Are permits required for signs?
Yes. All signs over 6 square feet require a permit. Please see Sign Ordinance Title 10 Chapter 21.
Do I need a permit for a security alarm?
Yes. The Police Department issues this permit. Click Departments at the top followed by Public Safety followed by Alarm Permit.
What code editions are being enforced?
The state of Utah adopted the international, or "I" Codes on January 1, 2004. South Ogden City is required by state law to adopt and enforce the same building codes at a local level. The city is currently enforcing the following codes:
- 2015 Edition of the International Building Code
- 2015 Edition of the International Residential Code
- 2015 Edition of the International Plumbing Code
- 2015 Edition of the International Mechanical Code
- 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code
- 2015 Edition of the International Fuel Gas Code
- 2009 Edition of the ICC/ANSI A117.1 Standard for Accessibility
- 2015 Edition of the International Fire Code
What are the design factors for South Ogden City?
Seismic Zone: D2
Exposure: C typical
Roof Snow Load: 30 psf
Wind Load: 90
Frost Depth: 30"
Ground Snow Load: 43 psf
If I am using a contractor to do work for me, how do I check to see if he/she is licensed by the state?
Is a permit required to build a fence in South Ogden City?
Yes. A fence permit is required in South Ogden City.
Is a permit required to build a shed in South Ogden City?
Yes. A permit is required for sheds larger than 200 sq. ft. Sheds 200 sq. ft. or less do not require a permit, however, the following guidelines must be adhered to. Any shed found to be in non-compliance may be required to be removed. Also note that any shed built over a utility easement without written permission from the utility companies is also subject to removal.
ACCESSORY BUILDING (SHED) GUIDELINES
- No accessory buildings are allowed in the front yard.
- Accessory buildings located in the rear yard must be located not less than 6' (measured from eave to eave, not wall to wall) from the main building, not less than 1' from the property line (measured from eave) and no less than 10' from any building (eave to eave) located on an adjacent lot.
- In addition, if an accessory building is to be located over utility easements, written permission must be obtained from the utility companies or easement holder to allow such placement. For utility company contact infromation, Click Here
- You can get a copy of your lot with dimensions and easements from Weber County's web site. Go to www.co.weber.ut.us/psearch/ and search by either your last name or address.
- No accessory building may exceed 19' in height measured from finished floor to midway of roof, and no wall may exceed 10' measured from finished floor.
- Accessory buildings are allowed in the side yard, but must be located at least 6' (eave to eave) from the main building and at least 10' from any buildings on an adjacent lot (eave to eave). In addition, they must also meet side yard setback requirements, which vary from 8'-10' depending on what zone the property is located in. (Please call 622-2709 for zoning information). Note that many side yards are not wide enough to accommodate an accessory building and still meet side yard setback requirements.
Must Plans be Stamped?
Yes and No. The following plans do need to be stamped:
- 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)
- The following plans generally do not need to be stamped; unless, the construction is not conventional:
- Residential Additions
- Residential Remodels
- Residential Garages or Sheds (unless they meet criteria for unusual construction)
Who may stamp plans?
Plans may be stamped by:
- Architectural plans may be stamped by architect or engineer
- Structural sheets (commercial) must be stamped by Engineer
- Structural Calculations must be stamped by Engineer
- Plumbing, mechanical and electrical plans may require a stamp depending on the complexity
Is a building permit required to re-roof your home? Either re-shingle; re-tar or tar & gravel?
Yes for a total tear off. A total tear off is the removal of all material exposing the roof deck. But you must tear of if you already have two (2) layers of shingles.
Is a building permit required to do a roof conversion?
Yes, a permit is required.
Are weekend inspections available?
Weekend inspections are only available if authorized by the Chief Building Official. There must be a real need as this is the exception to the rule. There is an extra charge for weekend inspections in addition to the Building Permit Fee. The inspector is paid overtime for these inspections by South Ogden City. Fees must be paid directly to the city, never to an inspector.
Do I need a permit to demolish a structure?
Yes, before you demolish a structure you must secure a demolition permit from our office and clearance from the Weber County Health Department. The permit process accomplishes four things:
- 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.
- Insure that appliances and electrical devices that might contain hazardous materials have been disposed of properly.
What is the penalty for building without a permit?
- The cost of the required building permit will double as a penalty.
- You could incur daily penalties until the structure is brought into compliance.
- 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
What Repairs Do Not Need A Building Permit?
The following do not require a building permit:
- Replacing glass and/or doors without changing the size of the exterior wall openings.
- Replacing siding or stucco.
- Re-roofing directly over existing shingles.(max 2 layers of roofing shingles).
- Replacing defective plumbing fixtures with equivalent fixtures.
- Replacing electrical lights and receptacles with equivalent devices.
- Building a deck or platform that is less than 30" above the adjoining ground. NOTE: Location of the structure still requires a no-cost review from the building/Zoning department.
- Driveways and patios without roof coverings are exempt from permit requirements. NOTE: Altering the public sidewalk, curb & gutter, or the driveway approach requires a permit from the Public Works Department prior to construction or demolition at (801) 622-2900