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 R527-601. Establishing or Modifying an Administrative Award for Child Support.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R527-601-1. 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. The Office of Recovery Services (ORS) is authorized to adopt, amend, and enforce rules as necessary by Section 62A-11-107.

2. The purpose of this rule is to provide information as to when ORS will use best available income, what is considered best evidence available, and the procedures that must be taken for best evidence available to be used when establishing or modifying an administrative order.

R527-601-2. Documentation of Income.

When complete documentation of current income as required by Section 78B-12-203 is not available for both parents in an administrative default, participation, or stipulation proceeding, the office shall use the best evidence available to determine the appropriate child support award, in accordance with Section 78B-12-201.

R527-601-3. Definition.

Best evidence available shall include the following: an affidavit from a cooperating parent concerning the income of a parent who is not cooperating in providing documentation of his/her income; historical records including old tax returns, pay stubs, employer statements, or Department of Workforce Services records; market rate earned by persons with the same occupation as reported by the Department of Workforce Services; or the federal minimum wage.

R527-601-4. Procedures.

Prior to using the best evidence available to establish or modify an administrative order, the office shall mail a copy of an affidavit describing the evidence to the last known address of the uncooperative parent against whom the evidence is being used.


child support

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

June 15, 2009

Notice of Continuation

June 2, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

62A-1-111; 62A-11-107; 78B-12-201; 78B-12-203

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.