Building Department

Building Department


inspections. permits. safety.

Building Department

Most construction work requires a permit and inspections by the Building Department. See list on the left of this page for information on various types of projects.

What does NOT require a permit?

  • Fences not over 7 feet high (see Fences for clear-view requirements or taller fences)
  • Swings and other playground equipment for a residence
  • Decks with walking surface not over 30 inches above the finish ground level measured at 36" out from the edge of the deck
  • One-story detached garages, sheds, playhouses and similar buildings that are 200 square feet or less. However, if it is wired with electrical, or if heating or plumbing is added, then an Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing permit is required (see Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing).  Regardless of the size of the structure, it cannot be placed any closer than 3 feet to any property lines or closer than 6 feet to any other structure, including the house.
  • Prefabricated swimming pools that are entirely above the ground and do not exceed 2 feet in depth. However, you must comply with fencing requirements (see Pools). Also see Guidelines for Proper Disposal of Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Water
  • Portable spa (hot tub) with an electrical cord and plug (not "hard-wired")
  • Window awnings supported by the wall of the house, which do not project more than 54″
  • Repair and maintenance of electrical and mechanical systems. However, replacing or adding a new furnace, air conditioner or water heater does require a permit
  • Adding a layer of shingles to the roof. However, if you are removing all shingles down to the wood sheathing of the roof, you are required to get a permit and an inspection on the roof once the shingles are removed and a final inspection once the roof is re-shingled. This permit cost is $94.94
  • Please be aware that dumpsters and construction materials must not create an obstruction to the public
  • Payments for permits costing more than $1,000 may be made by phone, 801-446-5323, with an electronic check. Payments of $1,000 and less can also be made with a Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express credit card. Payments may also be made by check brought into the city hall
  • For questions regarding building permits contact the Building Department at 801-446-5327 or see our Frequently Asked Questions page

Please be aware that dumpsters and construction materials must not create an obstruction to the public.

Payments for permits costing more than $1,000 may be made by phone, 801-446-5327, with an electronic check. Payments of $1,000 and less can also be made with a Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.

For questions regarding building permits contact the Building Department at 801-446-5327 or see our Frequently Asked Questions page.




Contact Us

Hours

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Monday - Friday

Please call before 4:00 for inspection requests

Phone

801-446-5327

Email

building@herriman.org

Cathryn Nelson • Building Official
Phone: 801-446-5327 | Email

Cathryn Nelson

Lon Christensen • Assistant Building Official/Inspector
Phone: 801-446-5327 | Email

Lon Christensen