Building Department

Building Department Info

The Syracuse City Building Department oversees all building and construction activity in the City to make sure that it is done safely and properly. The department protects the health, safety, and welfare of the City's residents by enforcing all local, national, and international building codes that are adopted into City ordinance. (See Title 9 of the Syracuse City Ordinance for specific code information) 

Please see the categories below for more information and feel free to contact the department with any questions.


Contact 

Building Official: Riley Jones

Phone: (801) 614-9675 
Email: rjones@syracuseut.com


    Building Permit Technician: Brenda Leota

    Phone: (801) 614-9670
    Email: bleota@syracuseut.com

      Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm



      Building Permits

      It is illegal to construct any building or do any remodeling before first getting a building permit from the Building Department. Building permits are required for most construction acts and are for the purpose of allowing an expert to verify compliance to the minimum standards set by the City ordinance.


      Common items requiring permits are: basement completions, decks attached to homes,swimming pools, replacing or adding air conditioning, furnaces, water heaters, water features with electrical pumps, small sheds with electrical, plumbing, heating, and hot tubs.

      Some items that are exempt from permits are: single story accessory structures under 200 square feet, fences up to 6 feet in heightdriveways up to 30 inches above gradedetached decks up to 30 inches in height and less than 200 square feetpools that hold, less than 24 inches of waterportable heating and cooling equipmentchanging light luminaries or replacing a switch or receptacleminor repairs on plumbing or replacing a fixture, and minor repairs on mechanical equipment.

      If you have any questions about wether or not you need a permit, please ask us!

      Building Permit Forms and Applications

      Permit Application
      Commercial Building Permit Info
      Residential Permit Information

      Basement Improvements

      Code Reference 





      Inspections
      SYRACUSE CITY BUILDING DEPARTMENT
      REQUIRED INSPECTION CHECKLIST
      LOT# SUBDIVISON
      BUILDING ADDRESS
      PERMIT#
      This list of inspections represents the required inspections according to State Law and Syracuse City Ordinance. This is the minimum required for an occupancy certificate. Others may be performed buy may not be required by law. A 24-hour minimum notice is required for each inspection and may be done by calling 614-9670. This list is generated according to the plans submitted to the City for approval. Any changes may change the amount of required inspections and should be approved by the Building Department.
      SYRACUSE CITY BUILDING DEPARTMENT
      REQUIRED INSPECTION CHECKLIST
      LOT# SUBDIVISON
      BUILDING ADDRESS
      PERMIT#
      This list of inspections represents the required inspections according to State Law and Syracuse City Ordinance. This is the minimum required for an occupancy certificate. Others may be performed buy may not be required by law. A 24-hour minimum notice is required for each inspection and may be done by calling 614-9670. This list is generated according to the plans submitted to the City for approval. Any changes may change the amount of required inspections and should be approved by the Building Department.
      After your building permit is granted, the building official will give you a required inspection checklist (see link below) that lists all the inspections that will be required as you reach certain milestones in your construction project. The building official will highlight the ones that will be required for your project when he gives it to you. Please call the office to set up your inspection at least 24 hours in advance. During peak building seasons, inspection wait times can be longer, so please plan ahead. As a reminder, the new structure cannot be occupied until the building official gives you a signed final inspection sheet that says that you passed the inspection and occupancy is granted.

      Required Inspection Checklist




      Business License Clerk: Marqae Martinson

      Contact Marqae by Email
      801-614-9627


      Licensing Forms and Links

      To view and print the following applications forms, click on the links below.

      You will need Acrobat Reader to view and print these applications. You can download a free copy of this program by clicking on the link above.



      Business License Clerk: Marqae Martinson

      Contact Marqae by Email
      801-614-9627


      Licensing Forms and Links

      To view and print the following applications forms, click on the links below.

      You will need Acrobat Reader to view and print these applications. You can download a free copy of this program by clicking on the link above.


      Licensing Forms and Links

      To view and print the following applications forms, click on the links below.

      You will need Acrobat Reader to view and print these applications. You can download a free copy of this program by clicking on the link above.


      Licensing Forms and Links

      To view and print the following applications forms, click on the links below.

      You will need Acrobat Reader to view and print these applications. You can download a free copy of this program by clicking on the link above.



      Building Permit