Code Enforcement addresses issues and complaints in regards to property maintenance, housing, health/safety, and graffiti violations and will assure compliance to City Municipal Codes, including adopted County Health Regulations, in a timely, responsible, fair and impartial manner.
Our mission is to promote and protect the overall health, safety and welfare of the citizens of South Salt Lake; by enforcing city codes that assist in maintaining property values of the city, preserving residential and commercial areas against hazardous and deteriorating conditions, and deter crime.
If you have a complaint, questions, or concerns regarding an issue of an ordinance nature, please call the Urban Livability Dept at 801-464-6712 or 801-412-3652. Please make sure to leave your name, phone number, address, as well as the reason for your call, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible, or you may contact the Ordinance Enforcement Officer for your area as listed below:
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
OFFICER EVANS: 801-412-3652, Supervisor
OFFICER COULAM: 801-412-3658, Area 1: 2100 S. to 3100 S., 700 E. to 1100 W.
GRAFFITI CODE ENFORCEMENT-
For graffiti information please see our Graffiti Prevention link or you may call 801-483-6002.
TO REPORT GRAFFITI, PLEASE CONTACT POLICE DISPATCH AT 801-840-4000.
MOST COMMON ISSUES:
Outdoor Storage is the storage of miscellaneous materials, tools, furniture, household items, goods, products, and wares, etc, out of doors. No outside storage is permitted on any residential property, except for approved outdoor items such as outdoor items. Indoor furniture is not allowed to be used as ‘outdoor’ leisure furniture. Laundry hung from fences, porches and clotheslines that are visible from the street is prohibited under this code.
ACCUMULATION of SOLID WASTE/LITTER (Junk, trash, debris)
It is a public nuisance and a violation for any owner or occupant to allow the accumulation, abandonment or storage of trash, junk and debris on private or public property. This includes areas at fences, wall bases, grassy and planted areas, borders, embankments, sidewalks, strips, gutters, street and alleys.
ABANDONED, INOPERABLE AND UNLICESNED VEHICLES (Junk Vehicles)
Inoperable and unregistered vehicles must be stored in an enclosed structure such as a garage or shed. Any scrap metal, junk or wrecked vehicle and vehicle parts is considered to be outdoor storage/accumulation of solid waste and must removed. Any abandoned/junk vehicle or a vehicle being repaired or restored is required to be stored in a fully enclosed and non-visible location at all times. Car covers and tarps are not acceptable. An abandoned/junk vehicle is any vehicle which:
- Is inoperable, dismantled, wrecked, or on blocks or similar device; or
- Does not display current tags or license plate; or
- Has a deflated tire
Weeds – Overgrown/Uncontrolled Conditions
Weeds and grass shall be maintained at a height of six (6) inches or less at all times. All land including park strip areas (between sidewalk and curb) and areas adjacent to property such as alleys or easements must remain free of conditions which cause the property to become unsightly. (Maintenance of alleys, sidewalks, streets, easements or rights-of-way is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner)
- Front, side and back yards are not intended for parking of any vehicles and trailers.
- Parking over and on sidewalks and park strips is prohibited as well.
- No Car shall be parked on a street or alley longer than seventy-two (72) consecutive hours.
- In-operable and unregistered vehicles parked on the street is prohibited.
- Trailers shall not be allowed to park on the street unless attached to a licensed, registered, and operable vehicle.
PLEASE CONTACT POLICE DISPATCH AT 801-840-4000.