Code Enforcement

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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 department was formed in 1990, as a part of the Community Development Department. Our code officers are charged with enforcing Sandy City's Land Development code and other portions of municipal code (such as weeds, rubbish and junk).

Our Code Enforcement team has four (4) full-time officers and one (1) technician. Each officer is assigned a specific area, in order to develop a relationship with area residents and businesses. For information on how to contact your code officer, please see below. The Sandy City Council has adopted codes including the Sandy City Neighborhood Preservation Plan specifically designed to uphold a clean and maintained environment for our community.

Common Code Violations Include:

  • Property maintenance (not watering landscape, not maintaining growth, etc.)
  • Storage of rubbish, trash and debris
  • Parking any vehicle on a non-solid surface
  • Overgrown weeds and lawn - cannot be greater than 6"
  • Operating a business without a Business License
  • Placement of signs

Be A Good Neighbor & City Partner!

You can help make Sandy a better place to live, work and play by making yourself familiar with City standards. When contacting Code Enforcement, please be as detailed as possible, including the violation address, nature of the issue, and your contact information (all complaints are strictly confidential). An initial site inspection is completed to determine what codes may be in violation. If in violation, the officer will issue a notice of violation. If the property continues to be in violation, the owner may be subject to a citation. (Information regarding an open case may be obtained by contacting the officer assigned to the case).

  • For noise ordinance and vehicles parked on the street, please contact police dispatch at 801-799-3000.
  • For fire code and concerns, please contact fire dispatch at 801-799-4231.
  • For building code questions and concerns, please contact our Building & Safety department at 801-568-7250.

Filing a Complaint

When filing a complaint, please provide the following information:

  1. Address of violation (required)
  2. Detailed description of violation (required)
  3. Photographs, diagrams, etc. (desirable, but not required)
  4. Complainant name and phone number (all information is kept strictly confidential and is only used to contact complainant for additional details).

Upon receipt of a complaint, case assignment is made and generally investigated within 48 hours.

Sandy City actively investigates violations of City Code and of those which are not improved violations which are not. Violators are given reasonable opportunity to correct the violation and occasionally due to unforeseen circumstances are granted an extension to correct the issue. However, if the violation is not improved and the violation is not corrected within a timely manner, Code Enforcement will pursue a citation with the Sandy City Justice Court and/or 3rd District Court with the state of Utah. Violations of the City's Land Development Code are class "C" misdemeanors, and of the City's municipal code are class "B" misdemeanors.

City Code Enforcement And Contacts

Staff Member


Phone Number

Email Address

Scott Marsell

Chief Building Official


Mark Wooten

Code Compliance Supervisor


Todd Nielsen

Code Compliance Officer


Brad Hunter

Code Compliance Officer


James Chiampi

Code Compliance Officer


Amy Anderton

Code Compliance Technician