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Building Permits

A permit is needed for:

All new construction (both commercial and private); houses, garages, carports, porch or patio coverings, sheds over 200 square feet, and fences. All remodel construction (both commercial and private); carport enclosurers, decks higher than 6" re-roof and off the ground, roof pitch changes, electrical and plumbling work, swimming pools over 24" deep, commercial signs. Please call the City Offices if you have any questions. Better safe than sorry!

No permit is needed for:

Painting, wallpapering, carpeting, siding, replacement windows, and other cosmetic changes.

To obtain a building permit:

To obtain a permit:
Login or create an account using the link below (complete form & download plans):


Residential - bring 2 sets of building plans and a site plan (just the building plans if the job is a remodel) to the City Offices. You will be given a building permit to fill out.

Commercial - bring 3 sets of the building plans (stamped by a Utah State Engineer) and a site plan (just the stamped building plans if the job is a remodel) to the City Offices. You will be given a building permit to fill out.

Depending on the desired use of the building, the builder may have to appear before the Planning Commission and City Council for a conditional use permit.

All fees will be determined on the square footage and valuation of the job. The plans will be given to the Building Official and possibly the Fire Chief for plan review. The permit will be issued after thier reviews. Call 801-614-9103 (24 hours in advance) to schedule the required inspections.


Development Fees/ Building Permits

  • Permit Fee....Based on the fee schedule found in appendix L in the International Residential Code. ($24.00 permits only include one (1) inspection) ($47.00 per hour, 1/2 hour minimum charge, each additional inspecton)
  • Plan Check Fees....All Commercial -65% of the Building Permit Fee
    Residential New Construction- 65% of building permit fee
    Residential Remodel & Accessory Building - 40% of building permit fee
  • State Surcharge....1% of the permit fee
  • Other Permits

  • Excavation Permit....$50.00 permit fee plus a refundable bond as set by Public Works and held for one (1) year (minimum $500)
  • Fence Permit....$10.00 (Fences 6' and under) (Fee waived for replacement due to acts of nature)
  • Sprinkling System,,,,$25.00 plus 1% State Surcharge Fee
  • Water Heater, Furnace, A/C or Electrical Meter Upgrade.....$50.00 plus 1% State Surcharge Fee
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWIPPP)
      Single Lot Review: $50.00
      Multi Lot, Large Commercial Lot, or Subdivision Development Review: $50.00 per acre
      SWPPP Inspections: $40.00
      (Estimated time of project multiplied monthly for duration of project)


    Impact Fees

  • North Davis Sewer Impact Fee....as set by the North Davis Sewer District
  • North Davis Fire Impact Fee.... as set by the North Davis Fire District