electric vehicles

Utah law provides that an association may not prohibit an owner from installing or using an electric vehicle charging system:

  1. in a parking space on the owner's lot, or
  2. in a limited common area parking space designated for the owner's exclusive use.

An association may:

  1. require the owner to obtain approval before installing a charging system;
  2. require that an electrical contractor install the charger, or if installed on common area, require the owner to reimburse the association for any increase in the insurance premium caused by the installation of the charger;
  3. require the system to comply with the association's design criteria and other restrictions if they do not significantly increase the cost of or decrease the efficiency or performance of the charging station; and
  4. require the owner to pay the costs of installation, metering, and use of the system, including the costs of electricity and damage to common area.

See Utah Code Section 57-8a-801 and 802 and Section 57-8-8.2.

Statutes and Cases:

(For reference: 57-8 is the Condo Act, 57-8a is the Community Association Act, 16-6a is the Nonprofit Act)

HOA resources and laws annotated
HOA resources and laws annotated