Please request an inspection by calling the Building Department at 208-382-7114. At least 24 hours notice is required for all requests. When you call, you must have your permit number, owner’s name as it appears on the application, and the physical address of the property. Please leave a phone number where you can be reached. Inspection requests may not be made in the field, they must be called into the office. Our answering machine is on 24 hours a day!

Checklist Prior to Inspection:

  • Clearly mark your property lines.
  • Post your permit card to be visible from the road.
  • Post house numbers to be visible from the road.
  • Keep plans on site at all times.
  • Call for inspections at least 24 hours in advance.

Required Inspections:

Excavation: Valley County requires soil/site inspection before placing forms for footings. An excavation inspection is required for all projects.

Footing | Hole | Columns | Pads: This is done after the forms are set up, reinforcing is tied in place and before placing concrete. The property lines must be clearly marked at the time of inspection. Pole structures requiring hole inspections and masonry inspections are also required if applicable.

Foundation | Wall: This is done after the forms and reinforcing materials are in place but before placing concrete.

Slab: This is done after bar or wire mesh is placed but before placing concrete.

Sheathing: This is done before house wrap or siding is placed. Wall and roof nailing pattern is required to be checked.

Ice & Water Shield | Flashing: This is done after roof sheathing inspection but before final roofing material is placed.

Framing: This is done after roof and wall sheathing, all framing, fire blocking, bracing, draft stops, and resistive weather barrier is in place on exterior walls (no siding should be installed) and all pipes (including electrical, plumbing, heating, and gas), chimneys, and vents are complete. This inspection is required before insulation is placed but after electrical, plumbing, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) rough ins have been signed off on by the state inspectors. If engineered trusses are used, a copy of the truss manufacturer’s specifications must be given to the inspector at the frame inspection. Pole sheds with interior finish require a frame inspection prior to cover.

Insulation: This is done before the interior of the structure is covered. Please note: Insulation installers shall provide a certification listing the type, manufacturer, and R-value of insulation installed in each element of the building thermal envelop, as per 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.

Final Inspection: This is your last inspection and is done after all code related work has been completed and before occupying the building. Electrical, plumbing, and HVAC final inspections must be complete and approved before the final inspection can be done by the Building Department. Carpet, linoleum, and paint do not have to be completed before this inspection.

**Please Note: Donnelly and McCall Fire Departments check all propane tank installations in their jurisdictions. Please contact them at 208-325-8619 (Donnelly) or 208-634-7070 (McCall) for inspections. They must sign off before the Building Department will final your permit.

Manufactured Homes

Permanent sets require excavation, footing, foundation, and final inspections; standard sets require excavation, footing, and final inspections. Electrical, plumbing, and HVAC must be signed off before the Building Department can issue a certificate of occupancy. A copy of the Idaho Manufactured Home Installation Standard is available in the Building Department office.


Setbacks are measured from the EAVE of the building to the PROPERTY LINE. Setbacks and construction may also be regulated by subdivision covenants. The more restrictive is required. Property lines must be clearly marked before the footing inspection.

  • Front | Back Property Line: 20 feet
  • Side Property Line: 7.5 feet
  • Maximum Lot Cover: 35%
  • Maximum Building Height: 35 feet
  • Distance Between Buildings: 6 feet
  • Bureau of Reclamation: 7.5 feet
  • High Water Line: 30 feet
  • From Highway 55: 100 feet


Building Official

Annette Derrick

Building Inspector

Tony Boyd

Permit Technician

Marsha Mead

Email applications to: Electronic Submittal Fee $50


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