Community Development

110 S. Main Street

Springville, UT 84663


(801) 491-7861


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Building

  • How much will a building permit cost?

  • Permit costs are based on valuation of the project with a base fee of $51 per inspection. For further information or to find out what construction is exempt from permitting please contact the Building Division at (801) 489-2704

    Impact Fee Schedule (Residential)

  • When do I need a building permit?

  • Any time a modification, addition, or expansion is made to any existing structure/system as well as building new structures. For further information or to find out what exceptions are available, please contact the building department at (801) 489-2704

  • How long will it take for my commercial building permit to be approved?

  • It takes approximately four to six weeks for a commerical permit to be approved, depending on project complexity and current workload.
    Smaller projects may have a faster turnaround.
    Commercial Building Permit
    Tenant Improvement Plan

  • How long will it take for my residential building permit to be approved?

  • It takes approximately five business days for a residential building permit to be approved if all of the required paperwork and documents are submitted and correct.
    Residentail Building Permit

  • Zoning

  • What is the zoning on my property?

  • You can find the zoning for any property in the city using the zoning map. An interactive zoning map is available here.  For additional information, including assistance with using the e-map, please contact the Community Development Department at (801) 491-7861.

  • How do I change my zoning?

  • There is a process to request a zone change on one or more properties. The first step is to review the General Plan Land Use Plan for the property in order to determine compatibility of a proposed zone with the general plan.

    The next step is to contact the Community Development Department at (801) 491-7861 to schedule an appointment with a Planner.

    For a list of the City’s zones and allowable uses, refer to the City’s zoning ordinance here. 

  • Do I need a fence permit to put a fence in my yard?

  • Springville City requires a fence permit for any fence being put on a property. Information about fencing and the fence permit can be found here.
    The cost for a fence permits is $15 and must be paid with check or cash only.
    The fence permit and fee can be submitted at the Utility Payment window located on the first floor of the Civic Center.  Please allow 24 hours for review of the permit and response.
    For setback information in your zoning area, please click here or contact the Community Development Department at (801) 491-7861. 

  • Do I need to have a yard sale permit?

  • Springville City requires a Yard Sale Permit.  The application is available on the City’s website;  Weekend Yard Sale Request MUST be approved by 3:00 pm on Friday. If a returned e-mail approval IS NOT received by 5:00pm Friday the week of the yard sale the yard sale will be in violation of City code 11-6-115.

  • Code Enforcement

  • Who do I call if I have questions about code enforcement or a complaint about a code violation?

  • Springville City has adopted City Codes (laws) specifically designed to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment for citizens of our community free from nuisances. For code enforcement assistance, please call the Police Department at (801) 491-5533.

  • Business Licensing

  • Who needs to obtain a Business License?

  • Anyone conducting a business out of their home or on a commerical site requires a business license. For additional information, please contact the Business Licensing Division at (801) 491-7811.


    Business License Applications

  • Why do I need a Business License?

  • The purpose of business licensing is to protect the health, safety and welfare of our community.  Licensing home businesses helps to keep our residentail zones from becoming like our commercial zones. 

  • How do I contact the Springville City Chamber of Commerce?

  • Springville Utah Chamber of Commerce

    110 South Main Street • Springville, UT 84663

    (801) 489-4681

    Springville Chamber of Commerce

  • How do I file a formal complaint against a business?

  • Please visit the Better Business Bureau’s website below.


    Better Business Bureau

  • General Plan — Shaping Springville for 2030

  • What will the General Plan actually look like?

  • The General Plan will be written and designed to be a dynamic, user-friendly document, fully accessible to everyone. It will be restructured from its current form to be easier to use, be highly visual, and provide specific implementation guidance for citizens and decision-makers. The plan will result in an update of Springville’s land development codes. Graphics and maps will clearly communicate each of the plan’s recommendations.

  • How can I get involved?

  • Springville residents are encouraged to participate in a series of community events that will help better define our vision for the future. The first of these is scheduled for March 31st, April 1st and April 2nd of 2009 where we intend to learn more about your vision of Springville’s future. Other opportunities for ideas from members of our community will follow, further defining the plan. This is your opportunity to help shape the kind of place our city will be for generations to come. Watch for opportunities to participate in meetings, workshops, and surveys. You can also join the e-mail list and receive notification of important events.

  • Who is working on the General Plan and how long will it take?

  • The City of Springville is developing this plan jointly with the community and with other area planning professionals. The General Plan Advisory Committee, representing a broad cross-section of residents, business owners, and community leaders, has been formed to provide input into the General Plan Update process. Other City agencies are also participating to ensure that the plan will cover a variety of long-range planning issues. A draft plan is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2009 and approved by the City Council in early 2010.

  • Will this General Plan really make an impact?

  • Yes, if we focus the General Plan on the issues that matter the most to Springville residents and develop a realistic strategy for implementation. We believe that this General Plan can be collaboration with Springville residents that is technically sound, grounded in local realities, and designed creatively. You will be hearing a lot more about the General Plan in the coming months. If you take the time to participate, you will see, feel, and live in a better community developed to meet the needs of the present and future.

  • What will a revised General Plan mean to local residents and businesses?

  • The General Plan may affect the way key properties in your neighborhood and across the city are developed during the coming years. Because it will guide how and where we as a city will grow, the plan will influence the future look and feel of our community. The plan will be used to guide investment in new public facilities like parks, recreation facilities and other municipal improvements. The way we plan our city can have a large impact on our lives. For example, we can decide that only certain types of businesses can operate and certain types of housing be built in specific neighborhoods. We can decide where we need additional trails, green space, playgrounds, and parks. We can develop guidelines that foster small, local businesses or help attract more stores and restaurants to the business district near your home.

  • Why do we need to update the General Plan?

  • General Plans are not intended to be static and unchanging. They are usually updated as the community changes and new opportunities and challenges arise. The Springville General Plan was last updated in 1997. Our community has grown and changed over the past twelve years. The existing plan is now outdated and does not provide the direction we need to address the tough issues facing our city today. By updating the General Plan we can ensure that we preserve our resources, enhance our community’s character, and support our neighborhoods, while addressing the growth needs of Springville.

  • What is the purpose of the General Plan?

    • The General Plan identifies our community’s goals and policies for the physical development of land within the city. This includes how land is used, where streets are located, what types of housing are developed, how open space is preserved and how environmental concerns are addressed. These decisions about physical development affect economic, environmental and social aspects of our lives as well. The General Plan also informs residents, developers, decision-makers, and other cities and counties of the ‘ground rules’ that will guide development in Springville.