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Yes, call 801-446-4357 (HELP) for more information.
A building permit is required for a shed that is larger than 200 square feet. Please contact 801-446-4357 (HELP) prior to construction.
Effective July 17, 2018 not all home occupation businesses are required to obtain a business license from South Jordan City. The only types of home occupation businesses that require a license from South Jordan are:
All other home occupations may operate without a city business license.
A home occupation business license is available to any home occupation business that is otherwise exempt from licensing but still wishes to have a city license. Simply apply for a Home Occupation Business License via the online Portal, submit required documents, and pay fees as per the City's fee schedule.
Business licenses can be renewed in several different ways:
Per City Code 5.04.210:
F. Renewals: A business is responsible for renewing their business license no sooner than 30 days and no later than the date of expiration.
Once payment has been received, the business license application will be distributed to all required departments for approval. The business license review and approval process normally takes 2 to 5 days, however, circumstances can vary depending on individual requirements.
Most business licenses are valid for one year from the date of issuance, after which time they can be renewed.
Yes. When a business license is issued, it is issued to the address provided on the application. Moving to a new location requires a new license. Therefore, completion of the Business License Application is required for the new location in order to obtain a valid business license.
Yes. Regardless of receipt of the renewal notice the business is responsible to maintain a valid City business license.
No. City Code states:5.04.020: Unlawful to Engage in Business Without a License:
Except as otherwise provided by this title, it is unlawful for any person to engage in business within the city without first obtaining a license from the city for doing so, and it is unlawful to continue to engage in a business without maintaining a valid license with the city. It is unlawful for a person to engage in business using a name other than the name in which the city issued or renewed the license. It is also unlawful to continue engaging in business after the city has suspended or revoked a license for such business. (Ord. 2015-13, October 6, 2015).
Any business owner operating without a valid City business license shall be deemed guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
If a business license application is denied, the denial can be appealed.
See City Code 5.04.220 for information on the appeal process.
For information on our current City Mayor and council, see our Mayor and City Council page.
Information on South Jordan City Council Members and their districts can be found on the Mayor and City Council page.
Recent council minutes can be found in the Agenda Center.
If you need to access council minutes beyond what we have online, you may submit a GRAMA request.
The Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office handles voter registration for South Jordan residents. More information about South Jordan elections can be found on our Elections page.
Residents and guests are welcome to speak during the public comment period. Visit our City Council page for more information.
For other questions, email City Recorder Anna Crookston.
For information regarding the posting of signs, see the Municipal Code, or call 801-446-4357 (HELP).
Code violations can be reported using the Service Request Form or by calling Code Compliance at 801-446-4357 (HELP).
You can pay in person by cash, check, or credit card. You can mail your payment by check or money order. You can also pay online through our Courts page. If you are unable to pay in full within your 14 days, you need to see the Judge to set up a payment plan.
Call 801-446-4357 (HELP) for more information.
A list of court fines can be found on the Courts page.
Tuesday - Thursday10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & MondayClosed
Visit the Gale Center page for more information.
The population of South Jordan as of January 2021 is 79,200. For more demographic information view the Economic Development page.
The Salt Lake County Equestrian Park is operated by Salt Lake County. Visit their website.
The best source for city laws, ordinances, codes, etc. is the South Jordan Municipal Code.
Business license requirements and information can be found on our Business License page, or call 801-446-4357 (HELP), Monday through Thursday 8 am to 6 pm and Fridays 8 am to Noon.
Sewer service for South Jordan City is provided by the South Valley Sewer District. For questions concerning sewer connections please call them at 801-571-1166.
You can fill out our online Residential Water Application or fill one out in person at City Hall to have your culinary water service and garbage/recycling collection set up.
For questions concerning sewer connections please call South Valley Sewer District at 801-571-1166.
City Hall and most City buildings are open from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Thursday, 8 am to noon on Friday, closed on federal and state holidays.
All buildings and services will be closed on these days:
For information on garbage collection service delays, visit the holiday garbage delays page.
South Jordan Residents are allowed two cats, two dogs in one residence.
For more information regarding household pets see the Zoning Ordinance for a specific zone. You can find this information in Title 17 of the Municipal Code. View a zoning map.
You can donate to South Jordan's Gold Star Families Memorial Monument through the Woody Williams site (LINK).
These monuments honor the families of active military members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. That is a message that our Mayor and City Council wanted to bring to the Gold Star Families in South Jordan and the whole Salt Lake Valley.
Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments are a two-sided tribute made of black granite. One side bears the words: Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom. On the other side of the monument, there are scenes etched on each of the four panels: Homeland, Family, Patriot and Sacrifice. At the center of this tribute, is a silhouette of a saluting service member which represents the Legacy of the Loved Ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
The Google Fiber construction hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 1-877-454-6959.
Sign up for updates about when your neighborhood is ready for Google Fiber service at fiber.google.com.
You can pay your City water bill and sign up for recurring payments at our online water payment portal. Visit this page for how to get set up and more.
Call our Information Center at 801-446-4357 to request a new lid.
Visit our Jobs Page to learn about the openings we have and apply at our jobs portal.
Call our Information Center at 801-446-4357 to request a pick up.
Visit our City Council page and click on Next Meeting Information.
Homeowners are allowed to operate short-term rentals out of condos, townhouses, single family houses, and guest houses (with an approved Accessory Dwelling Unit permit). Basement apartments are not allowed to be used as short-term rentals. Please contact the Planning Department with any additional questions.
You can look up an address on our interactive zoning map. Additional information about property area, parcel number, and subdivision name can also be obtained there. For more information about the different zoning designations, you can review the requirements for each in Title 17 in the municipal code.
The Planning Department created a summary of the planning requirements for a detached structure (garage, shed, shop, patio cover, pergola, etc.) that can be found here. You are not required to apply for a building permit for structures less than 200 square feet in area, but you will need to obtain a "minor accessory building permit" to ensure the structure meets the planning requirements. All permit applications can be found on the South Jordan Online Portal. Please contact the Building Department with any questions regarding building codes.
Fence permits are not required for new/replacement fencing in residential or agricultural zones. The Planning Department has created a summary of the requirements for fencing that can be found here.
Property owners are granted farm animal rights on land in the R-1.8, A-1, or A-5 zones that are at least 0.5 acres in size. The number of animals allowed is based on the animal type and the size of the subject property. More information regarding farm animal rights can be found here.
"An easement is an interest in land belonging to another person, so that the easement owner has a limited right to use or enjoy the other person’s property. Common easements include rights of way for access, or the right to cross property (including easements for utility service or water conveyance)." Utah Property Rights Ombudsman
In order to build over a recorded easement (typically public utility easements), you will need to get permission from each utility company that has a right to access that easements. A contact list has been provided to help you reach each entity and obtain approval to encroach into an easement. Please contact the Planning Department to located easements on your property. More information about easements can be found on the Property Rights Ombudsman website.
In a few cases, a department head can grant an exception for some requirements during the review of a new development. The municipal code clearly states when these exceptions can take place.
"A variance is a modification of a zoning requirement made necessary because some unique aspect of a parcel makes the requirement burdensome or unfair. Variances may be granted to adjust such zoning standards as setbacks or height limitations. The Utah Code authorizes local governments to grant variances. The variance mechanism allows a local government to have a zoning ordinance which applies to all properties, while providing the flexibility to adjust the zoning regulations for a specific property when necessary." Utah Property Rights Ombudsman
You can contact the Planning Department to discuss the potential to obtain a variance for your property. More information regarding variances can be found on the Property Rights Ombudsman website.
You can get a residential chicken permit ($76 fee) to have up to 6 chickens on your property. The Planning Department has provided a summary of the requirements for a residential chicken permit that can be found here.
The planning requirement for the number of people allowed to live in a dwelling unit is based on the definition of a family or household:
FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD: One or more persons related by blood, marriage, adoption or approved foster care, and up to two (2) unrelated persons; or a group of not more than four (4) unrelated persons occupying a dwelling unit or a group of persons as defined by state law as elderly or disabled. (17.08.010)
Occupancy is also regulated by the building code, so you will need to confirm those requirements with the Building Department.
Visit the official State of Utah Sex Offender Registry.
Animals in impound or available for adoption can be viewed on the Animal Services page.
Fingerprinting hours are conducted on Mondays and Wednesdays between 9 am and 4 pm, by appointment only. Call 801-446-4357 (HELP) for availability and pricing. These hours might be adjusted due to the pandemic.
This service is for residents only.
Please call Public Works at 801-446-4357 (HELP) or use our fix it form to report the issue.
Find the latest information about secondary water service. Typically secondary water service is turned on in late April or early May and turned off in the middle of October, however, these dates are subject to change.
If you have secondary water service, the best way to ensure that you get the quickest and latest updates is to sign up for the secondary water text list by texting SJCSECONDARYWATER to 85775.
Backflow prevention information can be found on the Water Division page.
South Jordan City has joined with SciQuest, for the distribution of solicitation information. Vendors who register with SciQuest receive automatic notification regarding bids in their commodity class and may download specifications. This system brings together an extensive database of government agencies and vendors which enables us to improve our service to you by providing automatic bid notification and instant access to bid information via the web.
South Jordan City strongly urges all potential bidders to register with SciQuest to ensure notice of all solicitations. There is no fee to potential bidders to register or use SciQuest to respond to South Jordan City solicitations. Any questions on how to use SciQuest should be directed to the SciQuest administer email or call the SciQuest supplier support at 800-233-1121. If you choose to call, please inform SciQuest support that you are registering under the State of Utah's Supplier Portal.
By subscribing to SciQuest, the vendor certifies compliance with State and City regulations for a business license, sales tax number and non-discrimination requirements.
General information regarding solicitation is available under the Purchasing page and Current Bids.
Vendors remain on the bidders' list as long as they remain in good standing with South Jordan City.
RFB / RFP / RFQ solicitation notices and specifications are listed and disseminated by SciQuest.
Vendors registered with SciQuest will automatically receive notification of RFBs, RFPs and RFQs for the commodities they have chosen.
Vendors registered with SciQuest will be able to download RFBs, RFPs and RFQs directly from the website at no charge.
South Jordan City prefers to receive all responses electronically. Responses may be submitted in electronic format via SciQuest or as stated specifically in the bid documents.
RFBs / RFPs are opened and decrypted on the date and time of the close date listed in each individual RFB / RFP. This information is available online at SciQuest for all to view.
PureSoJo is a new and innovative project that involves purifying recycled water to meet and exceed drinking water standards. It will be a pilot project used to demonstrate advanced water purification technology that may be part of the answer to long-term water supply needs.
As part of long-term planning for water supply, the City is pursuing this water purification demonstration project to determine if water recycling can and should be part of the City’s future water supply. A water purification demonstration project in Utah will serve to educate water agencies, water customers and the general public on a valuable resource that is currently not being utilized. Viable water purification projects are happening in the United States, including Texas, Florida, Arizona and California.
Planning for additional water supplies to meet growing demands should include an analysis of all water sources available to the City. The purification of recycled water will be necessary in the western United States, including Utah, to meet water demands for growing populations and the trend of decreased water supply.
Current technology allows recycled water to be cleaned and made into a source of safe, reliable, and pure drinking water. A cost-effective, multi-step, ozone/bio-filtration-based treatment process has been tested in Florida and has consistently shown to be pure, clean water, meeting and even exceeding drinking water standards. The City is currently partnering with Carollo Engineering to ensure the right technology is used and operated appropriately to accomplish the goals of the project. Carollo Engineering and their professionals are leaders in water purification.
The City has been working closely with the State of Utah Division of Drinking Water and Division of Water Quality on this project. A special permit has been issued by the State Division of Drinking Water for the City to operate this project and purify the recycled water. The City will work closely with State officials, including sharing water sample test data for treated water.
In addition to City staff working on this project, other project partners include South Valley Sewer District, Carollo Engineering, State of Utah Divisions of Drinking Water and Water Quality, and The University of Utah Civil & Environmental Engineering Dept.
Approximately 10 gallons per minute (GPM) of effluent water from the Jordan Basin Water Reclamation Facility, which is owned and operated by the South Valley Sewer District, will be cleaned through an advanced purification process that will produce water that meets drinking water standards. City staff will be taking water samples from the site and sending them to independent water quality labs that are certified to perform the tests required for this project. The purified water will ultimately end up back in our local water cycle by entering the Jordan River.
Within a year of startup, the City plans to offer educational tours for the public. The tours will focus on the important role that water recycling can play to meet the state’s water supply needs, how technology is used to purify recycled water and how the economics of water recycling make sense to consider this source for future water supply.
The facility is finished and has been running since March, 2022. Once the facility has had a year of testing then it will be opened to tours and taste testing pending State approval.
Residents wanting to learn more can call and speak with City staff involved with the project to learn more, at 801-446-HELP.
Email Jason Rasmussen – Public Works Director
Email Raymond Garrison – Assistant Public Works Director
Register online for recreation activities.
Each individual requesting a refund can email their request to Janel Payne.
You can call the Rainout Hotline at 801-253-7529 (PLAY) to find out the latest information about outdoor sports and recreation activities such as volleyball, softball, baseball, urban fishing etc.
South Jordan offers a variety of pavilions that may be reserved for specific events. To reserve a pavilion please see our Activity Registration website.
It depends on what you are selling.
Q: Are you are a business selling services? (anything you don't physically have at the event with you i.e.: insurance, windows, chiropractic services, boat wraps etc.)A: This year the South Jordan Chamber of commerce is hosting a Vendor Games Vendor Market on Thursday, June 2nd. Please reach out to Brian Synan by email or by phone at 801-253-5200 for information on this market.
All other vendors for SoJo Summerfest (food, food trucks, arts and crafts etc.) are booked by SoJo Markets, a local LLC the City partners with. Please apply to be a vendor through the SoJo Markets application process.
All of our vendors for Art on the Towne are booked by SoJo Markets, a local LLC the City partners with. Please apply to be a vendor through the SoJo Markets application process.
That depends on what you would like to sell.
If you are a Utah Farmer who would like to sell your produce at the Farmers Market, please apply to be a vendor with the Utah Farm Bureau.
If you would like to sell prepackaged food items not intended to be eaten at the market (salsa, rubs, sauces etc.) please apply to be a vendor with the Utah Farm Bureau.
All other vendors for SoJo Farmers Market (food, food trucks, arts and crafts etc.) are booked by SoJo Markets, a local LLC the City partners with. Please apply to be a vendor with SoJo Markets through the SoJo Markets application process.
Create an online Connect portal account or sign into an existing Connect portal account to apply for a permit.
Visit our Events Permit page for more information.
Clean and dry paper, cardboard, aluminum and steel cans, and plastic bottles.
For additional information, download and/or print the recycling guide (PNG).
If you have large amounts of paper to recycle and want to ensure it gets recycled, a great way to do this is to drop off the paper at the recycling locations in the link above and Green Fiber, a local company will collect the clean paper and recycle it into insulation. Please note, we do not accept shredded paper in the curbside bin, but Green Fiber does accept it if it’s contained in a box or paper bag.
View Paper Recycling Drop-Off Locations (PDF).
Any plastic bottle with a neck - as long as it is clean and dry – can be recycled regardless of the number or chasing arrows. Other plastics generally are not recyclable in your curbside bin.
Leave it on and it will get recycled. If you take it off, throw the lid away as it’s too small to get recycled.
The reason why we shy away from advertising plastic numbers is because the shape of the container is the most important. Some items have the same number, but some are recyclable and others are not. This is because, while the same type of plastic, flimsier material isn’t recyclable currently.
The bottom line is that recycling facilities are designed with larger items in mind, such as bottles and jugs, cans, paper, and cardboard. Plastic bags get tangled in the machinery and small items fall through the gaps between belts and gears at various stages of sorting. Small items can also simply blow away.
Most grocery stores have a drop-off for recycling of their plastic bags and plastic sheeting. Check with your local grocery store before bringing your plastics in.
If it has a neck, yes! Those are typically the larger white or orange pill bottles.
The City of South Jordan offers Glass Recycling Service for all City residents and businesses. The City has partnered with Momentum Recycling, ACE Disposal and Live Daybreak, to provide a service that will help our community, and the environment. The ability to keep glass out of the landfill is a long-term benefit and solution in trying to build a better tomorrow.
The City does not allow glass in curbside recycling because the main recycling facilities in the area aren’t equipped to handle glass. We are able to coordinate drop-off locations using a third-party recycler.
The City has provided a few Glass Recycling Drop-Off Locations (PDF) for your convenience.
Ace Disposal will collect garbage and recyclables on the same day each week, except holidays. To ensure pickup, residents should place garbage and recycling containers curbside the night before or by 6:30 am on the morning of pickup.
View the collection routes (PDF) to find your pickup day.
Collection for the following holidays will be delayed by one day and for all days remaining in that week:
The 3 golden rules of recycling are empty, clean, and dry.
That said, a quick rinse will suffice with most containers. Make sure they are drained of any liquids and scraped free of any food left in containers. We recommend rinsing with dirty dishwater to conserve water when additional rinsing is necessary.
No, there is no need to detach the can label; just make sure any gobs of food are cleaned out of the can and toss it in your recycling bin.
No, paper products such as paper towels, napkins, tissue paper, and toilet paper are not recyclable. The paper fibers used to create these products are too small to be recycled again, and most are contaminated by food.
If the top of the box is clean of grease, cheese, sauce, or other food residue, you can tear the top off and recycle it. The bottom should be thrown in the garbage. If you’re in any doubt as to whether the top is clean enough, throw it out.
Plastic grocery bags are recyclable, but not in your curbside recycling bin. The best way to recycle grocery bags and other plastic film is to take it back to the grocery store with you and place it in the bag-recycling box provided. Many grocery stores will accept other types of ‘plastic film’ as well - including clean and dry number 2 and number 4 plastic film such as dry cleaner bags, newspaper bags, bread bags, Ziploc bags, bubble wrap, and more - so check with a manager at your store today to see what they’re accepting!
E-Waste includes almost anything with a circuit board, such as:
Please check the most current information and location before recycling E-waste.
Disposal of hazardous waste is free to Salt Lake County residents at the TransJordan Landfill at:10473 South Bacchus HighwaySouth Jordan, UT 84009
Household Hazardous Waste includes:
TransJordan accepts up to 4 tires a visit, at $2 per tire.
Bulk recycling can be dropped off at nearby recycling centers with separate bins for cardboard, metal and plastic containers, paper, glass, and clothing donations.
You can also drop off glass at our nearby glass drop-off locations in South Jordan.
Select county libraries accept fluorescent tubes (up to four feet) and bulbs only. Check the County’s Hard To Recycle Materials webpage to learn which libraries accept them.
Ballasts, any size light tube, and bulbs can be brought to the Health Department’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities at the Salt Lake Valley or Trans-Jordan landfills.
Mattresses can be recycled through Spring Back Utah, located at:1989 S 4130 WSuite CSalt Lake City, UT 84104Phone: 801-906-8146
Mattresses can also be brought to the Salt Lake Valley Landfill for a fee of $15 per unit, located at:6030 W California AvenueSalt Lake City, UT 84104
The TransJordan Landfill accepts fridges and freezers for a $20 fee. Freon must be removed in advance.
Currently, the Trans-Jordan Landfill does not sell all the compost it converts from the green waste it receives. For this reason, were South Jordan to offer curbside green waste pickup, the material would probably not be recycled into compost; rather it would be dumped into the landfill.
Additionally, residents would pay a higher monthly fee for curbside service green waste pickup, as a third truck (after garbage and recycle trucks) would be required to pick up the green waste. A third truck increases the carbon footprint of curbside services and creates more wear on the road which both should be considered when making a decision.
City staff evaluates potential green waste services on a regular basis to determine if changes make both economic and environmental sense.
The City is doing audits of recycling cans to educate residents on what they're doing right and what can improve. These audits will be done on your neighborhood's garbage day. You can receive one of three tags:
No, they typically have a waxy coating that makes it so they cannot be recycled. The lids and straws are also not recyclable.
Recycling is complicated - it is heavily influenced by economics, foreign recycling markets, and technology. We know our residents want to do what is right when it comes to recycling. So, we’re doing everything we can to educate you when changes happen. Really, if you try your best, you are making a difference and helping us reduce what goes to the landfill.
Please take a moment to watch the Why Does What We Can Recycle Change? video to learn more about why what we recycle changes.
Only approximately one-fourth of the residents currently have access to the City’s secondary water system. The City has evaluated the feasibility of a citywide secondary system and found that it would be too costly to residents. For more information, please refer to the Secondary Water Position Paper (PDF) dated January 17, 2006.
Secondary water is non-potable water and comes from canals that distribute Utah Lake water. This water is not filtered or treated, often contains debris, and has higher concentrations of suspended solids and total dissolved solid (TDS) which can be harmful to some plants and flowers especially when watered during the heat of the day. The city recommends users install a good filter before the water goes into the pump. Filters should be cleaned and checked regularly.
Secondary water is not drinkable water. Most of the secondary water comes from Utah Lake and is not treated or filtered. Children should be discouraged from playing in the water.
Residents are charged an annual fee to be paid in monthly installments. These fees are used to recover capital cost, expenses, and administrative cost incurred by the City associated with the delivery of secondary water (Municipal Code 13.08.090). The fees are not used to pay for or purchase water, therefore regardless of when secondary water is available during the season, residents are still responsible for their monthly fee.
Yes. Customers are strongly encouraged to filter the water on your system to at least 500 microns to protect your sprinkler heads and to clean and check the filter regularly.
South Jordan City has adopted regulations for the use of the secondary water system. It is unlawful for any person directly or indirectly to connect to or alter the City’s secondary water system or any part thereof without prior authorization obtained from the City and notice to the City of such connection, alteration, disconnection, or otherwise (Municipal Code 13.08.130).
You may choose not to connect to the secondary water system, but if your home has access to secondary water you will still be billed monthly fees for secondary water access. These fees are not used for the procurement of water but for the operation and maintenance of the distribution system, water usage is not currently tracked. If you have access to the system and would like to be connected because you are being billed, please contact the Water Division.
Please ensure that the stop and waste valve is fully open, your filter on your system is not clogged or blocked, and your sprinkler system is functioning properly. If you are still experiencing a water outage please contact the Water Division.
Please consult the Secondary Water Zone Map (PDF) for the answer to this question.