Building Permit

General Building Permit: New construction, Addition, Basement Finish, Remodel, Accessory Structure, Solar Panels, etc.

 Please be aware that the review process will require a minimum of ten (10) working days.  The following items are required to apply for a building permit:


  • Flood Plain – Verify if property is in flood plain. If yes, the following will be required:
    • Flood Plain Development Permit - must be obtained from and submitted to the Planning and Zoning Department
    • A Preliminary Elevation Certificate is required to be submitted before you receive your building permit. Before a Certificate of Occupancy is issued, a Final Elevation Certificate must also be submitted. Contact an engineering firm to complete this.
  • Recorded Warranty Deed – this information can be obtained from the Clerk’s Office
  • Approved Driveway Access Permit - can be obtained from the Madison County Road & Bridge Office
  • Approved Septic Permit – can be obtained from Eastern Idaho Public Health Office
  • Three Sets of Plans – one electronic copy (PDF format) and two physical copies (must be drawn to scale of no smaller than 1/8” = 1’ plans must be 11” x 17” or larger)
    • Cross Sections
    • Elevations
    • Full Foundation drawing
    • Electrical Plan showing the location of smoke alarms/detectors
    • Window & door schedule
    • Include Engineered Truss Design
    • Include Engineered Floor Layout Design
    • Site Planshowing setbacks, well, septic, property lines, driveway, etc.
  • Copy of the Building Contractor’s State Registration
  • Res Check Compliance Certificate or Climate 6 Prescriptive Method - required for all homes. Res Check Certificate can be obtained from your insulator.
  • Permit Fee Payment – Accessory structures will be required to pay a non-refundable review fee of 10% upon submittal of application. Non-accessory structures will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 that will be applied to permit fee, if approved and permitted
  • Covenants- if located in a subdivision with covenants