Salt Lake City Living Means Being a Good Neighbor
ADA/Accessibility Issues: Salt Lake City Government is committed to being accessible to people with disabilities. Questions or complaints about city accessibility can be addressed by the city’s ADA Coordinator. For information on other accessibility issues, contact the Access Utah Network. SLC ADA Coordinator—Mayor’s Office: (801) 535-7976 (TTY Relay: 711); www.slcgov.com/ada Other ADA issues—Access Utah Network: (801) 533-4636 (TTY Relay: 711); www.ada.gov
Annual Cleanup: Once each year; look for notice in the mail; schedule varies each year; place on the street (not park strip) no earlier than 5 days before scheduled pickup. Not accepted: any waste (recyclable, yard waste or regular trash) that will fit in the appropriate weekly container, construction material, hazardous waste, and electronics. Separate branches and woody waste. Information: (801) 535-6999. For enforcement on trash out 10 days prior or after pickup: (385) 468-3835
Boarded/Unsecured Buildings: Vacant houses/buildings must be locked and secured. Some buildings require boarding and an annual fee. Civil Enforcement: (801) 535-7225
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team): This 3-day or 7-evening course teaches basic emergency response principles and techniques such as search and rescue, first aid, and team organization. www.slcgov.com/em Emergency Management (801) 799-3604
Crime: Call 911 for immediate assistance (emergencies). Call the police department for non-emergency response. Contact your district’s Community Intelligence Unit (CIU) detective to report crime problems in your community. Police Department Dispatch: (801) 799-3000 (non-emergency response and community detectives). To submit a tip: Call dispatch (you may remain anonymous) or submit it online at www.tipsubmit.com
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; cannot be over 4 feet in front yard, 6 feet in back; a permit is required to construct a fence (see ―Development‖). Civil Enforcement: (801) 535-7225.
Fireworks: Most restrictions are set by the State; the City may set additional restrictions. www.slcfire.com http://publicsafety.utah.gov/firemarshal
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 within 3 days of the sale. Civil Enforcement: (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; cannot plant, trim or remove city trees without permission – Urban Forester: (801) 972-7818.
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
Recycling: Curbside Residential 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.
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
Weeds: Any weeds or grass over 6 inches is violation; enforcement normally done April through October; Housing and Zoning: (801) 535-7225
Yard Waste Recycling: Curbside collection of yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, branches), $3.50 per container per month for weekly collection March – November. Visit the slcgov.com or call (801) 535-6999.