Building%20PermitThe Building Inspection Department provides a variety of building services throughout the County to provide protection for the health, safety, and welfare of the general public in relation to the use and occupancy of structures by enforcement of adopted building codes and to protect the general public from abuse by unlicensed contractors by enforcement of state contractor licensing laws.



It is unlawful to erect, construct, destruct, alter, or change the use of any building or other structure within a municipality without approval of a building permit. (UCA 17-27a-802)

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 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. (IRC 2009 R105.1)


(7) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (7)(b), a structure used solely in conjunction with agriculture use, and not for human occupancy, is exempt from the permit requirements of a state construction code.
(b) (i) Unless exempted by a provision other than Subsection (7)(a), a plumbing, electrical, and mechanical permit may be required when that work is included in a structure described in Subsection (7)(a).
(ii) Unless located in whole or in part in an agricultural protection area created under Title 17, Chapter 41, Agriculture and Industrial Protection Area, a structure described in Subsection (7)(a) is not exempt from a permit requirement if the structure is located on land that is:

(A) (I) within the boundaries of a city or town; and
(II) less than five contiguous acres; or
(B) (I) within a subdivision for which the county has approved a subdivision plat under Title 17, Chapter 27a, Part 6, Subdivisions; and
(II) less than two contiguous acres.
UCA 15A-1-204 (7) (a)

View PDF for Ag Bldg Exemption Application

Design criteria for most of Millard County

(This may not be accurate for all projects and may require job specific engineering tests)

  • Roof live load: 20psf
  • Roof snow load: 20psf
  • Floor live load: 40psf
  • Deck live load: 40psf
  • Ground snow load: 30psf
  • Wind load (ultimate): 115 mph
  • Frost Depth: 30”
  • Seismic Zone: “C”
  • Exposure: “C”

Millard County adheres to the following codes with State of Utah Amendments

Building Codes Being Used:

  • International Residential Code 2015
  • International Building Code 2015
  • International Plumbing Code 2015
  • International Mechanical Code 2015
  • National Electrical Code 2014
  • International Fuel/Gas Code (IFGC) 2015
  • International Energy Conservation Code 2015 Residential & Commercial
  • 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 Office. There are copies of the Utah Wildland Urban Interface Code available. The cost is a $1 per book for the shipping and handling. To order your copy of the Utah Wildland Urban Interface Code, please contact:

Tyre Holfeltz
Phone: 801-538-7487

Please include a name, mailing address and number of code book’s needed.

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