Building Department

The Building Department has Moved

Our new location is at the Kane County Courthouse located at 76 N. Main. We have combined our office with Land Use Authority, the Resource department, and the GIS department in hopes to make applying for a permit easier on the public. 


Contact Information

Phone: (435) 644-4985 --- (435) 644-4937          Email: ---


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
  • Replacing an old electrical panel
  • Furnace install/replacement
  • Accessory structures:
    • 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
  • 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.

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 enchancement 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


Building Permit Application Packet

Building permits are a type of authorization that will be granted by our department before the construction of a new or existing building can legally occur. This 17 page document has our application included and also information regarding permits, WUI, and the inspection process.

Residential Meterbase Application Form

Application to bring power to property if no building permit has been applied for. An inspection will be required when work is completed.


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.

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.

Roadway Disturbance Permit Form

Permit for when excavating near a county road or connecting a driveway to a county road. Contact the Kane County Road Department for more information on this matter.

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.

Phone: 435-644-4985

Fax: 435-644-4963

Address: 180 W. 300 N.

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