Salt Lake City

Building Services

(801) 535-6000

Boarded/Vacant and Secured Buildings

City ordinance 18.48 provides for the temporary securing of buildings. The purpose of boarding is to provide minimum requirements for the protection of life, limb, health, property, safety and welfare of the general public and the owners and occupants of buildings within the city and to provide for correction of violations.

Click here to read the ordinance in its entirety.

Boarding Permits

A boarded building may require a boarding permit. Click here to download the permit.

Boarding must be completed within ten days of the issuance of a permit.


Yearly permit fees for boarded buildings:

  • $902.00 for each structure for the first year
  • $1,546.00 annual renewal fee