Building Department


Building Permits Required

All new construction, additions, basement finishes, remodeling, siding, re-roofs, window replacement, and water heater and furnace replacements require a building permit and a building inspection. A building permit and inspections means that your home or commercial building:

  • Ensures your structure was built according to the approved plans
  • Meets standards for safety
  • Provides proof to insurance agencies that the work was done with a permit and safety requirements were met

Sheds and Accessory Structures

  • Accessory structures 200 square feet and larger require a building permit.
  • Accessory structures containing power, plumbing, or heating require a building permit.
  • Accessory structures under 200 square feet require a land use permit (no fee).
  • Placement of accessory structures
  • Land Use Permit Form
  • Sample Site Plan example
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (basement apartments, mother-in-law apartments, tiny homes, etc.)

Scheduling an Inspection

Building inspections are available between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. To schedule an inspection, please call 801-335-8721 at least 24 to 48 hours in advance. You must have the permit number, lot number and subdivision or project name, address, and type of inspection needed.

Note: We ask that the contractor on record call in all inspections. Times given for inspections are not exact as the schedule may vary depending on workload, travel time, etc.