The purpose of this department is to regulate buildings and structures in order to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, and energy conservation. Providing safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment of a building or a structure and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.
There are many reasons why it is necessary to obtain a building permit before beginning a construction project or construction related activity. Some of them are for safety, to eliminate the possibility of citations, and simply because it is the law.
The primary reason for getting a permit is for the safety of the occupants and the people associated with a building or project. Without the necessary building permit and inspections it is possible to have a building improperly placed on the property, to have the wrong materials used in construction, or to have an unsafe condition or situation.
Performing work prior to obtaining a building permit could result in a citation, fines, removal of the building or structure, and even prosecution. If a dispute arises of illegal work preformed on a project the lack of a permit could have a negative impact during the course of legal proceedings and insurance claim reimbursement.
Utah County Government including Utah State Law requires building permits for all buildings, structures, and construction related activities.
GOVERNING CODES AND REGULATIONS
Frost Depth in Inches.........30
Seismic Zone..................IBC Section 1613
Wind Load in MPH..............IBC Section 1609
Snow Load (Valley Locations)
Roof in PSF's..............30
Ground in PSF's............43
Snow load (Mountain/Canyon Areas)
Contact our office with a location & elevation
Inspections vary per project. Depending on the project, any or all of the following may be required: