Building Department

Building Permits

Please note: We no longer accept paper applications.

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If your application does not meet the requirements set forth in Utah Code Section 17-36-55 (8) (a) through (g) it will be rejected.

Utah Code Section 17-36-55 (8)


Do I need a permit?

The following projects are required to be permitted by Kane County:

  • Water heater replacement
  • Meter base installation
  • Solar panel install
  • Replacing an old electrical panel
  • Furnace install/replacement
  • Accessory structures (non-habitable, without electrical or plumbing):
    • 120 sq. ft. no primary residence
    • 200 sq. ft. with primary residence
  • If you are unsure if a permit is required please contact our office: 435-644-4985


When is engineering required in Kane County?

  • All trusses 
  • Residences at and above 70 LBS ground snow-load
    • If an application is submitted on a project that is not considered a "prescriptive" build, engineering may be required at any snow-load.
  • ALL Commercial projects
  • Garages
  • Swimming pools
  • Fences over 7 ft. tall
  • Retaining walls over 4 ft. tall
  • Demolition
  • Signs
  • Remodels
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Moving/removing bearing walls
  • If you are unsure if engineering is required please contact our office: 435-644-4985


Kane County Building Code

Kane County has adopted the following as their building code:

International Building Code (IBC)

International Residential Code (IRC)

National Electric Code (NEC)

International Plumbing Code (IPC)

International Mechanical Code (IMC)

International Fire Code (IFC)

All other codes as adopted by Utah State Code.


*Building fee appeal process can be found in Utah State Code 17-27A-509.


Agricultural Exemption Waiver

These buildings will be used for nothing other than agricultural purposes. No power or plumbing will be installed on such buildings.

Fire Hazard Severity Form

Appendix C from the 2006 Wildland-Urban Interface Code

Owner Builder Certificate Form

If you plan on completing the work on your project yourself this document will be required to be submitted with your application.

Sample Wildfire Mitigation Plan

This document shows what is acceptable for the Wildfire Mitigation Plan or WUI Plan. 

WUI Fire Action Guide

Learn what it takes to make a safe area around your building from wild fires.

Phone: 435-644-4985

Address: 76 North Main Street

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