7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions related to single-family housing.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ modifies and defines terms applicable to municipal and county land use
13 development and management;
14 ▸ in any local land use zone permitting accessory dwelling units:
15 • requires municipalities and counties to classify certain accessory dwelling units
16 as a permitted land use; and
17 • prohibits municipalities and counties from establishing restrictions or
18 requirements for the construction or use of certain accessory dwelling units;
19 ▸ provides for statewide amendments to the International Residential Code related to
20 accessory dwelling units;
21 ▸ requires the executive director of the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund to establish
22 a program to provide loan guarantees for certain loans related to accessory dwelling
24 ▸ prevents a homeowners association from prohibiting the construction or rental of
25 certain accessory dwelling units; and
26 ▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
27 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
29 Other Special Clauses:
31 Utah Code Sections Affected:
33 10-9a-505.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 172
34 15A-3-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2020, Chapter 441
35 15A-3-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 249
36 15A-3-206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 186
37 17-27a-505.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2015, Chapter 465
38 35A-8-505, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2020, Chapter 241
39 57-8a-209, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 395
40 57-8a-218, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapter 131
42 10-9A-530, Utah Code Annotated 1953
43 17-27A-526, Utah Code Annotated 1953
44 35A-8-504.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
46 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
47 Section 1. Section 10-9a-505.5 is amended to read:
48 10-9a-505.5. Limit on single family designation.
49 (1) As used in this section, "single-family limit" means the number of [
50 individuals allowed to occupy each residential unit that is recognized by a land use authority in
51 a zone permitting occupancy by a single family.
52 (2) A municipality may not adopt a single-family limit that is less than:
53 (a) three, if the municipality has within its boundary:
54 (i) a state university; or
55 (ii) a private university with a student population of at least 20,000; or
56 (b) four, for each other municipality.
57 Section 2. Section 10-9A-530 is enacted to read:
58 10-9A-530. Internal accessory dwelling units.
59 (1) As used in this section, "internal accessory dwelling unit" means an accessory
60 dwelling unit created within a primary owner-occupied single-family dwelling.
61 (2) Subject to Subsection (3), in any zone or area permitting accessory dwelling units:
62 (a) the use of an internal accessory dwelling unit is a permitted use; and
63 (b) a municipality may not establish any restrictions or requirements for the
64 construction or use of an internal accessory dwelling unit, including a restriction or requirement
66 (i) the size of an internal accessory dwelling unit in relation to the primary dwelling
67 within which the internal accessory dwelling unit is created;
68 (ii) total lot size;
69 (iii) parking; or
70 (iv) street frontage.
71 (3) An internal accessory dwelling unit shall comply with all applicable:
72 (a) building codes; and
73 (b) fire codes.
74 Section 3. Section 15A-3-202 is amended to read:
75 15A-3-202. Amendments to Chapters 1 through 5 of IRC.
76 (1) In IRC, Section R102, a new Section R102.7.2 is added as follows: "R102.7.2
77 Physical change for bedroom window egress. A structure whose egress window in an existing
78 bedroom is smaller than required by this code, and that complied with the construction code in
79 effect at the time that the bedroom was finished, is not required to undergo a physical change to
80 conform to this code if the change would compromise the structural integrity of the structure or
81 could not be completed in accordance with other applicable requirements of this code,
82 including setback and window well requirements."
83 (2) In IRC, Section R108.3, the following sentence is added at the end of the section:
84 "The building official shall not request proprietary information."
85 (3) In IRC, Section 109:
86 (a) A new IRC, Section 109.1.5, is added as follows: "R109.1.5 Weather-resistant
87 exterior wall envelope inspections. An inspection shall be made of the weather-resistant
88 exterior wall envelope as required by Section R703.1 and flashings as required by Section
89 R703.8 to prevent water from entering the weather-resistive barrier."
90 (b) The remaining sections are renumbered as follows: R109.1.6 Other inspections;
91 R18.104.22.168 Fire- and smoke-resistance-rated construction inspection; R22.214.171.124 Reinforced
92 masonry, insulating concrete form (ICF) and conventionally formed concrete wall inspection;
93 and R109.1.7 Final inspection.
94 (4) IRC, Section R114.1, is deleted and replaced with the following: "R114.1 Notice to
95 owner. Upon notice from the building official that work on any building or structure is being
96 prosecuted contrary to the provisions of this code or other pertinent laws or ordinances or in an
97 unsafe and dangerous manner, such work shall be immediately stopped. The stop work order
98 shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property involved, or to the owner's
99 agent or to the person doing the work; and shall state the conditions under which work will be
100 permitted to resume."
101 (5) In IRC, Section R202, the following definition is added: "ACCESSORY
102 DWELLING UNIT: A habitable living unit created within a primary owner-occupied
103 single-family dwelling."
105 BACKFLOW PREVENTER ASSEMBLY TESTER: A person who has shown competence to
106 test Backflow prevention assemblies to the satisfaction of the authority having jurisdiction
107 under Utah Code, Subsection 19-4-104(4)."
109 replaced with the following: "CROSS CONNECTION. Any physical connection or potential
110 connection or arrangement between two otherwise separate piping systems, one of which
111 contains potable water and the other either water of unknown or questionable safety or steam,
112 gas, or chemical, whereby there exists the possibility for flow from one system to the other,
113 with the direction of flow depending on the pressure differential between the two systems (see
114 "Backflow, Water Distribution")."
116 the word "washers"; the word "and" is deleted; and the following is added to the end: "and
117 clear water wastes which have a pH of 6.0 to 9.0; are non-flammable; non-combustible;
118 without objectionable odors; non-highly pigmented; and will not interfere with the operation of
119 the sewer treatment facility."
121 replaced with the following: "POTABLE WATER. Water free from impurities present in
122 amounts sufficient to cause disease or harmful physiological effects and conforming to the
123 Utah Code, Title 19, Chapter 4, Safe Drinking Water Act, and Title 19, Chapter 5, Water
124 Quality Act, and the regulations of the public health authority having jurisdiction."
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1. Statutory requirements of the Authority Having Jurisdiction are not included in this state
ground snow load table.
2. For locations where there is substantial change in altitude over the city/town, the load
applies at and below the cited elevation, with a tolerance of 100 ft (30 m).
3. For other locations in Utah, see Bean, B., Maguire, M., Sun, Y. (2018), "The Utah Snow
Load Study," Utah State University Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty
Publications, Paper 3589, http://utahsnowload.usu.edu/, for ground snow load values.
160 Utah Snow Loads. The snow loads specified in Table R301.2(5b) shall be used for the
161 jurisdictions identified in that table. Otherwise, for other locations in Utah, see Bean, B.,
162 Maguire, M., Sun, Y. (2018), "The Utah Snow Load Study," Utah State University Civil and
163 Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications, Paper 3589, http://utahsnowload.usu.edu/, for
164 ground snow load values."
166 sentence: "When an access/maintenance agreement or easement is in place, plumbing,
167 mechanical ducting, schedule 40 steel gas pipe, and electric service conductors including
168 feeders, are permitted to penetrate the common wall at grade, above grade, or below grade."
169 (13) In IRC, Section R302.3, a new exception 3 is added as follows: "3. Accessory
170 dwelling units separated by walls or floor assemblies protected by not less than 1/2-inch (12.7
171 mm) gypsum board or equivalent on each side of the wall or bottom of the floor assembly are
172 exempt from the requirements of this section."
174 replaced with "self-latching hardware."
178 (17) In IRC, Section R310.6, in the exception, the words "or accessory dwelling units"
179 are added after the words "sleeping rooms".
181 the following: "R311.7.4 Stair treads and risers. R3126.96.36.199 Riser height. The maximum riser
182 height shall be 8 inches (203 mm). The riser shall be measured vertically between leading
183 edges of the adjacent treads. The greatest riser height within any flight of stairs shall not
184 exceed the smallest by more than 3/8 inch (9.5 mm).
185 R3188.8.131.52 Tread depth. The minimum tread depth shall be 9 inches (228 mm). The tread
186 depth shall be measured horizontally between the vertical planes of the foremost projection of
187 adjacent treads and at a right angle to the tread's leading edge. The greatest tread depth within
188 any flight of stairs shall not exceed the smallest by more than 3/8 inch (9.5 mm). Winder
189 treads shall have a minimum tread depth of 10 inches (254 mm) measured as above at a point
190 12 inches (305 mm) from the side where the treads are narrower. Winder treads shall have a
191 minimum tread depth of 6 inches (152 mm) at any point. Within any flight of stairs, the
192 greatest winder tread depth at the 12-inch (305 mm) walk line shall not exceed the smallest by
193 more than 3/8 inch (9.5 mm).
194 R3184.108.40.206 Profile. The radius of curvature at the leading edge of the tread shall be no greater
195 than 9/16 inch (14.3 mm). A nosing not less than 3/4 inch (19 mm) but not more than 1 1/4
196 inches (32 mm) shall be provided on stairways with solid risers. The greatest nosing projection
197 shall not exceed the smallest nosing projection by more than 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) between two
198 stories, including the nosing at the level of floors and landings. Beveling of nosing shall not
199 exceed 1/2 inch (12.7 mm). Risers shall be vertical or sloped from the underside of the leading
200 edge of the tread above at an angle not more than 30 degrees (0.51 rad) from the vertical. Open
201 risers are permitted, provided that the opening between treads does not permit the passage of a
202 4-inch diameter (102 mm) sphere.
204 1. A nosing is not required where the tread depth is a minimum of 10 inches (254 mm).
205 2. The opening between adjacent treads is not limited on stairs with a total rise of 30 inches
206 (762 mm) or less."
209 following: "R313.1 Design and installation. When installed, automatic residential fire
210 sprinkler systems for townhouses or one- and two-family dwellings shall be designed and
211 installed in accordance with Section P2904 or NFPA 13D."
212 (21) In IRC, Section R314.2.2, the words "or accessory dwelling units" are added after
213 the words "sleeping rooms".
214 (22) In IRC, Section R315.2.2, the words "or accessory dwelling units" are added after
215 the words "sleeping rooms".
217 after the word "installed": "on each level of the dwelling unit and."
219 "3. Hard wiring of carbon monoxide alarms in existing areas shall not be required where the
220 alterations or repairs do not result in the removal of interior wall or ceiling finishes exposing
221 the structure, unless there is an attic, crawl space or basement available which could provide
222 access for hard wiring, without the removal of interior finishes."
224 Where more than one carbon monoxide alarm is required to be installed within an individual
225 dwelling unit in accordance with Section R315.1, the alarm devices shall be interconnected in
226 such a manner that the actuation of one alarm will activate all of the alarms in the individual
227 unit. Physical interconnection of smoke alarms shall not be required where listed wireless
228 alarms are installed and all alarms sound upon activation of one alarm.
229 Exception: Interconnection of carbon monoxide alarms in existing areas shall not be required
230 where alterations or repairs do not result in removal of interior wall or ceiling finishes exposing
231 the structure, unless there is an attic, crawl space or basement available which could provide
232 access for interconnection without the removal of interior finishes."
234 is added to the end of the paragraph: "or treated with a moisture resistant coating."
236 after the words "pools and spas shall comply with".
238 When anchor bolt spacing does not exceed 32 inches (813 mm) apart, anchor bolts may be
239 placed with a minimum of two bolts per plate section located not less than 4 inches (102 mm)
240 from each end of each plate section at interior bearing walls, interior braced wall lines, and at
241 all exterior walls."
243 and Item 3 as follows: "Exception: When anchor bolt spacing does not exceed 32 inches (816
244 mm) apart, anchor bolts may be placed with a minimum of two bolts per plate section located
245 not less than 4 inches (102 mm) from each end of each plate section at interior bearing walls,
246 interior braced wall lines, and at all exterior walls."
248 As an alternative to complying with Sections R404.1 through R404.1.5.3, concrete and
249 masonry foundation walls may be designed in accordance with IBC Sections 1807.1.5 and
250 1807.1.6 as amended in Section 1807.1.6.4 and Table 1807.1.6.4 under these rules."
252 When a geotechnical report has been provided for the property, a drainage system is not
253 required unless the drainage system is required as a condition of the geotechnical report. The
254 geological report shall make a recommendation regarding a drainage system."
255 Section 4. Section 15A-3-204 is amended to read:
256 15A-3-204. Amendments to Chapters 16 through 25 of IRC.
257 (1) In IRC, Section M1602.2, a new exception is added at the end of Item 6 as follows:
258 "Exception: The discharge of return air from an accessory dwelling unit into another dwelling
259 unit, or into an accessory dwelling unit from another dwelling unit, is not prohibited."
260 (2) A new IRC, Section G2401.2, is added as follows: "G2401.2 Meter Protection.
261 Fuel gas services shall be in an approved location and/or provided with structures designed to
262 protect the fuel gas meter and surrounding piping from physical damage, including falling,
263 moving, or migrating ice and snow. If an added structure is used, it must provide access for
264 service and comply with the IBC or the IRC."
265 Section 5. Section 15A-3-206 is amended to read:
266 15A-3-206. Amendments to Chapters 36 through 44 and Appendix F of IRC.
267 (1) In IRC, Section E3601.6.2, a new exception is added as follows: "Exception: An
268 occupant of an accessory dwelling unit is not required to have access to the disconnect serving
269 the dwelling unit in which they reside."
271 "assemblies": "with ungrounded conductors 10 AWG and smaller".
273 "Exception: Receptacles or other outlets adjacent to the exterior walls of the garage, outlets
274 adjacent to an exterior wall of the garage, or outlets in a storage room with entry from the
275 garage may be connected to the garage branch circuit."
278 (a) following the word "Exception" the number "1." is added; and
279 (b) at the end of the section, the following sentences are added:
280 "2. This section does not apply for a simple move or an extension of a branch circuit or an
281 outlet which does not significantly increase the existing electrical load. This exception does
282 not include changes involving remodeling or additions to a residence."
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287 the voluntary installation shall comply with Appendix F of the IRC.
288 (b) An additional inspection of a voluntary installation described in Subsection [
289 (7)(a) is not required.
290 Section 6. Section 17-27a-505.5 is amended to read:
291 17-27a-505.5. Limit on single family designation.
292 (1) As used in this section, "single-family limit" means the number of [
293 individuals allowed to occupy each residential unit that is recognized by a land use authority in
294 a zone permitting occupancy by a single family.
295 (2) A county may not adopt a single-family limit that is less than:
296 (a) three, if the county has within its unincorporated area:
297 (i) a state university;
298 (ii) a private university with a student population of at least 20,000; or
299 (iii) a mountainous planning district; or
300 (b) four, for each other county.
301 Section 7. Section 17-27a-526 is enacted to read:
302 17-27a-526. Internal accessory dwelling units.
303 (1) As used in this section, "internal accessory dwelling unit" means an accessory
304 dwelling unit created within a primary owner-occupied single-family dwelling.
305 (2) Subject to Subsection (3), in any zone or area permitting accessory dwelling units:
306 (a) the use of an internal accessory dwelling unit is a permitted use; and
307 (b) a county may not establish any restrictions or requirements for the construction or
308 use of an internal accessory dwelling unit, including a restriction or requirement governing:
309 (i) the size of an internal accessory dwelling unit in relation to the primary dwelling
310 within which the internal accessory dwelling unit is created;
311 (ii) total lot size;
312 (iii) parking; or
313 (iv) street frontage.
314 (3) An internal accessory dwelling unit shall comply with all applicable:
315 (a) building codes; and
316 (b) fire codes.
317 Section 8. Section 35A-8-504.5 is enacted to read:
318 35A-8-504.5. Low-income ADU loan guarantee program.
319 (1) As used in this section:
320 (a) "Accessory dwelling unit" means the same as that term is defined in Section
322 (b) "Borrower" means a residential property owner who receives a low-income ADU
323 loan from a lender.
324 (c) "Lender" means a trust company, savings bank, savings and loan association, bank,
325 credit union, or any other entity that provides low-income ADU loans directly to borrowers.
326 (d) "Low-income ADU loan" means a loan made by a lender to a borrower for the
327 purpose of financing the construction of an accessory dwelling unit that is:
328 (i) located on the borrower's residential property; and
329 (ii) rented to a low-income individual.
330 (e) "Low-income individual" means an individual whose household income is less than
331 80% of the area median income.
332 (2) The executive director shall establish a program to provide loan guarantees on
333 behalf of borrowers for the purpose of insuring the repayment of low-income ADU loans.
334 (3) The executive director may not provide a loan guarantee for a low-income ADU
335 loan under this section unless:
336 (a) the lender:
337 (i) agrees in writing to participate in the loan guarantee program;
338 (ii) makes available to prospective borrowers the option of receiving a low-income
339 ADU loan that:
340 (A) has a term of 15 years; and
341 (B) charges interest at a fixed rate;
342 (iii) monitors the activities of the borrower on a yearly basis during the term of the loan
343 to ensure the borrower's compliance with:
344 (A) Subsection (3)(c); and
345 (B) any other term or condition of the loan; and
346 (iv) promptly notifies the executive director in writing if the borrower fails to comply
348 (A) Subsection (3)(c); or
349 (B) any other term or condition of the loan;
350 (b) the loan terms of the low-income ADU loan:
351 (i) are consistent with the loan terms described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii); or
352 (ii) if different from the loan terms described in Subsection (3)(a)(ii), are mutually
353 agreed upon by the lender and the borrower; and
354 (c) the borrower:
355 (i) agrees in writing to participate in the loan guarantee program;
356 (ii) constructs an accessory dwelling unit on the borrower's residential property within
357 one year after the day on which the borrower receives the loan;
358 (iii) occupies the primary residence to which the accessory dwelling unit is associated:
359 (A) after the accessory dwelling unit is completed; and
360 (B) for the remainder of the term of the loan; and
361 (iv) rents the accessory dwelling unit to a low-income individual:
362 (A) after the accessory dwelling unit is completed; and
363 (B) for the remainder of the term of the loan.
364 (4) At the direction of the board, the executive director shall make rules in accordance
365 with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, to establish:
366 (a) the minimum criteria for lenders and borrowers to participate in the loan guarantee
368 (b) the terms and conditions for loan guarantees provided under this section, consistent
369 with Subsection (3); and
370 (c) procedures for the loan guarantee process.
371 Section 9. Section 35A-8-505 is amended to read:
372 35A-8-505. Activities authorized to receive fund money -- Powers of the executive
374 At the direction of the board, the executive director may:
375 (1) provide fund money to any of the following activities:
376 (a) the acquisition, rehabilitation, or new construction of low-income housing units;
377 (b) matching funds for social services projects directly related to providing housing for
378 special-need renters in assisted projects;
379 (c) the development and construction of accessible housing designed for low-income
381 (d) the construction or improvement of a shelter or transitional housing facility that
382 provides services intended to prevent or minimize homelessness among members of a specific
383 homeless subpopulation;
384 (e) the purchase of an existing facility to provide temporary or transitional housing for
385 the homeless in an area that does not require rezoning before providing such temporary or
386 transitional housing;
387 (f) the purchase of land that will be used as the site of low-income housing units;
388 (g) the preservation of existing affordable housing units for low-income persons; [
389 (h) providing loan guarantees under Section 35A-8-504.5; and
391 availability or quality of housing in the state for low-income persons; and
392 (2) do any act necessary or convenient to the exercise of the powers granted by this part
393 or reasonably implied from those granted powers, including:
394 (a) making or executing contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient for
395 the performance of the executive director and board's duties and the exercise of the executive
396 director and board's powers and functions under this part, including contracts or agreements for
397 the servicing and originating of mortgage loans;
398 (b) procuring insurance against a loss in connection with property or other assets held
399 by the fund, including mortgage loans, in amounts and from insurers it considers desirable;
400 (c) entering into agreements with a department, agency, or instrumentality of the
401 United States or this state and with mortgagors and mortgage lenders for the purpose of
402 planning and regulating and providing for the financing and refinancing, purchase,
403 construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, leasing, management, maintenance, operation, sale,
404 or other disposition of residential housing undertaken with the assistance of the department
405 under this part;
406 (d) proceeding with a foreclosure action, to own, lease, clear, reconstruct, rehabilitate,
407 repair, maintain, manage, operate, assign, encumber, sell, or otherwise dispose of real or
408 personal property obtained by the fund due to the default on a mortgage loan held by the fund
409 in preparation for disposition of the property, taking assignments of leases and rentals,
410 proceeding with foreclosure actions, and taking other actions necessary or incidental to the
411 performance of its duties; and
412 (e) selling, at a public or private sale, with public bidding, a mortgage or other
413 obligation held by the fund.
414 Section 10. Section 57-8a-209 is amended to read:
415 57-8a-209. Rental restrictions.
416 (1) (a) Subject to Subsections (1)(b), (5), [
417 (i) create restrictions on the number and term of rentals in an association; or
418 (ii) prohibit rentals in the association.
419 (b) An association that creates a rental restriction or prohibition in accordance with
420 Subsection (1)(a) shall create the rental restriction or prohibition in a recorded declaration of
421 covenants, conditions, and restrictions, or by amending the recorded declaration of covenants,
422 conditions, and restrictions.
423 (2) If an association prohibits or imposes restrictions on the number and term of
424 rentals, the restrictions shall include:
425 (a) a provision that requires the association to exempt from the rental restrictions the
426 following lot owner and the lot owner's lot:
427 (i) a lot owner in the military for the period of the lot owner's deployment;
428 (ii) a lot occupied by a lot owner's parent, child, or sibling;
429 (iii) a lot owner whose employer has relocated the lot owner for two years or less;
430 (iv) a lot owned by an entity that is occupied by an individual who:
431 (A) has voting rights under the entity's organizing documents; and
432 (B) has a 25% or greater share of ownership, control, and right to profits and losses of
433 the entity; or
434 (v) a lot owned by a trust or other entity created for estate planning purposes if the trust
435 or other estate planning entity was created for:
436 (A) the estate of a current resident of the lot; or
437 (B) the parent, child, or sibling of the current resident of the lot;
438 (b) a provision that allows a lot owner who has a rental in the association before the
439 time the rental restriction described in Subsection (1)(a) is recorded with the county recorder of
440 the county in which the association is located to continue renting until:
441 (i) the lot owner occupies the lot;
442 (ii) an officer, owner, member, trustee, beneficiary, director, or person holding a
443 similar position of ownership or control of an entity or trust that holds an ownership interest in
444 the lot, occupies the lot; or
445 (iii) the lot is transferred; and
446 (c) a requirement that the association create, by rule or resolution, procedures to:
447 (i) determine and track the number of rentals and lots in the association subject to the
448 provisions described in Subsections (2)(a) and (b); and
449 (ii) ensure consistent administration and enforcement of the rental restrictions.
450 (3) For purposes of Subsection (2)(b)(iii), a transfer occurs when one or more of the
451 following occur:
452 (a) the conveyance, sale, or other transfer of a lot by deed;
453 (b) the granting of a life estate in the lot; or
454 (c) if the lot is owned by a limited liability company, corporation, partnership, or other
455 business entity, the sale or transfer of more than 75% of the business entity's share, stock,
456 membership interests, or partnership interests in a 12-month period.
457 (4) This section does not limit or affect residency age requirements for an association
458 that complies with the requirements of the Housing for Older Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec.
460 (5) A declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions or amendments to the
461 declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions recorded before the transfer of the first lot
462 from the initial declarant may prohibit or restrict rentals without providing for the exceptions,
463 provisions, and procedures required under Subsection (2).
464 (6) (a) Subsections (1) through (5) do not apply to:
465 (i) an association that contains a time period unit as defined in Section 57-8-3;
466 (ii) any other form of timeshare interest as defined in Section 57-19-2; or
467 (iii) subject to Subsection (6)(b), an association that is formed before May 12, 2009,
468 unless, on or after May 12, 2015, the association:
469 (A) adopts a rental restriction or prohibition; or
470 (B) amends an existing rental restriction or prohibition.
471 (b) An association that adopts a rental restriction or amends an existing rental
472 restriction or prohibition before May 9, 2017, is not required to include the exemption
473 described in Subsection (2)(a)(iv).
474 (7) Notwithstanding this section, an association may restrict or prohibit rentals without
475 an exception described in Subsection (2) if:
476 (a) the restriction or prohibition receives unanimous approval by all lot owners; and
477 (b) when the restriction or prohibition requires an amendment to the association's
478 recorded declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions, the association fulfills all other
479 requirements for amending the recorded declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions
480 described in the association's governing documents.
481 (8) Except as provided in Subsection (9), an association may not require a lot owner
482 who owns a rental lot to:
483 (a) obtain the association's approval of a prospective renter;
484 (b) give the association:
485 (i) a copy of a rental application;
486 (ii) a copy of a renter's or prospective renter's credit information or credit report;
487 (iii) a copy of a renter's or prospective renter's background check; or
488 (iv) documentation to verify the renter's age; or
489 (c) pay an additional assessment, fine, or fee because the lot is a rental lot.
490 (9) (a) A lot owner who owns a rental lot shall give an association the documents
491 described in Subsection (8)(b) if the lot owner is required to provide the documents by court
492 order or as part of discovery under the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure.
493 (b) If an association's declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions lawfully
494 prohibits or restricts occupancy of the lots by a certain class of individuals, the association may
495 require a lot owner who owns a rental lot to give the association the information described in
496 Subsection (8)(b), if:
497 (i) the information helps the association determine whether the renter's occupancy of
498 the lot complies with the association's declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions;
500 (ii) the association uses the information to determine whether the renter's occupancy of
501 the lot complies with the association's declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions.
502 (10) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a), an association may not restrict or prohibit the
503 rental of an internal accessory dwelling unit, as defined in Section 10-9a-530, constructed
504 within a lot owner's residential lot, if the internal accessory dwelling unit complies with all
506 (a) land use ordinances;
507 (b) building codes; and
508 (c) fire codes.
510 association regardless of when the association is created.
511 Section 11. Section 57-8a-218 is amended to read:
512 57-8a-218. Equal treatment by rules required -- Limits on association rules and
513 design criteria.
514 (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), a rule shall treat similarly situated lot
515 owners similarly.
516 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a), a rule may:
517 (i) vary according to the level and type of service that the association provides to lot
519 (ii) differ between residential and nonresidential uses; and
520 (iii) for a lot that an owner leases for a term of less than 30 days, impose a reasonable
521 limit on the number of individuals who may use the common areas and facilities as guests of
522 the lot tenant or lot owner.
523 (2) (a) If a lot owner owns a rental lot and is in compliance with the association's
524 governing documents and any rule that the association adopts under Subsection (4), a rule may
525 not treat the lot owner differently because the lot owner owns a rental lot.
526 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a), a rule may:
527 (i) limit or prohibit a rental lot owner from using the common areas for purposes other
528 than attending an association meeting or managing the rental lot;
529 (ii) if the rental lot owner retains the right to use the association's common areas, even
531 (A) charge a rental lot owner a fee to use the common areas; or
532 (B) for a lot that an owner leases for a term of less than 30 days, impose a reasonable
533 limit on the number of individuals who may use the common areas and facilities as guests of
534 the lot tenant or lot owner; or
535 (iii) include a provision in the association's governing documents that:
536 (A) requires each tenant of a rental lot to abide by the terms of the governing
537 documents; and
538 (B) holds the tenant and the rental lot owner jointly and severally liable for a violation
539 of a provision of the governing documents.
540 (3) (a) A rule criterion may not abridge the rights of a lot owner to display religious
541 and holiday signs, symbols, and decorations inside a dwelling on a lot.
542 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), the association may adopt time, place, and
543 manner restrictions with respect to displays visible from outside the dwelling or lot.
544 (4) (a) A rule may not regulate the content of political signs.
545 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (4)(a):
546 (i) a rule may regulate the time, place, and manner of posting a political sign; and
547 (ii) an association design provision may establish design criteria for political signs.
548 (5) (a) A rule may not interfere with the freedom of a lot owner to determine the
549 composition of the lot owner's household.
550 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (5)(a), an association may:
551 (i) require that all occupants of a dwelling be members of a single housekeeping unit;
553 (ii) limit the total number of occupants permitted in each residential dwelling on the
554 basis of the residential dwelling's:
555 (A) size and facilities; and
556 (B) fair use of the common areas.
557 (6) (a) A rule may not interfere with an activity of a lot owner within the confines of a
558 dwelling or lot, to the extent that the activity is in compliance with local laws and ordinances.
559 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (6)(a), a rule may prohibit an activity within a dwelling
560 on an owner's lot if the activity:
561 (i) is not normally associated with a project restricted to residential use; or
562 (ii) (A) creates monetary costs for the association or other lot owners;
563 (B) creates a danger to the health or safety of occupants of other lots;
564 (C) generates excessive noise or traffic;
565 (D) creates unsightly conditions visible from outside the dwelling;
566 (E) creates an unreasonable source of annoyance to persons outside the lot; or
567 (F) if there are attached dwellings, creates the potential for smoke to enter another lot
568 owner's dwelling, the common areas, or limited common areas.
569 (c) If permitted by law, an association may adopt rules described in Subsection (6)(b)
570 that affect the use of or behavior inside the dwelling.
571 (7) (a) A rule may not, to the detriment of a lot owner and over the lot owner's written
572 objection to the board, alter the allocation of financial burdens among the various lots.
573 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (7)(a), an association may:
574 (i) change the common areas available to a lot owner;
575 (ii) adopt generally applicable rules for the use of common areas; or
576 (iii) deny use privileges to a lot owner who:
577 (A) is delinquent in paying assessments;
578 (B) abuses the common areas; or
579 (C) violates the governing documents.
580 (c) This Subsection (7) does not permit a rule that:
581 (i) alters the method of levying assessments; or
582 (ii) increases the amount of assessments as provided in the declaration.
583 (8) (a) Subject to Subsection (8)(b), a rule may not:
584 (i) prohibit the transfer of a lot; or
585 (ii) require the consent of the association or board to transfer a lot.
586 (b) Unless contrary to a declaration, a rule may require a minimum lease term.
587 (9) (a) A rule may not require a lot owner to dispose of personal property that was in or
588 on a lot before the adoption of the rule or design criteria if the personal property was in
589 compliance with all rules and other governing documents previously in force.
590 (b) The exemption in Subsection (9)(a):
591 (i) applies during the period of the lot owner's ownership of the lot; and
592 (ii) does not apply to a subsequent lot owner who takes title to the lot after adoption of
593 the rule described in Subsection (9)(a).
594 (10) A rule or action by the association or action by the board may not unreasonably
595 impede a declarant's ability to satisfy existing development financing for community
596 improvements and right to develop:
597 (a) the project; or
598 (b) other properties in the vicinity of the project.
599 (11) A rule or association or board action may not interfere with:
600 (a) the use or operation of an amenity that the association does not own or control; or
601 (b) the exercise of a right associated with an easement.
602 (12) A rule may not divest a lot owner of the right to proceed in accordance with a
603 completed application for design review, or to proceed in accordance with another approval
604 process, under the terms of the governing documents in existence at the time the completed
605 application was submitted by the owner for review.
606 (13) Unless otherwise provided in the declaration, an association may by rule:
607 (a) regulate the use, maintenance, repair, replacement, and modification of common
609 (b) impose and receive any payment, fee, or charge for:
610 (i) the use, rental, or operation of the common areas, except limited common areas; and
611 (ii) a service provided to a lot owner;
612 (c) impose a charge for a late payment of an assessment; or
613 (d) provide for the indemnification of the association's officers and board consistent
614 with Title 16, Chapter 6a, Utah Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act.
615 (14) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (14)(b), a rule may not prohibit the owner of
616 a residential lot from constructing an internal accessory dwelling unit, as defined in Section
617 10-9a-530, within the owner's residential lot.
618 (b) Subsection (14)(a) does not apply if the construction would violate:
619 (i) a local land use ordinance;
620 (ii) a building code; or
621 (iii) a fire code.
624 requirements of Subsections (1) through (13), except Subsection (1)(b)(ii).
626 declaration, bylaws, or articles of incorporation.