Building Services & Civil Enforcement

Welcome to Salt Lake City Building Services

Here is what we do:

  • Building Code Review - review plans to ensure they conform to the International Code Council requirements.
  • Zoning Review - review plans to ensure they conform to the zoning ordinance.
  • Inspections - oversee ongoing projects in the city, inspect business license applications and perform fire and life-safety inspections on buildings damaged by fire or accidents.
  • Civil Enforcement - enforcement of zoning code and housing violations. 
  • Board of Appeals - Volunteers Needed

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The zoning portal will allow you to explore where different business types are permitted throughout the City. The business permitting portal will help you understand the specific license, permits, and zoning requirements for starting a business in Salt Lake City.


Electronic Plan Review

To save time and resources, we use ProjectDox electronic plan review software. All new commercial and residential buildings (excluding additions, remodels, tenant finishes) submitted for review and permit must be submitted through this software. Please visit: for additional information on the process. 

Please complete one the required checklists below to ensure your project is ready for staff review:


Research Existing PermitsOnline Plan Submission & Review GuideBuilding Process & Process ManualSchedule Inspection

If you have questions or need more information, please email us at

Notice: December 27, 2016, through June 24, 2017, Salt Lake City will not process any building permit, land use application or subdivision application that involves residential development in the Northwest Quadrant (AG zoning district). For more information, click here.


Salt Lake City & County Building
451 South State Street, Room 215
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Metered parking on State Street, 200 East and 500 South. Short term parking east side of building. Public parking below the Library.

Hours of Operation

7:30am - 4:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00am - 4:30pm on Wednesday