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.

Apply for a permit

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

  • Sheds not exceeding 200 square feet (All accessory structures require Planning & Zoning approval)
  • Decks not exceeding 200 square feet, not more than 30 inches above grade, and are not attached to the dwelling
  • Fences not over 7 feet high (All fences require a Planning & 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 Department)
  • Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops, light fixtures/switches, plugs, and similar finish work

CLICK THE TABS BELOW TO VIEW THE REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH PERMIT TYPE

  1. General Building Permit
  2. Demolition

*If the property is located within the Neff's Creek Floodplain, click HERE Version OptionsBuilding DepartmentHeadlineApply for a permitRequest an inspectionuSEFUL rESOURCESclick here to apply OnlineClick Here to Request an INSPECTION Climate and Geographic Design Criteria to view building requirements*

Required Documents

ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN PDF FORMAT

Once all the above documents have been completed, 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A BUILDING PERMIT*


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Once the Application Has been Submitted...

  • You will receive an email notifying you if the application has been received or denied. If the application was denied, the reason for denial along with additional comments will be included. It may take 14 business days before an initial plan review can be completed.
  • Once your permit is ready to issue, you will receive an email with a link and instructions on how to pay online. 
  • The permit and stamped plans will be sent to your email within 24 hours after payment. Please print the permit and stamped plans and have onsite.
Building inspector

Request an inspection

No inspections will be scheduled or take place Friday, July 23rd in observance of Pioneer Day

Requests for Monday, July 26th will need to be submitted by 3 PM, Thursday, July 22nd


  • All Inspection Requests must be scheduled online by 3:00 PM on the business day prior to the requested inspection
    • Requests submitted after 3:00 PM will be scheduled for the next available business day.
  • Inspections will not be scheduled for same day, weekends, or holidays
  • AM inspections are conducted between 8 AM - 12 PM. PM inspections are conducted between 1 PM - 4 PM. AM and PM time frames are requests only, and are not guaranteed.
  • Timed inspections for concrete pours and utility service changes can be scheduled between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM. Please list your specified time in the Description box.

Once you have reviewed the above requirements, 

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST AN INSPECTION


Once the Request has been submitted...

  • You will receive an email between 3:30 - 4:00 PM notifying you if your request has been scheduled or denied.
    • If it was denied, the reason for denial along with additional comments will be included.
  • To receive a more specific time frame of when your assigned inspector will be onsite, please call the inspector the day of the scheduled inspection.
  • A set of Millcreek stamped plans shall be onsite for all inspections. If the Millcreek stamped plans are not on site, your inspection may be denied.
  • After the inspection has been completed, you will receive an email notifying you of the status no later than the end of business day.

REQUIRED INSPECTIONS 

The following is a list of required inspections:  

  • Drywall (fire assemblies only)
  • Electrical
  • Final (Project Final)      
  • Fire Rated Walls
  • Footing
  • Foundation
  • Four Way (framing, plumbing, electrical, mechanical)
  • Framing
  • Gas Line
  • House Wrap/Vapor Barrier
  • Insulation
  • Masonry Walls
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Post Tension
  • Power to Panel
  • Pre-Cast Concrete Slabs
  • Roof (final only for residential)
  • Shear wall
  • Shower Pans
  • Solar Panels and Equipment
  • Stucco/Lath
  • Suspended Ceiling
  • Temporary Power
  • Weather Barrier

uSEFUL rESOURCES

  1. Adopted Construction Codes
  2. Forms & Links
  3. Climate & Geographic Design
  4. FAQs
  5. Reports
The following are the adopted editions of Construction Codes in Millcreek:
The 2018 edition of the International Building Code, including Appendix J, issued by the International Code Council;
The 2015 edition of the International Residential Code, issued by the International Code Council;
Appendix Q of the 2018 edition of the International Residential Code, issued by the International Code Council;
The 2018 edition of the International Plumbing Code, issued by the International Code Council;
The 2018 edition of the International Mechanical Code, issued by the International Code Council;
The 2018 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code, issued by the International Code Council;
The 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code, issued by the National Fire Protection Association;
The residential provisions of the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code, issued by the International Code Council;
The commercial provisions of the 2018 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code, issued by the International Code Council;
The 2018 edition of the International Existing Building Code, issued by the International Code Council;
Subject to Subsection 15A-2-104(2), the HUD Code;
Subject to Subsection 15A-2-104(1), Appendix E of the 2015 edition of the International Residential Code, issued by the International Code Council;
Subject to Subsection 15A-2-104(1), the 2005 edition of the NFPA 225 Model Manufactured Home Installation Standard, issued by the National Fire Protection Association; and
Subject to Subsection (3), for standards and guidelines pertaining to plaster on a historic property, as defined in Section 9-8-302, the U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings. The standards and guidelines described in Subsection (1)(n) apply only if: (a) the owner of the historic property receives a government tax subsidy based on the property's status as a historic property; (b) the historic property is wholly or partially funded by public money; or (c) the historic property is owned by a government entity.
Statewide Amendments incorporated as Part of State Construction Code.
Millcreek Municipal Code