Building a Safer Idaho

Permits

What is a permit?
A permit grants the holder authorization to perform specific construction and/or installation work. Permits are assigned a unique document number which is required when requesting inspections and approval of the work.
What to do when you purchase your permit?
When you have applied for your permit and paid the required fee, work can begin.
When you are ready for an inspection you must call our inspection line (1-800-839-9239) or visit our Web site to schedule your inspection. If your inspection has passed its final, your job is considered complete.
If the inspector notes deficiencies during the inspection that cannot be fixed immediately, corrections must be made. You must call the inspection line or visit our Web site to schedule a re-inspection.*
*Any outstanding inspection fees must be paid prior to scheduling a re-inspection. A re-inspection fee of $65.00 may be charged on Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing permits.
How do I apply for a permit online?
There is a PDF document that will explain the steps to you. Click here to be taken to that document.

Definition List

Notice of Correction (NOC)
A formal notice of items that need to be corrected that were identified by an inspector.
Notice of Violation (NOV)
Notice of Violation: a formal notice of at least one specific area of non-compliance with the Idaho Statutes & Rules as administered by the Division of Building Safety.
Enforcement Permit
An Enforcement Permit is issued only by a state inspector and only in cases where a contractor or homeowner has failed to purchase a required permit for work already completed. Fees charged for an Enforcement Permit are double the original amount due to the failure to permit.
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Electrical, Plumbing & HVAC Contacts

Licensing, Permits & Inspection Support
  • 208-334-3950 (Meridian Area)
  • 800-955-3044 (toll free)
  • 877-810-2840 (fax)
Inspection Requests
  • 208-332-4700 (Meridian Area)
  • 800-839-9239 (toll free)