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New Commercial Buildings that are over 2000 sq. feet Commercial Additions that are over 2000 sq. feet Commercial Remodels that are over 2000 sq. feet Unusual construction such as mixing building systems wood/masonry/steel as structural elements or buildings of unusual shape New Residential (Single family dwellings and duplexes)
*Commercial shall include non-residential*
The following plans generally do not need to be stamped:
Residential Additions Residential Remodels Residential Garages or Sheds (unless they meet criteria for unusual construction).
Commercial: Architectural sets Structural sets (generally w/architectural) Sets of structural calculations Sets of specifications Energy compliance forms Site plans Soils ReportsResidential: Architectural plans Site plans Sets of structural calculations if required by the Plans Examiner MEC compliance forms, completedEnergy Compliance Forms
Almost all contractors must be licensed with the State of Utah. The State of Utah requires that we confirm that the General Contractor/Builder, Electrical Contractor, Plumbing Contractor and the Mechanical Contractor are licensed. If you hire a General Contractor or Construction Company to build your home, it is their responsibility to assure West Valley City through the Contractor Verification Form that the sub-contractors are licensed.
If you are the owner and builder you are not required to have a license and you may do all the work yourself.
Insures there is no friable asbestos in the building, or that friable asbestos has been removed by appropriate means by a contractor licensed for asbestos removal. Insures that all utility lines to the building have been terminated at a safe location by the utility companies. Removes the demolished building from the State tax roles. Insures that appliances and electrical devices that might contain hazardous materials have been disposed of properly.
Request an Asbestos check and a predemolition inspection. The Asbestos contractor you hire must be approved by the State. The Asbestos Coordinator will inspect your structure to determine if your structure contains friable asbestos and/or appliances or devices with hazardous materials.
The coordinator will help you obtain an approval from the State Division of Air Quality for your demolition permit. Once the State Division of Air Quality has confirmation that no asbestos or hazardous materials exists, State Division of Air Quality will notify West Valley City.
You Must request termination of utilities as follows:
For termination of natural gas lines call Questar Dispatcher at (801) 324-5111For termination of sewer and water lines call Granger Hunter Improvement District at (801)968-3551. Utility companies will notify Misty Jenkins at West Valley City at (801) 963-3475, when all utility lines have been terminated in preparation for demolition.
Confirm with Misty Jenkins of West Valley City at (801)963- 3475 that approvals for demolition have been received by the city from: State Division of Air Quality Questar Company
Once you have confirmed that West Valley City has received all necessary approvals for demolition, you may submit your application for a demolition permit.
The West Valley City Building Inspections Division is located in room 220 at City Hall, 3600 South Constitution Blvd. Office Hours are from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays.
The permit can be issued immediately if the approvals have been received by the Building Inspections Division. In order to issue the demolition permit, the legal owner of the building must sign the permit application.
If the owner is using a contractor to perform the demolition, the application must contain the contractor's company name, State license number and signature of the contractor. The cost of the demolition permit is $53.00.
*If you have further questions about demolitions call Misty Jenkins at (801)963-3475
Note: State law allows a property owner to build a single family dwelling for their own use (not for sale). No contractor would be required, therefore, no contractor verification form would be required. You must own the property in order to obtain a permit for the construction of a single family dwelling, as an owner/builder.
You may have to demolish the structure if it is found that the structure is located on your property in violation of existing city ordinances. Who needs a permit?