If you own a home or are buying or selling in Weber County, UT, researchers at Weber State University can help you determine if your property has a racial covenant and what you can do to renounce it
Does my home have a racial covenant? (click to expand)
How can I renounce a racial covenant on my home? (click to expand)
HB 374 from the Utah Legislature's 2021 General Session authorizes residents to record the following statement on their property, free of charge: "Any provision in a previously recorded written instrument that expresses any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, source of income, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity is void under Utah Code Section 57-21-6.1" State and local recording regulations must be followed including that all documents be signed and notarized and certain property identification information must be included.
Weber County residents can use this template form to renounce a racial covenant per HB 374.
Follow the steps below to complete and record the form:
On page 1, provide your name and mailing address in the upper left-hand corner.
On page 3, follow the instructions on the form to enter your Tax Parcel Number and the Legal Description of your property.
Sign and notarize the form--Please note forms must be signed and notarized before they are given to the Weber County Recorder's office. The recorder's office does not provide notary services. Per Utah law, notaries will require you to present a valid form of photo ID (driver's license, state ID card, or passport.) All branches of the Weber County Library offer free notary services during normal hours of operation. Notaries can also be found at most banks and credit unions, but they may charge a fee.
The original completed, signed, and notarized form can be either mailed or brought in-person to the Weber County Recorder's Office. The mailing address is the same as the physical address and is given below. If the recorder's office receives your document by mail, they will return it by mail to the address given in the upper left-hand corner of page 1 after recording is completed.