In 2012, the Utah State Legislature Utah Surface Owner Protection Act was codified.
The Flying Diamond case was made law.
Reasonable efforts to enter into Surface Use Agreement before drilling.
It also provides that surface rights allows copesnation fo unreasonable loss of a surface land owner’s crops and permanent damage to surace land.
Who owns the vast majority of minerals in the USA? The federal government of course.
This act does NOT apply to the federal government…. interesting isn’t it?
If you have questions about your surface or mineral property rights in Utah, call 801-676-5506 for your free initial consulation.