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Yes, the State of Utah requires all construction projects to test for asbestos and lead based paint. Please see the Department of Environmental Quality and the Salt Lake County Health Department for more information.
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You do not need a general contractor for your project if you are the owner of the property and the work being completed will be used for your personal, non-commercial, non-public use. Homes under LLC ownership or rental properties require a general contractor.
No, you will be issued a single permit that includes the entire scope of work for your project.
Yes, a permit is required to replace your water heater or furnace.
If your application has been denied an email will be sent to you stating the reason for denial and the next steps that need to be taken. You can also see the status of your permit by visiting out contractor portal.
The inspector will send you an email with the results of your inspection. You can also check the status on the contractor portal.
There are several reasons that a notice of non-compliance can be issued on a property. Please call the building department so we can look up your notice specifically and determine what course of action is best to remove the notice.
No, these are requests only. Once your inspection has been scheduled you will receive a conformation email confirming your request.
If your project requires a building permit and you no not obtain one a stop work order may be placed on your property and your building permit fees may be doubled due to working without a permit.
If you are issued a stop work order and you do not comply, a notice of non-compliance may be issued on your property and you may be required to expose any work that is regulated by the building code.
No, you may not move in and/or live in your home until the building department issues a certificate of occupancy.
All contractors are required to obtain a contractor’s license with the State of Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. You may visit their website to search for licenses.
Yes, Millcreek has adopted the 1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings. This code allows the city to take certain action on unsafe structures.
Only fences over 7’ high require a permit.
Sheds that are not over 200 square feet do not require a permit. However, all sheds, regardless of size, require an approval from planning and zoning.
No, we do not process over the counter permits. We do give priority to smaller projects and process them quickly.
No, landscaping does not require a building permit. However, if you are planning on changing the grade of your lot more than 10”, a land disturbance permit is required from the Public works/Engineering Department.
If you are removing the roof, floor system, bearing walls or exterior walls a separate demolition permit is required. Some exceptions can be made to smaller projects. Please call the building department and ask about your specific project.
If your project consists of a new building or you are adding square footage to an existing building, you are required to contact the utility companies to confirm that service can be provided.