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Commonly asked questions 

When do I need to get one?

1: When you are building something 200 square feet or more
2: When you are replacing electrical, plumbing, or mechanical and would need an inspection.
3: changes the structure of the home.

If I do not need a permit is there anything I should worry about?
Yes; Easements and Setbacks.
There are easements in most properties which you are not allowed to build on. To check if you have an easement on your property please call the office. We are able to give you the required setbacks for your project along with the information on your lot.

Why do I need one?
To protect you.

What do I need to turn in?
We have provided a list depending on what your project. Please see list below. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the City Offices for more information.

 Building Permit Application
**All Building Permits are to be electronic and emailed to**

Things you will need along with the application, see below:

Jill Hunt, Planner I
(801) 827-0466

Main: (801) 782-8529
Fax: (801) 782-0539
520 W Elberta Dr

Hours of operation
    Mon - Thurs 8am - 5pm
    Fri 8am - 12noon


1. Submit Permit with attachments by emailing
2. The plans are then submitted to Inspector to be reviewed. The review process takes an average of 7 - 10 business days.
3. The plans are given back to the City to process the amounts for the permit.

**Once the permit is obtained work would have to start within 6 month. As long as inspections and work continues to happen within every 6 months the permit will stay open.**

What is SWPPP
It is a Federally Required Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan which is now required for all new construction. This is a plan created by constructors to show how they will control the sediment and erosion while construction is in process.

The City's Application

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