Building Department

Overview

Our focus is the life safety of each person and structural stability of each structure in Millcreek. We review the construction plans for building code compliance, we issue building permits, and we inspect the construction of each structure built in Millcreek. Our inspectors also issue Stop Work Orders for those who build without obtaining the required building permits.

Reminders From the Building Department

All Inspection requests must be received by 3:00 p.m. on the business day prior to the requested inspection. Timed inspections for concrete pours and utility service changes can be scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is only an inspection request; once scheduled, a confirmation of your inspection will be emailed to you.


Building inspector

OFFICE CLOSED

We will be closed on Wednesday July 24th for Pioneer Day. Inspections must be scheduled by Tuesday 7/23 at 3:00 p.m. for Thursday July 25th.

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OFFICE CLOSED

We will be closed the morning of August 6th for training. We will be available for inspections from 1-5pm.


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  1. Apply for a Permit
  2. Request An Inspection
  3. Adopted Construction Codes
  4. Documents and Links
  5. Climate and Geographic Design
  6. FAQs

click here to apply Online 

To apply for a building permit online, please follow the steps below. 

  1. Click “Click Here to Apply Online” above and choose Building Permit Application for all construction and demolition projects.
    • Millcreek does not accept hard copy/paper applications or plans.
    • If asked for an “Agency Code”, use Mil03.
  2. You can create an account or continue as a guest.
  3. Complete the building permit application.
    • Incomplete or inaccurate applications cannot be accepted.
  4. Please see the Salt Lake County Assessor Map to find your legal address.
    • Owner information must match what the Salt Lake County Recorder has on file or your application cannot be accepted.
  5. Please provide an accurate project cost and square footage.  
  6. Upload any documents and drawings relating to your project.
  7. Review all information for accuracy.
  8. Click “Submit Request” at the bottom of the page.

You will receive an email notifying you if the application has been received or denied. If it was denied, the reason for denial along with additional comments will be included. It may take 7-10 business days before an initial plan review can be completed.

To check the status of your permit, plan review, or inspections, you can visit the Contractor Portal. Permits can be searched by permit number. This number will be noted in the “application received” email you received.

Once your permit is ready to issue, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pay online. We can also process payments with a credit card or check at city hall if you like.

If you do not have access to a computer, you can come by city hall with a digital copy of your plans (flash drive) and we would be glad to help you out.

Do I need a permit for my project? 

A building permit is required for all construction in Millcreek with exception to the following:

  • One-story detached accessory structures not exceeding 200 square feet (All accessory structures require Planning and Zoning approval)
  • Decks not exceeding 200 square feet, not more than 30 inches above grade, and are not attached to the dwelling
  • Sidewalks and driveways (Public sidewalks and driveway approaches require an encroachment permit from the Public Works and Engineering Department)
  • Fences not over 7 feet high (All fences require a Planning and Zoning approval)
  • Retaining walls not over 4 feet high and not supporting a surcharge (Grade changes over 12 inches require approval from the Public Works and Engineering Department)
  • Prefabricated swimming pools less than 24 inches deep
  • Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work
  • The replacement of light fixtures, switches and plugs
  • Stopping of plumbing leaks and clearing of stoppages in drains
  • Portable appliances and equipment (cord and plug connected)

Common projects that require a building permit include:  

  • Additions
  • Cell Tower/modification
  • Demolition
  • Electrical meter upgrades
  • Electrical wiring replacements or new lighting or receptacle outlets
  • Enclosing carport
  • Exterior finish replacements
  • Garages and sheds over 200 square feet
  • Interior remodels                                  
  • New Construction
  • Plumbing fixture and pipe replacements and additions
  • Retaining walls over 4 feet or supporting a surcharge
  • Roof finish replacements
  • Signs
  • Solar photovoltaic systems
  • Swimming pools and Spas
  • Water Heater, Furnace, Air Conditioner replacements, Snow/Ice Melt Systems
  • Window and door replacements