Frequently Asked Questions
What can I build on my land?
Contact your city for zoning information. For land in unincorporated county areas, the zoning department can help you determine parcel legality and any zoning restrictions that may apply to your property. Most projects will need a zoning clearance as part of the building application process.
Do I need a building permit?
A permit is required for all new homes, additions to existing homes, sheds exceeding 200 square feet, shops, garages, and all commercial construction. A permit may be required for remodel work (check with our office). If you're just replacing a furnace or an electrical panel, contact our office for a "50.50" permit. Structures that may not require a building permit include:
- Agricultural Buildings - may or may not require a building permit. Contact the zoning department first.
- Detached Storage Sheds - one story with floor space not exceeding 200 sq. ft. Permit not required.
- Fences not exceeding 7 ft tall. Permit not required
How do I apply for a Building Permit?
Go to the Building Permit Applications page.
How do I apply for a Demolition Permit?
Fill out a Demolition Permit Application and call our office for further instructions.
What if my contractor changes?
Fill out a Contractor Change Form and e-mail it to email@example.com
How do I request an inspection?
Call 435-755-1650 ext. 1 during business hours. See the Building Inspections page for details.
What about solar panels?
Always check with your city for any zoning or paperwork requirements they may have. In unincorporated county areas, rooftop solar panels do not need a zoning clearance, but ground pedestal solar panels do need a zoning clearance. Follow the instructions on the Building Permit Applications page, but you do not need a Manual J&D form. You will need to provide diagrams/plans showing where the panels will go on the roof, dimensions, etc. Also include any specifications packet by the manufacturer showing materials, weight, etc. in your application packet.
Can I apply online?
Applications for residential projects can be submitted online. However, be sure that you send all application materials at the same time. Check our Electronic Plan Submission page to view all the requirements for online applications.
How much will my permit cost?
Permit cost is dependent on several factors, including the square footage and value of the project. Cost is determined after plans are reviewed. Electrical panel and furnace replacements are the only permits with a set cost, which is $50.50. For Zoning fees, see the Development Services Fee Schedule or contact your city to discuss any zoning and impact fees that may apply.