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Building Requirements Inside City Limits


Contact your local City Hall for requirements.



Building Requirements Outside City Limits


R105.1 Required. Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, 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.


Any out building 120 square feet and over requires a building permit (not part of an existing building).


Other projects that require a building permit include, but are not limited to:

  • All structures including porches, decks, patios, etc.

  • Re-roofing

  • Siding

  • Windows

  • Electrical

  • Gas

  • New Water Heater Installation

  • Remodel/Addition

Projects the do not require a building permit.


Building Codes


Emery County adheres to the following codes with State of Utah Amendments:


  • International Residential Code 2012

  • International Building Code 2012

  • International Plumbing Code 2012

  • International Mechanical Code 2012

  • National Electrical Code 2012

  • International Fuel/Gas Code (IFGC) 2012

  • International Energy Conservation Code 2012

  • Utah Wildland Urban Interface Code


Code books are available for purchase from most online book retailers and bookstores.  Codes can also be verified by contacting the Building & Zoning Office.

Snow Load:

30 lb roof (90 if in Mtns)
43 lb ground
90 mph wind exposure C
Siesmic Zone - D-0
Frost Level - 30"



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