Stormwater is generated by rain events, snow melt, and constant seeps and springs throughout town. Stormwater runoff can cause flooding, drainage system malfunctions, adverse impacts to local waterways and water quality problems. It picks up pollutants and debris from streets, parking lots, yards, gravel parking areas, and other surfaces which can end up in local water ways flowing to McLeod Creek, Silver Creek and eventually into the Weber River.
What is a stormwater system?
A stormwater system is designed to drain stormwater from impervious surfaces such as paved streets, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks and roofs. In large rain events, a stormwater system will drain excess stormwater from all surfaces to mitigate the chance of flooding and property damage.
Do we have a stormwater system now?
Park City Public Utilities currently operates a basic stormwater system with a very limited budget. The existing system has been patched together over decades and was created primarily to prevent flooding and damage to property and infrastructure.
What is the Stormwater Utility fee on my bill?
The utility fee pays for the expansion of the City's current stormwater system (storm drains), maintenance costs (repairing/replacing stormwater mains, street sweeping, inspection and cleaning of stormwater inlets, etc.) and preventing and correcting stormwater runoff problems in the Park City area.
What will the fee cover?
The fee will cover personnel, equipment, capital improvements, and administrative costs such as professional services and supplies. The fee is expected to generate about $1.8M in revenue annually. The annual budget will be allocated to the following categories in the approximate percentages:
Infrastructure & Equipment – 60%
Salaries & Wages – 25%
Materials & Supplies – 10%
Contract/ Misc. Services – 5%
The following is a list of example services and activities that will be provided as part of the new program:
Expansion and enhancement of existing services
Maintenance, repair and replacement of stormwater infrastructure
Curb and gutter
Pipe and open channel cleaning
Master planning and design
New services provided
Stormwater system condition assessments and inspections
Meeting of MS4 minimum control measures
Public education and outreach
Public participation/ involvement
Illicit discharge detection and elimination
Construction site runoff control
Post-construction runoff control
Pollution prevention/ good housekeeping
Can I pay my parking ticket online?
Yes! The most convenient way to pay an outstanding Parking Ticket is to visit our Online Payment Center. Parking Tickets may be paid over the phone by calling 435-615-5301. Mail payments to: PCMC, Attn: Parking Services, PO Box 1480, Park City UT 84060.
How do I set up auto payment for my water bill?
Log on to web services and set up automatic payments with a checking or savings account or credit card.
What do I do with Household Hazardous Waste?
Please do not dispose of anything in the storm drain. Park City's Recycle Utah accepts many materials for recycling. Visit their website at www.recycleutah.org
What do I do if my gutter is backed up and not flowing?
The problem could be a result of several things, please try to keep your gutters clean and free from debris. The City attempts to sweep your street once per month during the summer months. Everything we can remove from the gutter before it's washed into our system will help keep our streams clean. Please do your part to ensure clean free flowing gutters.
If your gutter becomes obstructed and you are unable to clear it, please call Public Utilities at 435-615-5335.
For after hour emergencies call Park City Police Dispatch at 435-615-5500
Can I install a steel plate in my gutter?
Public Utilities discourages the uses of metal plates in the gutter as they will become problematic with the flow of water and snow removal. Please avoid using them.
How long does it take to get a Building Permit?
Simple permits can be pulled over-the-counter Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 10 AM. These permits include residential int. remodels and non-structural demos, as well as, re-roofs/re-sides (with HOA approval if applicable). The process usually takes around 20 minutes.
All other permits must be logged in. When plans are logged in the first initial plan check can take up to ten (10) business days. After the first plan check is complete and corrections are assessed you will be able to make an appointment with your Plan Checker to go over the necessary changes in order to pull the permit.
AFTER YOUR FIRST INITIAL PLAN CHECK, THE AMOUNT OF TIME THE PERMIT PROCESS TAKES DEPENDS ON YOUR ABILITY TO FOLLOW-UP AND MAKE CORRECTIONS.
What info do I need before I dig/excavate?
You need to know the color code for underground lines before you start to dig. The colors can be found by clicking the link below.
You can also call BLUE STAKES OF UTAH at 1-800-662-4111.
Also, make sure to obtain all required building/excavation permits before starting work.
Can I pull a permit online?
No. Permits must be pulled in person at the Park City Building Department.
Why do Police vehicles need to idle?
Police Officers leave their vehicles running in order to power critical auxiliary equipment such as onboard computers, surveillance cameras, and emergency communications devices. We are currently investigating ways to reduce vehicle idling for Police cruisers, but these vehicles will continue to require idling for day-to-day safety operations and are covered by exception (C) in the idling ordinance.
Why do City buses leave their engines running at bus stops?
City buses have equipment, such as turbo-charged engines and air brake systems, which require longer idling times than most vehicles for efficient operation. Additionally, City buses need to idle in order to power onboard signage for bus routes, automatic doors, and heating/cooling systems which are critical for passenger safety and a positive public transit experience. Aside from idling, the Park City Transit department has completed a variety of route-planning and logistical improvements to save fuel and improve local air quality. In order to protect the environment, please take advantage of our excellent and FREE transit system: EPA reports that buses emit 68% less CO2 per passenger mile than riding in a personal vehicle..
How soon before drop-in hockey can I call in to reserve a spot?
You can call in up to 90 minutes (or an hour and a half) before any drop-in hockey session to put your name on the list. However, you must have a current drop-in hockey punch card in order to reserve your place.
What is the required equipment for drop-in hockey?
All hockey activities at the Park City Ice Arena require the following equipment:
hockey helmet. Face mask is required if under 18 years of age.
Can we rent the White Barn for a function?
The McPolin Farm is only available for community events sponsored by Park City Municipal Corporation. Not available for private functions.
Can I sign up to be notified of PCMC Special Events?
Yes. Click here to receive email notifications of events that the City posts on their website.
What is a Master Festival or Special Events License?
A Master Festival or Special Event license is an approval granted by the City to allow an applicant to hold an event, function or other use, which would normally not be permitted, in Park City or who’s actions will impact the surrounding area. The license and conditions allows the use and minimizes the impacts to the adjoining neighborhoods and the entire City.
Does the city require residential and commercial alarm bonds?
Yes. ALARM BOND INFORMATION: PARK CITY MUNICIPAL CODE 6- 2- 4. CASH DEPOSIT TO BE POSTED: It shall be unlawful for any person or corporation to maintain an Alarm System on any premises unless there shall have been posted with the Park City Municipal Corporation a cash deposit in the amount of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), portions of which are to be forfeited upon the giving of False Alarms as hereinafter provided.
Fairways and tees are a combination of rye, and bluegrass. Greens are bent grass.
What is appropriate attire for the courses?
Appropriate golf attire is required. (Please, no tank tops, cut off shorts, or bathing suits).
What are the busiest days of the week?
Busiest days are Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Tuesday is our Women's Association Day, and Wednesday is our Men's Association Day. There are limited available public times on these two days.
How far in advance should I book my tee time?
You can make tee times one week in advance on the phone or you can make your tee time eight (8) days in advance on our website. You can pre book up to 6 months in advance by calling the Golf Pro Shop at 435-615-5800.
Are visitors welcome at the PC MARC?
Yes! The PC MARC is a public facility, and visitors are always welcome. Daily drop-in rates vary by activity, and we also offer a monthly or 10-punch pass at a visitor rate.
How do I register online for recreation programs?
Online Registration may be found here. If you've been a patron at the Racquet Club or registered for recreation programs in the past you already have an account set up and a Login ID and Password assigned to you. If you've forgotten this information and have a valid email address in our system, simply use the Forgot Password link to get it emailed to you. If you are new to Park City Recreation, you can create a new account under the My Account tab. If our system is unable to locate a valid email address or you have entered duplicate account information, please contact us at 435-615-5401 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
What is an in-car meter?
It is an electronic bank that hangs from the rearview mirror. The user pays only for time parked.
My vehicle has a immobilization device or boot attached. How do I have it removed?
You must be prepared to pay all outstanding parking fines and fees with cash or a credit card. Call Public Works at (435)615-5301 during normal business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, on weekends or holidays, call Police Dispatch at (435)615-5500.
How much do I owe if my ticket shows no fine amount?
Nothing. Our officer elected to give you a warning ticket, but please avoid the violation in the future.
How can I obtain a residential or employee parking permit?
Permits can be obtained from Parking Services at 1053 Iron Horse Drive during normal business hours. Call (435)615-5301 for information on eligibility or other requirements.
Can I return to a pay station and purchase an additional receipt to extend my allowed parking time?
You are limited to the total parking time listed for that parking zone. Shorter time zones are designed for turnover of parking spaces to increase access in high demand areas.
I recently received a 72-hour notice for my vehicle when parked right in front of my house. What am I required to do and why?
Vehicles may not be left continuously standing on a street for more than 72 hours. This is typically enforced on a complaint, or when it becomes an obvious violation that the vehicle has been abandonedand has not been moved for a long period of time. This regulation facilitates street cleaning, snow removal, and identification of abandoned vehicles.
How do I appeal a parking ticket?
All appeals must be submitted in writing and within 10 calendar days of the issue date. The most convenient way is to appeal online. If you submit your written appeal via mail or fax, please include the ticket number, license plate, your contact information and any pertinent evidence to: Parking Services PO Box 1480 Park City, UT 84060-1480 / Fax: 435-615-4904.
I have a disabled parking permit. What are my requirements when I park in pay zone?
Individuals with disabled permits are exempt from depositing fees in those pay stations. However, please observe the 3-hour time limits.
How can I support my child in their skating?
Be on time and prepared for your lessons, encourage your skater to practice and be positive! If your child enters a competition or joins a team, remember to teach them good sportsmanship regardless of the result - and practice it yourself.
Which instructor is right for my child?
Some things to look for in a coach are personality,
teaching style, teaching experience, skating background, and technical
know-how. We have several great instructors available. Please view our Private Lessons flyer for more information about our private instructors.
recommend coming to watch the instructors in action as they teach other
students to see the various teaching styles in action. Another important consideration when choosing
an instructor is their compatibility with your schedule. If you have questions
when selecting an instructor you may also contact Skating Academy Director,
Erika Roberts at email@example.com.
When should I hire a private instructor for my child or myself?
Private lessons can be arranged at any time for any age or level.
If my child is taking lessons, how often should he/she practice?
Skaters should practice twice as much as they have lessons.
How does my child get into a competition?
Skaters need to take private lessons to get a program for competition. The coach will provide all necessary information.
Can I buy used skates?
Yes! We have an inventory of used skates in limited sizes. We offer this as a service to our customers.
When should I buy skates?
Skates can be purchased at any time. We sell skates in every price range.
Do you sell ice skates?
YES, we do!
We sell both Risport and Jackson Skates. Appointments are available for fittings. Skates are not stocked but ordered in.
What should I or my child wear to ice skate?
Rinks are chilly so dress in layers of comfortable warm clothing that allow for movement. Always remember gloves or mittens. Hats and safety approved helmets are encouraged for all children. Don't forget socks!
Do rental skates come in 1/2 sizes?
No, rental skates are not manufactured in ½ sizes. To help you find the right size: the hockey skates run big, so ask for one size smaller than your shoe size. Figure skates are close to shoe size, so ask for the same size as the shoes you’re wearing.
Do you have skate aids?
No. We do not allow the use of skate aids or buckets for safety and liability reasons.
When did the Ice Arena open?
How thick is the ice?
1.25 to 1.50 inches. Our ice making team takes readings with a sonar device 2 times a week in 60 consistent locations and performs ice maintenance accordingly to ensure that the surface is level.
When should I use "911"?
911 is an emergency line which should be used in life-threatening or urgent situations which require the immediate presence of law enforcement, medical or fire personnel. For all other situations, please call your local dispatch office. In Park City, that number is 615-5500 and in Summit County, 615-3500.
How can I obtain a copy of a police report?
You can come in to the Records Department at 2060 Park Avenue between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m, Monday through Friday. You will be required to fill out a form and present a photo ID. The cost is $2.00 for a standard police report. If you are unable to come in to the department or live out of town, you can call the records department at 435-615-5507 and a request form will be mailed or faxed to you.
New business owners should allow 10 to 14 days for their license to be processed. All Fees are due at the time of application. The business license application will be sent to the Planning department for zoning and signage compliance, to the Building department for ordinance compliance and on-site inspection, and to the Police department for final approval.
If an application is denied or if the licensed business never begins operation, all fees, less a $25.00 processing fee, will be refunded.
When does a Park City business license expire?
All licenses expire every December 31. There are not partial payments, half year or partial year licenses. If a license is purchased on or after October 1, the license fee is prorated for the calendar year and the full fee for the following year must be paid at time of application.
When do I renew my license for the next year?
The business license office sends out renewal notices for business licenses for the following year in mid-November. Liquor license payments are due on or before December 31. All other license payments are due January 1.
What if my business undergoes changes during the year?
If during the course of the license year, any information pertaining to the business changes, such as location, square footage, mailing address, phone number, or local contact, the licensee is required by law to notify the business license office of these changes within a 10 day period.
If ownership of a business or nightly rental unit changes, businesses are required to file an application. If additional business outlets are opened, a separate application is required.
What are the penalties if a business license payment is late?
License fees are due every year by January 15 to avoid penalty charges. After January 15, there is a $25 or 25% penalty, whichever is greater; after February 15, a $50 or 50% penalty, whichever is greater; and after March 1 a 100% penalty. If payment is not received you may be issued a citation for operation of a business without a license.
Liquor licenses are due on or before December 31 by close of business. Any establichment that has not paid the license fee by this date is not permitted by law to serve liquor.
Do you provide fingerprint services and if so, when?
Effective 8/1/16, fingerprint services are available every Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (except Holidays). There is no charge for the service and you do not need an appointment. If the requestor does not provide a card, we have cards available.
Does the Planning Department enforce CC&Rs?
No, The Planning department enforces City regulations. Enforcement of CC&Rs is solely up to the Home Owners Association of each respective subdivision.
I would like to put a sign on my property, do I need approval?
Yes. All signs within City limits are regulated by the Park City Sign Code. This Code regulates the size, placement, materials used, etc for signs on buildings and sites. Please contact us regarding these regulations prior to posting any signs.
Where is the Building Department located?
The Building Department is located at City Hall, 445 Marsac Avenue, on the entry/main level from the South parking lot (level 2).
Are the Planning Department and Building Department the same thing?
While both departments are branches of the Community Development Division they are not the same. The Planning Department primarily reviews plans for conformance with the Land Management Code. The Building Department reviews plans for conformance with the International Building Codes and provides building inspections.
Who can I contact with a general building code question?
A building inspector is available in the office from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Tuesday thru Thursday and can be contacted by calling 435-615-5100. Inspectors may be reached in the field Monday thru Friday.
Does the Building Department enforce CC&Rs?
No, the Building Department enforces City regulations. Enforcement of CC&Rs is the responsibility of the Home Owner's Association of each subdivision.
I want to paint my house, do I need approval?
No, there are no restrictions on paint. For home owners in the Historic District we do ask that you fill out an information paint page that the City can keep on file for future reference.
If I have concern, comments or complaints about a project, whom should I contact?
If the comments regard an official application with the City please contact the Planning Department at 435.615.5060 and you will be directed to the project Planner.
If I have a general planning question is there someone I can contact?
Yes. The Planning Department has a planner available;
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Planner-on-Call is available for general questions at the counter and over the phone. If the Planner-on-call is not available to answer your call they will strive to return your call within 24 hours.
What is a zoning district?
Park City has been divided into a number of areas called zoning districts. Each district is specifically addressed in the Land Management Code and uses (commercial, residential, mixed etc.) are spelled out along with requirements for construction. Each zone is unique and the Code is written to address the specific details of that area.
The General Plan is a policy document designed to guide the future of ParkCity.
The document contains the goals, policies, and action plans for Park City's future direction, community character, land use, open space, growth management, transportation, environmental, housing, community economy, parks and recreation, and historic preservation.
What is the Land Management Code?
The Land Management Code, also referred to as LMC, is a document adopted by the City Council as part of the Municipal Code, that is designed to meet a number of goals including: implement the goals of the General Plan; promote the general health, welfare and safety of Park City inhabitants; protect and enhance the quality of life for Park City residents; protect and preserve peace and good order and aesthetics in Park City; protect the tax base; allow development in a way that encourages preservation of scenic vistas, environmentally sensitive lands, and historic structures; provision of well planned commercial and residential structures; provision of safe and efficient traffic and pedestrian circulation; and to prevent development that is susceptible to natural disaster.
Are the Planning Department and Building Department the same thing?
While both departments are branches of the Community Development Division they are not the same. The Planning Department primarily reviews plans for conformance with the Land Management Code. The Building Department main function is to review plans for conformance with the International Building Code.
Enforcement of regulations is done through the Code Enforcement Division of the Building Department.
Where is the Planning Department located?
The Planning Department is located at City Hall, 445 Marsac Avenue, on the entry level.
How do I contact the Human Resources Department?
We are located at 445 Marsac Avenue in Park City, UT. We may also be contacted by telephone (435) 615-5720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are all employees eligible for benefits?
No. Only full time regular status employees are eligible for benefits.
What benefits does Park City offer?
The City offers a competitive benefits package including: Health & Dental Insurance Life & Disability Insurance Retirement Plans Vacation & Sick Leave plans Wellness
How will I know if I am not selected for a position I have applied for?
All applicants who are selected for an interview with Park City Municipal Corporation will be notified. Applicants who are not selected for a position are notified whenever possible, typically by email, phone or through regular mail.
Do you keep my application on file?
Applications for open positions are kept on file for 2 years per City retention policy. Candidates interested in a position available may contact the Human Resources Department to have their application submitted to that recruitment at 435-615-5720.
Do you accept applications for positions that are not currently open?
We do not. Recruitment files are only maintained on open positions only.
How can I find out which jobs are currently open for recruitment at Park City Municipal?
Contact the Building Department Inspection Line (435) 615-5103 before 3:00 pm the business day prior to the inspection.
When leaving a message, please provide all of the required information in the following order:
type of inspection(s)
date of inspection and morning or afternoon
Please check the inspection schedule on the date of the inspection to see what inspector has been assigned to that inspection and their contact information.
Where are you located?
The Human Resources office is located on the top floor of City Hall, 445 Marsac Avenue, Park City, UT 84060.
Who can assist me with a legal description, owner information, or tax/assessment information concerning a certain property?
Legal description and owner information: County Recorder's office, (435) 615-3238, Summit County Courthouse, 60 N. Main, P O Box 128, Coalville UT 84017.
Who can assist me regarding a parking ticket or a traffic ticket?
Parking ticket questions - Public Works (435) 615-5352; Parking ticket appeals - must send a written letter to address provided on the back of the tickets. Traffic ticket appeals should contact the Silver Summit Court (435) 615-4300.
Who can assist me regarding a criminal matter?
For defense assistance, Grant W. P. Morrison, Morrison & Morrison, has been retained as the City's Public Defender. He can be contacted at (801) 359-7999. For criminal matters relating to prosecution, Tricia S. Lake, Assistant City Attorney, serves as City Prosecutor, and can be contacted at (435) 615-5034.
Who can help me with my landlord problems?
Copies of the Utah Renter/Landlord Handbook are available from the City Attorney's office free of charge. This book is published and available from Utah Legal Services, Inc., 205 N. 400 W., Salt Lake City UT 84103; (800) 662-4245 weekdays.
Are there any courts in Park City?
Yes. The Silver Summit Court (Third District Court) and the Justice Court is located at 6300 N. Silver Creek Road, off Hwy 40, Silver Summit exit. The phone number is (435) 615-4300; Lead Clerk (435) 615-4310. The Court is responsible for civil and criminal matters, small claims, and traffic court for the area.
Since the City Attorney cannot give me private legal advice, whom may I contact if I am on a limited income?
The Park City Bar Association sponsors a Tuesday Night Free Legal Aid session once a month on the first Tuesday of each month, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Park City Library, where citizens can meet with a local attorney to discuss their private legal issues and problems without fee. For more information see www.parkcitybar.org. A legal referral service is also offered by the Utah State Bar; 801-531-9075.
Can the City Attorney give me private legal advice?
No. The City Attorney's client is Park City as an entity and he is empowered to give advice on City legal issues only. The City Attorney is not an independent elected official and cannot serve as an ombudsman for citizens. The City Attorney cannot give legal advice concerning private legal disputes such as divorces, contracts, landlord/tenant, boundary disputes with neighbors, or other private civil matters.
What are the functions of the City Attorney's Office?
The City Attorney is the attorney and legal advisor for the City Council and City government of Park City. City Attorney's Office attorneys prepare City ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents. The attorneys represent the City in all lawsuits where the City is a party, prosecute violations of the City codes, and represent the City Council, City Manager, and City staff in any dispute between the City and members of the public.