Building Department


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 Bldg Dep

All inspection requests must be scheduled online, and 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.

No inspections will be scheduled or take place Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. Requests for Tuesday, September 8th will need to be submitted by 3 PM, Friday, September 4th.

To limit contact due to COVID-19, we ask residents to please do the following:

  • Please contact the Building Department via email or phone (emails and phone numbers listed on the right)
    • If an in-person meeting is necessary, please make an appointment by contacting a member of the Building Department by phone or email. This will ensure that the individual is on site when you come to City Hall.
  • Building Department WILL NOT be accepting cash/check payments, online payments only

Building inspector

  1. Apply for a Permit
  2. Request An Inspection
  3. Adopted Construction Codes
  4. Forms and Links
  5. Climate and Geographic Design
  6. FAQs
  7. Building Department Reports

click here to apply Online

*If the property is located within the Neff's Creek Floodplain, click HERE click here to apply Online to view building requirements

To apply 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. Click "Continue as Guest".
  3. Complete the building permit application.
    • Incomplete or inaccurate applications cannot be accepted.
  4. Please see the Salt Lake County Assessor's 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