Commercial Remodel

If you are remodeling the structure or any electrical, mechanical, or plumbing in a commercial building, you are required to submit for and obtain a building permit and inspections.

Requirements for submitting a permit application for a tenant finish

  1. Permit Application Form
  2. Construction plans electronically stamped by the architect, and as applicable by the structural engineer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and/or a plumbing engineer
  3. COMcheck (use most current version; select Riverton as the location) see for mechanical and/or electrical as applicable
  4. Manual J, D & S or energy analysis documents (only required for new tenant finishes, not changes of use)
  5. Valuation, including costs for labor and materials to complete the project (can be a contract, bid sheet, or invoice)
  6. Contractor Occupancy Agreement 
  7. Special Inspection Agreement

Submit signed application, plans, and agreements to the Building Department by email at  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 service.

We will submit your plans to Unified Fire Authority for their review –  801-824-3719.

Other departments and organizations you may need to contact for approval:

Salt Lake County Health Department – 801-468-2750

South Valley Sewer – 801-571-1166

Be aware that each project is unique. This may not be a complete checklist, and this may include approvals that may not be necessary for every project.

Plan review will take approximately 10-21 business days after which we will email corrections if needed or if approved, we will email the invoice with the 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.

Other Items to Review:

Applicable Building Codes

Required Inspections

Contact Us


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

Please call before 4:00 for inspection requests




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

Cathryn Nelson

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

Lon Christensen

Wade Lehmberg • Assistant Building Official/Inspector
Phone: 801-446-5327 | Email

Wade Lehmberg