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The Building Department is receiving many building permit applications that do not meet the regulations provided by Utah Code 17-36-55 and are considered to be incomplete. We would like to encourage contractors and owner/builders alike to become familiar with these Utah Codes before submitting an application. 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 until it meets these requirements. This does not regulate who the designer of the structure can be; rather it allows our department to conduct a thorough plan review of all required documentation to ensure that the application meets all County and State Codes and Regulations. If you have and questions, comments, or would like more information please get in touch with our department and we can discuss this further.

Utah Code Section 17-36-55 (8):



Do I need a permit?

This list shows some of the projects that are required to be permitted by Kane County and the adopted codes in which are used.

  • 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
  • New residences:
    • When is engineering required in Kane County?
      • Trusses engineered
      • 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.
  • Commercial projects of all nature
    • All commercial projects require engineering
  • Garages
    • Trusses require engineering
  • 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 a permit is required please feel free to contact our office and we will be happy to discuss your project further.

Certain documents, one copy each of which is on file in the office of the county clerk, being marked and designated as the international building code (IBC), international residential code (IRC), national electrical code (NEC), international plumbing code (IPC), international mechanical code (IMC), international fire code (IFC), and all other building codes as adopted by the state, be and is hereby adopted as the building codes of the county.

Utah Chapter of I.C.C. Mission Statement

The Utah Chapter of the International Conference of Building Officials is dedicated to promote public safety by providing education, training and support to its members.

The conference will work hand in hand with industry and the public for the enhancement of professionalism and uniformity in code enforcement and administration, to improve the safety of building construction in the State of Utah.

More information on the mission of the Utah Chapter I.C.C. can be found in links above or by going to


Agricultural Exemption Waiver

This document is for agricultural buildings that owners do not want to go through the inspection and permitting process. These buildings will be used for nothing other than agricultural purposes, no power or plumbing will be installed on such buildings.

Building Permit Application Information

If you are looking for information in regards to building in Kane County, this document will have information pertinent to this.

Excavation Permit

Kane County Road Department excavation form.

Fire Hazard Severity Form

Appendix C from the 2006 Wildland-Urban Interface Code

Fire Pit Guidelines

Guidelines for cabins and Recreation Vehicles that are set up for the summer in the unincorporated areas of Kane County.  Fire Pits must be inspected and approved prior to initial use.

Owner Builder Certificate Form

This is the official Owner/Builder Certificate for the State of Utah. If you plan on completing the work on your project yourself this document will be required to be submitted with your application.

Request for Documents

Submit this document if you are looking to get information for our archives. Otherwise known as a GRAMA request. 

Sample Wildfire Mitigation Plan

This document shows what is acceptable for the Wildfire Mitigation Plan or WUI Plan. There are two types included in this document, a site map and a typed document.

WUI Fire Action Guide

Read about Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) here. Learn what it takes to make a safe area around your building from wild fires.

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Address: 76 North Main Street

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