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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R527. Human Services, Recovery Services.

Rule R527-394. Posting Bond or Security.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R527-394-1. Authority and Purpose.

1. The Department of Human Services is authorized to create rules necessary for the provision of social services by Section 62A-1-111 and 62A-11-107.

2. The purpose of this rule is to meet the requirements of 45 CFR 303.104 that the office develops guidelines to determine whether posting bond or security is appropriate on a support case.

R527-394-2. Criteria.

The Office of Recovery Services may petition the court to require the obligor to post bond or provide other security for the payment of a support debt if:

1. the Office determines the obligor has or has had the ability to pay but has failed or refused to pay, and;

2. the obligor has the ability to provide bond or security and to pay court ordered child support, and;

3. the Office determines that income withholding and garnishment are not viable or cost effective methods of collecting the support obligation, and;

4. the obligor has not made a payment during the period of 90 days prior to the time of a petition to the court in accordance with section (1) above, and;

5. the circumstances of the case include one of the following conditions:

a. the obligor is self-employed, voluntarily unemployed or underemployed, or receives income-in-kind, or;

b. the obligor realizes income from seasonal or other irregular employment or from commissions, or;

c. there is reason to believe that the obligor is preparing to leave the state.


child support, bonding requirements

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

July 13, 2009

Notice of Continuation

April 29, 2019

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

62A-1-111; 62A-11-107; 62A-11-321; 45 CFR 303.104

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R527, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, Recovery Services). 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.