an owner of land may receive transferrable
             234      development rights.
             235          [(42)] (43) "Residential facility for elderly persons" means a single-family or
             236      multiple-family dwelling unit that meets the requirements of Section 10-9a-516 , but does not
             237      include a health care facility as defined by Section 26-21-2 .
             238          [(43)] (44) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:
             239          (a) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and
             240          (b) (i) is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A,
             241      Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities; or
             242          (ii) is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21,
             243      Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
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     with responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite
             246      wastewater systems.
             247          [(45)] (46) "Sending zone" means an area of a municipality that the municipality's land
             248      use authority designates as an area from which an owner of land may transfer transferrable
             249      development rights to an owner of land in a receiving zone.
             250          [(46)] (47) "Specified public agency" means:
             251          (a) the state;
             252          (b) a school district; or
             253          (c) a charter school.
             254          [(47)] (48) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation,
             255      or telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             256          [(48)] (49) "State" includes any department, division, or agency of the state.
             257          [(49)] (50) "Street" means a public right-of-way, including a highway, avenue,
             258      boulevard, parkway, road, lane, walk, alley, viaduct, subway, tunnel, bridge, public easement,
             259      or other way.
             260          [(50)] (51) (a) "Subdivision" means any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed
             261      to be divided into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, or other division of land for the
             262      purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the
             263      installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms, and conditions.
             264          (b) "Subdivision" includes:
             265          (i) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds description,
             266      devise and testacy, map, plat, or other recorded instrument; and
             267          (ii) except as provided in Subsection [(50)] (51)(c), divisions of land for residential and
             268      nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial, agricultural, and
             269      industrial purposes.
             270          (c) "Subdivision" does not include:
             271          (i) a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for the purpose of joining one of
             272      the resulting separate parcels to a contiguous parcel of unsubdivided agricultural land, if
             273      neither the resulting combined parcel nor the parcel remaining from the division or partition
             274      violates an applicable land use ordinance;
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     adjusting their mutual boundary if:
             277          (A) no new lot is created; and
             278          (B) the adjustment does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             279          (iii) a recorded document, executed by the owner of record:
             280          (A) revising the legal description of more than one contiguous unsubdivided parcel of
             281      property into one legal description encompassing all such parcels of property; or
             282          (B) joining a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has not
             283      been subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances; H. [ or ] .H
             284          (iv) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining subdivided properties adjusting
             285      their mutual boundary if:
             286          (A) no new dwelling lot or housing unit will result from the adjustment; and
             287          (B) the adjustment will not violate any applicable land use ordinance H. [ . ] ; or
             287a          (v) a bona fide division or partition of land by deed or other instrument where the land
             287b      use authority expressly approves in writing the division in anticipation of further land use
             287c      approvals on the parcel or parcels. .H
             288          (d) The joining of a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has
             289      not been subdivided does not constitute a subdivision under this Subsection [(50)] (51) as to
             290      the unsubdivided parcel of property or subject the unsubdivided parcel to the municipality's
             291      subdivision ordinance.
             292          [(51)] (52) "Transferrable development right" means the entitlement to develop land
             293      within a sending zone that would vest according to the municipality's existing land use
             294      ordinances on the date that a completed land use application is filed seeking the approval of
             295      development activity on the land.
             296          [(52)] (53) "Unincorporated" means the area outside of the incorporated area of a city
             297      or town.
             298          [(53)] (54) "Water interest" means any right to the beneficial use of water, including:
             299          (a) each of the rights listed in Section 73-1-11 ; and
             300          (b) an ownership interest in the right to the beneficial use of water represented by:
             301          (i) a contract; or
             302          (ii) a share in a water company, as defined in Section 73-3-3.5 .
             303          [(54)] (55) "Zoning map" means a map, adopted as part of a land use ordinance, that
             304      depicts land use zones, overlays, or districts.
             305          Section 2. Section 10-9a-603 is amended to read:
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     acknowledgment, surveyor certification, and underground utility facilities owner
             308      approval of plat -- Recording plat.
             309          (1) Unless exempt under Section 10-9a-605 or excluded from the definition of
             310      subdivision under [Subsection 10-9a-103 (50)] Section 10-9a-103 , whenever any land is laid
             311      out and platted, the owner of the land shall provide an accurate plat that describes or specifies:
             312          (a) a name or designation of the subdivision that is distinct from any plat already
             313      recorded in the county recorder's office;
             314          (b) the boundaries, course, and dimensions of all of the parcels of ground divided, by
             315      their boundaries, course, and extent, whether the owner proposes that any parcel of ground is
             316      intended to be used as a street or for any other public use, and whether any such area is
             317      reserved or proposed for dedication for a public purpose;
             318          (c) the lot or unit reference, block or building reference, street or site address, street
             319      name or coordinate address, acreage or square footage for all parcels, units, or lots, and length
             320      and width of the blocks and lots intended for sale; and
             321          (d) every existing right-of-way and easement grant of record for underground facilities,
             322      as defined in Section 54-8a-2 , and for other utility facilities.
             323          (2) (a) Subject to Subsections (3), (4), and (5), if the plat conforms to the municipality's
             324      ordinances and this part and has been approved by the culinary water authority and the sanitary
             325      sewer authority, the municipality shall approve the plat.
             326          (b) Municipalities are encouraged to receive a recommendation from the fire authority
             327      before approving a plat.
             328          (3) The municipality may withhold an otherwise valid plat approval until the owner of
             329      the land provides the legislative body with a tax clearance indicating that all taxes, interest, and
             330      penalties owing on the land have been paid.
             331          (4) (a) The owner of the land shall acknowledge the plat before an officer authorized
             332      by law to take the acknowledgment of conveyances of real estate and shall obtain the signature
             333      of each individual designated by the municipality.
             334          (b) The surveyor making the plat shall certify that the surveyor:
             335          (i) holds a license in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and
             336      Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act;
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     Section 17-23-17 and has verified all measurements; and
             339          (iii) has placed monuments as represented on the plat.
             340          (c) (i) As applicable, the owner or operator of the underground and utility facilities
             341      shall approve the:
             342          (A) boundary, course, dimensions, and intended use of the right-of-way and easement
             343      grants of record;
             344          (B) location of existing underground and utility facilities; and
             345          (C) conditions or restrictions governing the location of the facilities within the
             346      right-of-way, and easement grants of records, and utility facilities within the subdivision.
             347          (ii) The approval of an owner or operator under Subsection (4)(c)(i):
             348          (A) indicates only that the plat approximates the location of the existing underground
             349      and utility facilities but does not warrant or verify their precise location; and
             350          (B) does not affect a right that the owner or operator has under:
             351          (I) Title 54, Chapter 8a, Damage to Underground Utility Facilities;
             352          (II) a recorded easement or right-of-way;
             353          (III) the law applicable to prescriptive rights; or
             354          (IV) any other provision of law.
             355          (5) (a) After the plat has been acknowledged, certified, and approved, the owner of the
             356      land shall, within the time period designated by ordinance, record the plat in the county
             357      recorder's office in the county in which the lands platted and laid out are situated.
             358          (b) An owner's failure to record a plat within the time period designated by ordinance
             359      renders the plat voidable.
             360          Section 3. Section 10-9a-608 is amended to read:
             361           10-9a-608. Vacating, altering, or amending a subdivision plat.
             362          (1) (a) A fee owner of land, as shown on the last county assessment roll, in a
             363      subdivision that has been laid out and platted as provided in this part may file a written petition
             364      with the land use authority to have some or all of the plat vacated, altered, or amended.
             365          (b) If a petition is filed under Subsection (1)(a), the land use authority shall hold a
             366      public hearing within 45 days after the day on which the petition is filed if:
             367          (i) any owner within the plat notifies the municipality of the owner's objection in
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         (ii) a public hearing is required because all of the owners in the subdivision have not
             370      signed the revised plat.
             371          (2) [The] Unless a local ordinance provides otherwise, the public hearing requirement
             372      of Subsection (1)(b) does not apply and a land use authority may consider at a public meeting
             373      an owner's petition to vacate, alter, or amend a subdivision plat if:
             374          (a) the petition seeks to:
             375          (i) join two or more of the petitioner fee owner's contiguous[, residential] lots; [and]
             376          (ii) subdivide one or more of the petitioning fee owner's lots, if the subdivision will not
             377      result in a violation of a land use ordinance or a development condition;
             378          (iii) adjust the lot lines of adjoining lots or parcels if the fee owners of each of the
             379      adjoining lots or parcels join in the petition, regardless of whether the lots or parcels are located
             380      in the same subdivision;
             381          (iv) on a lot owned by the petitioning fee owner, adjust an internal lot restriction
             382      imposed by the local political subdivision; or
             383          (v) alter the plat in a manner that does not change existing boundaries or other
             384      attributes of lots within the subdivision that are not:
             385          (A) owned by the petitioner; or
             386          (B) designated as a common area; and
             387          (b) notice has been given to adjacent property owners [and pursuant to] in accordance
             388      with any applicable local ordinance.
             389          (3) Each request to vacate or alter a plat that contains a request to vacate or alter a
             390      public street, right-of-way, or easement is also subject to Section 10-9a-609.5 .
             391          (4) Each petition to vacate, alter, or amend an entire plat or a portion of a plat shall
             392      include:
             393          (a) the name and address of each owner of record of the land contained in the entire
             394      plat; and
             395          (b) the signature of each [of these owners] owner who consents to the petition.
             396          (5) (a) The owners of record of adjacent parcels that are described by either a metes
             397      and bounds description or a recorded plat may exchange title to portions of those parcels if the
             398      exchange of title is approved by the land use authority in accordance with Subsection (5)(b).
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     the exchange of title will not result in a violation of any land use ordinance.
             401          (c) If an exchange of title is approved under Subsection (5)(b):
             402          (i) a notice of approval shall be recorded in the office of the county recorder which:
             403          (A) is executed by each owner included in the exchange and by the land use authority;
             404          (B) contains an acknowledgment for each party executing the notice in accordance with
             405      the provisions of Title 57, Chapter 2a, Recognition of Acknowledgments Act; and
             406          (C) recites the descriptions of both the original parcels and the parcels created by the
             407      exchange of title; and
             408          (ii) a conveyance of title reflecting the approved change shall be recorded in the office
             409      of the county recorder.
             410          (d) A notice of approval recorded under this Subsection (5) does not act as a
             411      conveyance of title to real property and is not required for the recording of a document
             412      purporting to convey title to real property.
             413          (6) (a) The name of a recorded subdivision may be changed by recording an amended
             414      plat making that change, as provided in this section and subject to Subsection (6)(c).
             415          (b) The surveyor preparing the amended plat shall certify that the surveyor:
             416          (i) holds a license in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and
             417      Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act;
             418          (ii) has completed a survey of the property described on the plat in accordance with
             419      Section 17-23-17 and has verified all measurements; and
             420          (iii) has placed monuments as represented on the plat.
             421          (c) An owner of land may not submit for recording an amended plat that gives the
             422      subdivision described in the amended plat the same name as a subdivision in a plat already
             423      recorded in the county recorder's office.
             424          (d) Except as provided in Subsection (6)(a), the recording of a declaration or other
             425      document that purports to change the name of a recorded plat is voidable.
             426          Section 4. Section 17-27a-103 is amended to read:
             427           17-27a-103. Definitions.
             428          As used in this chapter:
             429          (1) "Affected entity" means a county, municipality, local district, special service
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     cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, specified
             432      property owner, property owners association, public utility, or the Utah Department of
             433      Transportation, if:
             434          (a) the entity's services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             435      modification because of an intended use of land;
             436          (b) the entity has filed with the county a copy of the entity's general or long-range plan;
             437      or
             438          (c) the entity has filed with the county a request for notice during the same calendar
             439      year and before the county provides notice to an affected entity in compliance with a
             440      requirement imposed under this chapter.
             441          (2) "Appeal authority" means the person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             442      designated by ordinance to decide an appeal of a decision of a land use application or a
             443      variance.
             444          (3) "Billboard" means a freestanding ground sign located on industrial, commercial, or
             445      residential property if the sign is designed or intended to direct attention to a business, product,
             446      or service that is not sold, offered, or existing on the property where the sign is located.
             447          (4) "Charter school" includes:
             448          (a) an operating charter school;
             449          (b) a charter school applicant that has its application approved by a chartering entity in
             450      accordance with Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, The Utah Charter Schools Act; and
             451          (c) an entity who is working on behalf of a charter school or approved charter applicant
             452      to develop or construct a charter school building.
             453          (5) "Chief executive officer" means the person or body that exercises the executive
             454      powers of the county.
             455          (6) "Conditional use" means a land use that, because of its unique characteristics or
             456      potential impact on the county, surrounding neighbors, or adjacent land uses, may not be
             457      compatible in some areas or may be compatible only if certain conditions are required that
             458      mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts.
             459          (7) "Constitutional taking" means a governmental action that results in a taking of
             460      private property so that compensation to the owner of the property is required by the:
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         (b) Utah Constitution Article I, Section 22.
             463          (8) "Culinary water authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             464      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of the culinary water system and sources for
             465      the subject property.
             466          (9) "Development activity" means:
             467          (a) any construction or expansion of a building, structure, or use that creates additional
             468      demand and need for public facilities;
             469          (b) any change in use of a building or structure that creates additional demand and need
             470      for public facilities; or
             471          (c) any change in the use of land that creates additional demand and need for public
             472      facilities.
             473          (10) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits
             474      one or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an
             475      impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
             476          (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction to, any federally
             477      controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.
             478      802.
             479          (11) "Educational facility":
             480          (a) means:
             481          (i) a school district's building at which pupils assemble to receive instruction in a
             482      program for any combination of grades from preschool through grade 12, including
             483      kindergarten and a program for children with disabilities;
             484          (ii) a structure or facility:
             485          (A) located on the same property as a building described in Subsection (11)(a)(i); and
             486          (B) used in support of the use of that building; and
             487          (iii) a building to provide office and related space to a school district's administrative
             488      personnel; and
             489          (b) does not include land or a structure, including land or a structure for inventory
             490      storage, equipment storage, food processing or preparing, vehicle storage or maintenance, or
             491      other use in support of providing instruction to pupils, that is:
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             494          (ii) used in support of the purposes of a building described in Subsection (11)(a)(i).
             495          (12) "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years old or older, who desires or
             496      needs to live with other elderly persons in a group setting, but who is capable of living
             497      independently.
             498          (13) "Fire authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with responsibility
             499      to review and approve the feasibility of fire protection and suppression services for the subject
             500      property.
             501          (14) "Flood plain" means land that:
             502          (a) is within the 100-year flood plain designated by the Federal Emergency
             503      Management Agency; or
             504          (b) has not been studied or designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
             505      but presents a likelihood of experiencing chronic flooding or a catastrophic flood event because
             506      the land has characteristics that are similar to those of a 100-year flood plain designated by the
             507      Federal Emergency Management Agency.
             508          (15) "Gas corporation" has the same meaning as defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             509          (16) "General plan" means a document that a county adopts that sets forth general
             510      guidelines for proposed future development of the unincorporated land within the county.
             511          (17) "Geologic hazard" means:
             512          (a) a surface fault rupture;
             513          (b) shallow groundwater;
             514          (c) liquefaction;
             515          (d) a landslide;
             516          (e) a debris flow;
             517          (f) unstable soil;
             518          (g) a rock fall; or
             519          (h) any other geologic condition that presents a risk:
             520          (i) to life;
             521          (ii) of substantial loss of real property; or
             522          (iii) of substantial damage to real property.
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     designation that:
             525          (a) runs with the land; and
             526          (b) (i) creates a restriction that is enclosed within the perimeter of a lot described on
             527      the plat; or
             528          (ii) designates a development condition that is enclosed within the perimeter of a lot
             529      described on the plat.
             530          [(18)] (19) "Hookup fee" means a fee for the installation and inspection of any pipe,
             531      line, meter, or appurtenance to connect to a county water, sewer, storm water, power, or other
             532      utility system.
             533          [(19)] (20) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a county that are
             534      substantially identical building plans that were previously submitted to and reviewed and
             535      approved by the county and describe a building that is:
             536          (a) located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
             537      previously approved plans is located; and
             538          (b) subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law as
             539      the building described in the previously approved plans.
             540          [(20)] (21) "Impact fee" means a payment of money imposed under Title 11, Chapter
             541      36, Impact Fees Act.
             542          [(21)] (22) "Improvement assurance" means a surety bond, letter of credit, cash, or
             543      other security:
             544          (a) to guaranty the proper completion of an improvement;
             545          (b) that is required as a condition precedent to:
             546          (i) recording a subdivision plat; or
             547          (ii) beginning development activity; and
             548          (c) that is offered to a land use authority to induce the land use authority, before actual
             549      construction of required improvements, to:
             550          (i) consent to the recording of a subdivision plat; or
             551          (ii) issue a permit for development activity.
             552          [(22)] (23) "Improvement assurance warranty" means a promise that the materials and
             553      workmanship of improvements:
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         (b) will not fail in any material respect within a warranty period.
             556          [(23)] (24) "Interstate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural
             557      gas transportation subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
             558      under the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
             559          [(24)] (25) "Intrastate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural
             560      gas transportation that is not subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory
             561      Commission under the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
             562          [(25)] (26) "Land use application" means an application required by a county's land use
             563      ordinance.
             564          [(26)] (27) "Land use authority" means a person, board, commission, agency, or other
             565      body designated by the local legislative body to act upon a land use application.
             566          [(27)] (28) "Land use ordinance" means a planning, zoning, development, or
             567      subdivision ordinance of the county, but does not include the general plan.
             568          [(28)] (29) "Land use permit" means a permit issued by a land use authority.
             569          [(29)] (30) "Legislative body" means the county legislative body, or for a county that
             570      has adopted an alternative form of government, the body exercising legislative powers.
             571          [(30)] (31) "Local district" means any entity under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local
             572      Government Entities - Local Districts, and any other governmental or quasi-governmental
             573      entity that is not a county, municipality, school district, or the state.
             574          [(31)] (32) "Lot line adjustment" means the relocation of the property boundary line in
             575      a subdivision between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.
             576          [(32)] (33) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for
             577      occupancy by households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the
             578      median gross income for households of the same size in the county in which the housing is
             579      located.
             580          [(33)] (34) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a county only for
             581      time spent and expenses incurred in:
             582          (a) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and
             583          (b) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from the
             584      previously reviewed and approved building plans.
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         (a) legally existed before its current land use designation; and
             587          (b) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             588      to the setback, height restrictions, or other regulations, excluding those regulations that govern
             589      the use of land.
             590          [(35)] (36) "Nonconforming use" means a use of land that:
             591          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation;
             592          (b) has been maintained continuously since the time the land use ordinance regulation
             593      governing the land changed; and
             594          (c) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             595      to the regulations that now govern the use of the land.
             596          [(36)] (37) "Official map" means a map drawn by county authorities and recorded in
             597      the county recorder's office that:
             598          (a) shows actual and proposed rights-of-way, centerline alignments, and setbacks for
             599      highways and other transportation facilities;
             600          (b) provides a basis for restricting development in designated rights-of-way or between
             601      designated setbacks to allow the government authorities time to purchase or otherwise reserve
             602      the land; and
             603          (c) has been adopted as an element of the county's general plan.
             604          [(37)] (38) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization,
             605      association, trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity.
             606          [(38)] (39) "Plan for moderate income housing" means a written document adopted by
             607      a county legislative body that includes:
             608          (a) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
             609      county;
             610          (b) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the county for the next five
             611      years as revised biennially;
             612          (c) a survey of total residential land use;
             613          (d) an evaluation of how existing land uses and zones affect opportunities for moderate
             614      income housing; and
             615          (e) a description of the county's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate
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         [(39)] (40) "Plat" means a map or other graphical representation of lands being laid out
             618      and prepared in accordance with Section 17-27a-603 , 17-23-17 , or 57-8-13 .
             619          [(40)] (41) "Potential geologic hazard area" means an area that:
             620          (a) is designated by a Utah Geological Survey map, county geologist map, or other
             621      relevant map or report as needing further study to determine the area's potential for geologic
             622      hazard; or
             623          (b) has not been studied by the Utah Geological Survey or a county geologist but
             624      presents the potential of geologic hazard because the area has characteristics similar to those of
             625      a designated geologic hazard area.
             626          [(41)] (42) "Public agency" means:
             627          (a) the federal government;
             628          (b) the state;
             629          (c) a county, municipality, school district, local district, special service district, or other
             630      political subdivision of the state; or
             631          (d) a charter school.
             632          [(42)] (43) "Public hearing" means a hearing at which members of the public are
             633      provided a reasonable opportunity to comment on the subject of the hearing.
             634          [(43)] (44) "Public meeting" means a meeting that is required to be open to the public
             635      under Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
             636          [(44)] (45) "Receiving zone" means an unincorporated area of a county that the
             637      county's land use authority designates as an area in which an owner of land may receive
             638      transferrable development rights.
             639          [(45)] (46) "Record of survey map" means a map of a survey of land prepared in
             640      accordance with Section 17-23-17 .
             641          [(46)] (47) "Residential facility for elderly persons" means a single-family or
             642      multiple-family dwelling unit that meets the requirements of Section 17-27a-515 , but does not
             643      include a health care facility as defined by Section 26-21-2 .
             644          [(47)] (48) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:
             645          (a) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and
             646          (b) (i) is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A,
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         (ii) is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21,
             649      Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
             650          [(48)] (49) "Sanitary sewer authority" means the department, agency, or public entity
             651      with responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite
             652      wastewater systems.
             653          [(49)] (50) "Sending zone" means an unincorporated area of a county that the county's
             654      land use authority designates as an area from which an owner of land may transfer transferrable
             655      development rights to an owner of land in a receiving zone.
             656          [(50)] (51) "Specified public agency" means:
             657          (a) the state;
             658          (b) a school district; or
             659          (c) a charter school.
             660          [(51)] (52) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation,
             661      or telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             662          [(52)] (53) "State" includes any department, division, or agency of the state.
             663          [(53)] (54) "Street" means a public right-of-way, including a highway, avenue,
             664      boulevard, parkway, road, lane, walk, alley, viaduct, subway, tunnel, bridge, public easement,
             665      or other way.
             666          [(54)] (55) (a) "Subdivision" means any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed
             667      to be divided into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, or other division of land for the
             668      purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the
             669      installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms, and conditions.
             670          (b) "Subdivision" includes:
             671          (i) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds description,
             672      devise and testacy, map, plat, or other recorded instrument; and
             673          (ii) except as provided in Subsection [(54)] (55)(c), divisions of land for residential and
             674      nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial, agricultural, and
             675      industrial purposes.
             676          (c) "Subdivision" does not include:
             677          (i) a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for agricultural purposes;
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     mutual boundary if:
             680          (A) no new lot is created; and
             681          (B) the adjustment does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             682          (iii) a recorded document, executed by the owner of record:
             683          (A) revising the legal description of more than one contiguous unsubdivided parcel of
             684      property into one legal description encompassing all such parcels of property; or
             685          (B) joining a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has not
             686      been subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             687          (iv) a bona fide division or partition of land in a county other than a first class county
             688      for the purpose of siting, on one or more of the resulting separate parcels:
             689          [(A) an unmanned facility appurtenant to a pipeline owned or operated by a gas
             690      corporation, interstate pipeline company, or intrastate pipeline company; or]
             691          (A) an electrical transmission line or a substation;
             692          (B) a natural gas pipeline or a regulation station; or
             693          [(B)] (C) an unmanned telecommunications, microwave, fiber optic, electrical, or other
             694      utility service regeneration, transformation, retransmission, or amplification facility; H. [ or ] .H
             695          (v) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining subdivided properties adjusting
             696      their mutual boundary if:
             697          (A) no new dwelling lot or housing unit will result from the adjustment; and
             698          (B) the adjustment will not violate any applicable land use ordinance H. [ . ] ; or
             698a          (vi) a bona fide division or partition of land by deed or other instrument where the land
             698b      use authority expressly approves in writing the division in anticipation of further land use
             698c      approvals on the parcel or parcels. .H
             699          (d) The joining of a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has
             700      not been subdivided does not constitute a subdivision under this Subsection [(54)] (55) as to
             701      the unsubdivided parcel of property or subject the unsubdivided parcel to the county's
             702      subdivision ordinance.
             703          [(55)] (56) "Township" means a contiguous, geographically defined portion of the
             704      unincorporated area of a county, established under this part or reconstituted or reinstated under
             705      Section 17-27a-306 , with planning and zoning functions as exercised through the township
             706      planning commission, as provided in this chapter, but with no legal or political identity
             707      separate from the county and no taxing authority, except that "township" means a former
             708      township under Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 308, where the context so indicates.
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     within a sending zone that would vest according to the county's existing land use ordinances on
             711      the date that a completed land use application is filed seeking the approval of development
             712      activity on the land.
             713          [(57)] (58) "Unincorporated" means the area outside of the incorporated area of a
             714      municipality.
             715          [(58)] (59) "Water interest" means any right to the beneficial use of water, including:
             716          (a) each of the rights listed in Section 73-1-11 ; and
             717          (b) an ownership interest in the right to the beneficial use of water represented by:
             718          (i) a contract; or
             719          (ii) a share in a water company, as defined in Section 73-3-3.5 .
             720          [(59)] (60) "Zoning map" means a map, adopted as part of a land use ordinance, that
             721      depicts land use zones, overlays, or districts.
             722          Section 5. Section 17-27a-603 is amended to read:
             723           17-27a-603. Plat required when land is subdivided -- Approval of plat --
             724      Recording plat.
             725          (1) Unless exempt under Section 17-27a-605 or excluded from the definition of
             726      subdivision under [Subsection 17-27a-103 (48)] Section 17-27a-103 , whenever any land is laid
             727      out and platted, the owner of the land shall provide an accurate plat that describes or specifies:
             728          (a) a name or designation of the subdivision that is distinct from any plat already
             729      recorded in the county recorder's office;
             730          (b) the boundaries, course, and dimensions of all of the parcels of ground divided, by
             731      their boundaries, course, and extent, whether the owner proposes that any parcel of ground is
             732      intended to be used as a street or for any other public use, and whether any such area is
             733      reserved or proposed for dedication for a public purpose;
             734          (c) the lot or unit reference, block or building reference, street or site address, street
             735      name or coordinate address, acreage or square footage for all parcels, units, or lots, and length
             736      and width of the blocks and lots intended for sale; and
             737          (d) every existing right-of-way and easement grant of record for underground facilities,
             738      as defined in Section 54-8a-2 , and for other utility facilities.
             739          (2) (a) Subject to Subsections (3), (4), and (5), if the plat conforms to the county's
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     sewer authority, the county shall approve the plat.
             742          (b) Counties are encouraged to receive a recommendation from the fire authority before
             743      approving a plat.
             744          (3) The county may withhold an otherwise valid plat approval until the owner of the
             745      land provides the legislative body with a tax clearance indicating that all taxes, interest, and
             746      penalties owing on the land have been paid.
             747          (4) (a) The owner of the land shall acknowledge the plat before an officer authorized
             748      by law to take the acknowledgment of conveyances of real estate and shall obtain the signature
             749      of each individual designated by the county.
             750          (b) The surveyor making the plat shall certify that the surveyor:
             751          (i) holds a license in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and
             752      Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act;
             753          (ii) has completed a survey of the property described on the plat in accordance with
             754      Section 17-23-17 and has verified all measurements; and
             755          (iii) has placed monuments as represented on the plat.
             756          (c) (i) As applicable, the owner or operator of the underground and utility facilities
             757      shall approve the:
             758          (A) boundary, course, dimensions, and intended use of the right-of-way and easement
             759      grants of record;
             760          (B) location of existing underground and utility facilities; and
             761          (C) conditions or restrictions governing the location of the facilities within the
             762      right-of-way, and easement grants of records, and utility facilities within the subdivision.
             763          (ii) The approval of an owner or operator under Subsection (4)(c)(i):
             764          (A) indicates only that the plat approximates the location of the existing underground
             765      and utility facilities but does not warrant or verify their precise location; and
             766          (B) does not affect a right that the owner or operator has under:
             767          (I) Title 54, Chapter 8a, Damage to Underground Utility Facilities;
             768          (II) a recorded easement or right-of-way;
             769          (III) the law applicable to prescriptive rights; or
             770          (IV) any other provision of law.
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     land shall, within the time period designated by ordinance, record the plat in the county
             773      recorder's office in the county in which the lands platted and laid out are situated.
             774          (b) An owner's failure to record a plat within the time period designated by ordinance
             775      renders the plat voidable.
             776          Section 6. Section 17-27a-608 is amended to read:
             777           17-27a-608. Vacating, altering, or amending a subdivision plat.
             778          (1) (a) A fee owner of land, as shown on the last county assessment roll, in a
             779      subdivision that has been laid out and platted as provided in this part may file a written petition
             780      with the land use authority to have some or all of the plat vacated, altered, or amended.
             781          (b) If a petition is filed under Subsection (1)(a), the land use authority shall hold a
             782      public hearing within 45 days after the day on which the petition is filed if:
             783          (i) any owner within the plat notifies the county of the owner's objection in writing
             784      within 10 days of mailed notification; or
             785          (ii) a public hearing is required because all of the owners in the subdivision have not
             786      signed the revised plat.
             787          (2) [The] Unless a local ordinance provides otherwise, the public hearing requirement
             788      of Subsection (1)(b) does not apply and a land use authority may consider at a public meeting
             789      an owner's petition to vacate, alter, or amend a subdivision plat if:
             790          (a) the petition seeks to:
             791          (i) join two or more of the petitioning fee owner's contiguous[, residential] lots; [and]
             792          (ii) subdivide one or more of the petitioning fee owner's lots, if the subdivision will not
             793      result in a violation of a land use ordinance or a development condition;
             794          (iii) adjust the lot lines of adjoining lots or parcels if the fee owners of each of the
             795      adjoining lots or parcels join the petition, regardless of whether the lots or parcels are located in
             796      the same subdivision;
             797          (iv) on a lot owned by the petitioning fee owner, adjust an internal lot restriction
             798      imposed by the local political subdivision; or
             799          (v) alter the plat in a manner that does not change existing boundaries or other
             800      attributes of lots within the subdivision that are not:
             801          (A) owned by the petitioner; or
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         (b) notice has been given to adjacent property owners [and pursuant to] in accordance
             804      with any applicable local ordinance.
             805          (3) Each request to vacate or alter a plat that contains a request to vacate or alter a
             806      public street, right-of-way, or easement is also subject to Section 17-27a-609.5 .
             807          (4) Each petition to vacate, alter, or amend an entire plat or a portion of a plat shall
             808      include:
             809          (a) the name and address of each owner of record of the land contained in the entire
             810      plat; and
             811          (b) the signature of each [of these owners] owner who consents to the petition.
             812          (5) (a) The owners of record of adjacent parcels that are described by either a metes
             813      and bounds description or a recorded plat may exchange title to portions of those parcels if the
             814      exchange of title is approved by the land use authority in accordance with Subsection (5)(b).
             815          (b) The land use authority shall approve an exchange of title under Subsection (5)(a) if
             816      the exchange of title will not result in a violation of any land use ordinance.
             817          (c) If an exchange of title is approved under Subsection (5)(b):
             818          (i) a notice of approval shall be recorded in the office of the county recorder which:
             819          (A) is executed by each owner included in the exchange and by the land use authority;
             820          (B) contains an acknowledgment for each party executing the notice in accordance with
             821      the provisions of Title 57, Chapter 2a, Recognition of Acknowledgments Act; and
             822          (C) recites the descriptions of both the original parcels and the parcels created by the
             823      exchange of title; and
             824          (ii) a conveyance of title reflecting the approved change shall be recorded in the office
             825      of the county recorder.
             826          (d) A notice of approval recorded under this Subsection (5) does not act as a
             827      conveyance of title to real property and is not required for the recording of a document
             828      purporting to convey title to real property.
             829          (6) (a) The name of a recorded subdivision may be changed by recording an amended
             830      plat making that change, as provided in this section and subject to Subsection (6)(c).
             831          (b) The surveyor preparing the amended plat shall certify that the surveyor:
             832          (i) holds a license in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and
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         (ii) has completed a survey of the property described on the plat in accordance with
             835      Section 17-23-17 and has verified all measurements; and
             836          (iii) has placed monuments as represented on the plat.
             837          (c) An owner of land may not submit for recording an amended plat that gives the
             838      subdivision described in the amended plat the same name as a subdivision in a plat already
             839      recorded in the county recorder's office.
             840          (d) Except as provided in Subsection (6)(a), the recording of a declaration or other
             841      document that purports to change the name of a recorded plat is voidable.





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