R657-61: Valuation of real property interests for purposes of acquisition or disposal
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Administrative rule R657-61

Valuation of real property interests for purposes of acquisition or disposal

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KEY: wildlife, land sale, property value

Date of Last Change: October 1, 2023

Notice of Continuation: September 2023

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted law: 23A-6-201

R657-61-1. Purpose and Authority.

(1) Pursuant to Utah Code Sections 63-34-21, 23A-2-203, and Section 23A-6-201, this rule defines the process by which the value of real property is determined for purposes of acquisition or disposal by the Division.

R657-61-2. Definitions.

(1) For purposes of this rule:

(a) "Appraisal" means an independent analysis, opinion, or conclusion relating to the nature, quality, value, or utility of specified interests in, or aspects of, an identified parcel of real property, and conducted by a state certified general appraiser.

(b) "Value" means as an opinion on the worth of an identified parcel of real property or interest therein at a specific time and may be comprised of one or more of the following values, as commonly understood within the real estate and appraisal services business communities: assessed value, insurable value, use value, investment value, going-concern value, business enterprise value, market value, and public interest value.

R657-61-3. Obtaining an Opinion of Value.

(1) When purchasing or disposing real property interests, the Division shall obtain a written opinion on the value of the property interest in the form of an appraisal.

(a) The division will keep and maintain the written opinion of value in its real property acquisition and disposal files.

(2) An appraisal is not required under the following circumstances:

(a) The market value of the subject property interest is less than One-Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000), as estimated by the Division;

(b) The asking price for the property interest is considerably below prevailing market conditions, as estimated by the Division;

(c) The asking price for the property interest is reasonable based upon prevailing market conditions, but the Division will lose the opportunity to purchase the property if time is taken to conduct an appraisal prior to making an offer;

(d) An appraisal has been conducted on the subject property interest within the past twelve months;

(e) The real property interest is a gift, contribution, or donation to the division; or

(f) The real property interest is a right-of-way, lease, or other less-than-fee interest that is not perpetual.

(3) A written opinion of value shall be rendered by a state certified general appraiser conducting an appraisal.

(4) When values other than market value are considered in addition to or in place of an appraisal rendered by a state certified general appraiser the Division shall create and keep a memo-to-file describing:

(a) the Division's consideration of said value(s);

(b) the Division's rationale in said consideration relative to the proposed price and other terms of the purchase, sale, or exchange; and

(c) the acquisition or disposal decision made by the Division.

R657-61-4. Congruency in Value.

(1) Based on the written opinion of value, the Division shall consider and weigh the various economic and social values associated with the real property in an effort to maintain a level of congruency between the compensation for the property and its values.

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