Property rights office launches upgraded website

Published: Friday, Feb. 8 2013 4:45 p.m. MST

SALT LAKE CITY — The Office of Property Rights Ombudsman has launched a new website aimed at helping the public access information.

The revised website will now offer a searchable database, a “Find the Law” section where property rights laws can be searched by topic, and a layout designed to be accessible by phone or mobile device so information can be viewed from any location.

“Advisory opinions once lived in filing cabinets unless formally requested by the public,” said lead attorney Brent Bateman. “Now the public can search these records at the click of a mouse or other device to learn about property issues around the state.”

The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman was created by the Utah Legislature to protect the property rights of citizens when state and local government condemns or regulates private land. The mission of the agency is to educate about private property rights and land use laws, advocate for fairness and compliance with state and local laws and ordinances, while assisting to resolve property disputes fairly.

Visit www.propertyrights.utah.gov or call 801-5306391 for more information.

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