Building Department

We are currently in the process of switching our inspection software to an online portal. This will allow you to access your information online, including what inspections have been completed on your project, access to your building permit, and much more. As we make this transition there will be a learning process, we will inform you more as this software becomes available for use. Thank you for your patience.

Kane County Building Department


Contact Information

                                 Ross Hunt - Building Official               Hayden Harris - Building Inspector

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

                               Email:                  Email:


If you are trying to pay for your permit, click the following link: 

Online Payments for the Building Department.


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 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 Form

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 14 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.

Excavation Permit

Kane County Road Department excavation form.

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.

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.

Phone: 435-644-4985

Address: 76 North Main Street

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