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Guidelines for accepting Report of Water Right Conveyance Forms (100%) 1.Terminology 2.Questions to ask yourself when reviewing a report of water right.

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2 Guidelines for accepting Report of Water Right Conveyance Forms (100%) 1.Terminology 2.Questions to ask yourself when reviewing a report of water right conveyance. 3.Report of Water Right Conveyance form. 4.Deed and Assignment of Water Right standards. 5.Map Standards 6.How can we help? 7.Why?

3 Terminology Perfected Water Right Perfected Water Right – A water right which is evidenced by decree (or published proposed determination book), certificate of appropriation, diligence claim, UGWC or a supported water user’s claim Unperfected Water Right Unperfected Water Right – A water right which has not been perfected

4 1.Filing Fee? 2.Water Right Number? 3.Grantor: Same as owner on our files? 4.Grantee: New owner 5.Mailing address? 6.New owner sign ROC? 7.Professional, if necessary sign? 8.Maps submitted (if any deed does not have water right #) 9.Portions: Beneficial uses listed, shown in ac- ft, cfs or percentage. 10.If there is a change need to complete change portion of ROC.

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6 Needs to be owner of record on our files New owner

7 New owners signature (Ethel Theobald) Professional or himself Professional signature (only if by appurtenance)

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9 Owner on our records Need notary 1.Need original 2.Does not need to be recorded (We recommend them to record it for notice purposes). 3.This document can only be used if the water right is unperfected.

10 Deed Standards 1.Deed must be recorded in the county recorder’s office where the point of diversion of the water is located and in the county where the water is used. 2.Must contain a mailing address (only on new deeds) 3.Grantors name should match the signature block and notary block exactly. 4.Need a complete copy of the deed (signature, notary block, all pages, etc.) 5.We do not accept “unofficial copies.” 6.We need a copy of the deed with the official recording stamp (not handwritten) 7.Need a legible copy of the deed and if necessary, a certified copy. 8.The grantor in the first deed must match the owner listed on our files. 9.Property description appurtenant to the water right must be highlighted (especially if there are several pieces of property listed on deed).

11 How to search on our database for the County where the water is being used & diverted Programs Water Right Search Point of Diversion Section/Township Search Enter Section, Township & Range Browse Click on box for Counties Programs Queries or Search Water Right Number Enter water right number & press “Submit Query” Click on Map Viewer Click on box for counties Only use this method if the POU & POD is correct!

12 This is the image that would pull up. You can click on the drop down bar to show aerial photo. Click and drag a box to zoom in.

13 Database map. Make sure the POU & POD is correct!

14 2. Mailing address1. Recording Stamp 3. Owner on our records 3.

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18 Map Standards 1.Maps shall be prepared by, or under the direction of one of the following professionals licensed in Utah: an attorney, a professional engineer, a title insurance agent, or a professional land surveyor ( ). 2.The map must show the parcel of land described on the deed conveying the property. The legal description of the property boundary must be delineated. 3.A north arrow. 4.Maps must be tied to a section corner (NE, SE, SW, NW) of the section-township-range survey for the property. 5.Standard scale (or a point to point section corner or known measurement) 6.Listing the water right number on the map can be helpful. 7.See “Instructions for Report of water Right Conveyance Map(s).”

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23 What is wrong with this map?

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26 What can we do to help? Assist the public and professionals in understanding and complying with the statutes and rules regarding title. Helping them understand the process for updating ownership and how to access our documents online (the form, scanned documents etc.). Do not provide the documents used in updating ownership (maps or deeds). Try to be patient!

27 Why? To understand the importance of correct documents. To review all documents carefully To help the applicant/professional submit correct documents. Increase efficiency with the ROC process, which reduces backlog. Better relationship between Water Right Staff and professionals/applicants. QUESTIONS?


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