The South Salt Lake Department of Neighborhoods aims to build a stronger community and improve quality of life. Through our programs and services, we meet people where they are and help neighbors develop a stronger sense of place, build closer ties, and engage with their community and city government. The department was created in 2021 in response to many residents stating that safe, clean, and fun neighborhoods were their top priority. Mayor Cherie Wood united a variety of services, outreach, and communication with the sole purpose of creating better neighborhoods.
A strong city is built of neighbors who feel a strong sense of belonging and sense of place. Neighbors trust one another and their city government when they can take part in shaping their community.
The Department of Neighborhoods focuses on the things that strong neighborhoods need: beautiful green spaces, walkability, animal services, street lighting, clean neighborhoods, placemaking and so much more. The key to all of this is communication, and our outreach team is here to ensure residents are involved in their neighborhoods. The department includes:
Plant a Tree for Free
SSL acknowledges the importance of its urban forest as a public asset. Greenery and environmental sustainability are essential for the city’s long-term livability, viability, and resilience. A healthy urban tree canopy will help fulfill our responsibility for protecting water and air quality for the health of our residents and the environment, and help reduce the urban heat island effect in our community.
From time to time, the City has trees to give to residents to plant on their properties. Register to join our free tree waiting list so we can contact you when trees become available.
How Can I Help Make My Neighborhood Better?
Get connected to resources that can help address common problems and issues impacting your community. You can reach call or email the Connect Line at 801-464-6757 or email Connect Have a specific issue? The following includes some additional contacts.
Report graffiti on public or private property by calling the 801-464-6757
Report illegal dumping, junk, garbage or debris that is left on public property - including roadsides, open streets, and paved alleys to Code Enforcement.
Overgrown Vegetation, Weeds
Report these issues sharing the address or cross-streets, and pictures if possible to Code Enforcement.
Potholes, Damaged Sidewalks
Share the address or cross-streets, and pictures with Public Works.
Most streetlights are managed by Rocky Mountain Power, although many newer ones are city-owned. You can record the Rocky Mtn Power number on the yellow plate if there is one and contact Engineering.
Property or Building Complaint
The City responds to complaints from the public that identify potential violations of our housing, land use, construction, noise, and other codes. Report concerns to Code Enforcement.
If you are interested in traffic calming, the first step involves creating a common understanding with your neighbors and the City of the existing problems on your street. Bring the issue to the attention of the Traffic Safety Committee and we will investigate.
If you have a concern about animal welfare or animal behavior in your neighborhood connect with Animal Services.
South Salt Lake Neighborhoods
This map is to help you identify your SSL Neighborhood. Adapted from the SSL 2040 General Plan, here you can find the locations and names of our neighborhoods and their approximate boundaries. Take a glance at this searchable map and mark your place on it!
Whether you want to connect with your neighborhood, learn more about City Services, or share an idea that will benefit your community, our Neighborhood Community Outreach is here to help.
The City of South Salt Lake has four pavilions at our beautiful Fitts Park that can be reserved during our pavilion reservation season from April 1st to Oct 31st. Reservations are online only and can be made here.