Plan Approval and Permits
Stream project planning assistance
Start here before project design begins. Salt Lake County's Watershed Planning & Restoration Program provides technical information and guidance to ensure that stream-related projects are designed properly. Incorrect installations can aggravate existing problems or cause new problems downstream.
Salt Lake County Flood Control Permit
Work that occurs within 20 feet (6.1 meters) of the top of the channel bank of any "flood control facility" (which includes most streams in Salt Lake County) will require a Flood Control Permit, per Title 17 of the Salt Lake County Code of Ordinances.
State Stream Alteration Permit
Any work that will alter the bed or banks of a natural stream in Utah must obtain written authorization from the State Engineer. Projects may also require additional permitting from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Sovereign Lands General Permit
Work along the banks of the Jordan River may require a Sovereign Lands General Permit.
Salt Lake City Riparian Permit
Salt Lake City residents may also need a Riparian Permit, per the Salt Lake City Ordinance Riparian Corridor Overlay District (RCO).