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BOX ELDER COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS & INSPECTIONS


          The Box Elder County Building Permits & Inspections Department is now housed with the Planning & Zoning Department located in the Historic Courthouse on the upper floor, Rooms 36 & 37. Applications for building permits may be picked up at the departments' office in Room 34 and once completed will need to be returned to that same office for processing.  The building inspectors for the County are; Thomas Peterson, Chief Building Official and Codey Illum, Building Inspector.  





Currently Adopted Construction Codes


  • Building Code - 2012 International Building Code with Appendix "J".
  • Residential Code - 2012 International Residential Code.
  • Electrical Code - 2011 National Electrical Code.
  • Plumbing Code - 2012 International Plumbing Code.
  • Mechanical Code - 2012 International Mechanical Code.
  • Energy Code - 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1).
  • Energy Code Residential- 2012 International Residential Code.
  • Accessibility Code - 2012 International Building Code (ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003).
  • Fire Code - 2012 International fire Code.
  • Utah State Amendments (http://www.dopl.utah.gov/laws/15A-1_through_5.pdf).

Commercial Building Permit Submittal Required Documents


                        Architectural code analysis including occupancy classification, building construction type, design criteria, occupant loads, etc.

                        Site Plan with Zoning Approval - Orientation of site plan must match orientation of building plans

                        Floor Plan including path of egress distances

                        Footing/Foundation Plan

                        Floor Framing

                        Roof Framing

                        Elevations

                        Wall Section

                        Electrical Plan

                        Mechanical/HVAC designs with heat loss calculations

                        Stair Section

                        Com Check or other approved method of Energy Code compliance

                        Gas Line Schematic

                        Engineering Package and Stamped Structural Pages

                        Fire Flow (water availability) report may be required prior to issuing permit based on the Fire  marshal's recommendations.

                        ADA accessible route, parking, restrooms, etc. (if applicable)


Residential Building Permit Submittal Required Documents


                      
The Box Elder County Building Permit Application may be accessed here:  BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION

Questar Gas Meter Clearance Form

An Agricultural Exemption form may be accessed here:  Ag-Exempt Form

OWNER/BUILDER CERTIFICATION form -- must be completed and signed in front of Notary 


 
Site Plan with Zoning Approval - Orientation of site plan must match orientation of building plans

                        Floor Plan

                        Footing/Foundation Plan

                        Floor Framing

                        Roof Framing

                        Elevations

                        Wall Section

                        Electrical Plan

                        Mechanical/HVAC design with heat loss calculations according to Manuels J & D

                        Stair Section

                        Res Check - or show prescriptive compliance with the energy code

                        Gas Line Schematic

                        Engineering Package and Stamped Structural Pages  

                        Fire Flow (water availability) report may be required prior to issuing permit based on Fire Marshal's review.



RESIDENTIAL ACCESSORY STRUCTURES LESS THAN 600 SQUARE FEET:  Requirements


When Inspections Are Needed


                   To schedule an inspection, please call 435-734-2634 or 435-734-3314 and allow for 24 hour advance scheduling.

                        
Footing inspection: When excavation is complete, the forms and reinforcement steel are in place but before any concrete is poured.

                        Foundation inspection: When forms and reinforcing steel are in place, but before any concrete is poured.

                        Underground/Under slab inspection: When underground plumbing and heating is in place but before the floor slab is poured.

                        Rough four-way inspection: When the wiring, plumbing and heating are installed and the framing is complete. Separate trade inspections are often done at the this time.

                        Framing inspection: When all roof, walls, floor framing, fire stopping, and bracing are complete.

                        Electrical/rough wiring inspection: Before any part of the work is concealed.

                        Rough Plumbing inspection: Before any part of the work is concealed.

                        Rough mechanical inspection: Before any part of the work is concealed.

                        Power to panel inspection: Electrical meter is placed and ready to be hooked up.

                        Insulation inspection: Before wall or ceiling cavities are concealed and insulation has been installed.

                        Sheet rock inspection: After nailing and before taping of required fire walls and braced walls.

                        Final inspection: When all framing, electrical, plumbing and mechanical work is complete but prior to final occupancy of the building.


Design Criteria


                         Snow:
                             Base ground snow load: 43 PSF. The ground snow load must be calculated in accordance with Section 1608.1.2 of the Utah Amended Code (Item 43) with regional snow load factors compliant with Table 1608.1.2(a).

                                         

                         Wind:                        

                                          Speed: 90 mph 3-wind gusts

                             Typical Exposure: “C”.

                       Seismic:

                                          Ground Motions: For specific acceleration values see the USGS National Seismic Hazard Maps.

                                         Seismic Design Category: Site specific (per IBC 1613.5.6). "D" is typical

                       
                        Soils:      

                                         Frost Depth: 30”.

                                     All commercial projects and new subdivisions require a site-specific soils report meeting the requirements of Section 1802 of the IBC. Additions to existing facilities of less than 3,000 square feet are exempted from this requirement. Soils report shall be no older than 2 years.

                                     Site Class: Refer to Soils report. For projects not requiring a soils report Site Class ‘D’ can be assumed. (IBC 1613.5.2.)

                                       Allowable Bearing Pressures:

                                                 • Foundation pressure: 1,500psf, per Table 1804.2.

                                                 • Lateral pressure: 100psf/f, per Table 1804.2.

                        • The above listed values are maximum allowable values unless listed otherwise by a site-specific soils report.

                         

                        Existing Buildings:
                        

                                        All existing buildings that are required to undergo a mandatory seismic upgrade must meet the performance levels defined in Chapter 5 of the IEBC. Mandatory seismic upgrades may be required for projects which undergo a change in use or else a significant alteration or addition as defined by IBC Chapter 34 and Section 3406.4 of the Utah Amended Code .

                                        Existing buildings which undergo a voluntary seismic upgrade are not required to meet the performance requirements outlined in Chapter 5 of the IEBC. Voluntary projects are nonetheless required to conform to either the IBC or the other existing building codes and standards listed for use by the State of Utah (UTAH UNIFORM BUILDING STANDARDS ACT RULES R156-56-701(2)). A detailed engineering analysis must be provided to the building department for voluntary rehabilitation projects.