*NEW* FAA Form 7460-1 may be required before we can issue your building permit. Please visit the FAA website (link above) and enter your latitude, longitude, elevation, and building height at your earliest convenience to see if your building site is exempt or if you must file. It is recommended to check at least 45 days or more prior to submittal of your building permit application. Please note Form 7460-1 could take up to 6 months or more to be approved by the FAA.
As of January 1, 2021, the Valley County Building Department adopted NEW BUILDING CODES:
Please be sure your design loads on your plans, your engineering calculations, and your REScheck reflect the updated codes.
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 (download new building code information and amendments as of January 2015.) 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.