Building Permit Information

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Building Code Requirements

Building Design Requirements

Building Permit Fees

Commercial & Multi-Family Design Review

FAQs

Mobile Home, Manufactured Home & Tiny Home Info

Plumbing & Electrical Permits 

Demolition Permits

 

Building permits are required within the City of Driggs for any construction, addition, alteration, repair, relocation, demolition or change in occupancy of a building or structure or to enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any gas or mechanical system, with the exception of those activities listed below.

Building permits are not required for the following:

  • On-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet.
  • Fences not over 6 feet high.
  • Retaining walls that are not over 4 feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding Class I, II or IIIA liquids.
  • Sidewalks and driveways not more than 30 inches above adjacent grade, and not over any basement or story below and are not part of an accessible route.
  • Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work.
  • Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to single or two-family dwellings that are not greater than 4' deep.
  • Shade cloth structures constructed for nursery or agricultural purposes.
  • Swings and other playground equipment accessory to detached one and two-family dwellings.
  • Window awnings supported by an exterior wall that do not project more than 54 inches from the exterior wall and do not require additional support.

 

Codes. The City of Driggs uses the following codes (effective Jan 1 2018), as adopted by the Idaho Division of Building: Safety.  
2015 International Building Code
2015 International Existing Building Code
2012 International Residential Code, including Appendix F. Radon Resistant 
2015 International Energy Conservation Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Fuel Gas Code

Download the Building Requirements document here for a complete list of codes and design criteria.

Design Criteria.

Snow Load 90 psf
Frost Depth 36 in
Wind Pressure 90 mph (40 mps)
Energy Zone Idaho    16
Seismic Zone
D1

 

Design Review. If located in the Design Review Overlay Zone (map), commercial & multi-family projects require Design Review approval prior to obtaining a building permit, which includes architecture, parking and landscaping review. Design Review standards are contained in Appendix A of the Zoning Ordinance and application form and process found here.  Please contact the Planning and Zoning Administrator (akoehler@driggsidaho.org) for more information.

Plumbing and Electrical permits are issued by the State of Idaho Division of Building Safety and are required for any plumbing and electrical work. No plumbing permit is required for the clearing of stoppages or repairing of leaks in pipes, valves, fixtures, appliances or appurtenances of any plumbing system when such work does not involve or require any functional rearrangement of pipes, valves or fixtures comprising the plumbing system (§ 54-2621).


 

FAQs

How long is a permit valid for? 180 days

In accordance with Section 105.5 of the 2012 International Building Code, any permit issued shall become invalid if work does not commence within 180 days of issuance or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after work has begun.  The building official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more extensions of time, for periods not more than 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

What needs to be submitted for a permit?  

See the Building Permit Process & Checklist form. Please also call (208-354-2362 ext 2105) or email our office to confirm if there are any new requirements or additional items needed due to the location. 

What are the setbacks? 

Building setbacks are based on the zone district in which the lot is located. Click here to use the interactive GIS web map to locate the property and the zone. Once you know the zone, you will need to check the Land Development Code to determine what the setbacks are in that zone. Public and private utility easements may also limit the location of a building, so please check the subdivision plat or recorded survey of the property (recorded surveys and plats are available at the Teton County Recorder's Office or online, here.)

If you cannot find the information you need, please call the Planning & Building Dept at 208-354-2362 ext 2105 or email adellisola@driggsidaho.org. 
 

Building Permit Fees


1. Building Permit Fees. For review, issuance, and administration of building permits including inspections.

Valuation *

Fee

$1 to $50,000

$100 + $50/Inspection

$50,001 to $250,000

0.7% of Valuation

$250,001 to $500,000

0.6% of Valuation

$500,001 to $1,000,000

0.5% of Valuation

$1,000,001 to $2,500,000

0.4% of Valuation

Over $2,500,000

0.3% of Valuation

* Valuation as determined by the ICC and published in the Building Safety Journal (most recent edition).


2. Impact Fees.

Category

Parks

Streets

Total

Residential (per dwelling)

$1,222.75

 

 

Residential (per 1bdrm dwelling unit / studio apt

$815.15

 

 

Nonresidential (per sq ft)

$0.15

 

 

Detached Single Family w/ 2 or more bedrooms  (per dwelling unit)

 

$1,327

$2,549.75

Detached Single Family w/ less than 2 bedrooms  (per dwelling unit)

 

$872

$1,687.15

Multifamily (per dwelling unit)

 

$872

$2,094.75

Retail (per sq ft)

 

$6.35

$6.50

Office (per sq ft)

 

$1.95

$2.10

Industrial (per sq ft)

 

$1.40

$1.55

*Deed restricted affordable housing developments are exempt from all impact fees.

 

3. Water & Sewer Connection Fees. Click here for fees and complete information on new utility hook-ups.


 

Mobile Home, Manufactured Home, & Tiny Home Permit Information

 

Manufactured Home Installation Process & Checklist 2018

Manufactured Home Installation Permit Application 2018

Announcements

  • The 2015 Building Codes are effective beginning Jan 1, 2018. The 2012 IRC Code still applies for residential construction.

Application & Permit Forms

Building Permit Application 2018
Building Construction Requirements 2018
Building Permit Process & Checklist 2018
Manufactured / Modular Home Installation Application 2018
Manufactured / Modular Home Installation Process 2018
Water & Sewer Connection Application
Demolition Permit Application 2018

 

Links

Driggs Land Development Code & Zoning Maps
EPA Document: "Radon Prevention in the Design and Construction of Schools and Other Larger Buildings" (PDF)
Idaho Amendments to the International Building and Energy Codes
Idaho Division of Building Safety
Radon Information (Idaho Dept of Health and Welfare)
Water & Sewer Connections

 

Contact Us

Deputy Planning & Zoning Administrator
Annie Dell'Isola, CFM, ICC Certified Permit Tech
adellisola@driggsidaho.org 
208-354-2362 ext 2105 
 
Commercial Building Inspector
Jason Letham
jletham@driggsidaho.org
208-317-3365
 
Residential Building Inspector
Al Russo 
arusso@driggsidaho.org
208-709-5740
 
Mechanical Inspector
Wyatt Penfold
208-709-6810