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New Ordinances that modify the City Code are codified on a regular basis. Consult the city office in order to ascertain whether any particular provision of the code has been amended, superseded, or repealed.

Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance - Updated May 2022

An ordinance enacting and codifying Title 8, Chapter 5A, of the Fruit Heights Municipal Code regarding water efficiency measures recognizing that water is not an unlimited resource and water conservation is necessary in Fruit Heights City. SEE ORDINANCE

Business License Ordinance

An ordinance requiring a business to acquire a license prior to doing business within the city, establishing a procedure and standards for approval of a license, providing for and setting fees for such license, and setting forth penalties for the violation of the ordinance. (Within the City Code see Title *: Business & License Regulations; Chapter *: Business Licensing.)

Parking Regulations

An ordinance regulating on-street parking conditions and other related matters. (Within the City Code see Title *, Chapter *, Section *.)

Sign Ordinance

Within the City Code see Title *, Chapter *, The purpose of the ordinance is to regulate signs and to authorize the use of signs that are compatible with their surroundings, are conducive to promoting safety, limit visual distractions, and preserve and enhance property values. The ordinance addresses a number of issues such as criteria for residential and commercial zone signs, placement of signs, required permits for signs and other items. It’s illegal to place signs in the public right-of-way, including park strips and on traffic signs and power poles, etc.

Small Animals or Fowl

Small animals or fowl are allowed in R-S-12 residential zones only if certain conditions are met. Within the City Code see Title *, Chapter *, Section **.


The City of Fruit Heights appreciates conscientious citizens who report violations of city codes and ordinances. The city aggressively investigates and prosecutes such violations. Violators are given a reasonable opportunity to correct the violation. However, if the violation is not corrected in the allotted time, the city will issue citations and fines.

When filing a complaint, please provide the following information:

  1. Name of violator (if available)
  2. Address of violation
  3. Detailed description of violation. Please be as specific as possible; i.e., "My neighbors weeds are two feet tall. They are located at the southwest corner of his lot behind the fence."
  4. Photographs, diagrams, etc. (desired, but not required)
  5. Your name and phone number (desired, but not required)

Upon receipt of the complaint, the Code Enforcement Officer will review the complaint. Within 48 hours the complaint will be investigated. If the nature of the violation creates an immediate danger to life or property, it will be investigated immediately so that appropriate actions can be taken and other agencies can be notified, if necessary.

Submit complaints via the contact form.