If you are planning to add a detached garage, shed, pole barn, or similar structure to your property, that is larger than 200 square feet, you are required to submit for and obtain a building permit and all required inspections. Please do not purchase plans or materials prior to contacting the Planning Department, 801-446-5323, for conceptual plan review .
If the structure is 200 square feet or less, but you are adding electrical, heating or plumbing, then an Electrical Mechanical/Plumbing permit is required (see Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing).
Please be aware that dumpsters and construction materials must not create an obstruction to the public.
Permit fees are based on the square footage being finished, but are not charged until all plan reviews are completed and approved. You can call the Building Department at 801-446-5327 for an estimate of your permit cost (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 signed application and plans to the Building Department by email at email@example.com. 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.
Plan review will take approximately 10-15 working days, after which we may call with corrections that need to be made to your plans. 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.
Detached garages/shed/pole barns or similar structures typically require three inspections, but may require others as needed (see Required Inspections). 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.