Hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm – Please call prior to 4:30 pm for all inspection requests.
If you are planning to remodel or finish all or part of your basement, you are required to submit for and obtain a building permit and inspections.
Requirements for Submitting a Permit Application for a Basement Finish
- Permit Application Form
- Two (2) copies of Construction Drawings (see Sample Remodel Diagrams)
a. Be sure to label the use of each room
b. Hash mark through areas not being finished
c. Show all electrical outlets, lights switches, smoke/carbon monoxide detectors
d. Show dimensions of each window, each room and of entire area
e. Show window well dimensions for all bedrooms (see Emergency Escape diagram for egress requirements)
- If you are acting as an owner/builder, submit a signed, notarized Owner/Builder Certification. There are notaries at the City Office who can notarize documents for residents for free.
- If there is any kind of kitchen, kitchenette, or wet bar in the basement, please be aware of the restrictions in Herriman City’s Ordinances regarding second kitchens in a single family dwelling (see Ordinance). It is illegal in most areas of the city to have a second dwelling (apartment) in a basement. If you have any questions, please contact the City Planning & Zoning Department at (801)446-5323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permit Fees are based on the square footage being finished, but are not charged until all plan reviews are completed and approved (see Fee Calculation Form). Permit fees pay for reviews in the office as well as all inspections which will need to be done at the property.
Submit application and plans to the Building Department at the City Office Building at 13011 South Pioneer Street during our office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Remember, the office is closed on State and Federal holidays.
Plan review will take approximately 7-10 working days, after which we may call with corrections that will need to be made to your plans. After the plans have been approved, we will call with the amount of the permit. Checks should be made payable to Herriman City. Payments less than $1,000 can also be made with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
Basement finishes/remodels typically require three inspections, but may require others as needed (see Required Inspections). You must pass a final inspection when all work is completed. Call the Building Department at (801)446-5327 at least one business day before you wish to schedule each inspection. You may ask for an hour block of time when there will be an adult to meet the inspector at the property. When the work is completed and all inspections are approved, be sure to keep the plans, permit and inspection reports with your house records.
For more information on code requirements for finishing basements see: