What is a Landscape Agreement and when do I need one?

West Valley City requires all new single-family dwellings to have landscaped yards within 12 months of occupancy.

Landscape Agreement Overview

The landscape agreement verifies who will be responsible for installing the landscaping. Sometimes the contractor prefers to provide the landscaping as part of the sale. Sometimes the owner is responsible for the installation of the landscaping. In either case, the landscape agreement is required.

It was designed by the City Planning and Zoning Division, and provides the city with a guarantee that the landscaping will be installed within one year of occupancy of the single-family dwelling, in accordance with the West Valley City Municipal Code.

Additional Information

Questions concerning landscaping requirements should be directed to a City Planner at 801-963-3282. The landscape agreement is required at the time of final inspection.

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1. Must plans be stamped?
2. Who may stamp plans?
3. What contractors are required?
4. Can I perform "Sweat Equity"?
5. What is the policy for moved buildings?
6. What is the policy on Manufactured Move-on Homes to be located outside a mobile home park?
7. What signatures are needed on permit applications, and who should take out the permit?
8. If I construct an addition or remodel, will I need to bring my existing building into compliance with current building codes?
9. Is a building permit required to re-roof your home? Either re-shingle, re-tar, or tar and gravel?
10. Is a building permit required to do a roof conversion?
11. What are simple joist, rafter and beam rules?
12. Should I shovel the snow off my roof?
13. Are weekend inspections available?
14. Do I need a permit to demolish a structure?
15. How long does it take to obtain a Demolition Permit?
16. How do I obtain a Demolition Permit?
17. What is a Contractor Verification Form and when do I need one?
18. What is a Landscape Agreement and when do I need one?
19. What is the penalty for building without a permit?