Department of Neighborhoods
The South Salt Lake Department of Neighborhoods builds a stronger community and improves quality of life. Through our programs and services, we meet people where they are and help neighbors develop a stronger sense of place, build closer ties, and engage with their community and city government. The department was created in 2021 in response to many resident comments stating that safe, clean and fun neighborhoods were their priority. Mayor Cherie Wood united a variety of services with an outreach and communications team them with the sole purpose of creating better neighborhoods.
What Do Our Neighborhoods Need Most?
Through our numerous City programs and services, we hope to meet people where they are and offer city services they value most. We help neighbors develop a stronger sense of place, build closer ties, and engage with their community and city government.
The Department of Neighborhoods focuses on the things that strong neighborhoods need: beautiful green spaces, walkability, animal services, street lighting, clean neighborhoods, placemaking and so much more. Key to all of this is communication, and our outreach team has joined in to make sure residents are involved in shaping their neighborhoods. The department includes:
- Urban Design
- Code Enforcement
- Animal Services
- Homeless Strategies
- South Salt Lake Arts Council
- Urban Forestry
How can I help make my neighbhorhood better?
Get connected to resources that can help address common problems and issues impacting your community:
Graffiti: Report graffiti on public or private property. (Graffiti Information Hotline:
Illegal Dumping: report illegal dumping, any junk, garbage or debris that is left on public property - including roadsides, open streets, and paved alleys. (Code Enforcement)
Potholes, Damaged Sidewalks, Broken Streetlights: For any of these issues, it's helpful to know the address or cross-streets, and pictures are great too.
Neighborhood Speeding: If you are interested in traffic calming, the first step involves creating a common understanding with your neighbors and the City of the existing problems on your street.
While supplies last, take your pick in our attempt to remind drivers to drive safely in our neighborhoods. Slow Down SSL signs are available at City Hall—2nd Floor.
Property or Building Complaint: The City relies on complaints from the public to identify potential violations of our housing, land use, construction, noise, and other codes. (Code Enforcement)
How can I help make my local park better?
We take pride in our parks and community centers and believe they are essential to making our community more clean, safe and beautiful. We hope you join us there and help build a sense of community and pride. In addition, please help us by:
- Following the park rules for keeping dogs on leash and picking up waste
- Don’t feed the ducks or wildlife - in addition to making the animals sick and at-risk, it makes a bigger mess for us.
- Reserve pavilions that you wish to use so you can guarantee their availability.
- Leave our parks cleaner than how you found them
- Volunteer for a project - Have fun while helping your community.
- Donate seedlings, bulbs, trees or plants - we have lots of places that need sprucing up and can often find a home for your extra plants.
- Plant a tree! - Our city needs more trees. We can suggest appropriate trees for our area.