Repair and maintenance of existing electrical, mechanical (heating and air conditioning) or plumbing systems do not require a permit. However, the following do require permits:
Please note that installing a back yard fireplace, barbecue or any other open flame cooking device does not require a building permit. However, they do need to comply with International Fire Code requirements (see Unified Fire Authority handout).
Permit fees – Basic electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits cost $47.47 and if installed at the same time can be combined on one permit (for example: if replacing a furnace and an air conditioner, you would need only one permit and the fee would be just $47.47 total). Permits requiring plan review may take approximately 7-10 business days and there is an additional $47 plan review fee added to the permit fee, making the total $94.47. Permit fees pay for the inspection that is required to make sure your system was installed to code. After the plans have been approved, we will email an invoice with permit fees. 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.
Submit signed application and plans to the Building Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your plans are too large to email, please provide a shareable link to where we can download your plans from such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or other online services.
For furnace, water heater, or air conditioner installations, when the work is complete and you are still at the job site, please call 801-446-5327 to arrange a FaceTime or Duo inspection with one of our inspectors right then. If that is not possible have the homeowner call and schedule an inspection by FaceTime or Duo (see below).
For all others, when the work is completed, please call to schedule an inspection. Call the Building Department at 801-446-5327 at least one business day before you wish to schedule an inspection. You may ask for an hour block of time when there will be an adult to meet the inspector at the property.