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By federal law, owners of mineral rights have the right to extract the minerals, even if that activity changes “surface characteristics”. It’s important that you know what minerals may be located under your land and who owns the rights to them. Check your deed, and if you don’t understand it, you may want to contact your attorney or other professional to help you.
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According to Wyoming State Law 11-31-107, dogs running livestock, wildlife, or posing danger to people against the wish of the property owner may be killed at once in cases where the livestock has been injured or is threatened with injury. The person killing any dog running livestock, wildlife, or posing danger to people, is not liable to the owner where the vicious character of the dog or the damage or danger of damage is shown.
A survey of the land is the only way to confirm the location of your property lines.
Whether you want to construct a single family home, a guest house, to subdivide, to open a store, your plans may require a Zoning Map Amendment, as well as a Driveway Access Permit, a Small Wastewater Permit, a Land Use Certificate or other permit requirements. Check with the Uinta County Planning office to find out what you'll need and when you'll need it.
Many Subdivisions and planned developments have covenants and design guidelines that limit the use of the property. Find out if there are covenants (either as your realtor or check with the Uinta County Clerk's Office), make sure that you can live with the rules of the subdivision.
Homeowners and property owners associations often are responsible for the maintenance of roads, utilities and other common elements. Check the subdivision's covenants to learn if an association has that responsibility. Check with your realtor or some of your future neighbors to lean if an association is functioning.