Building

COMMISSIONERS
The following links, maps, and information have been provided to assist you in the construction process in Canyon County.

Do I have a building permit available?
Parcel Inquiry (Submit completed application via email to dsdinfo@canyonco.org)

Building Reference Guide
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF coming soon)
Other Agencies


Maps 

Building Permit Tracker
Property Search Tool
FEMA Floodzone Map


Codes

Canyon County Building Ordinance
Agriculture Building Exemption Code 
Understanding the Agriculture Building Exemption 
International Code Council – Review Adopted Codes
Setbacks

Building Energy Codes (IECC)
RES Check-web 
Com Check

State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing Idaho Contractor’s Board
CONSUMER GUIDE TO HIRING A CONTRACTOR 
CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION APPLICATION PROCESS 
CONTRACTOR LICENSING  INSTRUCTIONS  

Design Criteria
Climatic And Geographic Design Criteria: Section R301.2, “Climatic And Geographic Design Criteria”, table R301.2(1) shall be changed to read as follows: TABLE R301.2(1)1,2 CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA

Standards Chart

1. For SI: 1 pound per square foot = 0.0479 kN/ m2, 1 mile per hour = 1.609 km/h. 2. Language explaining the letters a. through k., inclusively, found in the above table, is included with the table in the international residential code and is incorporated by reference as if fully rewritten herein.

Building Code 06-01-09 (1) Building Permits; it shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, improve, move, remove, convert or demolish any building or structure unless a separate permit for each building or structure has first been obtained from the County Development Service Department. (Ord. 15-004, 03-13-2015)


Applicants need to request an appointment for pre-application meetings, application review, document drop-off, and application submittal / payment. 

To request an appointment call 208-454-7458 or email dsdinfo@canyonco.org


Building Permit Applications

Estimated time frame to approval: 4 weeks (will vary by application and workload)

Building Permit Application Packet
Manufactured Home/Mobile Home Permit Application Packet
Mobile Home Pre-1976 Form
Elevation Certificate (if structure is within a floodzone)


Submit completed application by appointment only
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Submit completed application packet and $70 Zoning Compliance fee & $180 Residential Plan Review fee and/or a $70 Development Permit (floodplain only)  in person. To schedule an appointment email dsdinfo@canyonco.org or call and leave specific message at 208-454-7458

Additional Building Permit, Plan Review, and Impact Fees are due at the time the permit is issued. We accept Visa, Master card and Discover with an approximate 3% convenience fee included in the charge by the credit card company.

Building permit fees average 2% of total market value. Building permit fees and impact fees are due upon pick-up of building permit. 


Mechanical Permit Applications

Estimated time frame to approval: 1-2 days (will vary by application and workload)

Mechanical Permit – New Construction
Mechanical Permit – Commercial
Mechanical Permit – Retro
HVAC Procedures
Mechanical Fee Schedule
Impact Fee Schedule

We accept Visa, Master card and Discover with an approximate 3% convenience fee included in the charge by the credit card company.


Submit completed application by the following methods;

1/ Appointment;
Submit completed application packet and $70 fee in person. To schedule an appointment, email dsdinfo@canyonco.org or call and leave specific message at 208-454-7458

2/ Electronically: 
Submit completed application packet (1 PDF) and completed credit card authorization (separate PDF) to dsdinfo@canyonco.org

Schedule an Inspection: 208-454-7460

Inspections may ONLY be scheduled through the inspection line. Please call to schedule all Building and HVAC inspection requests. Please don’t schedule an inspection before the work is ready; this may result in a $50 re-inspection fee. All inspectors work remotely.  They all have sanitizer in their vehicles and will practice social distancing of 6’+ from any customers they may encounter.  


PLEASE NOTE:  All Electrical and Plumbing applications and inspections are handled by the State of Idaho, Department of Building Safety Apply Online

Building Inspections

This is a sampling of inspections that may be required for your project. Inspection requirements can change based upon the scope and complexity of the project. Please check with Building Department Staff for further detailed information.

  • Footing/Setback
  • Basement Walls/Retaining Walls
  • Pre-Floor Sheathing
  • Shear Panels 1
  • Shear Panels 2
  • Stucco
  • HVAC
  • Framing
  • Energy Code
  • Final Inspection may include
  • Final State Electrical Inspection
  • Final State Plumbing Inspection
  • Final CC Mechanical Inspection
  • Final Southwest District Health approval
  • Insulation Certification
  • 6″ Street Address posted
  • Vapor barrier in crawl space
  • Other Life/Safety codes
  • Approved Plans and posted address must be on-site for each inspection.

Flood Information 
The legislature of the state of Idaho in Idaho Code 46-1020 through 46-1024, authorized local government units to adopt a floodplain map and floodplain management ordinance that identifies floodplains and that sets forth minimum development requirements in floodplains that are designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of its citizenry (CCZO § 07-10-29).

The flood hazard areas of Canyon County are subject to periodic inundation that results in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood relief and protection, and impairment of the tax base, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety and general welfare. It is the purpose of Development Services to support floodplain development codes and ordinances while promoting public health, safety and general welfare to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas.

Maps & Links
Canyon County Flood Hazard Overlay Zone Code
Elevation Certificate
FEMA Floodzone Map
FEMA Map Changes
Flood Information for Consumers
FEMA Home
The National Flood Insurance Program

Contact
Canyon County Floodplain Manager
Stephanie Hailey, CFM
208-454-7254
shailey@canyonco.org

Administrative Staff
The administrative staff of the Development Services Department operates as a team to administer the zoning, subdivision, building, and public nuisance ordinances. Established processes and standardized forms are used to process applications, issue permits, schedule and conduct public hearings and enforce ordinances. Procedures are constantly evaluated in an attempt to update our processes, forms and the ordinances for ease of use and easy to follow processes. We welcome your feedback.

Name Position E-Mail Address Phone Number
Patricia Nilsson, AICP
Director
208-454-6634
Dave Curl
Building Official
208-454-7458
Kathleen Frost
Lead Administrative Specialist
kfrost@canyonco.org
208-455-5961
Kellie George
Sr. Administrative Specialist kgeorge@canyonco.org
208-455-5964
Tony Almeida
GIS Analyst/Mapping
208-454-6624

 

Building Division
Building codes are collections of regulations which pertain to specific subjects such as designing, constructing or remodeling of buildings. The use of codes helps keep construction costs down and provide uniformity in the construction industry. The maintenance of property values over time are a direct result of the application and enforcement of the codes related to building. HVAC permits and inspections are also handled by the Building Division.  All codes have the same purpose; to protect the health, safety and welfare of the building occupants.

Name Position E-Mail Address Direct Phone Number
Gary Brower Mechanical HVAC Inspector gbrower@canyonco.org 208-454-7458
Cassie Lamb Building Permit Technician clamb@canyonco.org 208-454-6627
Chuck Pavelka Chief Building Inspector cpavelka@canyonco.org 208-454-7458
Dave Curl Building Official dcurl@canyonco.org 208-454-6607
Eddie Alvarez Building Inspector ealvarez@canyonco.org 208-454-7458
Jacob Crossley Mechanical HVAC Inspector jcrossley@canyonco.org 208-454-7458
Janet LaMont Building Permit Technician jlamont@canyonco.org 208-455-5960
Joe Walker Building Inspector rwalker@canyonco.org 208-454-7458
Mark Ottens Building Plans Examiner mottens@canyonco.org 208-455-5980
Andrew McClelland Building Permit Technician amcclelland@canyonco.org 208-454-6632
Stephanie Hailey Assistant Plans Examiner shailey@canyonco.org 208-454-7254
INSPECTION REQUEST LINE      7 am to 4 pm OFFICE SCHEDULES ONLY 208-454-7460

 

Address

111 N. 11th Ave ROOM 140
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone / Fax

P 208-454-7458
F 208-454-6633

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Hours

Weekdays 8am – 5pm
By Appointment Only
(excluding holidays)
Payment Accepted 8am-3:30pm

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