The vision of the Community Development Office for the City of South Salt Lake is to make South Salt Lake an attractive, safe, healthy community of choice.
Our mission is to provide services that encourage quality of life while assuring safety. We come to work each day prepared to build partnerships with residents, business owners and developers while reforming from being solely regulatory to building the community through planning, outreach, innovation, job knowledge and mutual respect.
The Community Development Department is made up of three parts: building permits, business licensing, and planning. Please click on the menu to the left for the help you need in each specific area.
Thank you for your interest in the City of South Salt Lake. Please contact us with anything else we may be able to help you with at the numbers listed to the right of this page.
To aid you in navigating the development and permit process, South Salt Lake offers free predevelopment consultants on Wednesday afternoons, starting at 1:30 pm. This is your opportunity to meet with a Planner, a Building Inspector, a Public Works inspector, and the Fire Marshal, who can answer questions regarding your project or plans. The meetings are open to property owners, developers, architects, engineers, and brokers.
To schedule a 30-minute predevelopment consultation please contact Alex White (801-483-6011). Please fill out and submit the Predevelopment Intake Form prior to the scheduled meeting date.
Request for Government Records (GRAMA)
The Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) was established by the State of Utah to set statutory standards in maintenance and handling of governmental records. Any citizen can make what is called a GRAMA request to any Utah government official or agency. You may download a GRAMA Request form here; complete it, pay any required fee, and submit to the Recorder’s office or the Community Development Department for processing.
South Salt Lake partipated in a collaborative planning project with Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UDOT, UTA and WFRC to discuss innovative solutions to improving State Street and the land around it as a place for people and a new urban development area. The project website has information about current conditions and a vision for the future.
Downtown South Salt Lake Master Plan and Zoning Update
South Salt Lake City recently adopted the Downtown South Salt Lake Master Plan, and is currently reviewing a zoning ordinance and design standards for the downtown district.
Below are the adopted master plan and zoning ordinance for your review.
2016 Moderate Income Housing Plan Draft
The draft 2016 Moderate Income Housing Plan is now available. The South Salt Lake Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, 7 July 2016 to consider adopting the Moderate Income Housing Plan as an amendment to the City's General Plan.
Parks, Open Space, Trails and Community Facilities Master Plan
The South Salt Lake City Council has adopted a Parks, Open Space, Trails and Community Facilities Master Plan. The final plan can be found below:
Designs for each city park were completed with public input in 2016. The plans and budget to complete them can be found here: