Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

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R51. Agriculture and Food, Administration.

Rule R51-3. Government Records Access and Management Act.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R51-3-1. Purpose and Authority.

Under authority of the Government Records Access and Management Act, Section 63G-2-204, and Section 63A-12-104. This rule provides procedures for access and denial of access to government records.

R51-3-2. Duties of Divisions within the Department.

Each Division Director shall comply with Section 63-A-12-103 and shall appoint a records officer to perform, or to assist in performing the following functions:

A. The duties set forth in Section 63A-12-103; and

B. Review and respond to requests for access to division records.

R51-3-3. Requests for Access.

A. All requests for access to records shall be in writing. Requests shall be directed to the attention of the records officer of the particular division which the requester believes generated or possesses the records.

B. The division is not required to respond to requests submitted to the wrong person or location within the time limits set by the Government Records Access and Management Act.

C. A fee will be charged for copies of records provided. Amounts charged for photocopying will be as authorized in Section 4-1-6 and Subsection 63G-2-203. Fees must be paid at the time of the request or before the records are provided to the requester.

R51-3-4. Requests to Amend a Record.

An individual may contest the accuracy or completeness of a document pertaining to that individual pursuant to Section 63G-2-603. The request shall be made in writing to the records officer of the particular division.

Adjudicative proceedings under the GRAMA Act shall be informal and will be carried out in accordance with Section 63G-2-401 et seq., with the exception of appeals.

R51-3-5. Appeals of Requests to Amend a Record.

Appeals of requests to amend a record shall be handled as informal hearings under the Utah Administrative Procedures Act.

R51-3-6. Forms.

Request forms are available from the records officer of each division.


government documents, freedom of information, public records

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment


Notice of Continuation

February 29, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law


Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R51, please contact the promulgating agency (Agriculture and Food, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.