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    Contact Us
    Phone: 801-774-1040

    Community Development Office
    5051 South 1900 West
    Roy UT 84067

    Design Criteria

    Roy City has adopted minimum design and construction requirements found in the state amended 2021 IBC, IPC, IMC, IFGC and IRC, as well as the 2020 NEC.

            Click here for the state amendments  

            Ground Snow Load: 40 psf 

            Wind Speed: 120 exposure B or C

            Seismic design: D0 

            Frost Depth: 30” below grade

    Do I Need a Building Permit?

    Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.

    This means the completion or finish of any basement, addition, hot tub, deck, pool, air conditioner, water heater change, furnace and/or addition of any electrical wiring, plumbing or heating requires a permit.  

    The Following Can Apply for a Building Permit On-line? 

    • All Residential Single-Family and Two-Family Dwelling building permits can be applied for on-line. Common permits include:
      • Patio covers, decks and awnings (attached to house) 
      • Detached decks over 30” above grade
      • Storage sheds/ detached garage exceeding 200 sq ft ( over 600 sq ft provide Engineer stamped plans · Masonry or concrete fences · Swimming pools, hot tubs over 24”
      • Additions
      • Patio enclosures
      • Replacing windows or doors if changing sizes
      • Siding
      • Replacement or repair of any structural component
      • Reroofing (striping)
      • Retaining walls 4’ or more (height measured from bottom of footing Inside)
      • Heating and air conditioning installations or replacements
      • Water heater installations or replacements
      • Gas lines
      • Fireplaces (wood, pellet or gas)
      • Electrical work
      • Plumbing work
      • Mechanical work
      • Structural modifications
      • Basement finishes
      • Remodels involving moving walls, windows, doors, etc.
                 Contact the Building department if the scope of the work is in question.

    • All Commercial and Multi-Family building permits can also be applied for on-line however; Planning and Zoning requirements need to be fulfilled prior to submittal.

    Permits Not Required for

    1. Detached accessory buildings with a maximum height of 10 feet and a maximum size of 200 square feet shall not require a building permit, provided:
      • All setback requirements for the zone in which the accessory building is located are met
      • No portion of the accessory building extends over any property line
      • No storm water runoff from the accessory building is allowed to run onto the adjacent property

        If you have any questions to establish compliance with the setback and runoff requirements, please contact Planning and Zoning.

    2. Fences not over six feet high. (Zoning doesn't allow anything taller than six (6) feet within all Residential Zones)
    3. Retaining walls that are not over four feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge.