What do I need a permit for?
Click here to see a checklist for items that do need a permit, and items that do not require a permit.
Why do I need a building permit?
To avoid insurance claims not being paid.
To make sure all life safety items are built or installed correctly.
To avoid problems when the home is being sold. Work done without a permit doesn't qualify as livable square footage due to not being inspected.
How much does a permit cost?
The cost of a permit depends on the type of a permit needed.
Our base fee is $151.50* This covers furnace and water heater change out, reroofing a home, replacing windows and exterior doors, and redoing exterior wall coverings.
$251.50* covers basic decks, small sheds, and basement finishing that are valued at $15,000.00 or less.
When a $15,000.00 is exceeded, then per the City Council, permit fees are figured on a per square foot basis. For example, a 1500 square foot detached garage/shop permit fee is $765.44*.
*The noted fees cover the processing of the permit and the applicable field inspections.
How do I schedule an inspection?
Contractors may use their code and schedule an inspection using the IWorq portal or call the inspector directly.
Residents may schedule an appointment by calling 435-884-1691.
What will I need to obtain a permit?
See the checklists and forms tab.
Structural Design Requirements