• When are permits required?
• What building inspections are required?
Certificate of occupancies
• When should you request an inspection?
• How to appeal building code and zoning ordinance regulations.
• Who is responsible for obtaining the permit?
• What is the cost of obtaining a permit?
• How do you obtain a permit?
Building in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City Corporation
451 S. State Street Room 215
Salt Lake City, UT 84011
Phone (801) 535-7752
Fax (801) 535-7750
Construction permits are required to provide minimum standards to safeguard
life, or limb, health, property and public welfare.
Adopted codes include:
*International Building Code *International Residential Code *International Mechanical Code *National Electrical Code
*International Plumbing Code *Uniform Housing Code *Dangerous Building Code *Salt Lake City Zoning Ordinance
When are permits required?
Salt Lake City Ordinances require a permit before you erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, or
demolish any building or structure in Salt Lake City. For example, you must obtain a permit before you do any of the following:
Erect a new structure such as garages, storage sheds (over 120 square feet), carports, patios, etc.
Build an addition on any existing building.
Remodel the interior or exterior of any existing building.
Install or remodel electrical fixtures, appliances or wiring.
Install or remodel plumbing fixtures or pipes.
Change out a furnace or air conditioning unit, modify or add any new ductwork.
Hardsurface an area; installing a driveway; parking area or patio.
Demolish a building.
Move a building.
Construct or remodel a sign.
Change the use or convert a building to another use (i.e., change your home to an office or add an apartment in the basement,
Who is responsible for obtaining the permit?
You, the property owner are responsible for ensuring that all necessary permi