Q. Do I need a building permit to finish my basement?
A. A permit is required to finish any portion of a basement. Contact the Community Development Department's Building Division at 614-9670 for more information.
Q. I'm installing a shed. Do I need a building permit?
A. Any structure greater than 200 square feet must have a building permit or if the structure has 2nd story, electrical, plumbing or heating regardless of size. Any detached structure 200 square feet or greater must also have a conditional use permit.
Q. Do I need a permit for re-roofing my home?
A. Building code considers re-roofing a home as new construction. You may shingle over the existing layer, up to three layers, without a permit. However, this is not recommended over severely worn or damaged shingles.
Q. Do I need a weather barrier inspection for brick, stone, and/or stucco?
A. Yes, the State of Utah requires a weather barrier for all exterior applications with the exception of vinyl siding. Schedule an inspection by calling 614-9670, allowing 24 hours notice.
Q. When do I need a permit for my pool?
A. The International Residential Code requires a permit for any pool deeper than 24 inches. This is regardless of size or amount of gallons held. These types of pools require several big safety devices, such as fencing, covers, electrical shock protection, and alarms. The potential for uninvited guests are great even when children are supervised. It only takes a few inches for an infant to drown. For further information, contact the Building Division.
Q. Do I need a permit to put a hot tub on my back patio?
A. Yes, they are similar to pools in requirements. Covers and electrical require inspections according to adopted State Law.