Building Inspection

Building Inspection

Hours:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri

805 W 100 S
Heber City, Utah 84032

Phone (435) 657-3200
Building@wasatch.utah.gov

Wasatch County Building Inspection

The Building Department reviews and approves plans, issues permits for residential and commercial construction, and performs building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and sign inspections. Permits are now applied for online.


Frequently Asked Questions - Check Here First

All inspection requests are made online. The link can be found on the Building Inspection page of the Wasatch County website at www.wasatch.utah.gov. You will need the permit number and the first 5 characters of the permit holder’s last name or first 5 characters of their name if the permit holder is a Corporation or LLC.

Once your permit has been scheduled, you will receive an email confirmation with the date your inspection has been schedule for and also if your inspection is an a.m. inspection or a p.m. inspection. These emails are automated and sometimes go to junk mail. All inspection requests will be scheduled by the end of the business day that they are requested, as long as they are requested during normal business hours. We will do our best to schedule your inspection for the date you have requested, but if that date is full, your inspection will be scheduled for the first available slot thereafter. If you have requested an inspection, but haven’t seen a confirmation by close of the business day, please check your junk mail. You can also log in the same way you request your inspection and click the “View All Inspections” button and see any pending inspections there.

Your re-inspection fee can be paid in our office located at 805 West 100 South. We except exact cash, check or you can pay using a Visa, Master Card or Discover. Please note: Additional fees apply when paying with a credit card.

Reinspection fees are given at the following times:

  • The inspector arrives and your requested inspection isn’t ready
  • Your stamped approved plans are not onsite
  • Same day inspection cancellations
  • Repeat inspections being scheduled without the prior items being corrected

The Onbase software requires Silverlight viewer to be used, at this time we recommend either Internet Explorer or Firefox. The Silverlight view is not compatible with Google Chrome.

First, be sure that you have downloaded the silver light viewer and that it is active on your computer. If you still do not see the browse button, be sure you are using either Internet Explorer or Fire Fox as your web browser. The silver light viewer is not compatible with Google Chrome.

You can check the status of your permit application by logging in to the project. If the status says that the permit is “under review” or in a “review cycle” this means that your permit is currently moving through the process and you will be notified by email once the project has completed that cycle. If you are notified that there are correction items you will click on the review documents tab in the project to get your plan check list. If the status says “plan submission” this means that the project has been returned to you and you need to address items that have either been emailed to you or have been uploaded to the review documents tab. Please remember that each time you complete your items and they have been uploaded successfully that you need to click the “SUBMIT FOR REVIEW” button. If you don’t select that button, the Building Department does not have your application and it is not moving through the process.

All permits vary based on how complete your submittal is and how long it takes for us to receive correction items once the review has been completed. Please go to the Building Inspection page of the Wasatch County website at www.wasatch.utah.gov for submittal requirements. Please be sure you have all items listed there and that your files are named according to the naming pattern. If you are missing submittal items or your documents are not named accordingly, your application will be returned to you and the permitting process will not begin until all items are submitted correctly.

Permit fees are based on square footage and vary from project to project. As of 6/13/2016 the average per foot charge for the Building Department portion of the permit is around $1.25 per sq. ft. This includes all square footage, finished, unfinished, garage and also porches and decks. Roof coverings over decks should also be included. There is also an additional County impact fee that is based on square footage.

  • Less than 2,500 sq. ft. - $1,779.31
  • 2,500 to 5,000 sq. ft. - $1,886.31
  • Greater than 5,000 sq. ft. - $2,009.31
Other Fees
  • Temp Power fee of $75.00.
  • If your property is located within Wallsburg Town, your County impact fee will be $244.31.
Other fees that will need to be paid during the permitting process, but are collected by Special Service Districts are, Fire, Water and Sewer and Power.
  • Solid Waste SSD Garbage Fee of $150.00
  • If your water or sewer will be supplied by Twin Creeks SSD, North Village SSD, Jordanelle SSD or Strawberry SSD, Please contact Theresa at 435-657-3244.
  • Midway Sanitation SSD: 435-654-4120
  • Please note that if you are on sewer, there will also be an additional fee to Heber Valley Special Service District of $3,290.00.
  • Heber Light & Power: 435-654-1581

Once you have passed your final inspection and the Building Inspector notifies the office that you have passed, the Certificate will start the process of receiving the necessary signatures from within the County. This usually takes at least 7 business days so please plan accordingly. Once the signatures from within the County have been received the permit holder will need to sign the certificate and then it is recorded. Once it has been recorded is when it is a valid Certificate of Occupancy. The Certificate is a notarized document and cannot be sent electronically for signatures.

Yes, you will still need to obtain a permit. There are different requirements however for Agricultural Buildings. Please view the Agricultural Agreement on our webpage under the Forms tab to see if you meet the requirements.

All structures exceeding 200 square feet require a permit. If you are building a structure under the square foot minimum, you should still check with the Wasatch County Planning Office to verify that what you are wanting to build will meet the setback requirements. Also, decks that are under the minimum square footage requirement, but are 30 inches or more off the ground will require a permit.

Once your permit has been issued and you have made payment, you can log in to your account and download your stamped approved plan set from the Approved Documents tab.

The Building Department does not handle the running of Utilities. For water and sewer you will want to contact the Special Service District that supplies the piece of property you are building on. For Power you will want to contact either Rocky Mountain Power or Heber Light & Power depending on who provides the power in your area and for gas you will want to contact Questar Gas if you are running natural gas.

Forms, Instructions & Maps

Building Permit Submission

Apply for a building permit online anytime of the day.  You are now able to setup an account and follow your permit request throughout the permitting process.  Plans can be up loaded as pdfs along with any revisions and additional calculation sheets.

All building permit applications must be applied for using this online portal.  Building permits applications cannot be hand delivered to the office and paper plan are longer accepted.  

The following documents must be uploaded to the site before your permit application can be reviewed.

  • Electronically stamped full set of pdf plans
    • Upload plans as follows:
    • 1. A complete set as one pdf file. (Architectural & Wet Stamped Structural)
      Do not submit drawings as separate files!
  • Plans must be to scale and on either Arch D 24x36 or Arch E 48x36.
    • When submitting updated (changes) plans, always submit the complete set of plans that contain all pages whether updated or not updated.
  • Electronically stamped Structural Calculation Book
  • Signed ResCheck
  • Manual J Heat Loss and Manual D Duct Design Calculations
    (Use Logan or Vernal as design location)
  • Truss Package, reviewed with a cover letter from the Engineer of Record
  • Gas Schematic
  • $1,000.00 Plan Review Deposit for dwellings
  • $500.00 Plan Review Deposit for photovoltaic

The above documents need to be named as follows for each submittal/review cycle. If they are not label correctly, your submittal will be rejected until files are named accordingly.

  File Type File Name  
  1. Plans
= Complete Plan Set-Including Site Plan   
  2. Engineering
= Structural Engineering Calcs.   
  3. Gas Line
= Gas Schematic   
  4. Manual J & D Heat loss = Manual J & D-Heat loss  
  5. Res Check = Res Check-Signed  
  6. Truss Package Engineer Reviewed = Truss Package Reviewed  
  7. Wildland Hazard Severity Form* = Wildland Fire    
  8. Landscape Plan* = Landscape Plan  
  9. ICC Evaluation Reports = ER (Report Number)  
  10. Bid/Cost of construction* = Bid-Cost of Construction  
  11. Fireplace Specifications* = Fireplace Specifications  
  12. Soils Report = Soils Report  
  13. Home Owners Association* = HOA  
  14. Plan Review Response = Plan Review Response  
  *If Applicable  

All uploaded documents must be in PDF format. Uploading documents of any other format will result in your application being returned as incomplete.

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Request An Inspection

Online Building Inspection Request

Wasatch County's Building Inspection department now accepts online permit inspection requests. Please use the link shown below to access this service. Building inspection requests are scheduled on a first come first serve basis and accounting for inspector availability in your area of the county.

The following information is required for an inspection request:

  • Username = permit number
  • Password = first 5 characters of owner's last name & permit number (smith15-999)

Online Building Inspection Request

(Note: You will be taken to a mycityinspector.com website.)