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The Sandy City Building and Safety Division is located in the Community Development office, Room 210 in Sandy City Hall. This division has two sections: Permitting & Code Enforcement.

The Building and Safety Division is responsible for the following:

  • Issuing permits for commercial and residential projects
  • Review each residential building permit and associated materials for compliance with the International Residential Code (IRC)
  • Review each commercial building permit and associated materials for compliance with the International Building Code (IBC)
  • Perform inspection on buildings under construction to verify compliance with the minimum standards in the building code (either the IRC or IBC)
  • Inspect new businesses to very compliance with the minimum requirements for the building code (which includes the access requirements for persons with disabilities)

Sandy City currently enforces the following codes:

  • 2015 Edition of the International Building Code
  • 2015 Edition of the International Residential Code
  • 2015 Edition of the International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 Edition of the International Plumbing Code
  • 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code
  • 2015 Edition of the International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 Edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (as amended by the State of Utah)
  • 1997 Edition of the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings
  • 2015 Edition of the International Existing Building Code

*With State Amendments see Title 15A of the Utah State Code

A building permit issued by Sandy City will be closed once a Certificate of Occupancy has been issued OR a passing final inspection has been done. In accordance with Section 105.5 of the 2015 IRC, which the State of Utah has adopted, all permits are considered expired after 180 days from issuance or from the last known inspection.

 In the event that the Building Official or his representatives determine that a permit is expired or that a building is being occupied without a final inspection done or Certificate of Occupancy issued, a Certificate of Non-Compliance will be filed against the property in question.

 Prior to filing a Certificate of Non-Compliance the property owner will be notified, in writing, of the conditions which has prompted the Sandy City Building Official to start this action. The property owner will be given a maximum response time of thirty (30) days to respond. The building official may grant an extension if it is determined that there have been extenuating circumstances that made completion of the project difficult. This is per the Chief Building Official's discretion and taken on a case by case basis.

 After thirty (30) days, if there has been no response or effort from the property owner to bring this matter into compliance, a Certificate of Non-Compliance will be filed with the Salt Lake County Recorders office.

 The Non-Compliance can be removed once the property has been brought into compliance. It is the property owners responsibility to bring the property into compliance and notify the city so an inspection can be done to remove the Non-Compliance.

Building questions, permits and/or inspection requests should be directed to the Building & Safety Permit Tech at 801-568-7251 or email swhetman@sandy.utah.gov

Any permits for work done in the public way (excavation, curb cutting, etc.) need to be applied for through the Public Works Department at 801-568-2999

The Code Enforcement Section is charged with performing the following activities:

  • Enforce the City's Land Development Code (Zoning Ordinance) and portions of the City's Municipal Code (i.e., weeds and junk)
  • Forward cases to the City Prosecutor to prosecute violators of land use and municipal code violations at the Sandy City Justice Court and/or the 3rd District Court of the State of Utah.

Code Enforcement complaints, questions and concerns should be directed to the Code Enforcement Tech at 801-568-7254 or email aanderton@sandy.utah.gov

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