Living In Salt Lake City Means Being a Good Neighbor
Updated: March 30, 2010
ADA/Accessibility Issues: ADA Coordinator – Michael Stott: (801) 535-7976
Annual Cleanup: Once each year the city picks up trash, junk and debris; placed on the street (not park strip) no earlier than 10 days before scheduled pickup; notices will be delivered; no construction material; separate trash from yard waste. Information: (801) 535-6333. For enforcement on trash out prior to 10 days or after pickup: (801) 313-6641
CERT Training: SLC Emergency Management, John Flynt: (801) 535-1902
Crime: Call 911 for immediate assistance (emergencies). Call (801) 799-3000 for police follow-up (non-emergencies). Contact your city district’s Community Intelligence Unit (CIU) detective to report crime problems in your community.
Development: Planning: (801) 535-7757, Visit the Planner of the Day 10-3 M-F Rm. 406 City & County. Building & Zoning Services and Permits: (801) 535-7752
Drug Activity: Report suspected drug activity to the drug hotline: (801) 799-DRUG (3784)
Fences: Must be kept upright and in good condition. Information or violations, Housing & Zoning: (801) 535-7225.
Fireworks: Only use approved fireworks, nothing over 15 feet in air; only 3 days before and after July 4, July 24, January 1, Chinese New Year. Violations – Police: (801) 799-3000. Questions – State Fire Marshall: (801) 284-6350
Garage/Yard Sales: Limit to 2 sales, no more than 3 days in length, each calendar year; signs removed in 3 days. Housing and Zoning: (801) 535-7225
Garbage Cans: Out by 7 am; may be out the night before pickup; must be off street by midnight on the day of pickup. Violations – Health Department: (801) 313-6641. Missed pickup, missing can – Sanitation/Waste Management: (801) 535-6970
Graffiti: Must be cleaned off immediately; adopt a spot or call to report for cleanup – Off the Wall: (801) 972-7885
Household Hazardous Waste: Do not throw paint, batteries, oil, cleaning supplies, or chemicals in trash or annual cleanup. Take to landfill at 6030 West California Avenue (1400 South) Mon-Sat 8am-4pm or to other designated locations. Health Department: (801) 313-6700. Tires: Landfill (limit 5) (801) 974-6920
Housing Issues: Single housing unit – no more than three unrelated adults living together; must have heat & water; cannot collect junk/trash; no parking on lawn; fences not over 4 feet in front, 6 feet in back; vehicles must be on hard surface and be registered. House Numbers: Required, 3 inch, contrasting color. Housing and Zoning: (801) 535-7225.
Illegal Dumping: The landfill (6030 West 1300 South) is available for excess materials, Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 4 pm. Illegal to dump waste on private or public property. Report to Health Department: (801) 313-6641
Lighting: Maintenance: 1-800-814-4311 or (801) 535-7147; Light Pollution: Lights not to shine or glare into neighbor’s property. Housing and Zoning: (801) 535-7225
Litter: Must keep in garbage cans; not permitted to blow into street or neighbor’s yard; do not sweep into street. Health Department: (801) 313-6641
Loud Music and Noise: No loud music 9 pm to 7 am (Sun – 9 am), or anytime if it bothers neighbors; music cannot be heard at property line; no horn honking, racing engines, defective vehicles, loud boisterous gatherings; no power equipment between 9 pm to 7 am. Daytime--Health Department: 313-6668; Night/Weekends--Police Department: (801) 799-3000
Outdoor Burning: Must be less than 3 feet wide and 2 feet tall, 25 ft from structures or combustible material, constantly attended, with extinguishing equipment ready. Special burns such as pit roasting or a sweat lodge need to be cleared by the Fire Department. For questions or to report violations: Fire Prevention Bureau – (801) 799-4150
Parking: No parking on street for more than 48 hours without moving; cannot park within 5 feet of driveway, 20 feet of crosswalk, 30 feet of stop sign, over sidewalk, on parking strip; only one car per licensed driver on street. Parking Enforcement: (801) 535-6628
Park Strips: Property owner or tenant responsible; no weeds; must be 33% vegetation; vegetation/landscaping not over 18 inches high - Housing and Zoning: (801) 535-7225. No parking - Parking Enforcement: (801) 535-6628
Pests (rats, mice, raccoons, skunks): Attracted by food & water (pet food, fruit, garbage); bait/traps for rats & mice; careful with poison; call exterminator; traps for wild animals – Wildlife Services: (801) 975-3315
Pets: Dogs cannot run loose, must be on leash, be licensed, have vaccinations; only two per household; clean up feces weekly; barking dogs are nuisance. Cats: No license required; can trap wild/nuisance cats. Animal Services: (801) 559-1100
Public Utilities: Customer Service: (801) 483-6900. Problems with Water, Sewer, Storm Water – 24-hour hotline: (801) 483-6700.
Recycling: Curbside Residential Recycling and Yard Waste Recycling Program, no additional charge for residents with city garbage service. To sign up call (801) 535-6999. For collection problems call (801) 972-4234. Business and multi-family, $3.75 per container per month for weekly service, call (801) 535-6438. High rise, business, and multi-family recycling available through most waste haulers, or Momentum Recycling, (801) 355-0334. www.slcwaste.com
Shopping Carts: Report abandoned shopping carts to the hotline at (801) 446-7984.
Sidewalks: Repair - Property owner responsible; assistance available through city; report cracks, root damage, raised sections – Streets: (801) 535-6959. Obstructions: (801) 535-6248
Signs: Signs may not be placed on public property (parking strips, utility poles, etc.) without permission from city. Signs on private property are controlled by ordinance. Information or violations, Housing & Zoning: (801) 535-7225.
Snow Removal: Snow must be removed from entire sidewalk; enforcement begins 24 hours after snowfall; cannot move into the street. Help clear crosswalks. Streets: (801) 535-6959; Parking Enforcement: (801) 535-6628.
Standing Water/Auto Fluids: Causes odors, bacteria, mosquitoes; no auto fluids (oil, antifreeze) on the ground, street. Health Department: (801) 313-6641.
Storage: Yards not to be used as storage areas for unlicensed vehicles, building materials, ties, indoor furniture, appliances or other items commonly known as junk. Information or violations, Housing & Zoning: (801) 535-7225.
Traffic Signs: Requests for new signs – Transportation, (801) 535-6630; missing or damaged signs – Sign Shop, (801) 535-6990
Urban Forestry/City Trees: Adjacent property owners are responsible for watering. Cannot plant, trim or remove city trees without permission. Planting program available to request a tree. Call about broken limbs or dying trees. Urban Forester: (801) 972-7818.
Weeds: Any weeds or grass over 6 inches is violation; enforcement normally done April through October; Housing and Zoning: (801) 535-7225