Utah Department of Administrative Services Office of Administrative Rules

File No. 34194

This rule was published in the November 15, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 22) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Commerce, Real Estate

Rule R162-1

Authority and Definitions

Notice of Proposed Rule


DAR File No.: 34194
Filed: 11/01/2010 03:48:30 PM


Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The substantive elements of this rule have been incorporated into the proposed new Rule R162-2f. Therefore, this rule is no longer needed. (DAR NOTE: The proposed new Rule R162-2f is under DAR No. 34191 in this issue, November 15, 2010, of the Bulletin.)

Summary of the rule or change:

The rule is repealed in its entirety.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Subsection 61-2f-103(1)(a)

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

Where the substantive provisions of this rule are incorporated into the proposed new Rule R162-2f, no fiscal impact to the state budget is anticipated from this filing.

local governments:

Where the substantive provisions of this rule are incorporated into the proposed new Rule R162-2f, no fiscal impact to local governments is anticipated from this filing.

small businesses:

Where the substantive provisions of this rule are incorporated into the proposed new Rule R162-2f, no fiscal impact to small businesses is anticipated from this filing.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

Where the substantive provisions of this rule are incorporated into the proposed new Rule R162-2f, no fiscal impact to affected persons is anticipated from this filing.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

In repealing this rule, the division and commission relieve affected persons of any obligation to comply with it. There are no compliance costs.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

No fiscal impact to businesses is anticipated from this rule repeal as the substance of these provisions are contained in the new Rule R162-2f proposed by the Division.

Francine A. Giani, Executive Director

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Real Estate
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2316

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Jennie Jonsson at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6706, by FAX at 801-526-4387, or by Internet E-mail at jjonsson@utah.gov

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:


This rule may become effective on:


Authorized by:

Deanna Sabey, Director


R162. Commerce, Real Estate.

[R162-1. Authority and Definitions.

R162-1-1. Authority.

1.1. The following administrative Rules, applicable to the Division of Real Estate, Department of Commerce have been established under the authority granted by Section 61-2-5.5, et seq.

1.1.1. The Division shall charge and collect fees for the (a) issuance of a new or duplicate license; (b) issuance of license history or certifications; (c) issuance of certified copies of official documents, orders, and other papers and transcripts; (d) certification of real estate schools, courses and instructors; and (e) costs of administering other duties.

1.1.2. The authority to collect the above fees is authorized by Section 61-2-9(5) and Section 61-2a-4.


R162-1-2. Definitions.

1.2. Terms used in these rules are defined as follows:

1.2.1. Active Licensee: One who: (a) has paid all applicable license fees; and (b) is affiliated with a principal brokerage.

1.2.2. Branch Manager: An associate broker who manages a branch office under the supervision of the principal broker.

1.2.3. Branch Office: A real estate office affiliated with and operating under the same name as a Principal Brokerage but located at an address different from the main office.

1.2.4. Business Opportunity: The sale, lease, or exchange of any business which includes an interest in real estate.

1.2.5. Brokerage: A real estate sales brokerage or a property management company.

1.2.6. Certification: The authorization issued by the Division to: (a) establish and operate a real estate school which provides courses approved for licensing requirements, (b) provide courses approved for renewal requirements, or (c) function as a real estate instructor.

1.2.7. Company Registration: A Registration issued to a corporation, partnership, Limited Liability Company, association or other legal entity of a real estate brokerage. A Company Registration is also issued to an individual or an individual's professional corporation.

1.2.8. Continuing Education: Professional education required as a condition of renewal in accordance with Subsection 61-2-9(2)(a).

1.2.9. Credit hour: 50 minutes of instruction within a 60 minute period.

1.2.10 DBA (doing business as): The authority issued by the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code to transact business under an assumed name.

1.2.11. Distance Education: education in which the instruction does not take place in a traditional classroom setting, but through other interactive instructional methods where teacher and student are separated by distance and sometimes by time, including computer conferencing, video conferencing, interactive audio, interactive computer software, Internet-based instruction, and other interactive online courses.

1.2.12. Expired License: A license will be deemed "expired" when the licensee fails to pay the fees due by the close of business on the expiration date. If the expiration date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday the effective date of expiration shall be the next business day.

1.2.13. Inactivation: The placing of a license on an inactive status, either voluntarily or involuntarily. Voluntary inactivation means the process initiated by an active licensee terminating affiliation with a principal brokerage. Involuntary inactivation means the process of (a) inactivation of a sales agent or associate broker license resulting from the suspension, revocation, or non-renewal of the license of the licensee's principal broker, or death of the licensee's principal broker, or (b) inactivation of a sales agent or associate broker license by a principal broker when the licensee is unavailable to execute the transfer forms.

1.2.14. Inactive Licensee: One who: (a) has paid all applicable license fees; and (b) is not affiliated with a principal brokerage.

1.2.15. Net listing means a listing wherein the amount of real estate commission is the difference between the selling price of the property and a minimum price set by the seller.

1.2.16. Non-resident Licensee: A person who holds a Utah real estate principal broker, associate broker, or sales agent license whose primary residence is in a jurisdiction other than Utah.

1.2.17. Principal Brokerage: The main real estate or property management office of a principal broker.

1.2.18. Property Management: The business of providing services relating to the rental or leasing of real property, including: advertising, procuring prospective tenants or lessees, negotiating lease or rental terms, executing lease or rental agreements, supervising repairs and maintenance, collecting and disbursing rents.

1.2.19 Provider: any person, professional organization, or other entity that is approved by the Division of Real Estate to teach Division-approved continuing education courses.

1.2.20. Regular Salaried Employees: For purposes of this Chapter, "regular salaried employee" shall mean an individual employed other than on a contract basis, who has withholding taxes taken out by the employer.

1.2.21. Reinstatement: To restore to active or inactive status, a license which has expired or been suspended.

1.2.22. Reissuance: The process by which a licensee may obtain a license following revocation.

1.2.23. Renewal: To extend an active or inactive license for an additional licensing period.

1.2.24 School: For the purposes of Rules R162-8 and R162-9, "school" includes:

(a) Any college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency which is recognized by the United States Department of Education;

(b) Any community college, vocational-technical school, state or federal agency or commission;

(c) Any nationally recognized real estate organization, any Utah real estate organization, or any local real estate organization which has been approved by the Real Estate Commission; and

(d) Any proprietary real estate school.

1.2.25 Traditional Education: education in which instruction takes place between an instructor and students where all are physically present in the same classroom.


KEY: real estate business, licensing

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: May 30, 2007

Notice of Continuation: April 18, 2007

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 61-2-5.5]


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Jennie Jonsson at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6706, by FAX at 801-526-4387, or by Internet E-mail at jjonsson@utah.gov.