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Paul Taylor
ICC Certified
Chief Building Inspector
(435) 716-9032

Ben Anderson
ICC Certified
Building Inspector
(435) 716-9031

Mike Carlson
ICC Certified
Building Inspector
(435) 716-9033

Jason Major
ICC Certified
Building Inspector
(435) 716-9034

Nicole Hansen
ICC Certified
Permit Technician
(435) 716-9030

Building Department

Building Safety Department

The Building Department ensures that buildings are constructed to protect the lives and safety of occupants. Thousands of inspections are performed each year by certified professional inspectors who implement the standards of adopted building codes. We ensure safe buildings and significantly reduce property insurance rates.


Our intent is to provide as much information as possible to answer your questions, and to help you with your project.


For information about Logan's Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Program, click here.

When is a Residential Building Permit required?

A common misconception of permits is that a permit is not required for work that is not structural in nature; this is untrue. Generally, a building permit is required for any work on any structure. A good rule of thumb is to get a permit except for new paint and new floor covering. A more specific list is detailed in our handout.


Additionally, any residential property that is not owner-occupied requires a State Licensed contractor to do the work. For more information on this, call our office at (435) 716-9030.


When is a Commercial Building Permit required?

2012 IBC 105.1 Permits Required. Any owner of authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarged, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.

For further information, call our office at (435) 716-9030.


What is required to submit plans?

For information about what is needed to submit for a Commercial or Residential Building Permit, refer to the different Commercial or Residential Checklists.


What are the fees for a Building Permit?

Building Permit Fees are regulated by Resolution 05-111, as passed by the Logan City Municipal Council.


How do I schedule an inspection?

It is the responsibility of the person doing the work for which a permit is issued to schedule the required inspections. A minimum of 24 hour notice is required for requesting inspections. Our inspection schedules go daily from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Most inspections are scheduled in 30 minute intervals, with exceptions of 4 way, final inspections, and others as needed. Because things may change unexpectedly while in the field, please plan on inspectors arriving ½ hour early or late.


There are two ways you can schedule an inspection, by phone or by email.


Call the Building Department at (435) 716-9030 or email Nicole Simpson with the following information:


  1. City Permit number

  2. Address of job site

  3. Date the inspection is requested

  4. Time inspection is requested – morning or afternoon

  5. Type of inspection requested

  6. Contact name & telephone number


When you call, sometimes we are helping another customer or we may be away from the phone, please leave a message with all the above information and we will get back with you as soon as we can. Thank you!

Outside Links


  • Demolition, Destructive Salvage, House Moving-After receiving approval from the State, you will need a permit from Building Safety.

  • Building resource guides are available at the Colorado Chapter of the ICC ( http://www.coloradochaptericc.org/buildguides.htm ).  Using the 2006 IRC, select the item you want to work on.  These guides are also available in Spanish.
    • Finishing a basement
    • Building a garage
    • Adding a deck
    • Re-roof a single family residence
    • Building an addition to a home
    • Adding a patio cover
    • Enclosing a patio

    These guides provide general guidance to putting together some plans to submit to the City for a permit.  Please note that the handouts were developed by the Colorado Chapter of the ICC as a basic plan submittal under the 2006 International Residential Code.  They are not intended to cover all circumstances.  Check with the Logan City Building Safety Department for additional requirements.
  • Energy Code Website www.energycodes.gov
    • For RES check or COM check

  • State Construction Registry www.utah.gov/scr
    • Locate your SCR permit number

  • Dept of Occupational & Professional Licensing (DOPL) www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/contracting.html
    • Verify a Contractor's State License
    • Documents requiring State Licensed Design Professional
    • Contractor Licensing information

  • International Code Council website for questions, training, codes, certifications, etc. www.iccsafe.org