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.
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.
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.
We will be closed the morning of August 6th for training. We will be available for inspections from 1-5pm.
- Apply for a Permit
- Request An Inspection
- Adopted Construction Codes
- Documents and Links
- Climate and Geographic Design
To apply for a building permit online, please follow the steps below.
- 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.
- You can create an account or continue as a guest.
- Complete the building permit application.
- Incomplete or inaccurate applications cannot be accepted.
- 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.
- Please provide an accurate project cost and square footage.
- Upload any documents and drawings relating to your project.
- Permit applications cannot be accepted without a set of construction documents.
- All uploaded documents need to be in PDF format.
- All applications shall include existing and proposed plans and a contractor information sheet (PDF) Opens a New Window. or an owner builder form (PDF) Opens a New Window. . If your home is owned by an LLC or not your primary residence, a general contractor is required.
- Review all information for accuracy.
- 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:
- Cell Tower/modification
- 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
- Solar photovoltaic systems
- Swimming pools and Spas
- Water Heater, Furnace, Air Conditioner replacements, Snow/Ice Melt Systems
- Window and door replacements
To request an inspection online, please follow the steps below
- Click “Click Here to Request An inspection ” above and complete the inspection form.
- Please note the requested time in the inspection description.
- All Inspection requests must be received 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.
- Please note that inspections will not be scheduled for same day, weekends and holidays.
- Timed inspections for concrete pours and utility service changes can be scheduled between 7:30 AM and 4 PM.
- For all other types of inspections, you can request an AM or PM time frame.
- AM and PM time frames are requests only and not guaranteed.
- Review all information for accuracy.
- Inaccurate requests cannot be scheduled.
- Click “Submit” at the bottom of the form.
You will receive an email 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.
Once your inspection has been scheduled, a confirmation email will be sent to you.
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.
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 “permit accepted” email you received.
If you do not have access to a computer, you can come by city hall and we would be glad to help you out.
The following is a list of required inspections.
- Drywall (fire assemblies only)
- Final (Project Final)
- Fire Rated Walls
- Four Way (framing, plumbing, electrical, mechanical)
- Gas Line
- House Wrap/Vapor Barrier
- Masonry Walls
- Post Tension
- Power to Panel
- Pre-Cast Concrete Slabs
- Roof (final only for residential)
- Shear wall
- Shower Pans
- Solar Panels and Equipment
- Suspended Ceiling
- Temporary Power
- Weather Barrier
|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 2017 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|
- 2015 General Notes and Requirements (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Millcreek Adopted Fee Schedule (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Demolition Permit Application Checklist (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Millcreek Contractor Information (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Owner and Builder Certification (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Residential Minimum Solar PV Submittal List (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Utility Agreement Form (PDF) Opens a New Window.
Additional Web Links
- Title 15A State Construction and Fire Codes Act
- Statewide Amendments Incorporated as Part of State Construction Code
- International Code Council
- Utah Department of Environmental Quality
- Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
- Salt Lake County Health Department
- Salt Lake County Public Works - Flood Control
- Salt Lake County Assessors Map
- Unified Fire Authority
- Salt Lake City Public Utilities
- Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District
- Mt. Olympus Improvement District
- Rocky Mountain Power
- Dominion Energy
Climate and Geographic Design Criteria
Ground snow load
28psf. This load applies at or below 4239’, with a tolerance of 100’. For all other locations please see the Utah Snow Load Map.
Wind Speed; 115 MPH, Exposure category B.
Topographic Effects; No
Special Wind Region; No
Wind-borne Debris Zone; No
Category; Varies from D to E depending on location.
Fault and Fault Study Areas; Yes, please see the Millcreek Interactive Map for specific locations.
Subject to Damage From:
Frost line depth; 30 inches.
Termite; Slight to Moderate.
Outside Design Temperature
Heating; 11 Degrees Fahrenheit. (99% Dry Bulb)
Cooling; 94 Degrees Fahrenheit. (1% Dry Bulb)
Plumbing; 8 Degrees Fahrenheit. (Winter 97.5%)
Ice Barrier Underlayment Required
Yes, please see the Millcreek Interactive Map for specific locations.
Air Freezing Index
USA Method (Base 32 Degrees Fahrenheit) 551
Mean Annual Temperature
53.6 Degrees Fahrenheit
- Do I need a general contractor for my home project?
- Do sub-contractors need to apply for their own permits?
- Do I need a permit to replace my water heater or furnace?
- My application was denied. How do I find out why?
- How do I know the results of my inspection?
- My property has been issued a notice of non-compliance, what do I do?
- When I request an inspection online, am I automatically scheduled?
- What happens if I do not obtain a permit for my project?
- What happens if I do not follow a stop work order?
- Can I live in my home before receiving a certificate of occupancy?
- What type of professional licenses are required for contractors to do work?
- Can the building department notice, condemn, or demolish an unsafe house or structure?
- Do I need a permit to build a fence?
- How large can I build a shed without needing a permit?
- Do you process over the counter permits?
- Do I need to test for asbestos and lead paint along with my remodel?
- Does landscaping require a permit?
- Do I need a demolition permit before I start my project?
- Do I need to contact the public utility companies and notify them of my project?