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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R651. Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.

Rule R651-620. Protection of Resources Park System Property.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R651-620-1. Applicability of Criminal Code.

Offenses against capital improvements, natural and cultural resources will normally be handled through the Utah Criminal Code.

R651-620-2. Trespass.

(1) A person may be found guilty of a class B misdemeanor, as stated in Utah Code Annotated, Section 79-4-502 if that person engages in activities within a park area without specific written authorization by the division. These activities include:(a) construction, or causing to construct, any structure, including buildings, fences water control devices, roads, utility lines or towers, or any other improvements;(b)removal, extraction, use, consumption, possession or destruction of any natural or cultural resource;(c)grazing of livestock, except as provided in Utah Code Annotated, Section 72-3-112. A cause of action for the trespass of livestock may be initiated in accordance with 78B-2-305; (d)use or occupation of park area property for more than 30 days after the cancellation or expiration of permit, lease, or concession agreement; or(e)any use or occupation in violation of division rules.

(2) The provisions of this section do not apply to division employees in the performance of their duties.

(3) Violations described in section (1) are subject to penalties as provided in Utah Code Annotated, Section 76-3-204 and Section 76-3-301.

R651-620-3. Tossing, Throwing, or Rolling of Rocks and other Materials.

The tossing, throwing, or rolling of rocks or other materials into valleys or canyons or down hills and mountains is prohibited.

R651-620-4. Firewood.

Collecting or cutting of firewood is prohibited without a permit.

R651-620-5. Glass Containers.

Use or possession of glass containers is prohibited in posted areas.

R651-620-6. Metal Detecting.

Metal detecting is prohibited without a permit.


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Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

November 16, 2004

Notice of Continuation

June 13, 2018

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law


Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R651, please contact the promulgating agency (Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation). 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.