Obtaining a Building Permit

Adopted Building Codes of Record

  • 2020 National Electrical Code
  • 2021 International Building Code
  • 2021 International Residential Code
  • 2021 International Plumbing Code
  • 2021 International Mechanical Code
  • 2021 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2021 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2021 International Fire Code
  • ICC / ANSI A117.1 - 2009
  • State Amendments to building code

Initial Building Permit Requirements

Plans and specification are required with all applications.

The Building Official may require plans to be prepared by a licensed engineer or architect. All multiple dwellings (more than 4 units per structure), new commercial buildings and commercial remodels over 3000 square feet. or when structural changes are necessary, shall require plans prepared by a Utah licensed engineer or architect. Approvals of Planning and Zoning, Public Works, and the Fire Departments are required before issuance of most building permits.


The City of Saratoga Springs Building Department requires a Non-Refundable deposit for all building permit applications being submitted for review. The deposit will be applied toward the cost of the building permit. The costs include:

  • Single Family-  $200
  • Commercial/ Multi-Family-  $500