Building Permit Process

What Work Requires a Permit?



A building permit is required before you erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert or demolish any building or structure in Grand County. Click here to see if you need a permit. The lists are not complete;
please contact our office if you are wanting to plan other projects.

Additionally, ALL work must be performed by a Utah State Licensed contractor (including work that does not require a building permit). Contractors soliciting for work and/or working in Grand County must possess an active Utah State contractors license and be in compliance with the Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act Rule (R156-55a). Architects and engineers working on commercial designs must also possess a Utah Professional license. Click here to view a list of local Utah State licensed contractors, architects, and engineers.

The Building Department now offers an online building permit application.  We encourage you to use the new citizen's portal for your projects. Follow the link to begin the process! Submit Online

Plan Review Process



Plans must be submitted for review by the Building Department. An approved plan review is valid from the approval date until the beginning of a new code cycle. After that time, a new plan review of the project will be required. 

General Requirements and Permitting Process

Certificate of Occupancy for New Construction and/or Change of Use/Occupancy


When the construction or work is completed and the structure is ready to be occupied, a Certificate of Occupancy can be issued. The completed building cannot be used, until a written Certificate of Occupancy has been issued. 

The certificate will only be issued after the inspectors have verified that the work complies with the applicable codes. The Building Inspectors Office may require other inspections to assure compliance with the laws and ordinances of the jurisdiction.
Click here to Submit Online or click the image below to download and complete the application.

Building Permit Application

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