Utah law authorizes an association to levy a fine against an owner for a violation of the association's governing documents.  A specific procedure must be followed to do so.  See Index, enforcement, for a summary of the procedure required by law to levy fines.

Amount of Fine

  • There is no limit imposed by law on the amount a community association may fine an owner.
  • In both condo and community associations, the fine amount must be specified in the association's governing documents.
  • The amount a condominium association may fine an owner is restricted by law.  The total fines assessed against a unit owner for violations of the same rule or provision of the governing documents may not exceed $500 in any one calendar month.  There is not a limit on the amount of fines that may be assessed total for violations of different rules or provisions.  So, for instance, if an owner committed several violations of three different rules, it's possible the resulting fines could add up to $1,500 in a given month (up to $500 for each rule violated).

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