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The applicable building code is the one that was in existence when the building permit was issued.
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A building permit is required for a wood deck if the deck is 30 inches of more above the finished grade at any point along the deck.
If the deck is less than 30 inches above the finished grade for the entire perimeter of the deck a building permit is not required. You should check with planning regarding the location of the deck to insure it is built in an approved location.
Storage sheds that are not attached to any other structure, with no power or water and less than 200 square feet in area do not require a building permit. You should check with planning regarding the location of the shed to insure it is built in an approved location.
It is the duty of the permit holder or their agent to notify the Building Department that work is ready to be inspected. For Teton County, call 307-732-5745 or go online to schedule an inspection. Inspections must occur at least every 180 days in order to keep the permit active.
If the inspection is called by 4 p.m. the inspector will be scheduled to inspect the next business day, you will have the option to choose an am or pm inspection unless you are in Alta. Alta inspection times are Tuesday pm, Wednesday am, Thursday pm, or Friday am.
Yes. Request an inspection online.
If this is new construction it is not necessary to be present at the inspection but it is advisable. If the inspector has any questions or concerns it is better to be present to discuss them. This can often eliminate the need for a re-inspection and re-inspection fee. If the construction job is a remodel or addition to an existing structure it is required that another person be present during the inspection.
Building permits are not required for flat work provided it is not a structural element of a structure. The creation of any additional impervious surfaces should be reviewed by the Planning Department to insure compliance with the Land Development Regulations (LDRs).
Yes. A Certificate of Occupancy can be issued once a surety bond has been paid. You can contact the Engineering Department to get the exact total required for the grading bond or the Planning Department for the exact total required for the landscaping bond. The bond is based off of the value of the site work remaining to be completed and the surety is equal to 125% of the estimate. All surety monies should be written out to Teton County and brought to the Planning Department. If you have more specific questions on sureties please call the Planning at (307) 733-3959 or Engineering at (307) 733-3317