As of January 1, 2021, the Valley County Building Department adopted NEW BUILDING CODES: 2018 International Residential Code, 2018 International Building Code and 2018 International Energy Conservation Code. Please be sure your design loads on your plans, your engineering calculations, and your REScheck reflect the updated codes.
Our front counter hours are 9 am – 4 pm, Monday thru Friday. You must wear a mask to enter the Courthouse. The building entrance is at the South East corner of 219 N Main Street.
The Building Department provides information and building permits to commercial and residential builders in our jurisdiction. This department does not cover the City of McCall, their impact area, or the City of Cascade; the City of Donnelly contracts with Valley County to perform inspections within their city limits.
It is the mission of this office to make the permitting process as easy as possible. All current building codes and ordinances relating to Valley County Building Department are available for viewing at this department. Please refer to the building permit instructions below for additional information about inspections and permitting.
Valley County has adopted the 2018 International Building Code with amendments as per the State of Idaho . The 2018 International Residential Code and the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code are in effect as of January 1, 2021.
Per Section R106 of the 2018 IRC, plans must be stamped by a design professional registered in the State of Idaho and structural calculations must be stamped by an engineer registered in the State of Idaho.
Beginning February 1, 2021 we will no longer accept building applications that do not have all the required information on the application or supporting paperwork, for submittal. We will return them to customer and customer will need to resubmit. We encourage customers to drop off or mail their applications to help expedite the processing of their building permit request.
*** As of July 10, 2020, we will no longer accept cash. Payments must be made by either check or card.***
Email applications to:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
219 North Main Street
PO Box 1350
Cascade, ID 83611