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Neighborhood Improvement is responsible for enforcing most codes and ordinances, however some issues are under the jurisdiction of the sheriff’s office. For any nuisance complaints such as barking dogs, loose animals, smells, random noise, etc. please contact the Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 801-794-3970.
72 hours, 24 hours for a commercial, agriculture, recreational vehicle, trailer or truck.
10.10.030 Parking on public streets without being moved
It is unlawful to leave any vehicle parked on a public street for longer than 72 hours without being moved.
10.10.090 Parking prohibited on public streets
No. 10.10.090 Parking prohibited on public streets
A. It is unlawful to park any:
2. Agricultural vehicle, recreational vehicle, occupied or empty trailer, or truck within the front yard area of any residential zone of the city
It is best to hire a professional land surveyor to know where your property lines are. A convenient tool to see property lines is the Utah County Parcel Map website: https://maps.utahcounty.gov/ParcelMap/ParcelMap.html
No. 5.65.060 Clean Gutter
Once curb and gutter and surface course is in place it shall be kept as clean as possible. When equipment is required to cross over sidewalk, bridging will be provided to protect concrete. Dirt and gravel will not be placed in gutter or on street. Gutter will flow freely at all times.
8.07.020 Weeds and other refuse
A. Responsibility to Keep Property Free of Junk. It is unlawful for any person, corporation, partnership or legal entity owning or occupying real property in the city to allow the accumulation of junk or to fail to remove from the property any junk.
B. Junk Defined.
1. “Junk” means any salvaged or scrap copper, brass, iron, steel, metal, rope, rags, batteries, paper, wood, trash, plastic, rubber, tires and waste, or other articles not stored for recycling purposes in a fully enclosed container, or materials commonly designated as junk. “Junk,” except as provided in subsection (B)(2) of this section, shall also mean any motor vehicle not currently registered and dismantled, wrecked or inoperable, motor vehicles or parts thereof which are stored or parked on property outside of an enclosed building and which remain in such condition for a period of time in excess of 60 days.
Yes, 8.07.030 Junk
For two years and must be covered.
2. One truck with a capacity of one ton or less or automobile which is inoperable may be stored in a side yard, except a side yard which faces on a street or a rear yard on property, for a period not to exceed two years; provided, that the automobile or truck is secured with the windows closed, the trunk and hood closed and the doors locked and is not damaged or exposing jagged metal and is fully covered and concealed with a covering maintained in a secure good condition which does not extend closer to the ground than the lowest point on the vehicle body.
Residents may claim up to two dump passes per household per year free of charge at our reception desk or Utility Billing office at City Hall.
Yes. 17.60.100 Residential landscape requirements
All single-family dwellings shall have the front yards landscaped within one year and back yards within two years of receiving a certificate of occupancy, unless required sooner through the project.
Yes. 17.60.040 General landscape provisions
The following landscape provisions shall be adhered to by all land uses:
A. Park Strips. Park strips adjacent to residential dwellings shall be landscaped and maintained by the property owner whose property abuts the park strip.
B. Landscape Maintenance. All landscaped areas shall be maintained by watering of landscaping, removal of weeds, the cutting of lawn or any other activities required to maintain healthy and aesthetically pleasing landscaping. Topping of trees as a pruning technique is prohibited.
C. Tree Clearance. Trees which project over any sidewalk shall be pruned clear of all branches between the ground and a height of eight feet for that portion of the foliage located over the sidewalk.
D. Clear Vision Triangles. No landscaping over three feet in height shall be allowed within a clear vision triangle as shown in this chapter except trees with single trunks that are pruned such that all branches and foliage are removed to a height of at least eight feet.
13.30.010 Sprinkler irrigation hours
Between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
8.05.430 Placement of containers for collection
The city may designate the time and place of solid waste collected and hauled by the city. Containers of solid waste shall not be set out upon the street prior to the evening of the day before scheduled collection and shall be set out before 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day. All empty containers shall be removed from the street the same day they were emptied.
Four. 6.05.260 Number of animals
No person may harbor or possess more than four dogs or more than four cats, four months of age or older, without purchasing a kennel license or a hobby breeder’s license and obtaining a conditional use permit for such facility from the city. Ownership of more than four cats without said licenses must be approved by the animal regulation coordinator for a legitimate business purpose.
Yes. 17.70.030 Accessory apartment approval required.
A conditional use permit for an accessory apartment is required when an owner/resident begins to function as a landlord by renting demised space, as described in this chapter, within the residence to a tenant under the terms of a formal or informal rent or lease arrangement, which includes an obligation to pay rent. The following are not considered accessory apartment uses and do not fall under the regulation of this chapter: occupation by a live-in maid, in-home nurse, nanny or any other person or persons who are provided a place to live as part of their employment with, or services they provide to, the owner/resident of the dwelling; or while a family member is called up for military service, etc.; and any occupation by individuals related by blood or marriage.
All other accessory apartment uses are considered illegal unless a conditional use permit has been approved and issued. Accessory apartment uses that existed prior to the adoption of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall be considered illegal until approved by the planning director or planning commission.
Yes, Approval required. 17.80.090 Temporary (right-of-way) special event signage
For temporary signage to be placed in city-owned right-of-way (between side walk and property line) advertising special events occurring within the city, the following standards shall be followed:
17.80.090 Special events signs.
A. On-Premises Special Event Signs. The planning director or designee may approve a permit for on-premises special event signs, such as flags, banners, or other signs, subject to the following:
1. For each business location, one permit (for up to two signs) may be obtained at a time and up to one permit may be obtained in a calendar year for the following:
a. For each permit, the maximum sign copy may not exceed 32 square feet in size for one sign or a total of 32 square feet between two signs.
b. Signs may not be posted or visible for a period of more than 60 consecutive days.
2. For each business location, one permit (for up to four signs) may be obtained at a time and up to three permits may be obtained in a calendar year for the following:
a. For each permit, the maximum sign copy may not exceed 32 square feet in size for one sign or a total of 32 square feet between four signs.
b. Signs may not be posted or visible for a period of more than 12 consecutive days.
3. On-premises special event signs may include signs used for advertising a special event such as a business grand opening, special business sale event, employment opportunity, registration events, or other similar events or activities.
4. The planning director may approve on-premises special event signs to be located within or partially within the public right-of-way directly adjacent to a business location.
B. Right-of-Way Special Event Signs. The planning director or designee may approve a permit for special event signs such as flags, banners, or other signs for the purpose of temporarily advertising special events within the public right-of-way subject to the following:
1. No more than one permit (for up to four signs) may be obtained at a time and no more than three permits may be obtained in a calendar year.
2. Right-of-way special event signs may include signs used for advertising a fundraiser event, concert, school activity, farmers market, parade of homes, or other similar event that the planning director or designee determine to be special events. Special events do not include small, private events like yard sales, garage sales, moving sales or lost pet signs.
3. For each permit, the maximum sign copy may not exceed 32 square feet in size for one sign or a total of 32 square feet between up to four signs.
4. Signs may not be posted for a period of more than 12 consecutive days.
5. The permit holder is solely responsible to remove the signs by the appropriate date.
6. Right-of-way special event signs are not allowed on private property.
C. Inflatable Special Event Signs. The planning director or designee may approve a permit for a tube man inflatable sign (a.k.a. skydancer, wacky waving inflatable arm, or fly guy) subject to the following:
1. The sign will be located in commercial, business park, commercial storage, or industrial zones.
2. The maximum height of the sign does not exceed 22 feet. The diameter at the base of the sign does not exceed 30 inches.
3. Signs may not be operational or visible for a period of more than 12 consecutive days.
4. For each business location, no more than one permit for up to two inflatable signs may be obtained at a time and no more than three permits may be obtained in a calendar year.
5. Signs shall be set back a distance equal to or greater than the height of the sign from all rights-of-way, lot lines, and overhead utility lines, and shall be spaced no closer than 25 feet to other inflatable signs.
D. Approval Process. An application for a special event sign permit together with the special event sign permit application fee must be made on forms provided by the city. Any special event sign permit application that is not approved by the city within 30 days shall be deemed denied.
E. Restriction on Location. Temporary right-of-way signs may not be located in the park strip (between the street and the sidewalk), but may be located between the sidewalk and the property line or fence. Temporary signs shall not be placed in the public right-of-way, a required parking space, a driveway, or in a manner that obstructs points of access. No sign shall be positioned in such a manner as to result in the creation of an unsafe visual clearance at any intersection or driveway location. Signs may not be placed on utility poles, light poles, fences, or trees.
F. Penalty for Violation. Any person or entity that places or installs a special event sign without a permit shall be subject to a fine of $250.00 for each day of the violation. The planning director may also withhold approval of any new special event sign permit for a period of two years from the date of the last violation. [Ord. O-03-2020 § 2 (Exh. A); Ord. O-03-2018 § 2 (Exh. A); Ord. O-08-2016 § 2 (Exh. A); Ord. O-06-2010 § 2 (Exh. A); Ord. O-12-2009 § 2 (Exh. A); Ord. O-26-2008 § 2 (Exh. A § 16.9); Ord. O-18-2008 § 2 (Exh. A § 16.9)].
If your information is not submitted in the following forms, your signs may be removed.
No signs are allowed on power poles, lamp posts, fences, trees, grass/decorative rock strip medians between traffic lanes or between the curb and sidewalks.
Yes, 17.80.100 Yard sale temporary signage
Registration of your sign(s) is required. Small private events such as yard sales, garage sales, and moving sales must comply with the following signage standards:
A. Sign Copy. Signs may be no larger than four square feet in size.
B. Location. Signs must be located on private property, unless the sale is registered with the city prior to the date of sale for temporary right-of-way signage. On major streets (arterial and major collectors) signs may not be located in the park strip (between the street and the sidewalk/trail), but may be located between the sidewalk and a property line or fence. Signs may not be placed on utility poles, light poles, fences, or trees. On local roads, signs are allowed in the park strip.
C. Duration. Temporary signs in the right-of-way that serve as directional signs to the event may be posted on the day of the sale only, and must be removed by the end of the day. It is the owner’s responsibility to remove all signage during the appropriate time period. No sale or signage will be permitted for more than two consecutive days.
D. Approval Process. The yard/garage sale must be registered with the city for any signage to be allowed in the public right-of-way. Any sign in the public right-of-way that is not registered with the city may be immediately removed.
Find Yard Sale sign registration form on Neighborhood Improvement page.
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Yes, 8.10.010 Burn permit required – Fee.
With a Fire Department burn permit between March 30 – May 30 and September 15 – October 30
Water meters and service lines … No meters shall be set in sidewalks or driveways…
Only City codes and ordinances and be enforced by Neighborhood Improvement. Please contact your HOA for CC&R violations.