Salt Lake City

Building Services

(801) 535-6000

Building Permits

News & Updates:

[Updated June 21st, 2022]
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: The Salt Lake City Building Permits Office is closed to the public except by appointment.

Click here to schedule an appointment us. Appointments are only being offered for those who need technical assistance applying for a building permit, we do not offer in-office plan review. Our office will continue to only accept electronic permit and plan submissions- paper applications and plans will not be accepted for review. All appointments are required to be scheduled 24 hours in advance. If you have questions about our appointment process, please contact us at 801-535-7968 or

~ Building Code currently has 30 projects pending review and is currently reviewing plans submitted on May 26th

~ Fire Code currently has 45 projects pending review and is currently reviewing plans submitted on June 3rd

For the month of May 2022 Building Services:

~ Issued 730 Permits ~
~ Completed 4,667 Inspections ~
~ Issued 127 Certificate of Occupancies ~

Not sure if your address falls within Salt Lake City’s jurisdiction? Click here for an interactive map of Salt Lake County’s jurisdiction boundaries.

Self Help & General Information

All permit applications must be submitted electronically through the Citizen Access Portal.

Application and plan review submission instructions are available under Self Help Instructions

Plan Review Pre-Screening Checklists are available online and are required with a Plan Review Submission:

After permit issuance, inspections can be scheduled through the Citizen Access Portal


Credit Card and E-Check payments are accepted made through the Citizen Access Portal.

Paper check payments are accepted by mailing the check with the appropriate invoice to the Salt Lake City Treasury.

Checks received without an invoice cannot be processed.

Send checks with invoice to:
Salt Lake City Treasury
Attn: Cashier’s Office
P.O. Box 145462
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5462

Contact Information

Building Services Staff Directory 

Inspection Scheduling and One-Stop Development Phone Tree – 801-535-6000

Please see the below email/phone contact list for specific permit processing questions- Keep in mind, processors cannot answer code related questions, see our contact page for code reviewer contact info.

– Commercial Building Permits and Site Development Email or call 801-535-7287

– Residential Building Permits, Email or call 801-535-7182

– Electrical Permits, Detached Garages, Solar PV permits, and Cell Tower Permits Email or call 801-535-6103

– Mechanical, Plumbing, and Roofing permits Email or call 801-535-7182

– Fire Alarm, Fire Sprinkler, and entire structure Demolition Permits Email or call 801-535-7738

– Refund Requests and Certificate of Occupancy Email or call  801-535-6629

– Zoning or Planning inquiries, Email or call 801-535-7700

– General Building Code questions, please call 801-535-7155

General Questions: 

Permit Fee Estimates


Salt Lake City & County Building
451 South State Street, Room 215
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Parking Information
Metered parking on State Street, 200 East, and 500 South.

Short-term parking east side of the building. Public parking below the Library.

Hours of Operation
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
**UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: The Salt Lake City Building Permits Office is closed to the public except by appointment **

All visitors are required to follow all recent covid guidence