Community Development

 

GENERAL
 

When are you open?

 
 
We are open Monday through Friday from 8.00am to 5.00pm 
 

What is your jurisdiction?

 
 
All areas within the borders of Utah County that are not within the limits of an incorporated city or town. 
 

When does the Utah County Planning Commission hold their scheduled agenda meeting?

 
 
The third (3rd) Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Room 1400, County Administration Building, 100 East Center Street, Provo, Utah. 
 

When does the Utah County Board of Adjustment hold their scheduled agenda meeting?

 
 
The first (1st) Thursday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in Room 1400, County Administration Building, 100 East Center Street, Provo, Utah.  
 

How do I find the most up to date Utah County Land Use Ordinance?

 
 
The Utah County Land Use Ordinance is located in the links section of the Community Development website.  Utah County Land Use Ordinance
 

When do I need to get a building permit?

 
 
All structures and construction require a permit to be issued; some may not require a fee, but a permit is required.  
 

Where are your offices located?

 
 
51 S University Ave., Suite 117, Provo, UT 84601 
 

 

BUILDING INSPECTIONS

Do I need a permit?

 
  Utah County including Utah State Law, requires a permit for all buildings, structures, and construction related activities. (Some exemptions may apply. Contact the Building Department) 
 

How much does a permit cost?

 
  Refer to the Permit Fee Schedule.  Permit Fee Schedule
 

How long does it take to get a permit?

 
  Usually allow 14 working days. 
 

What are the required setbacks?

 
  Varies per Zone & structure type. Most areas within the county have a 30 foot front setback and a 15 foot side & rear setback from property line to the building/structure. Contact Planning and Zoning for specifics. 
 

Is engineering required?

 
  Engineering requirements varies per project. It is typically required based on many factors including but not limited to Utah Code, Building Code, Snow Loads, or other design conditions. 
 

What is the design criteria for Utah County?

 
  Please refer to the G overning Codes, Regulations, & Design Criteria information. 
 

Does Utah County issue building permits for projects within city limits.

 
  No, Utah County's jurisdiction only covers areas outside of city boundaries. 
 

What is the snow load in Utah County.

 
  The snow load varies within the County. Please refer to the Governing Codes, Regulations, & Design Criteria section above. 
 

What must be completed for me to get a final inspection and gain approval to move into my home.

 
  All required inspections for the project must be completed and approved along with sign offs from all applicable county departments. 
 

What are the required inspections for my project?

 
  Please refer to the Required Inspections section above. 
 

What is the difference between a free agricultural permit and a regular building permit?

 
  Free agricultural permits are for structures used solely for agricultural purposes like hay barns, cattle shelters, horse barns, tractor sheds, etc, that are located on land used for agricultural purposes. These structures cannot be used for personal belongings like lawn mowers, boats, RV's, personal vehicles, shops, etc.