Community Development

Who We Are

Beer Can From Local Brewery with Water Tower in BackgroundThe Community Development Department is responsible for ensuring our community builds and grows in ways that protect the health and welfare of our citizens. We help plan for the city's future by setting a vision and goals which we implement through our city zoning and ordinances. This requires a review of proposed development and inspections of construction projects throughout the City of South Salt Lake.

What We Do

Our department is made up of three divisions:

  • Building Permits - All construction projects require a building permit, obtained from the city. Our Department reviews building projects for compliance with building code, fire code, engineering standards and local ordinances. Building permits ensure safety and welfare standards are met throughout the construction process.
  • Business Licensing - Our department processes business license applications and conducts inspections on new and existing buildings throughout the City.
  • Planning - Community Development leads long-term planning efforts to help the city map out how it wants to grow and change. This includes the General Plan, zoning codes, street plans, small area plans, regional collaboration projects and other land use documents. These are written, approved, and applied with the input of the City Council and Planning Commission.

Our department also coordinates with other departments, including Engineering and the Fire Marshal's Office.

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