2019 Utah Code
Title 57 - Real Estate
Chapter 18 - Land Conservation Easement Act
Section 4 - Requirements for creation.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 57-18-4 (2019)
57-18-4. Requirements for creation.
  • (1) Any property owner may grant a conservation easement to any other qualified person as defined in Section 57-18-3 in the same manner and with the same effect as any other conveyance of an interest in real property.
  • (2)
    • (a) A conservation easement shall be in writing and shall be recorded in the office of the recorder of the county in which the easement is granted.
    • (b) Within 10 days after a conservation easement is recorded, the owner of real property for which the conservation easement is granted shall deliver to the assessor of the county in which the property is located a copy of the conservation easement and proof that the conservation easement has been recorded.
    • (c) Before January 1, 2012, each owner of property subject to a conservation easement recorded before May 10, 2011, shall deliver to the assessor of the county in which the property is located a copy of the conservation easement and proof that the conservation easement has been recorded.
  • (3) The instrument that creates a conservation easement shall identify and describe the land subject to the conservation easement by legal description, specify the purpose for which the easement is created, and include a termination date or a statement that the easement continue in perpetuity.
  • (4) Any qualified person, as defined in Section 57-18-3, that receives a conservation easement shall disclose to the easement's grantor, at least three days prior to the granting of the easement, the types of conservation easements available, the legal effect of each easement, and that the grantor should contact an attorney concerning any possible legal and tax implications of granting a conservation easement.


Amended by Chapter 157, 2011 General Session
Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Utah may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.