Salt Lake City

Building Services

(801) 535-6000

Building Permits

News & Updates:

[Updated Feb 23rd, 2024]

City Hall is currently undergoing repairs associated with the earthquake in 2020. The Building Permit offices in room 215 are currently closed. We have limited Permit Processing and Building Code Plans Examiner staff available on the 4th Floor Mon-Fri 8-5 for in-person assistance. We are more than happy to accommodate virtual appointments. If you would like to schedule a virtual appointment with our Permit Processing or Building Code Staff, please email Inquiries for the Planning Counter should be directed to

Welcome to Salt Lake City Building Permits Office! Our office has staff available to help you through our permitting process via phone (801-535-7968), email (, as well as in-office Monday – Friday 8am-5pm. Please reach out to us with any questions you may have. We’re happy to help get you through the permitting process and on your way to construction. Salt Lake City offers electronic plan review in an effort to keep permitting accessible and equitable.

Información de la oficina

Bienvenido a la Oficina de Permisos de Construcción de Salt Lake City. Nuestra oficina tiene personal disponible para ayudarle durante el proceso de adquirir estos permisos, y usted puede hacerlo a través del número telefónico (801-535-7968), correo electrónico (, o en la oficina Lunes y Viernes de 8 am a 5pm. Por favor, comuníquese con nosotros con cualquier pregunta que pueda tener. Nos complace enormemente asistirle durante el proceso de permisos y en su camino hacia la construcción. Salt Lake City ofrece revisión electrónica de planos en un esfuerzo por mantener la autorización de permisos accesible y equitativa. Nuestra oficina ubicada en 451 S State St. Suite 215, ofrece computadoras públicas y escáneres de documentos con personal en la oficina para ayudarle a través del proceso si es necesario. Si lo desea, haga clic aquí para programar una cita con nosotros. Para su conveniencia, los Lunes y Viernes tenemos en la oficina personal que habla español.  Si necesita ayuda para fijar una cita en español, comuníquese con Davina Navarro, llamando a su línea telefónica (801-599-5784). Nuestro personal monitorea las solicitudes de citas y está capacitado  para ayudar virtualmente, ahorrándole  de esta manera ,un viaje a nuestra oficina.

~ Building Code has 34 projects pending review and is currently reviewing plans submitted on Jan 31st.

~ Fire Code has 70 projects pending review and is currently reviewing plans submitted on Feb 5th.

Check out our Building Services monthly report for the month of January!

Salt Lake City is in the process of updating its ordinances related to administering building codes including new construction permitting, verifying housing standards, and boarded building enforcement.

Title 18 Amendments – Proposed Legislative Changes to Building Services Ordinances

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 801-535-7182

– Residential Building Permits, Email or call 801-535-6103

– Electrical, Detached Garages, Solar PV, Pool, and Cell Tower Permits Email or call 801-535-7182

– Mechanical, Plumbing, Roofing, Fire Alarm, and Fire Sprinkler permits Email or call 801-535-7742

– 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, Email or call 801-535-7155

General Questions


Location Information

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

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

Short-term parking can be found on the east side of the City & County Building.

Public parking is also available below the Salt Lake City Public Library.
The first two hours are free.

Hours of Operation
8 am – 5 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm

All visitors are required to follow recent Covid guidance, as well as check in with the building’s security team at the entrance.