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During the 2018 General Session, the Utah Legislature passed HB 250. HB 250 allocates a percentage of the building permit surcharge to the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman to provide training on the drafting and application of land use laws and land use dispute resolution.

The Ombudsman’s Office may also use the funds to provide reimbursement grants to organizations who provide land use training and meet certain conditions and criteria.

If you provide land use training, you’re invited to apply for this fund.

Applications are approved twice a year. Funding will begin on January 1, 2019. Applications for funding in the first half of the year are due on November 30.

The application form can be found HERE. Visit the Property Rights Ombudsman’s website at to learn more.


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WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2013

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court ended its term with a decision that will change planning and regulation — but by how much, and will the change be for better or worse? Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District is the most important planning law case in nearly a decade, and already there is widespread disagreement about what it means.

A diverse panel of land use lawyers will examine this ruling and its impact on exactions, property rights, and governmental actions in the context of the landmark cases before it.  You — planner, property owner, developer, advocate or neighbor — will take away practical advice on how to comply with the Court’s mandate and make it work to your benefit.


Dwight Merriam, FAICP
Robinson & Cole, LLP
Hartford, Connecticut

Robert H. Thomas
Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert

David L. Callies, FAICP
Professor of Law
University of Hawaii School of Law

Carol N. Brown
Professor of Law
University of Richmond School of Law
Richmond, Virginia

John M. Baker
Greene Espell, PLLP

Julie A. Tappendorf
Ancel, Glink, Diamond et al.

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790 South 100 East
Bountiful, Utah 84010

Judi Pickell

UT APA Chapter Administrator

PO BOX 1264

American Fork, UT 84003


The University of Utah’s Department of City and Metropolitan Planning, in the College of Architecture and Planning, is offering free or low cost open space workshops for communities in Northern Utah.  Contact Sumner Swaner at or 801-712-3120 to set up one for your community!

Free Workshops

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