As of January 1, 2021, the Valley County Building Department will be working out of the 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.  Appointments are available, upon request.  You must wear a mask to enter the Courthouse.  You are welcome to email your building plans and applications to Charges may apply.

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 2015 International Building Code with amendments as per the State of Idaho (download new building code information and amendments as of January 2015.)  The 2012 International Residential Code and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code are in effect as of January 1, 2015.  Please note that as of January 1, 2021 we will be adopting the 2018 International Residential Code, 2018 International Building Code, and 2018 International Energy Conservation Code.

*** As of July 10, 2020, we will no longer accept cash.  Payments must be made by either check or card.***

Building Permit Instructions – updated May 21, 2020

Download Building Permit Application

Download Valley County Building Ordinance

Lighting Ordinance Handout

 Address Posting Info

Inspection Requirements Printable Brochure

ORD 19-09 LPG Systems


Building Official

Annette Derrick

Building Inspector

Tony Boyd

Permit Technician

Marsha Mead

Email applications to:


Office Hours
Mon.- Fri.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: 208-382-7114
Fax: 208-382-7119

219 North Main Street
PO Box 1350
Cascade, ID 83611