Utah Administrative Code

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R850. School and Institutional Trust Lands, Administration.

Rule R850-3. Applicant Qualifications, Application Forms, and Application Processing.

As in effect on August 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R850-3-100. Authorities.

This rule implements Sections 6, 8, 10, and 12 of the Utah Enabling Act, Articles X and XX of the Utah Constitution, and Sections 53C-1-302(1)(a)(ii) and 53C-2-404 which authorize the Director of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (Trust Lands Administration) to prescribe the applicant requirements and the form of application.

R850-3-200. Applicant Qualifications.

Any person qualified to do business in the state of Utah, and not in default under the laws of the state of Utah relative to qualification to do business within the state, or not in default on any previous obligation with the Trust Lands Administration, shall be a qualified applicant for sale, exchange, lease or permit.

R850-3-300. Application Forms.

Application for the purchase, exchange, or use of trust lands or resources shall be on forms provided by the Trust Lands Administration, exact copies of its forms, forms retrieved from electronic sources, or forms submitted electronically.

R850-3-400. Application Processing.

1. Within 15 days from receipt of an application for a Special Use Lease, Easement, Sale, Exchange, Modified Grazing Permit, or Materials Permit, the Trust Lands Administration shall conduct an initial evaluation of the application. Trust Lands Administration may refuse the application if it determines, in its sole discretion, that:

(a) activities with higher priorities would be adversely impacted by processing the application;

(b) an existing or planned application or activity on the parcel would be adversely impacted by processing the application;

(c) an agency-initiated activity would be adversely impacted by processing the application; or

(d) proceeding with the proposal would not be in the best interests of the trust land beneficiaries.

2. No fees shall be collected from the applicant prior to the above-referenced evaluation. If the Trust Lands Administration chooses to refuse the application, it shall notify the applicant in writing. If the Trust Lands Administration chooses to accept the application, it shall inform the applicant of any further information, material, deposits and fees which may be required in order to accept the application and commence processing. Failure to provide the requested items by the deadline established by the Trust Lands Administration may result in the application being rejected. A determination refusing an application shall not be subject to administrative review.

R850-3-500. No Interest Conveyed by Submitting Application.

1. Until an executed instrument of conveyance, lease, permit or right is delivered or mailed to the successful applicant, applications for the purchase, exchange, or use of trust lands or resources shall not convey or vest the applicant with any rights or interests.

2. The Trust Lands Administration may reject any application prior to execution if it determines that rejection is in the best interest of the trust.

3. If an application is rejected, all monies tendered by the applicant, except the application fee, shall be refunded.

4. Should an applicant desire to withdraw the application, the applicant must make a written request. If the request is received prior to the time that the application is considered for formal action, all monies tendered by the applicant, except the application fee and any amounts expended on advertising or appraisals prior to the receipt of the withdrawal request, will be refunded. If the request for withdrawal is received after the application is approved, all monies tendered are forfeited to the Trust Lands Administration, unless otherwise ordered for a good cause shown.

5. Any deposit to cover advertising, appraisal costs and processing fees shall be forfeited if any lease, permit, grant or certificate is offered but not executed by the applicant.

R850-3-600. Rule Changes During Application Processing.

Applications shall be processed in accordance with the applicable rules in effect at the time the application was accepted except that the Trust Lands Administration may apply rule changes that become effective during the processing of an application if the Trust Lands Administration determines that the application of the rule change is in the best interest of the beneficiary of the land. If the applicant objects to compliance with changes in the rules, then the applicant may elect to withdraw the application, or the Trust Lands Administration may reject the application. For applications which are withdrawn or rejected under this section 600, all fees, except application fees, shall be refunded to the applicant without penalty.


administrative procedures, residency requirements

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

June 3, 2003

Notice of Continuation

May 23, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

53C-1-302(1)(a)(ii); 53C-2-404

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R850, please contact the promulgating agency (School and Institutional Trust Lands, 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.