Environmental Crimes

The Environmental Crimes unit is a division of the Murray City Police Department consists of two Special Function Officers who enforce municipal and county health codes as well as state laws related to the environment. Currently, they work Monday through Friday and the hours are from 8 am to 5 pm.

Environmental Crimes Officer(s) enforce all Murray City Codes.

To report violations or contact a Environmental Crimes Officer, please call 840-4000.

Just as a quick reference of some commonly asked Definitions:

Illegal discharge of ANY solid or liquids into the city storm drain is a violation of the Utah Clean Water Act.

Solid waste and debris stored on any property in the city could be an environmental crime and will be investigated. Debris found out of compliance with the law, will be removed by the property owner.

Junk: Any scrap, waste, reclaimable material or debris whether or not stored or used in conjunction with dismantling, processing, salvage, storage, disposal or other use or disposition. Junk includes but is not limited to, tires, furniture, tools paper, rags, plastics, cordage, scrap iron or other metal, glass, building materials, machinery and appliances or parts thereof, brush, wood and lumber, solid waste, and vehicles and parts thereof.

Solid Waste: Garbage, refuse, rubbish, hazardous waste, dead animals, sludge, liquid or semi-liquid waste, and other spent, useless or worthless or discarded materials.

Weeds: The Murray City zoning department enforces all weed complaints. Please call 801-270-2420 for details.

Illegal dumping is an environmental crime and violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Junk vehicles: Any unlicensed and/or inoperable vehicles are a violation of the municipal health code.