Landscaping Ordinance Information

Hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm – Please call prior to 4:30 pm for all inspection requests.
Phone: (801) 446-5327
Fax: (801) 838-9073

On February 21, 2008, the Herriman City Council adopted a Landscaping Ordinance. This ordinance affects all existing homes in the City as well as all new residential construction. This ordinance requires all residential dwellings to have landscaping installed and maintained in their front yards, all parks trips, and side yards to the back line of the dwelling or on corner lots to the back property line, including parkstrips (see Landscaping Diagrams).

For definitions of what constitutes landscaping as well as irrigation and tree requirements, please see the actual ordinance – Landscaping Ordinance.  When installing landscape, make sure to comply with the City’s Clear View Ordinance (see Clear View Requirements/Prohibited Trees).

All new buildings in the culinary and secondary water regions (most areas of Herriman) are also required to comply with secondary water connection requirements, even in areas where secondary water is not yet live (see Secondary Connection Requirements). You can find more information on the Water Department’s page on Secondary Water.


For all new residential construction, landscaping requirements must be met and approved prior to occupancy.

If weather (at the discretion of the City) does not permit for landscaping to be installed prior to occupancy, the City will require a cash bond to be posted in order to receive occupancy approval. Landscaping must then be installed and inspected by June 30th, after which the bond will be refunded. Bonds are not allowed unless weather prohibits installation – and – Building Official approval is granted. For more information on bond amounts and requirements, see Landscaping Notice.

Construction water does not include water for landscaping. At the time an inspector approves the landscaping, notice will be sent to the Water Department and the water jumper will be removed within 2-3 days. The water meter must be set at that time. Call the Water Department at (801) 446-5323 (see Water).

For other notices to Contractors, see Single Family Dwelling.

© Copyright 2013 Herriman City.