Code Enforcement

Code EnforcementThe 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 the property values of the city. The goal is to preserve residential and commercial areas against hazardous and deteriorating conditions and deter 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 and adopted County Health Regulations. 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
  • Failure to remove snow and ice from walks in a timely manner.

Learn more about each of these violations (PDF).

In addition to these violations, the Department of Neighborhoods also works with the SSL Police Department to prevent, report, and remove graffiti from residential and municipal buildings.

To report graffiti, please call SSLPD Dispatch at 801-840-4000.

Additional Information

Our team of professionals is here to help keep the city safe, clean and beautiful. If you have any complaints or concerns regarding any issue of an ordinance nature, please call the Department of Neighborhoods at 801-464-6757. 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 an Ordinance Enforcement Officer (see sidebar).

SSL Neighborhoods Connect

You can help us by reporting problem properties and abandoned or questionable vehicles and maintaining your property's landscaping.

Noxious Weeds

Puncture VineProperty owners and businesses are required to keep noxious weeds, such as puncturevine (goathead) under control to prevent their spread and damage. You can call us to report any residential area that is non-compliant.