What you should know!

Your home is your biggest financial investment. Construction mistakes can be exasperating, extremely costly and, in some cases, even deadly. Permits empower you to get safe, quality workmanship and avoid big problems down the line.  We have developed a Residential Construction Guide to help you through the building and remodeling process.

Permits help you protect your investment and prevent mistakes.

Your home is your biggest financial investment. Construction mistakes can be exasperating, extremely costly and, in some cases, even deadly. Permits empower you to get safe, quality workmanship and avoid big problems down the line.

When selling your home, you are now required by IDAHO law to fully disclose all remodeling work and whether or not permits were obtained. With permits and inspections, you can expect a smoother closing process, free of last-minute hassles, inspections and repair work if the home isn't up to code.

What is the purpose of the permits and codes?

The purpose behind building codes is to give reasonable assurance that a home is safe from structural failure, fire hazards from electrical and heating systems, electrical shock, and health risks. The permits provide a permanent record of the work performed and inspections conducted on the project.

There are numerous things you can do to you house that do not require permits. If you have any doubt whether or not is required, please contact your local Building Department for clarification. Permits are NOT required for the following:

(A) Buildings

(B) Electrical

(C) Plumbing

(D) Mechanical (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)

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