Since taking office in 2008, Mayor Ralph Becker is a champion of transit, sustainability, and furthering Salt Lake City as a Great American City. His progressive agenda for Utah’s Capital City center on increasing livability through initiatives that give choices back to residents including transportation alternatives, green initiatives, nondiscrimination, and more.
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- Mailing Address: P.O.Box 145474 Salt Lake City, UT 84114–5474
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Art Raymond, Deputy Director of Communications
Mayor’s Front Desk
Michael Stott, Districts 1 and 2 & ADA Coordinator,
Joyce P. Valdez, Districts 3 and 4,
Shawn McDonough, Districts 5–7,
Pauline Peck, Constituent Service Specialist,
Frequently Asked Questions
Salt Lake City residents are committed neighbors — all doing their part to make Utah’s Capital City a great place to live. Below is an alphabetical list of the most requested resident hotlines.
Call ADA Coordinator Michael Stott at 801–535-7976
A favorite annual City service to pick up trash, junk and debris, residents can place items on the street, not in the park strip, no earlier than 10 days before scheduled pickup. No construction materials. Separate trash from yard waste using the brown bin. For more information call 801–535-6333. To report trash out prior to 10 days or after pickup dates call 801–313-6641.
Salt Lake City Fire Department; call Rick Soltis at 801–355-1664 or 801–560-1805.
Call 911 for immediate assistance, emergencies. Call 801–799-3000 for Police follow-up for non-emergencies. Contact your City District’s Community Intelligence Unit (CIU) detective to report crime problems in your community at 801–799-3035.
Call Planning at 801–535-7757 or visit the Planner of the Day in Room 406 of the City & County Building, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday. Building & Zoning Services and Permits call 801–535-7752.
Report suspected drug activity to the Drug Hotline 801–799-DRUG (3784).
Fencing must be kept upright and in good condition. For more information or to report violations call Housing & Zoning at 801–535-7902.
Use of approved fireworks, under 15 feet in the air, and only 3 days before and after July 4 (Independence Day) July 24 (Pioneer Day) or January 1 (Chinese New Year) is permitted in Salt Lake City. Violations can be reported to 801–799-3000. Questions can be directed to the State Fire Marshall at 801–284-6350.
Garbage cans must be on the street by 7 a.m. or the night before pickup days, and off the street by midnight the day of pickup. Violations can be reported to the Health Department 801–313-6641. Missed pickup or missing cans can be reported to Sanitation/Waste Management at 801–535-6970.
Limit of 2 sales per calendar year, no more than 3 days in length. Signs must be removed within 3 days. Housing and Zoning: 801–535-7902.
SLC has a strict Graffiti removal policy – it is cleaned off immediately. You can adopt a spot or call to report for cleanup to Off the Wall at 801–972-7885.
Do not throw paint, batteries, oil, cleaning supplies, or chemicals in trash or annual cleanup. Take to the landfill at 6030 West California Avenue (1400 South) Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., or to other designated locations. Health Department: 801‑3313-6700. Tires: (limit 5) 801–974-6920.
No more than three unrelated adults living together are allowed in single dwelling units. Houses must have heat and water, and cannot collect junk/trash or park on lawn. Fences must not be over 4 feet in front, 6 feet in back. Vehicles must be registered and parked on hard surface. House numbers are required: 3 inch, contrasting color. Housing and Zoning: 801–535-7902.
The landfill at 6030 West 1300 South, is available for excess materials; Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dumping waste on private or public property is strictly prohibited. Report to Health Department: 801–313-6641.
Lighting concerns can be reported to 1–800-814‑4311 or 801–535-7147. Light pollution: lights not to shine or glare into neighbor’s property. Housing and Zoning: 801–535-7902.
Litter must be kept in garbage cans – is not permitted to blow into street or neighbor’s yard or swept into gutters or street. Health Department: 801–313-6641.
Loud music and noise is prohibited from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. (Sunday 9 a.m.), or anytime 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 p.m. to 7 a.m. Daytime call Health Department: 801–313-6668. Nights or weekends call Police Department: 801–799-3000.
Must be less than 3 feet wide and 2 feet tall, 25 feet 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 SLC Fire Department. For questions or to report violations call Fire Prevention Bureau at 801–799-4150.
Street parking for more than 48 hours without moving is prohibited. Parking within 5 feet of driveway or 20 feet of crosswalk, 30 feet of stop sign, over sidewalk, on parking strip is prohibited. Only one car per licensed driver on street is allowed. Parking Enforcement: 801–535-6628.
Property owner/ tenant responsible for parking strips including weed management and 33% vegetation guidelines. Vegetation/landscaping not over 18 inches high. Housing and Zoning: 801–535-7902. No parking – Parking Enforcement: 801–535-6628. Planting, trimming or removing city trees without permission is not permitted. Urban Forester: 801–972-7818.
Rats, mice, raccoons, skunks, etc are attracted by food and water (pet food, fruit, garbage, etc.). Bait/traps for rats and mice, be careful with poison, and call exterminator. Traps for wild animals: Wildlife Services: 801–975-3315.
Dogs must be on a leash and licensed with current vaccinations; only 2 per household. Feces must be cleaned up weekly. Barking dogs are a nuisance. Cats: no license required. Animal Services: 801–269-7499 after hours 801–743-7045.
Curbside Residential Recycling Program — $3.75 per container per month for weekly service; call 801–535-6928. Mixed material recycling available through Allied Waste at 801–972-4234. High Rise occupants can call Curb-It at 435–503-1840. Recycling Program Manager can be reached at 801–535-7795.
Report abandoned shopping carts to the Hotline at 801–446-7984.
Residential sidewalk repair assistance is available through city; report cracks, root damage, raised sections to Streets at 801–535-6959. Report obstructions to 801–535-6248.
Signs may not be placed on public property (parking strips, utility poles, etc.) without permission from the city. Signs on private property ordinance enforced. Information or violations call Housing and Zoning at 801–535-7902.
Snow must be removed from entire sidewalk 24 hours after snowfall; snow cannot be moved into the street. Neighbors are asked to assist the elderly or disabled with clearing sidewalks. For more information, or enforcement call Streets: 801–535-6959 or Parking Enforcement 801–535-6628.
Standing water causes odors, bacteria, and mosquitoes. No auto fluids (oil, antifreeze) on the ground or street. Call Health Department 801–313-6641.
Yards are 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: call Housing and Zoning at 801–535-7902.
Requests for new signs can be made to Transportation at 801–535-6630. Missing or damaged signs? Call Sign Shop at 801–535-6990.
Any weeds or grass over 6 inches is a violation; enforcement normally April through October. Housing and Zoning 801–535-7902.