Planning & Zoning Department
Riverton City Hall, Room 105
12830 S Redwood Road
Riverton, Utah 84065
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed weekends and major holidays.
Development Services Director
|Tim Prestwich, PLS
Planning Permit Technician
About the Planning & Zoning Department
Riverton's Planning & Zoning Department processes all development applications through the review and approval stages. Planning & Zoning staff coordinates with other city departments' review of projects as they are submitted. The department also provides direct assistance to the Planning Commission, City Council, and Board of Adjustment. The department maintains and updates the City's Land Use Ordinances and Zoning Codes, the official Zoning and Future Land Use maps, and the City's General Plan.
Have a question for our Planning & Zoning Department? Refer to our FAQ page to find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions!
Planning & Zoning Fees
Click here to view the Planning & Zoning fee schedule.
Moderate Income Housing Plan
Riverton City has recently updated the moderate income housing element of the city’s General Plan. Below is a link to the Moderate Income Housing Plan approved by the Riverton City Council.
Allowed Accessory Structure Square Footage - December 2020
The Riverton City Council recently amended the Accessory Structures ordinance regarding the total allowed square footage for accessory structures. The ordinance had restricted the total allowed square footage to 25% of the rear yard area. That measurement was often difficult to determine, and frequently resulted in different allowances for similarly sized lots. The City has changed that restriction to 10% of the total lot area. This means the total allowed square footage for all accessory structures, including pools, cannot exceed 10% of the total lot area. For example, on a lot where the total lot area is 21,780 square feet (1/2 acre), up to 2,178 square feet of accessory structures would be allowed. This calculation is much easier to make for those looking to determine what is permitted on their property, as it does not require any measuring of the lot.
Please feel free to contact the Planning Department if there are questions or concerns on this updated ordinance. You can reach the department at 801-208-3138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.