Building Department

The issuance of building permits involves the review of plans for commercial and residential construction, conducting inspections of the projects components and systems as it is constructed. This insures that it is being built to the approved plans as well as to meet the codes adopted by Vernal City.  The Building Code establishes the minimum requirements for construction addressing structural requirements, wind resistance, energy conservation, handicapped accessibility, fire safety as well as the electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems. The reviews and inspections are conducted by experienced personnel who have been Certified by the International Code Council and licensed by the State of Utah. 

COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMIT
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ALL Commerical projects require Vernal City Planning approval prior to building permit issuance. The building process may take up to 3 weeks for the initial plan review and MAY be reviewed in conjunction with site plan review. In most cases, the initial review  may be completed ELECTRONICALLY. Contact our office for further details.

APPLY FOR PERMIT

Check location to make sure within city limits

Planning Approval

Complete Build Application

Provide (2) sets of paper plans or complete electronic set

Architectural Drawing

Structural Drawing and Engineering if applicable

Mechanical Drawing and Engineering if applicable

Electrical Drawing and Engineering if applicable

Plumbing Drawing and Engineering if applicable

Structural Calculations

Fire Sprinkler/Alarm plans

Soils report

Com Check

SWPP Plan

COMPLETION PROCESS 

COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED INSPECTIONS

PROVIDE A Sub-Contractor Verification

Commercial Sign Off Sheet

Business License

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PERMIT
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Residential permits are required prior to the commencement of construction work within Vernal City for New Homes, remodels, additions and set-up of manufactured homes . The initial review typically takes between 2-3 weeks for review. The International Residential Code is used for the minimum design standards for construction, which can be found HERE. It is strongly recommended that work be completed by a verified Utah Licensed Contractor. However, The State of Utah allows buildings to be constructed by homeowners by completing this Owner Builder FORM and submitting with your application. 

 

APPLY FOR PERMIT

Complete Build Application

Manufactured Home - Lot

Manufactured Home -Park

COMPLETION PROCESS 

COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED INSPECTIONS

Sub-Contractor Verification

 

HELPFUL LINKS

State Construction Registery (SCR)

Res Check Software 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS PERMITS
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There are several permits that are not considered Residential or Commercial. Some of the permits that are included in this category include roof, electrical upgrades, gas addition, fences. Complete permit applications are typically reviewed within a week of submittal.

APPLY FOR PERMIT

Electrical

Mechanical

Plumbing

Demo

Grading Permit -  a cost of $35 dollars 

Infrastructure

 

NO COST PERMITS

Fence

Basement

COMPLETION PROCESS 

Miscellaneous permit are typically specific in nature. If there are questions about the completion process, please contact Vernal City directly.

PLEASE NOTE ALL INSPECTIONS MUST BE SCHEDULED AT LEAST ONE DAY PRIOR TO PREFERRED INSPECTION DATE. Vernal City has a 24 hour Inspection policy.


 

FIRE SAFTEY 

Businesses are routinely inspected within the City for fire life safety concerns.  If you are aware of or suspect a Fire Violations, please contact Dave our Fire inspector at (435) 828-2028 or Vernal City Office at (435) 789-2271.   Fire Inspectors have been assigned to Vernal City by Uintah Fire Suppression District. Their office is located at 152 E 100 N, Vernal, Utah 84078. Phone number is (435) 781-6755.

Fire Safety Month takes place yearly in October. Vernal City and Uintah Fire Suppression District actively engage in activities and events for the education and awareness of the Dangers of fire!

 


LOCAL UTILITY COMPANIES

Utility Agreements and Fees

Permit Fees      Water Fees       Sewer fees     Water Sewer Agreement 

Utah International Code Council Chapters

Utah ICC            Beehive ICC      Bonneville ICC 

International/National Code Organizations

 International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI)   International Code Council (ICC)    National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

UPCOMING TRAINING

Local Utah Chapter Training Opportunities

Utah ICC Chapter

Beehive ICC Chapter 

Bonneville Chapter 

International Association of Electrical Inspectors

Upcoming LOCAL Training PLEASE RSVP to Vernal City at (435) 789-2271 or building@vernalcity.org