Building Department

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Building Department

Contact: 801-446-HELP
Schedule an Inspection: Click here for the online portal


Applicable Building Codes in use in South Jordan City

See City code here.

  1. 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), including Appendix E & Q
  2. 2015 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC)
  3. Residential provisions of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  4. 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  5. 2018 International Building Code (IBC), including Appendix J
  6. 2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  7. 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  8. 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  9. Commercial provisions of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  10. 2018 International Existing Building Code (subject to HUD & IRC Appendix E)
  11. ICC / ANSI A117.1-2009
  12. Applicable Utah State Amendments (see “Laws and Rules” on the DOPL website)

Design Criteria in South Jordan City

  1. Ground Snow Loads: Refer to USU snow load website.
  2. Seismic Zone: D
  3. Wind Load: 115 mph, Exposure C
  4. Frost Depth: 30 inches minimum from bottom of footing to finished grade.


Certificate of Occupancy Commercial Checklist
Certificate of Occupancy Commercial Checklist/Tenant Finish
Owner/ Builder Certification
Trash Sanitation Notice
Water Line Criteria

Engineering Forms (Grading Plan Example and Certification)

Storm Water Forms (SWPPP Templates and DEQ Storm Water Permit System )

Permit Application Checklists

Noise Disturbance Permit requires approval through Salt Lake County Health Department if a contractor wants to perform work prior to 7:00 a.m. or to extend work past 10:00 p.m.

Click here to access more information on Noise Disturbance Permit approval.
A copy of the approved Noise Disturbance Permit for Construction Work is required to be given to the Building Department.

Demolition Permit review requires pre-demolition approval from DEQ and SLCO.
Approval certificates are required documents at time of application.
Applicant is required to contact utility companies for service shut off.
Visit the following links to access for information on pre-demolition approval.
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Salt Lake County Health Department

Required plans and documents to be submitted with a Permit Application
Basement Finish – Code Requirements
Basement Finish – Residential Remodel
Basement Plan Review
Commercial Buildings
Commercial Tenant Improvement
Detached Accessory Building Permit Application Requirements
New Residential Building Permit Submission Checklist
Residential Solar Photovoltaic System Plan Review Requirements

Commercial Plan Review Requirements

Commercial Plan Requirements

City Fee Schedule
Impact Fee Schedule