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The laws that apply to your HOA always at your fingertips.
Smart Index
•   Key concepts explained, such as "liability of a board member," (including a board member's potential liability and how to avoid it).
•  How to comply with the law explained, e.g., in "annual obligations of an HOA," and "action (voting) without a meeting."
•  The equivalent of hours of general attorney advice.*
•  Links terms to statutes and cases.
Questions and Answers about Utah Law
Have questions about a statute?  Ask it and an experienced Utah HOA attorney will answer it, plus see all of the previous questions and answers posted.
Step-by-Step Guides for Homeowners
Guides to walk a homeowner through:
•  making a proper request under the law for HOA records.
•  making a proper request under the law for a special meeting of the owners.
•  requesting approval to keep an assistance animal as a 'reasonable accommodation' for a person with a disability under the law, if the HOA prohibits or limits pets.
The Law, Annotated
All the statutes at your fingertips, easy to reference, with comments, explanations and case law summaries by an experienced HOA law firm, as well as cross-references and legislative histories.
Hover for Definitions
Key words in each statute are defined with the statutory definition in hovercards as you hover over the word, or tap it on a touchscreen.
Stay Current!
Updates of new Utah HOA laws sent directly to you by email, with explanations of how they affect your community and what your association must do to comply with the law and minimize risk.
For HOAs, access for up to 8 members of the association, or 7 members and 1 manager, is included, for use related to that association only.  For a management or other company, access for up to 5 employees is included, for their personal use only, no client-association access is included.  For individuals, access for up to 5 individuals is included.

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A value of over $3,400 in attorney work!*

  • All the benefits of a Practical membership, plus:
  • 2 Hours Attorney Time
    Get counsel from an HOA specialist attorney at Kimble Law.  Two hours of attorney time is included per subscription period (yearly).
    A $450 value.
  • 6 Key Resolutions
    The 6 resolutions every HOA should have, with the procedures required by law for certain issues, updated as the laws change yearly, so your HOA can always be in compliance:
    • Open Meetings. The law has certain requirements regarding open board meetings.  This resolution sets out those requirements for the board, including regarding executive sessions, owner comment period, and notice to owners.
    • Action without Board Meeting. The law has specific requirements for a board to be able to vote and take action without holding a meeting, such as by email. This resolution contains those requirements.  See Utah Code § 16-6a-813.
    • HOA Registry. This resolution contains the requirements of the law regarding an association updating its information with the Utah HOA Registry.  See Utah Code §§ 57-8-13.1 and 57-8a-105.
    • Reserve Analysis. The law has certain requirements regarding a reserve analysis (reserve study).  This resolution sets out those requirements for the board, including when to update a study, and when to provide a summary to owners.
    • Reserve Fund. The law has requirements regarding reserve funds and the annual budget, and it places limitations on using money in a reserve fund.  This resolution helps an association comply with those provisions.
    • Rule-making Procedure. The law requires community associations to abide by a specific process when adopting, changing or enforcing board-adopted rules.
    • Violation Reporting Procedures (complaints). While these are not required by law, they are included so the association has a clear policy on how violations are reported and acted upon.
    • Hearing Procedures. Procedures are included for hearings requested by owners who have been fined.
    • Fining Procedure and Fine Schedule. The law requires a specific process to be followed in order to levy a fine. That process is set out in this resolution. The law also requires that fines may only be assessed in the amounts provided for in the association's governing documents. So, a fine amount must be specifically stated somewhere (such as in this resolution) before a fine in that amount can be levied.
    • Collection Policy. Associations should have a clear policy notifying owners about the consequences of failing to pay assessments (dues), including the amount of the late fee, interest, and other penalties such as recording of a notice of lien.
    • Terminating Utilities. The law authorizes an association to suspend utilities that are paid as a common expense when an owner is delinquent. This is a valuable and effective remedy. The law specifies a procedure that must be followed, which is contained in this resolution.  See §§ 57-8-52 and 57-8a-309.
    • Future Rent Payments. The law authorizes an association to require a tenant to pay their rent to the association when the landlord owner is delinquent. This is a valuable and effective remedy. The law specifies a procedure that must be followed and is contained in this resolution.  See §§ 57-8-53 and 57-8a-310.
    • Utilizing electronic methods, such as email, to provide notice and conduct business, such as voting, is much more efficient and cost effective than printing and mailing. The law allows for this if authorized by a resolution or other governing document (such as this resolution). See §§ 57-8-42(3)(a) and 57-8a-214(3)(a).
    • The law has specific requirements for how and what records are kept by associations and for allowing owners to view those records. The law includes monetary penalties when an HOA fails to comply, so it's important to have a policy in place that complies with the law to help the board respond to a request for records by an owner. This resolution contains the requirements of the law and also has a form for owners to use when requesting records, so the request is clear and complies with the association policy and the law.
    A $1,600+ value.
  • Step-by-Step Guides
    Guides to walk the board through responding to:
    •   Owner request for records. Avoid the penalties imposed by law for failing to properly respond to an owner's records request.
    •  Resident request to keep assistance animal as a "reasonable accommodation" under the law because of disability. Avoid discrimination complaints and fines from the UALD and HUD.
    •  Request for satellite dish installation.  Avoid violating federal law regarding HOA restrictions on satellite dishes (coming soon).
    •  Request for solar device installation.  Avoid violating Utah law regarding HOA restrictions on solar devices (coming soon).
    •  Others coming soon!
    Reduce the need to contact the HOA's attorney.
  • Other Policy Resolutions
    Recommended resolutions:
    •   Reasonable Accommodation Requests Policy (including assistance animal requests). Avoid discrimination complaints from residents and fines from the UALD and HUD.
    •  Satellite Dish Policy. Avoid violating federal law regarding HOA restrictions on satellite dishes.
    A $750+ value.
  • Templates
    Templates updated as the laws change yearly for:
    •   taking action/voting without a meeting by the board,
    •  the warning notice required by law that must be given to an owner before a fine is levied,
    •  demand to delinquent owner regarding rent from tenant,
    •  letter to tenant of delinquent owner regarding paying rent payments to HOA instead of owner/landlord,
    •  letter to delinquent owner regarding terminating utilities and/or access to amenities, voting rights.
    •  Plus more!
    A $600+ value.
  • Eight user accounts included for access by, for example, up to 8 board members or 7 board members and 1 manager.

    * The value of resources provided exceeds $3,400 assuming rate of $225 an hour. Only attorney work specifically stated is provided. Amounts approximate and based on an attorney drafting similar templates.

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