Title and ROC Frequently Asked Questions

Revised: March 9, 2017

How do I update ownership on the Division of Water Rights records?

  • To update water right ownership on the records of the state engineer, a water right owner shall submit a report of water right conveyance to the state engineer.
  • Click here for instruction on completing a Report of Water Rights Conveyance (.doc format)

Where do I find the forms required by the State Engineer's office to update ownership and how do I complete the forms?

  • Click here to view the forms available online.
  • Click here for instructions on filling out the Report of Conveyance (100%) form.
  • Click here for instructions on filling out the Report of Conveyance (Portion) form.
  • Click here for instructions on filling out an Land Deeds Addendum form (see page 2).
  • Click here for instructions on filling out a Water Deeds Addendum form (see page 2).
  • Click here for a checklist of completion requirements (.pdf format)

What are the mapping standards for ROC submission?

What is the Official Office of Record?

  • The office of record for ownership of perfected water rights is the county recorder's office for the county or counties where the water is diverted and/or used. Links to these offices will be added soon.

County Recorder Offices:

  • If the water is diverted in one county and used in another documents are to be recorded in both.
  • Click here for links to County Recorder Office websites.

What are the methods of water right conveyance?

  • In Utah, water rights can be owned and transferred separately from the land upon which they are used. Thus, various types of conveyance situations can occur.
  • Click here to view the methods.

Is there a training for professionals or individuals?

  • Click here for title basics
  • If you are interested in a training on the basics of updating water right files, Please contact either Sue Glenn or Dana Dredge. Please note: you need to at least have five participants and we like to limit the training to twenty (this makes for a good round table discussion).

Where can I find the Rules and Statues that govern the Division of Water Rights and the administration of Water Rights within the state of Utah?

  • Click here to view Water Right Laws (Utah Code 73-1-10 & 73-1-11).
  • Click here to view the Administrative Rules regarding Water Rights (Utah Administrative Code R655-5).

What is a deed?

  • Click here for Real Estate Conveyances (Utah Code 57-1)

What is an Addendum?

  • Click here for definition of an Addendum (Utah Code 57-3-109)