Why is a building permit required?
Your home or business is an investment. If your building does not comply with codes adopted by Logan City, your investment value could be reduced. Property insurers do not cover work done without permits and inspections most of the time. If you decide to sell a home or commercial building that has been remodel or modified without a permit, you may be required to tear down the addition, leave it unoccupied, or make costly repairs.
Click to see more details on why a building permit is required.
Click to see the International Code Council's brochure on the Benefits of Building Permits.
When is a Residential Building Permit required?
A common misconception of permits is that a permit is not required for work that is not structural in nature; this is untrue. Generally, a building permit is required for any work on any structure. A good rule of thumb is to get a permit except for new paint and new floor covering. Click to view a list of when residential building permits are required and when work is exempt from permits.
Additionally, any residential property that is not owner-occupied requires a State Licensed contractor to do the work. For more information on this, call our office at 435-716-9030.
When is a Commercial Building Permit required?
2012 IBC 105.1 Permits Required. Any owner of authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarged, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.
For further information, call our office at 435-716-9030.
How long does it take to get a building permit?
Permit issuance periods vary based on the extent of the project. Some projects can be fully permitted over-the-counter (which means that a return trip will not be needed). Permits that require plans will require further review. Plan review may take up to two weeks for our Plans Examiners, Planning & Zoning staff, and other applicable departments.
Which City departments will review my commercial permit?
After the completed application and necessary documents have been submitted and reviewed, the applicant will receive a review sheet with comments from City departments with required adjustments to be made before the permit will be issued. Plans must be re-submitted and re-reviewed after any necessary changes are made. Please be aware that it is possible for this process to be repeated until all aspects of the plans are approved by every department.
Your plans and application may be reviewed by the following departments:
- Building Department
- Fire Department
- Planning & Zoning Department
- GIS Department
- Light & Power Department
- Environmental Department
- Water Cross-Connection (Backflow) Department
- Forestry Department
- Public Works/Engineering Department
- Storm Water Department
- Water/Sewer Department
What are the current building design standards for Logan City?
The State of Utah has adopted the model codes as published by the International Conference of Building Officials and the International Code Council:
2015 IBC (International Building Code)
2015 IRC (International Residential Code)
2015 IMC (International Mechanical Code)
2015 IPC (International Plumbing Code)
2014 NEC (National Electrical Code)
2015 IFGC (International Fuel Gas Code)
2015 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code)
Current Snow Loads:
Ground = 55 lbs
Roof = 37 lbs
Manufactured Homes = 40 lbs live load
Commercial = 36 inches
Residential = 30 inches
Wind Loads: 115 mph Exposure C, 3 second gust
Seismic Zone: D1
Allowable Soil Bearing Capacity: 1,000 lbs.
Ice Barrier Underlayment is REQUIRED per 2012 IRC.
Printable view of current design standards for Logan City.
What is required to submit plans?
What are the fees for a building permit?
Building Permit Fees are regulated by Resolution 05-111, as passed by the Logan City Municipal Council. See our Fee Page to see schedules of all building permit fees.
How do I schedule an inspection?
It is the responsibility of the person doing the work for which a permit is issued to schedule the required inspections. A minimum of 24 hour notice is required for requesting inspections. Our inspection schedules go daily from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Most inspections are scheduled in 30 minute intervals, with exceptions of 4 way, final inspections, and others as needed. Because things may change unexpectedly while in the field, please plan on inspectors arriving ½ hour early or late.
There are two ways you can schedule an inspection, by phone or by email.
Call the Building Department at 435-716-9030 with the following information:
City Permit number
Address of job site
Date the inspection is requested
Time inspection is requested – morning or afternoon
Type of inspection requested
Contact name & telephone number
When you call, sometimes we are helping another customer or we may be away from the phone, please leave a message with all the above information and we will get back with you as soon as we can. Please remember that 24 hour notice is required for all inspections. Thank you!