COVID 19 update:
Code Enforcement will be continuing to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we have made several changes to our operations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- The Code Enforcement office is closed to the public until further notice.
- Our department is still operating at full capacity and will continue taking complaints. You can reach Code Enforcement remotely, by phone or email.
- We are encouraging residents and businesses to comply upon receiving a courtesy notice and to call us for any questions and to request re-inspection of their property. No contact in the field will be allowed during this time.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
The Code Enforcement Division's Mission is to promote and protect the overall health, safety and welfare of the citizens of South Salt Lake. We do this by enforcing city codes -- which are designed to assist in maintaining property values of the city --, preserving residential and commercial areas against hazardous and deteriorating conditions, and deterring crime throughout the City.
What We Do
Code Enforcement addresses issues and complaints in regard to property maintenance, housing, health/safety, and graffiti violations. Our officers and support staff are trained to assure compliance to City Municipal Codes, including adopted County Health Regulations. Further, we put an emphasis on completing our work in a timely, responsible, fair and impartial manner.
Our division identifies and enforces code violations, including:
- Outdoor storage
- Accumulation of solid waste/litter
- Abandoned, inoperable and unlicensed vehicles
- Overgrown or uncontrolled landscaping and/or weeds
- Parking on property in unpaved areas
You can learn more about each of these violations by reading this document.
In addition to these violations, the Urban Livability Department also works with the SSL Police Department to prevent, report and remove graffiti from residential and municipal buildings. To report graffiti, please call Police Dispatch at 801.840.4000.
Our team of professionals is here to help keep the city safe, clean and beautiful. If you have any complaints, questions, or concerns regarding an issue of an ordinance nature, please call the Urban Livability Department at 801-464-6712. 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. You may also contact the Ordinance Enforcement Officer for your area.
You can help us by reporting problem properties and abandoned or questionable vehicles, and by maintaining your property's landscaping.
Who should I call if there is a car parked on the street, blocking traffic?
Please contact police dispatch to report any abandoned vehicles or parking issues. The non-emergency dispatch number is 801.840.4000.
Why is yard landscaping included in Code Enforcement?
One main goal of Code Enforcement is to protect the property values of homes and businesses in our city. An overgrown yard can negatively impact the value of that house, as well as its neighbors. In addition, weeds can quickly spread and become a neighborhood problem. Everyone’s efforts are needed.
Why can’t I park my car in my yard?
Cars parked on the grass -- especially older ones -- can leak hazardous materials into the soil and the water table. In addition, cars parked in the yard can have a negative impact on the property values of the surrounding area.