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S.B. 126 Enrolled

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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
             28          17-27a-608, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 67 and 338
             29     


             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,
             37      specified public utility, a property owner, a property owners association, or the Utah
             38      Department of 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
             42      long-range 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,
             51      product, or service that is not sold, offered, or existing on the property where the sign is
             52      located.
             53          (4) "Charter school" includes:
             54          (a) an operating charter school;
             55          (b) a charter school applicant that has its application approved by a chartering entity
             56      in accordance with Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, The Utah Charter Schools Act; and
             57          (c) an entity who is working on behalf of a charter school or approved charter


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


             86      program for any combination of grades from preschool through grade 12, including
             87      kindergarten and a program for children with disabilities;
             88          (ii) a structure or facility:
             89          (A) located on the same property as a building described in Subsection (10)(a)(i); and
             90          (B) used in support of the use of that building; and
             91          (iii) a building to provide office and related space to a school district's administrative
             92      personnel; and
             93          (b) does not include land or a structure, including land or a structure for inventory
             94      storage, equipment storage, food processing or preparing, vehicle storage or maintenance, or
             95      other use in support of providing instruction to pupils, that is:
             96          (i) not located on the same property as a building described in Subsection (10)(a)(i);
             97      and
             98          (ii) used in support of the purposes of a building described in Subsection (10)(a)(i).
             99          (11) "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years old or older, who desires or
             100      needs to live with other elderly persons in a group setting, but who is capable of living
             101      independently.
             102          (12) "Fire authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             103      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of fire protection and suppression services
             104      for the subject property.
             105          (13) "Flood plain" means land that:
             106          (a) is within the 100-year flood plain designated by the Federal Emergency
             107      Management Agency; or
             108          (b) has not been studied or designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
             109      but presents a likelihood of experiencing chronic flooding or a catastrophic flood event
             110      because the land has characteristics that are similar to those of a 100-year flood plain
             111      designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
             112          (14) "General plan" means a document that a municipality adopts that sets forth
             113      general guidelines for proposed future development of the land within the municipality.


             114          (15) "Geologic hazard" means:
             115          (a) a surface fault rupture;
             116          (b) shallow groundwater;
             117          (c) liquefaction;
             118          (d) a landslide;
             119          (e) a debris flow;
             120          (f) unstable soil;
             121          (g) a rock fall; or
             122          (h) any other geologic condition that presents a risk:
             123          (i) to life;
             124          (ii) of substantial loss of real property; or
             125          (iii) of substantial damage to real property.
             126          (16) "Hookup fee" means a fee for the installation and inspection of any pipe, line,
             127      meter, or appurtenance that connects to a municipal water, sewer, storm water, power, or other
             128      utility system.
             129          (17) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a municipality that are
             130      substantially identical to building plans that were previously submitted to and reviewed and
             131      approved by the municipality and describe a building that is:
             132          (a) located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
             133      previously approved plans is located; and
             134          (b) subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law as
             135      the building described in the previously approved plans.
             136          (18) "Impact fee" means a payment of money imposed under Title 11, Chapter 36,
             137      Impact Fees Act.
             138          (19) "Improvement assurance" means a surety bond, letter of credit, cash, or other
             139      security:
             140          (a) to guaranty the proper completion of an improvement;
             141          (b) that is required as a condition precedent to:


             142          (i) recording a subdivision plat; or
             143          (ii) beginning development activity; and
             144          (c) that is offered to a land use authority to induce the land use authority, before actual
             145      construction of required improvements, to:
             146          (i) consent to the recording of a subdivision plat; or
             147          (ii) issue a permit for development activity.
             148          (20) "Improvement assurance warranty" means a promise that the materials and
             149      workmanship of improvements:
             150          (a) comport with standards that the municipality has officially adopted; and
             151          (b) will not fail in any material respect within a warranty period.
             152          (21) "Internal lot restriction" means a platted note, platted demarcation, or platted
             153      designation that:
             154          (a) runs with the land; and
             155          (b) (i) creates a restriction that is enclosed within the perimeter of a lot described on
             156      the plat; or
             157          (ii) designates a development condition that is enclosed within the perimeter of a lot
             158      described on the plat.
             159          [(21)] (22) "Land use application" means an application required by a municipality's
             160      land use ordinance.
             161          [(22)] (23) "Land use authority" means a person, board, commission, agency, or other
             162      body designated by the local legislative body to act upon a land use application.
             163          [(23)] (24) "Land use ordinance" means a planning, zoning, development, or
             164      subdivision ordinance of the municipality, but does not include the general plan.
             165          [(24)] (25) "Land use permit" means a permit issued by a land use authority.
             166          [(25)] (26) "Legislative body" means the municipal council.
             167          [(26)] (27) "Local district" means an entity under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local
             168      Government Entities - Local Districts, and any other governmental or quasi-governmental
             169      entity that is not a county, municipality, school district, or the state.


             170          [(27)] (28) "Lot line adjustment" means the relocation of the property boundary line in
             171      a subdivision between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.
             172          [(28)] (29) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for
             173      occupancy by households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the
             174      median gross income for households of the same size in the county in which the city is
             175      located.
             176          [(29)] (30) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a municipality only
             177      for time spent and expenses incurred in:
             178          (a) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and
             179          (b) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from the
             180      previously reviewed and approved building plans.
             181          [(30)] (31) "Noncomplying structure" means a structure that:
             182          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation; and
             183          (b) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             184      to the setback, height restrictions, or other regulations, excluding those regulations, which
             185      govern the use of land.
             186          [(31)] (32) "Nonconforming use" means a use of land that:
             187          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation;
             188          (b) has been maintained continuously since the time the land use ordinance governing
             189      the land changed; and
             190          (c) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             191      to the regulations that now govern the use of the land.
             192          [(32)] (33) "Official map" means a map drawn by municipal authorities and recorded
             193      in a county recorder's office that:
             194          (a) shows actual and proposed rights-of-way, centerline alignments, and setbacks for
             195      highways and other transportation facilities;
             196          (b) provides a basis for restricting development in designated rights-of-way or between
             197      designated setbacks to allow the government authorities time to purchase or otherwise reserve


             198      the land; and
             199          (c) has been adopted as an element of the municipality's general plan.
             200          [(33)] (34) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization,
             201      association, trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity.
             202          [(34)] (35) "Plan for moderate income housing" means a written document adopted by
             203      a city legislative body that includes:
             204          (a) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
             205      city;
             206          (b) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the city for the next five
             207      years as revised biennially;
             208          (c) a survey of total residential land use;
             209          (d) an evaluation of how existing land uses and zones affect opportunities for
             210      moderate income housing; and
             211          (e) a description of the city's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate
             212      income housing.
             213          [(35)] (36) "Plat" means a map or other graphical representation of lands being laid
             214      out and prepared in accordance with Section 10-9a-603 , 17-23-17 , or 57-8-13 .
             215          [(36)] (37) "Potential geologic hazard area" means an area that:
             216          (a) is designated by a Utah Geological Survey map, county geologist map, or other
             217      relevant map or report as needing further study to determine the area's potential for geologic
             218      hazard; or
             219          (b) has not been studied by the Utah Geological Survey or a county geologist but
             220      presents the potential of geologic hazard because the area has characteristics similar to those
             221      of a designated geologic hazard area.
             222          [(37)] (38) "Public agency" means:
             223          (a) the federal government;
             224          (b) the state;
             225          (c) a county, municipality, school district, local district, special service district, or


             226      other political subdivision of the state; or
             227          (d) a charter school.
             228          [(38)] (39) "Public hearing" means a hearing at which members of the public are
             229      provided a reasonable opportunity to comment on the subject of the hearing.
             230          [(39)] (40) "Public meeting" means a meeting that is required to be open to the public
             231      under Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
             232          [(40)] (41) "Record of survey map" means a map of a survey of land prepared in
             233      accordance with Section 17-23-17 .
             234          [(41)] (42) "Receiving zone" means an area of a municipality that the municipality's
             235      land use authority designates as an area in which an owner of land may receive transferrable
             236      development rights.
             237          [(42)] (43) "Residential facility for elderly persons" means a single-family or
             238      multiple-family dwelling unit that meets the requirements of Section 10-9a-516 , but does not
             239      include a health care facility as defined by Section 26-21-2 .
             240          [(43)] (44) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:
             241          (a) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and
             242          (b) (i) is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A,
             243      Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities; or
             244          (ii) is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21,
             245      Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
             246          [(44)] (45) "Sanitary sewer authority" means the department, agency, or public entity
             247      with responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite
             248      wastewater systems.
             249          [(45)] (46) "Sending zone" means an area of a municipality that the municipality's
             250      land use authority designates as an area from which an owner of land may transfer
             251      transferrable development rights to an owner of land in a receiving zone.
             252          [(46)] (47) "Specified public agency" means:
             253          (a) the state;


             254          (b) a school district; or
             255          (c) a charter school.
             256          [(47)] (48) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation,
             257      or telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             258          [(48)] (49) "State" includes any department, division, or agency of the state.
             259          [(49)] (50) "Street" means a public right-of-way, including a highway, avenue,
             260      boulevard, parkway, road, lane, walk, alley, viaduct, subway, tunnel, bridge, public easement,
             261      or other way.
             262          [(50)] (51) (a) "Subdivision" means any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed
             263      to be divided into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, or other division of land for the
             264      purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the
             265      installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms, and conditions.
             266          (b) "Subdivision" includes:
             267          (i) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds
             268      description, devise and testacy, map, plat, or other recorded instrument; and
             269          (ii) except as provided in Subsection [(50)] (51)(c), divisions of land for residential
             270      and nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial, agricultural, and
             271      industrial purposes.
             272          (c) "Subdivision" does not include:
             273          (i) a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for the purpose of joining one
             274      of the resulting separate parcels to a contiguous parcel of unsubdivided agricultural land, if
             275      neither the resulting combined parcel nor the parcel remaining from the division or partition
             276      violates an applicable land use ordinance;
             277          (ii) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining unsubdivided properties
             278      adjusting their mutual boundary if:
             279          (A) no new lot is created; and
             280          (B) the adjustment does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             281          (iii) a recorded document, executed by the owner of record:


             282          (A) revising the legal description of more than one contiguous unsubdivided parcel of
             283      property into one legal description encompassing all such parcels of property; or
             284          (B) joining a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has not
             285      been subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances; [or]
             286          (iv) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining subdivided properties
             287      adjusting their mutual boundary if:
             288          (A) no new dwelling lot or housing unit will result from the adjustment; and
             289          (B) the adjustment will not violate any applicable land use ordinance[.]; or
             290          (v) a bona fide division or partition of land by deed or other instrument where the land
             291      use authority expressly approves in writing the division in anticipation of further land use
             292      approvals on the parcel or parcels.
             293          (d) The joining of a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that
             294      has not been subdivided does not constitute a subdivision under this Subsection [(50)] (51) as
             295      to the unsubdivided parcel of property or subject the unsubdivided parcel to the municipality's
             296      subdivision ordinance.
             297          [(51)] (52) "Transferrable development right" means the entitlement to develop land
             298      within a sending zone that would vest according to the municipality's existing land use
             299      ordinances on the date that a completed land use application is filed seeking the approval of
             300      development activity on the land.
             301          [(52)] (53) "Unincorporated" means the area outside of the incorporated area of a city
             302      or town.
             303          [(53)] (54) "Water interest" means any right to the beneficial use of water, including:
             304          (a) each of the rights listed in Section 73-1-11 ; and
             305          (b) an ownership interest in the right to the beneficial use of water represented by:
             306          (i) a contract; or
             307          (ii) a share in a water company, as defined in Section 73-3-3.5 .
             308          [(54)] (55) "Zoning map" means a map, adopted as part of a land use ordinance, that
             309      depicts land use zones, overlays, or districts.


             310          Section 2. Section 10-9a-603 is amended to read:
             311           10-9a-603. Plat required when land is subdivided -- Approval of plat -- Owner
             312      acknowledgment, surveyor certification, and underground utility facilities owner
             313      approval of plat -- Recording plat.
             314          (1) Unless exempt under Section 10-9a-605 or excluded from the definition of
             315      subdivision under [Subsection 10-9a-103 (50)] Section 10-9a-103 , whenever any land is laid
             316      out and platted, the owner of the land shall provide an accurate plat that describes or specifies:
             317          (a) a name or designation of the subdivision that is distinct from any plat already
             318      recorded in the county recorder's office;
             319          (b) the boundaries, course, and dimensions of all of the parcels of ground divided, by
             320      their boundaries, course, and extent, whether the owner proposes that any parcel of ground is
             321      intended to be used as a street or for any other public use, and whether any such area is
             322      reserved or proposed for dedication for a public purpose;
             323          (c) the lot or unit reference, block or building reference, street or site address, street
             324      name or coordinate address, acreage or square footage for all parcels, units, or lots, and length
             325      and width of the blocks and lots intended for sale; and
             326          (d) every existing right-of-way and easement grant of record for underground
             327      facilities, as defined in Section 54-8a-2 , and for other utility facilities.
             328          (2) (a) Subject to Subsections (3), (4), and (5), if the plat conforms to the
             329      municipality's ordinances and this part and has been approved by the culinary water authority
             330      and the sanitary sewer authority, the municipality shall approve the plat.
             331          (b) Municipalities are encouraged to receive a recommendation from the fire authority
             332      before approving a plat.
             333          (3) The municipality may withhold an otherwise valid plat approval until the owner of
             334      the land provides the legislative body with a tax clearance indicating that all taxes, interest,
             335      and penalties owing on the land have been paid.
             336          (4) (a) The owner of the land shall acknowledge the plat before an officer authorized
             337      by law to take the acknowledgment of conveyances of real estate and shall obtain the signature


             338      of each individual designated by the municipality.
             339          (b) The surveyor making the plat shall certify that the surveyor:
             340          (i) holds a license in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and
             341      Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act;
             342          (ii) has completed a survey of the property described on the plat in accordance with
             343      Section 17-23-17 and has verified all measurements; and
             344          (iii) has placed monuments as represented on the plat.
             345          (c) (i) As applicable, the owner or operator of the underground and utility facilities
             346      shall approve the:
             347          (A) boundary, course, dimensions, and intended use of the right-of-way and easement
             348      grants of record;
             349          (B) location of existing underground and utility facilities; and
             350          (C) conditions or restrictions governing the location of the facilities within the
             351      right-of-way, and easement grants of records, and utility facilities within the subdivision.
             352          (ii) The approval of an owner or operator under Subsection (4)(c)(i):
             353          (A) indicates only that the plat approximates the location of the existing underground
             354      and utility facilities but does not warrant or verify their precise location; and
             355          (B) does not affect a right that the owner or operator has under:
             356          (I) Title 54, Chapter 8a, Damage to Underground Utility Facilities;
             357          (II) a recorded easement or right-of-way;
             358          (III) the law applicable to prescriptive rights; or
             359          (IV) any other provision of law.
             360          (5) (a) After the plat has been acknowledged, certified, and approved, the owner of the
             361      land shall, within the time period designated by ordinance, record the plat in the county
             362      recorder's office in the county in which the lands platted and laid out are situated.
             363          (b) An owner's failure to record a plat within the time period designated by ordinance
             364      renders the plat voidable.
             365          Section 3. Section 10-9a-608 is amended to read:


             366           10-9a-608. Vacating, altering, or amending a subdivision plat.
             367          (1) (a) A fee owner of land, as shown on the last county assessment roll, in a
             368      subdivision that has been laid out and platted as provided in this part may file a written
             369      petition with the land use authority to have some or all of the plat vacated, altered, or
             370      amended.
             371          (b) If a petition is filed under Subsection (1)(a), the land use authority shall hold a
             372      public hearing within 45 days after the day on which the petition is filed if:
             373          (i) any owner within the plat notifies the municipality of the owner's objection in
             374      writing within 10 days of mailed notification; or
             375          (ii) a public hearing is required because all of the owners in the subdivision have not
             376      signed the revised plat.
             377          (2) [The] Unless a local ordinance provides otherwise, the public hearing requirement
             378      of Subsection (1)(b) does not apply and a land use authority may consider at a public meeting
             379      an owner's petition to vacate, alter, or amend a subdivision plat if:
             380          (a) the petition seeks to:
             381          (i) join two or more of the petitioner fee owner's contiguous[, residential] lots; [and]
             382          (ii) subdivide one or more of the petitioning fee owner's lots, if the subdivision will
             383      not result in a violation of a land use ordinance or a development condition;
             384          (iii) adjust the lot lines of adjoining lots or parcels if the fee owners of each of the
             385      adjoining lots or parcels join in the petition, regardless of whether the lots or parcels are
             386      located in the same subdivision;
             387          (iv) on a lot owned by the petitioning fee owner, adjust an internal lot restriction
             388      imposed by the local political subdivision; or
             389          (v) alter the plat in a manner that does not change existing boundaries or other
             390      attributes of lots within the subdivision that are not:
             391          (A) owned by the petitioner; or
             392          (B) designated as a common area; and
             393          (b) notice has been given to adjacent property owners [and pursuant to] in accordance


             394      with any applicable local ordinance.
             395          (3) Each request to vacate or alter a plat that contains a request to vacate or alter a
             396      public street, right-of-way, or easement is also subject to Section 10-9a-609.5 .
             397          (4) Each petition to vacate, alter, or amend an entire plat or a portion of a plat shall
             398      include:
             399          (a) the name and address of each owner of record of the land contained in the entire
             400      plat; and
             401          (b) the signature of each [of these owners] owner who consents to the petition.
             402          (5) (a) The owners of record of adjacent parcels that are described by either a metes
             403      and bounds description or a recorded plat may exchange title to portions of those parcels if the
             404      exchange of title is approved by the land use authority in accordance with Subsection (5)(b).
             405          (b) The land use authority shall approve an exchange of title under Subsection (5)(a) if
             406      the exchange of title will not result in a violation of any land use ordinance.
             407          (c) If an exchange of title is approved under Subsection (5)(b):
             408          (i) a notice of approval shall be recorded in the office of the county recorder which:
             409          (A) is executed by each owner included in the exchange and by the land use authority;
             410          (B) contains an acknowledgment for each party executing the notice in accordance
             411      with the provisions of Title 57, Chapter 2a, Recognition of Acknowledgments Act; and
             412          (C) recites the descriptions of both the original parcels and the parcels created by the
             413      exchange of title; and
             414          (ii) a conveyance of title reflecting the approved change shall be recorded in the office
             415      of the county recorder.
             416          (d) A notice of approval recorded under this Subsection (5) does not act as a
             417      conveyance of title to real property and is not required for the recording of a document
             418      purporting to convey title to real property.
             419          (6) (a) The name of a recorded subdivision may be changed by recording an amended
             420      plat making that change, as provided in this section and subject to Subsection (6)(c).
             421          (b) The surveyor preparing the amended plat shall certify that the surveyor:


             422          (i) holds a license in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and
             423      Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act;
             424          (ii) has completed a survey of the property described on the plat in accordance with
             425      Section 17-23-17 and has verified all measurements; and
             426          (iii) has placed monuments as represented on the plat.
             427          (c) An owner of land may not submit for recording an amended plat that gives the
             428      subdivision described in the amended plat the same name as a subdivision in a plat already
             429      recorded in the county recorder's office.
             430          (d) Except as provided in Subsection (6)(a), the recording of a declaration or other
             431      document that purports to change the name of a recorded plat is voidable.
             432          Section 4. Section 17-27a-103 is amended to read:
             433           17-27a-103. Definitions.
             434          As used in this chapter:
             435          (1) "Affected entity" means a county, municipality, local district, special service
             436      district under Title 17D, Chapter 1, Special Service District Act, school district, interlocal
             437      cooperation entity established under Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act,
             438      specified property owner, property owners association, public utility, or the Utah Department
             439      of Transportation, if:
             440          (a) the entity's services or facilities are likely to require expansion or significant
             441      modification because of an intended use of land;
             442          (b) the entity has filed with the county a copy of the entity's general or long-range
             443      plan; or
             444          (c) the entity has filed with the county a request for notice during the same calendar
             445      year and before the county provides notice to an affected entity in compliance with a
             446      requirement imposed under this chapter.
             447          (2) "Appeal authority" means the person, board, commission, agency, or other body
             448      designated by ordinance to decide an appeal of a decision of a land use application or a
             449      variance.


             450          (3) "Billboard" means a freestanding ground sign located on industrial, commercial, or
             451      residential property if the sign is designed or intended to direct attention to a business,
             452      product, or service that is not sold, offered, or existing on the property where the sign is
             453      located.
             454          (4) "Charter school" includes:
             455          (a) an operating charter school;
             456          (b) a charter school applicant that has its application approved by a chartering entity
             457      in accordance with Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, The Utah Charter Schools Act; and
             458          (c) an entity who is working on behalf of a charter school or approved charter
             459      applicant to develop or construct a charter school building.
             460          (5) "Chief executive officer" means the person or body that exercises the executive
             461      powers of the county.
             462          (6) "Conditional use" means a land use that, because of its unique characteristics or
             463      potential impact on the county, surrounding neighbors, or adjacent land uses, may not be
             464      compatible in some areas or may be compatible only if certain conditions are required that
             465      mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts.
             466          (7) "Constitutional taking" means a governmental action that results in a taking of
             467      private property so that compensation to the owner of the property is required by the:
             468          (a) Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; or
             469          (b) Utah Constitution Article I, Section 22.
             470          (8) "Culinary water authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with
             471      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of the culinary water system and sources
             472      for the subject property.
             473          (9) "Development activity" means:
             474          (a) any construction or expansion of a building, structure, or use that creates additional
             475      demand and need for public facilities;
             476          (b) any change in use of a building or structure that creates additional demand and
             477      need for public facilities; or


             478          (c) any change in the use of land that creates additional demand and need for public
             479      facilities.
             480          (10) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits
             481      one or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an
             482      impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
             483          (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction to, any federally
             484      controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.
             485      802.
             486          (11) "Educational facility":
             487          (a) means:
             488          (i) a school district's building at which pupils assemble to receive instruction in a
             489      program for any combination of grades from preschool through grade 12, including
             490      kindergarten and a program for children with disabilities;
             491          (ii) a structure or facility:
             492          (A) located on the same property as a building described in Subsection (11)(a)(i); and
             493          (B) used in support of the use of that building; and
             494          (iii) a building to provide office and related space to a school district's administrative
             495      personnel; and
             496          (b) does not include land or a structure, including land or a structure for inventory
             497      storage, equipment storage, food processing or preparing, vehicle storage or maintenance, or
             498      other use in support of providing instruction to pupils, that is:
             499          (i) not located on the same property as a building described in Subsection (11)(a)(i);
             500      and
             501          (ii) used in support of the purposes of a building described in Subsection (11)(a)(i).
             502          (12) "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years old or older, who desires or
             503      needs to live with other elderly persons in a group setting, but who is capable of living
             504      independently.
             505          (13) "Fire authority" means the department, agency, or public entity with


             506      responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of fire protection and suppression services
             507      for the subject property.
             508          (14) "Flood plain" means land that:
             509          (a) is within the 100-year flood plain designated by the Federal Emergency
             510      Management Agency; or
             511          (b) has not been studied or designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
             512      but presents a likelihood of experiencing chronic flooding or a catastrophic flood event
             513      because the land has characteristics that are similar to those of a 100-year flood plain
             514      designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
             515          (15) "Gas corporation" has the same meaning as defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             516          (16) "General plan" means a document that a county adopts that sets forth general
             517      guidelines for proposed future development of the unincorporated land within the county.
             518          (17) "Geologic hazard" means:
             519          (a) a surface fault rupture;
             520          (b) shallow groundwater;
             521          (c) liquefaction;
             522          (d) a landslide;
             523          (e) a debris flow;
             524          (f) unstable soil;
             525          (g) a rock fall; or
             526          (h) any other geologic condition that presents a risk:
             527          (i) to life;
             528          (ii) of substantial loss of real property; or
             529          (iii) of substantial damage to real property.
             530          (18) "Internal lot restriction" means a platted note, platted demarcation, or platted
             531      designation that:
             532          (a) runs with the land; and
             533          (b) (i) creates a restriction that is enclosed within the perimeter of a lot described on


             534      the plat; or
             535          (ii) designates a development condition that is enclosed within the perimeter of a lot
             536      described on the plat.
             537          [(18)] (19) "Hookup fee" means a fee for the installation and inspection of any pipe,
             538      line, meter, or appurtenance to connect to a county water, sewer, storm water, power, or other
             539      utility system.
             540          [(19)] (20) "Identical plans" means building plans submitted to a county that are
             541      substantially identical building plans that were previously submitted to and reviewed and
             542      approved by the county and describe a building that is:
             543          (a) located on land zoned the same as the land on which the building described in the
             544      previously approved plans is located; and
             545          (b) subject to the same geological and meteorological conditions and the same law as
             546      the building described in the previously approved plans.
             547          [(20)] (21) "Impact fee" means a payment of money imposed under Title 11, Chapter
             548      36, Impact Fees Act.
             549          [(21)] (22) "Improvement assurance" means a surety bond, letter of credit, cash, or
             550      other security:
             551          (a) to guaranty the proper completion of an improvement;
             552          (b) that is required as a condition precedent to:
             553          (i) recording a subdivision plat; or
             554          (ii) beginning development activity; and
             555          (c) that is offered to a land use authority to induce the land use authority, before actual
             556      construction of required improvements, to:
             557          (i) consent to the recording of a subdivision plat; or
             558          (ii) issue a permit for development activity.
             559          [(22)] (23) "Improvement assurance warranty" means a promise that the materials and
             560      workmanship of improvements:
             561          (a) comport with standards that the county has officially adopted; and


             562          (b) will not fail in any material respect within a warranty period.
             563          [(23)] (24) "Interstate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural
             564      gas transportation subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
             565      under the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
             566          [(24)] (25) "Intrastate pipeline company" means a person or entity engaged in natural
             567      gas transportation that is not subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory
             568      Commission under the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 717 et seq.
             569          [(25)] (26) "Land use application" means an application required by a county's land
             570      use ordinance.
             571          [(26)] (27) "Land use authority" means a person, board, commission, agency, or other
             572      body designated by the local legislative body to act upon a land use application.
             573          [(27)] (28) "Land use ordinance" means a planning, zoning, development, or
             574      subdivision ordinance of the county, but does not include the general plan.
             575          [(28)] (29) "Land use permit" means a permit issued by a land use authority.
             576          [(29)] (30) "Legislative body" means the county legislative body, or for a county that
             577      has adopted an alternative form of government, the body exercising legislative powers.
             578          [(30)] (31) "Local district" means any entity under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local
             579      Government Entities - Local Districts, and any other governmental or quasi-governmental
             580      entity that is not a county, municipality, school district, or the state.
             581          [(31)] (32) "Lot line adjustment" means the relocation of the property boundary line in
             582      a subdivision between two adjoining lots with the consent of the owners of record.
             583          [(32)] (33) "Moderate income housing" means housing occupied or reserved for
             584      occupancy by households with a gross household income equal to or less than 80% of the
             585      median gross income for households of the same size in the county in which the housing is
             586      located.
             587          [(33)] (34) "Nominal fee" means a fee that reasonably reimburses a county only for
             588      time spent and expenses incurred in:
             589          (a) verifying that building plans are identical plans; and


             590          (b) reviewing and approving those minor aspects of identical plans that differ from the
             591      previously reviewed and approved building plans.
             592          [(34)] (35) "Noncomplying structure" means a structure that:
             593          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation; and
             594          (b) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             595      to the setback, height restrictions, or other regulations, excluding those regulations that govern
             596      the use of land.
             597          [(35)] (36) "Nonconforming use" means a use of land that:
             598          (a) legally existed before its current land use designation;
             599          (b) has been maintained continuously since the time the land use ordinance regulation
             600      governing the land changed; and
             601          (c) because of one or more subsequent land use ordinance changes, does not conform
             602      to the regulations that now govern the use of the land.
             603          [(36)] (37) "Official map" means a map drawn by county authorities and recorded in
             604      the county recorder's office that:
             605          (a) shows actual and proposed rights-of-way, centerline alignments, and setbacks for
             606      highways and other transportation facilities;
             607          (b) provides a basis for restricting development in designated rights-of-way or between
             608      designated setbacks to allow the government authorities time to purchase or otherwise reserve
             609      the land; and
             610          (c) has been adopted as an element of the county's general plan.
             611          [(37)] (38) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization,
             612      association, trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity.
             613          [(38)] (39) "Plan for moderate income housing" means a written document adopted by
             614      a county legislative body that includes:
             615          (a) an estimate of the existing supply of moderate income housing located within the
             616      county;
             617          (b) an estimate of the need for moderate income housing in the county for the next five


             618      years as revised biennially;
             619          (c) a survey of total residential land use;
             620          (d) an evaluation of how existing land uses and zones affect opportunities for
             621      moderate income housing; and
             622          (e) a description of the county's program to encourage an adequate supply of moderate
             623      income housing.
             624          [(39)] (40) "Plat" means a map or other graphical representation of lands being laid
             625      out and prepared in accordance with Section 17-27a-603 , 17-23-17 , or 57-8-13 .
             626          [(40)] (41) "Potential geologic hazard area" means an area that:
             627          (a) is designated by a Utah Geological Survey map, county geologist map, or other
             628      relevant map or report as needing further study to determine the area's potential for geologic
             629      hazard; or
             630          (b) has not been studied by the Utah Geological Survey or a county geologist but
             631      presents the potential of geologic hazard because the area has characteristics similar to those
             632      of a designated geologic hazard area.
             633          [(41)] (42) "Public agency" means:
             634          (a) the federal government;
             635          (b) the state;
             636          (c) a county, municipality, school district, local district, special service district, or
             637      other political subdivision of the state; or
             638          (d) a charter school.
             639          [(42)] (43) "Public hearing" means a hearing at which members of the public are
             640      provided a reasonable opportunity to comment on the subject of the hearing.
             641          [(43)] (44) "Public meeting" means a meeting that is required to be open to the public
             642      under Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
             643          [(44)] (45) "Receiving zone" means an unincorporated area of a county that the
             644      county's land use authority designates as an area in which an owner of land may receive
             645      transferrable development rights.


             646          [(45)] (46) "Record of survey map" means a map of a survey of land prepared in
             647      accordance with Section 17-23-17 .
             648          [(46)] (47) "Residential facility for elderly persons" means a single-family or
             649      multiple-family dwelling unit that meets the requirements of Section 17-27a-515 , but does not
             650      include a health care facility as defined by Section 26-21-2 .
             651          [(47)] (48) "Residential facility for persons with a disability" means a residence:
             652          (a) in which more than one person with a disability resides; and
             653          (b) (i) is licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services under Title 62A,
             654      Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities; or
             655          (ii) is licensed or certified by the Department of Health under Title 26, Chapter 21,
             656      Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
             657          [(48)] (49) "Sanitary sewer authority" means the department, agency, or public entity
             658      with responsibility to review and approve the feasibility of sanitary sewer services or onsite
             659      wastewater systems.
             660          [(49)] (50) "Sending zone" means an unincorporated area of a county that the county's
             661      land use authority designates as an area from which an owner of land may transfer
             662      transferrable development rights to an owner of land in a receiving zone.
             663          [(50)] (51) "Specified public agency" means:
             664          (a) the state;
             665          (b) a school district; or
             666          (c) a charter school.
             667          [(51)] (52) "Specified public utility" means an electrical corporation, gas corporation,
             668      or telephone corporation, as those terms are defined in Section 54-2-1 .
             669          [(52)] (53) "State" includes any department, division, or agency of the state.
             670          [(53)] (54) "Street" means a public right-of-way, including a highway, avenue,
             671      boulevard, parkway, road, lane, walk, alley, viaduct, subway, tunnel, bridge, public easement,
             672      or other way.
             673          [(54)] (55) (a) "Subdivision" means any land that is divided, resubdivided or proposed


             674      to be divided into two or more lots, parcels, sites, units, plots, or other division of land for the
             675      purpose, whether immediate or future, for offer, sale, lease, or development either on the
             676      installment plan or upon any and all other plans, terms, and conditions.
             677          (b) "Subdivision" includes:
             678          (i) the division or development of land whether by deed, metes and bounds
             679      description, devise and testacy, map, plat, or other recorded instrument; and
             680          (ii) except as provided in Subsection [(54)] (55)(c), divisions of land for residential
             681      and nonresidential uses, including land used or to be used for commercial, agricultural, and
             682      industrial purposes.
             683          (c) "Subdivision" does not include:
             684          (i) a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for agricultural purposes;
             685          (ii) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining properties adjusting their
             686      mutual boundary if:
             687          (A) no new lot is created; and
             688          (B) the adjustment does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             689          (iii) a recorded document, executed by the owner of record:
             690          (A) revising the legal description of more than one contiguous unsubdivided parcel of
             691      property into one legal description encompassing all such parcels of property; or
             692          (B) joining a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that has not
             693      been subdivided, if the joinder does not violate applicable land use ordinances;
             694          (iv) a bona fide division or partition of land in a county other than a first class county
             695      for the purpose of siting, on one or more of the resulting separate parcels:
             696          [(A) an unmanned facility appurtenant to a pipeline owned or operated by a gas
             697      corporation, interstate pipeline company, or intrastate pipeline company; or]
             698          (A) an electrical transmission line or a substation;
             699          (B) a natural gas pipeline or a regulation station; or
             700          [(B)] (C) an unmanned telecommunications, microwave, fiber optic, electrical, or
             701      other utility service regeneration, transformation, retransmission, or amplification facility; [or]


             702          (v) a recorded agreement between owners of adjoining subdivided properties adjusting
             703      their mutual boundary if:
             704          (A) no new dwelling lot or housing unit will result from the adjustment; and
             705          (B) the adjustment will not violate any applicable land use ordinance[.]; or
             706          (vi) a bona fide division or partition of land by deed or other instrument where the
             707      land use authority expressly approves in writing the division in anticipation of further land use
             708      approvals on the parcel or parcels.
             709          (d) The joining of a subdivided parcel of property to another parcel of property that
             710      has not been subdivided does not constitute a subdivision under this Subsection [(54)] (55) as
             711      to the unsubdivided parcel of property or subject the unsubdivided parcel to the county's
             712      subdivision ordinance.
             713          [(55)] (56) "Township" means a contiguous, geographically defined portion of the
             714      unincorporated area of a county, established under this part or reconstituted or reinstated under
             715      Section 17-27a-306 , with planning and zoning functions as exercised through the township
             716      planning commission, as provided in this chapter, but with no legal or political identity
             717      separate from the county and no taxing authority, except that "township" means a former
             718      township under Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 308, where the context so indicates.
             719          [(56)] (57) "Transferrable development right" means the entitlement to develop land
             720      within a sending zone that would vest according to the county's existing land use ordinances
             721      on the date that a completed land use application is filed seeking the approval of development
             722      activity on the land.
             723          [(57)] (58) "Unincorporated" means the area outside of the incorporated area of a
             724      municipality.
             725          [(58)] (59) "Water interest" means any right to the beneficial use of water, including:
             726          (a) each of the rights listed in Section 73-1-11 ; and
             727          (b) an ownership interest in the right to the beneficial use of water represented by:
             728          (i) a contract; or
             729          (ii) a share in a water company, as defined in Section 73-3-3.5 .


             730          [(59)] (60) "Zoning map" means a map, adopted as part of a land use ordinance, that
             731      depicts land use zones, overlays, or districts.
             732          Section 5. Section 17-27a-603 is amended to read:
             733           17-27a-603. Plat required when land is subdivided -- Approval of plat --
             734      Recording plat.
             735          (1) Unless exempt under Section 17-27a-605 or excluded from the definition of
             736      subdivision under [Subsection 17-27a-103 (48)] Section 17-27a-103 , whenever any land is laid
             737      out and platted, the owner of the land shall provide an accurate plat that describes or specifies:
             738          (a) a name or designation of the subdivision that is distinct from any plat already
             739      recorded in the county recorder's office;
             740          (b) the boundaries, course, and dimensions of all of the parcels of ground divided, by
             741      their boundaries, course, and extent, whether the owner proposes that any parcel of ground is
             742      intended to be used as a street or for any other public use, and whether any such area is
             743      reserved or proposed for dedication for a public purpose;
             744          (c) the lot or unit reference, block or building reference, street or site address, street
             745      name or coordinate address, acreage or square footage for all parcels, units, or lots, and length
             746      and width of the blocks and lots intended for sale; and
             747          (d) every existing right-of-way and easement grant of record for underground
             748      facilities, as defined in Section 54-8a-2 , and for other utility facilities.
             749          (2) (a) Subject to Subsections (3), (4), and (5), if the plat conforms to the county's
             750      ordinances and this part and has been approved by the culinary water authority and the
             751      sanitary sewer authority, the county shall approve the plat.
             752          (b) Counties are encouraged to receive a recommendation from the fire authority
             753      before approving a plat.
             754          (3) The county may withhold an otherwise valid plat approval until the owner of the
             755      land provides the legislative body with a tax clearance indicating that all taxes, interest, and
             756      penalties owing on the land have been paid.
             757          (4) (a) The owner of the land shall acknowledge the plat before an officer authorized


             758      by law to take the acknowledgment of conveyances of real estate and shall obtain the signature
             759      of each individual designated by the county.
             760          (b) The surveyor making the plat shall certify that the surveyor:
             761          (i) holds a license in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and
             762      Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act;
             763          (ii) has completed a survey of the property described on the plat in accordance with
             764      Section 17-23-17 and has verified all measurements; and
             765          (iii) has placed monuments as represented on the plat.
             766          (c) (i) As applicable, the owner or operator of the underground and utility facilities
             767      shall approve the:
             768          (A) boundary, course, dimensions, and intended use of the right-of-way and easement
             769      grants of record;
             770          (B) location of existing underground and utility facilities; and
             771          (C) conditions or restrictions governing the location of the facilities within the
             772      right-of-way, and easement grants of records, and utility facilities within the subdivision.
             773          (ii) The approval of an owner or operator under Subsection (4)(c)(i):
             774          (A) indicates only that the plat approximates the location of the existing underground
             775      and utility facilities but does not warrant or verify their precise location; and
             776          (B) does not affect a right that the owner or operator has under:
             777          (I) Title 54, Chapter 8a, Damage to Underground Utility Facilities;
             778          (II) a recorded easement or right-of-way;
             779          (III) the law applicable to prescriptive rights; or
             780          (IV) any other provision of law.
             781          (5) (a) After the plat has been acknowledged, certified, and approved, the owner of the
             782      land shall, within the time period designated by ordinance, record the plat in the county
             783      recorder's office in the county in which the lands platted and laid out are situated.
             784          (b) An owner's failure to record a plat within the time period designated by ordinance
             785      renders the plat voidable.


             786          Section 6. Section 17-27a-608 is amended to read:
             787           17-27a-608. Vacating, altering, or amending a subdivision plat.
             788          (1) (a) A fee owner of land, as shown on the last county assessment roll, in a
             789      subdivision that has been laid out and platted as provided in this part may file a written
             790      petition with the land use authority to have some or all of the plat vacated, altered, or
             791      amended.
             792          (b) If a petition is filed under Subsection (1)(a), the land use authority shall hold a
             793      public hearing within 45 days after the day on which the petition is filed if:
             794          (i) any owner within the plat notifies the county of the owner's objection in writing
             795      within 10 days of mailed notification; or
             796          (ii) a public hearing is required because all of the owners in the subdivision have not
             797      signed the revised plat.
             798          (2) [The] Unless a local ordinance provides otherwise, the public hearing requirement
             799      of Subsection (1)(b) does not apply and a land use authority may consider at a public meeting
             800      an owner's petition to vacate, alter, or amend a subdivision plat if:
             801          (a) the petition seeks to:
             802          (i) join two or more of the petitioning fee owner's contiguous[, residential] lots; [and]
             803          (ii) subdivide one or more of the petitioning fee owner's lots, if the subdivision will
             804      not result in a violation of a land use ordinance or a development condition;
             805          (iii) adjust the lot lines of adjoining lots or parcels if the fee owners of each of the
             806      adjoining lots or parcels join the petition, regardless of whether the lots or parcels are located
             807      in the same subdivision;
             808          (iv) on a lot owned by the petitioning fee owner, adjust an internal lot restriction
             809      imposed by the local political subdivision; or
             810          (v) alter the plat in a manner that does not change existing boundaries or other
             811      attributes of lots within the subdivision that are not:
             812          (A) owned by the petitioner; or
             813          (B) designated as a common area; and


             814          (b) notice has been given to adjacent property owners [and pursuant to] in accordance
             815      with any applicable local ordinance.
             816          (3) Each request to vacate or alter a plat that contains a request to vacate or alter a
             817      public street, right-of-way, or easement is also subject to Section 17-27a-609.5 .
             818          (4) Each petition to vacate, alter, or amend an entire plat or a portion of a plat shall
             819      include:
             820          (a) the name and address of each owner of record of the land contained in the entire
             821      plat; and
             822          (b) the signature of each [of these owners] owner who consents to the petition.
             823          (5) (a) The owners of record of adjacent parcels that are described by either a metes
             824      and bounds description or a recorded plat may exchange title to portions of those parcels if the
             825      exchange of title is approved by the land use authority in accordance with Subsection (5)(b).
             826          (b) The land use authority shall approve an exchange of title under Subsection (5)(a) if
             827      the exchange of title will not result in a violation of any land use ordinance.
             828          (c) If an exchange of title is approved under Subsection (5)(b):
             829          (i) a notice of approval shall be recorded in the office of the county recorder which:
             830          (A) is executed by each owner included in the exchange and by the land use authority;
             831          (B) contains an acknowledgment for each party executing the notice in accordance
             832      with the provisions of Title 57, Chapter 2a, Recognition of Acknowledgments Act; and
             833          (C) recites the descriptions of both the original parcels and the parcels created by the
             834      exchange of title; and
             835          (ii) a conveyance of title reflecting the approved change shall be recorded in the office
             836      of the county recorder.
             837          (d) A notice of approval recorded under this Subsection (5) does not act as a
             838      conveyance of title to real property and is not required for the recording of a document
             839      purporting to convey title to real property.
             840          (6) (a) The name of a recorded subdivision may be changed by recording an amended
             841      plat making that change, as provided in this section and subject to Subsection (6)(c).


             842          (b) The surveyor preparing the amended plat shall certify that the surveyor:
             843          (i) holds a license in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and
             844      Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act;
             845          (ii) has completed a survey of the property described on the plat in accordance with
             846      Section 17-23-17 and has verified all measurements; and
             847          (iii) has placed monuments as represented on the plat.
             848          (c) An owner of land may not submit for recording an amended plat that gives the
             849      subdivision described in the amended plat the same name as a subdivision in a plat already
             850      recorded in the county recorder's office.
             851          (d) Except as provided in Subsection (6)(a), the recording of a declaration or other
             852      document that purports to change the name of a recorded plat is voidable.


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