Code Enforcement

Safety & Quality of Life In Sandy

Mission Statement - To promote and maintain a safe, desirable living and working environment in Sandy.  To preserve and improve the quality of our community by administering a fair and unbiased compliance program to correct issues of municipals codes and land use requirements.

The Sandy City Code Enforcement Division was formed in 1990 as part of the Community Development Department. The Division is charged with enforcing the Sandy City Land Development code and portions of the City's Municipal Code (such as weeds and junk).

Originally employing one part-time officer, the Division now has three full-time officers and support staff.  Each officer is assigned to a district for the purpose of developing a rapport with area residents and businesses.  This allows each to better understand the histories, challenges and concerns of their assigned neighborhood, thereby being equipped to address compliance issues specific to the area they serve.  For contact information for the Code Enforcement Officer responsible for your area, go here.

The Sandy City Council has adopted Codes including the Sandy City Neighborhood Preservation Plan specifically designed to address blight, nuisances and to help maintain a clean environment for all citizens in our community.    

Common Code violations include:

  • Landscape maintenance, preservation and upkeep (watering, mowing, trimming, weeding, etc.)
  • Stored refuse, trash and debris
  • Parking on non-solid surfaces such as dirt or grass
  • Weeds on undeveloped lots of 6 inches or more in height
  • Operating a business without a valid City business license
  • Illegal signs

Code Enforcement DOES NOT enforce the following:

  • Barking Dogs (contact Animal Services at 801-352-4450)
  • Cars Parked Illegally on the Road (contact Police at 801-568-7200)
  • Fire Code Violations (contact Fire Dept at 801-568-2930)
  • Illegal Drug Sales/Manufacture (contact Police at 801-568-7200, or if an emergency, 911)

Be A Partner!

You can help to make Sandy a better place to live, learn, work and play by familiarizing yourself with the standards and ordinances that are set forth for your own property or business. 

If you have a Code Compliance issue in your neighborhood, the following serves as an outline for the process by which those issues can be resolved:

  • When filing a complaint with Code Enforcement, the complainant should provide specific and detailed information including the violation address, the nature of the issue and contact information.  Complaints may be filed anonymously - information is kept strictly confidential. 
  • A site visit is then conducted by a Code Enforcement Officer to evaluate the property owner's compliance with City ordinances.  If the property is in violation, a two-week notice to comply is issued.  Properties that remain out of compliance are subject to citation.
  • Updates or information on the case status can be obtained by contacting the area officer assigned to that district or the office after the initial notice period has passed.

File a Zoning Ordinance Complaint