Building Permit Applications

 

How to Apply

 

  1. Begin by downloading a Building Permit ApplicationFill out this form completely, including contractor's license numbers and your Tax/Parcel number (Property Serial Number).  Your parcel number can be found on your tax notice, or by using the Cache County Parcel Viewer.
  2. Gather all other necessary paperwork shown on the list below.  The building office cannot act as a filing office for unfinished application materials.  Do not e-mail or deliver any application materials until you have gathered all the required documentation.  
  3. Submit your application packet in person at our office, or via e-mail.  Applications must either be all-paper or all-digital.  Follow all instructions on the Electronic Plan Submission page to apply via e-mail.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Please provide all items at the same time.  

 

 

Required Application Packet Materials

 

The following items must be included in order for a building permit application to be processed.  Rooftop solar panels and some accessory buildings do not require a Manual J&D form.  If applying via e-mail, delivery of these materials must conform to the requirements on the Electronic Plan Submission page.  Contact the Building Department at 435-755-1650 with any questions.

 

  1. An approved Zoning Clearance and accompanying documents (plot plan, setbacks, etc.) from the Cache County Zoning Office or appropriate city office.
  2. A Manual J&D form, for HVAC system duct sizing and layout, from your mechanical contractor.
  3. Two complete sets of paper plans drawn to 1/4 scale and specifications (or a PDF of your plans if applying via e-mail).  All plans must include the following items:
    1. Floor plan with dimension of all levels, garages, decks, porches, plumbing plan, electrical plan, heating and/or air conditioning plan, etc.
    2. Indicate the square footage in all areas, (garage, main floor, upper levels, basement, decks, porches, etc.)
    3. Elevations of all four sides which indicate all doors, windows, roof, roof pitch, roof covering, exterior wall coverings, etc.
    4. Details of footings, foundation, walls, trusses or rafters and roof section, joist, all egress items (bedroom windows and doors, stairways, fireplace, beams, cantilevers, etc.; all cross sections).
  4. A completed Owner/Builder Certification if you are doing the work yourself (residential projects only, no commercial).  This document must be filled out and signed in the presence of a Notary Public.  We have a notary in our office if you need one.

 

Permit Approval

 

We will contact you when your permit is ready for pickup and payment.  Approval normally requires 3-10 working days for average structures.  Larger commercial projects may require 30-45 working days for approval.  You may pay for your permit in person, or you may mail a check to our office.  Make checks payable to Cache County Corporation.  We do not accept credit cards at this time.

 

Once your permit has been paid for, you have 6 months (180 days) to begin work.  If no work has commenced within 180 days, the building permit will expire and you will need to re-apply.  Permits will also expire if work has commenced, but is then suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days.