Building Department

Permits / Inspections

Apply for a permit or request an inspection on our Online Portal.

Building Codes & Design Criteria

Applicable Building Codes in use in South Jordan City

  1. 2021 International Residential Code (IRC), including Appendix E and Q
  2. 2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
  3. Residential provisions of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code
  4. 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  5. 2021 International Building Code (IBC), including Appendix J
  6. 2021 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  7. 2021 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  8. 2021 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  9. Commercial provisions of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code
  10. 2021 International Existing Building Code (subject to HUD and IRC Appendix E)
  11. ICC / ANSI A117.1-2009
  12. Applicable Utah State Amendments (see Laws and Rules)

Design Criteria in South Jordan City

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


Permit Application Checklists

Noise Disturbance Permit

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

  1. To access more information view Noise Disturbance Permit approval.
  2. A copy of the approved Noise Disturbance Permit for Construction Work is required to be given to the Building Department.
  3. Demolition Permit review requires pre-demolition approval from DEQ and SLCO.
  4. Approval certificates are required documents at time of application.
  5. Applicant is required to contact utility companies for service shut off.
  6. Visit the following links to access for information on pre-demolition approval.
    1. Utah Department of Environmental Quality
    2. Salt Lake County Health Department

Required plans and documents to be submitted with a Permit Application

Commercial Plan Review Requirements