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Your Department Contact:

Dustin Blackburn

Assistant Building Official

Office: 801-789-6649

Email: buildinginspections@emcity.org

Additional Resources:

Dwight Payne

Environmental Compliance Officer

Office: 801-789-6636

Email: dpayne@emcity.org

Brandon Larsen, AICP

Planning Director

Office: 801-789-6681

Email: blarsen@emcity.org



What is the Building Department?

The Building division reviews plans, issues building permits and performs field inspections of permitted buildings to ensure compliance with local and state mandated regulations related to building construction, maintenance and rehabilitation.

Notes about Inspections:

  • ALL INSPECTIONS must be done through email to buildinginspections@emcity.org 
  • ALL concrete and commercial inspections must be done by email.
  • ALL power inspections must include the RMP work order #.
  • ALL inspection cancellations must be done by email before 9am.
  • Your inspection is not scheduled until you receive a confirmation email.
  • Requests made after the allotted time will be taken care of the next business day.

Architect and Engineer Design Standards and Current Adopted Codes AS OF July 1,2023

Architect and Engineer Design Standards

Current Adopted Codes as of July 2023, with State Amendments:

  • 2021 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2021 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2021 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2021 International Fire Code (IFC)
  • 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2021 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (ANSI A117.1 – 2017) (ADAAG)
  • Eagle Mountain Municipal Code


Click here for a link to the 2021 International Residential Code.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the steps to completing residential building permit?


Basic steps

  • Homebuilder submits a completed application, all required documents and pays any applicable fees.
  • The plans examiner reviews plans that typically takes 14-16 full business days. Once the plans have been approved, the fees will be calculated and emailed to you.
  • The permit is paid for by check and issued. Please note that there cannot be any lien releases on the checks.
  • Construction begins and inspections done.
  • Certificate of Occupancy issued when all construction has been approved.

How do I apply for my permit?


To apply for a permit, you will submit all the items required on the submittal checklist to the building department located in the Community Development Building at 2565 N Pony Express Pkwy. You may be required to pay a plan review fee and other relevant fees to start the building permit process.

What do I need for a permit?


There are required items that must be included with your application along with your building plans. Using a permit submittal checklist helps you make sure you have all of the items needed for your application. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

When can I start construction?


You can begin construction after you have picked up your approved permit.

Can my application or permit expire?


Yes. Your application will expire if you do not pick up your permit within 180 days of the application date. Once it is active, you must have an inspection within 180 days and must show progress.

How much will my permit cost?


Once the permit has been reviewed, the fees are calculated automatically by valuation. We will not have the total until the review has been completed. You will be contacted by email and given further instructions. You will receive a printout showing the cost of your permit including all city impact fees, building fees and connection fees. Additional impact fees from UFA are also required.

How do I request an inspection?


ALL inspection requests must be done by email at buildinginspections@emcity.org. You must include your information including the permit number, inspection information and contact information. You will receive a confirmation email. You are not on the schedule if you do not receive an email. Please allow ample time for us to get your inspection scheduled. Inspections are available on first come first serve basis.

Do you do timed inspection?


We have timed inspections reserved for concrete inspections including footings and foundation, and also for basement finishes.

*You must have the permit, approved plans and required documents in a prominent location on the job site on the day of each inspection.

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