- Community Development
- Building Permits
We are digital! For the best experience and fastest processing time, please submit your plans through our ONLINE BUILDING PERMIT PORTAL You will need to set up an account before you can submit your online application. This platform is used to track plan review and inspections for your project.
If you are unsuccessful at setting up up an account through the online building portal, you may obtain a PDF version of the building permit application listed under ’documents’ on the right hand side of this page and email your completed application together with applicable plans and attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. One set of plans (drawn to scale) - including a site plan are required for residential permits .
Applications are reviewed in the order they were received. Most permits take approximately two weeks for review. Fees must be paid at the time the building permit is issued.
Building permits are required on any new construction, remodels and repairs including (but not limited to):
- Any electrical, mechanical or plumbing
- Basement finishes
- New Commercial buildings
- Any Changes to Commercial Buildings (Tenant Improvements)
- Detached garages, sheds, etc. which measure at 200 square feet or larger (and any electrical or plumbing in any size structure)
- Electrical services - upgrades and most repairs
- Fences over 7 feet in height
- Furnace / Air Conditioning and Water Heater Replacement
- Retaining walls that are more than 4 feet from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall
- Single and multiple family dwellings (PDF)
- Swimming pools
- Starting January 1, 2010, Residential Re-roofs that require stripping of the old roofing (see roofing requirements).
If you are unsure if your project requires a building permit, please contact us at 801-544-1363.
Flat cement work does not require a permit UNLESS work is being done in the City right-of-way (1 foot inside of sidewalk to the street). Permits for any work done in that area can be obtained at the Public Works Department.
Notice of Adoption of Application Fee & Impact Fee Increase
All building permit applications received after January 17, 2023 will be charged a non-refundable application fee. This fee is processed upfront and is a deposit towards the total building fees due upon issue. The building application fees are as follows:
- All residential types $25
- Commercial new buildings $1,000
- Commercial Tenant Improvement/Remodel $100
- Commercial Mechanical $25
An updated Impact Fee Facilities Plan and Impact Fee Analysis was adopted by the Kaysville City Council in February of 2019. The adoption of this new Impact Fee Facilities Plan means an increase in Impact Fees effective July 1, 2019
Any building permits received after June 30, 2019 that require payment of impact fees will be assessed at the new rate.
Questions may be addressed by calling Kaysville City at 801-546-1241
Attention All Contractors: Credit Card Policy Change for BUILDNG PERMITS
As of August, 2022, all credit card transactions for building permit fees will be assessed a 3% convenience fee. American Express will not be accepted regardless of transaction amount. This policy is the same for payments in person, over the phone or on-line via the City Inspect portal. The convenience transaction fee will not be added for checks or e-checks on the portal. This convenience fee policy change is a result of Kaysville City's on-going credit card agreement.
Fire Sprinkler and Fire Alarms Submittals and Inspections:
When installing new or modifying existing fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems in Kaysville City it’s the Building Department NOT the Fire Department that handles the submittals and the approvals of plans, and the inspections.
Please submit one set of electronic plans (pdf attachment) to the Kaysville City Building Department via e-mail to email@example.com and NOT to a 3rd party approval agency. Kindly reference the issued permit number and/or address of the existing building. This will enable the plans to be attached as deferred.