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Utah

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Solar Easements & Local Option Solar Rights Laws   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/05/2012
Program Overview:
State: Utah
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Access Policy
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Web Site: http://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Utah Code 57-13
1/1/1979
Authority 2:
Utah Code 10-9a-610
Summary:

Utah's solar easement provisions are similar to easement provisions in many other states. Parties may voluntarily enter into written solar easement contracts that are enforceable by law. An easement must be created in writing and filed, duly recorded and indexed in the office of the recorder of the county in which the easement is granted. A solar easement, once created, runs with the land and does not terminate unless specified by conditions of the easement.

State law also stipulates that local zoning authorities may adopt regulations that mandate solar access and specifically grants governing bodies the right to refuse any plat or subdivision plan if deed restrictions, covenants or other agreements running with the land prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting reasonably sited and designed solar collectors or other renewable resource devices including clothes lines.


 
Contact:
  Public Information - UT Att.Gen.
Utah Attorney General's Office
Natural Resources Division
Box 140855
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0855
Phone: (801) 538-9600
E-Mail: uag@utah.gov
Web Site: http://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/environment.html
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