The following links, maps, and information have been provided to assist you in the construction process in Canyon County.

Do I have a building permit available?
Parcel Inquiry (Submit completed application via email to

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF coming soon)
Other Agencies
Code of West


Building Permit Tracker
Property Search Tool
FEMA Floodzone Map


Canyon County Building Ordinance
Agriculture Building Exemption Code 
Understanding the Agriculture Building Exemption 
International Code Council – Review Adopted Codes

Building Energy Codes (IECC)
RES Check-web 
Com Check

State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing Idaho Contractor’s Board

Design Criteria
Climatic And Geographic Design Criteria: Section R301.2, “Climatic And Geographic Design Criteria”, table R301.2(1) shall be changed to read as follows: TABLE R301.2(1)1,2 CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA

1. For SI: 1 pound per square foot = 0.0479 kN/ m2, 1 mile per hour = 1.609 km/h. 2. Language explaining the letters a. through k., inclusively, found in the above table, is included with the table in the international residential code and is incorporated by reference as if fully rewritten herein.

Building Code 06-01-09 (1) Building Permits; it shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, improve, move, remove, convert or demolish any building or structure unless a separate permit for each building or structure has first been obtained from the County Development Service Department. (Ord. 15-004, 03-13-2015)

Building Permit Applications

AG Exempt Application
Building Permit Application 
Manufactured Home Permit Application
Retro-Woodstove-Pellet stove
New-Woodstove-pellet stove

Building Permit Checklist
Elevation Certificate (if structure is within a floodzone)

Applications accepted in person M, T, TH, F from 8am to 5pm, and Wednesdays from 1-5pm. 
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Submit completed application packet and $80 Zoning Compliance fee & $180 Residential Plan Review fee and/or a $80 Development Permit (floodplain only)  in person.

Flood Plain Development Permit application

Additional Building Permit, Plan Review, and Impact Fees are due at the time the permit is issued. We accept Visa, Master card and Discover with an approximate 3% convenience fee included in the charge by the credit card company.
Impact Fee Schedule

Building permit fees average 2% of total market value. Building permit fees and impact fees are due upon pick-up of building permit.
Permit Fee Schedule

Schedule an Inspection: (208)-454-7460

Inspections may ONLY be scheduled through the inspection line. Please call to schedule all inspection requests. Please don’t schedule an inspection before the work is ready; this may result in a $50 re-inspection fee. All inspectors work remotely.  They all have sanitizer in their vehicles and will practice social distancing of 6’+ from any customers they may encounter.

PLEASE NOTE:  All Electrical and Plumbing applications and inspections are handled by the State of Idaho, Department of Building Safety Apply Online

Building Inspections

This is a sampling of inspections that may be required for your project. Inspection requirements can change based upon the scope and complexity of the project. Please check with Building Department Staff for further detailed information.

  • Footing/Setback
  • Basement Walls/Retaining Walls
  • Pre-Floor Sheathing
  • Shear Panels 1
  • Shear Panels 2
  • Stucco
  • HVAC
  • Framing
  • Energy Code
  • Final Inspection may include
  • Final State Electrical Inspection
  • Final State Plumbing Inspection
  • Final CC Mechanical Inspection
  • Final Southwest District Health approval
  • Insulation Certification
  • 6″ Street Address posted
  • Vapor barrier in crawl space
  • Other Life/Safety codes
  • Approved Plans and posted address must be on-site for each inspection.

Flood Information
The legislature of the state of Idaho in Idaho Code 46-1020 through 46-1024, authorized local government units to adopt a floodplain map and floodplain management ordinance that identifies floodplains and that sets forth minimum development requirements in floodplains that are designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of its citizenry (CCZO § 07-10-29).

The flood hazard areas of Canyon County are subject to periodic inundation that results in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood relief and protection, and impairment of the tax base, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety and general welfare. It is the purpose of Development Services to support floodplain development codes and ordinances while promoting public health, safety and general welfare to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas.

Maps & Links
Canyon County Flood Hazard Overlay Zone Code
Elevation Certificate
FEMA Floodzone Map
FEMA Map Changes
Flood Information for Consumers
The National Flood Insurance Program

Canyon County Floodplain Manager
Stephanie Hailey, CFM

Administrative Staff
The administrative staff of the Development Services Department operates as a team to administer the zoning, subdivision, building, and public nuisance ordinances. Established processes and standardized forms are used to process applications, issue permits, schedule and conduct public hearings and enforce ordinances. Procedures are constantly evaluated in an attempt to update our processes, forms and ordinances for ease of use and easy-to-follow processes. We welcome your feedback.

Sabrina Minshall
Jay Gibbons
Assistant Director
Jennifer Almeida
Office Manager
Pamela Dilbeck Sr. Administrative Specialist
Amber Lewter Hearing Specialist

Building Division
Building codes are collections of regulations which pertain to specific subjects such as designing, constructing or remodeling of buildings. The use of codes helps keep construction costs down and provide uniformity in the construction industry. The maintenance of property values over time are a direct result of the application and enforcement of the codes related to building. HVAC permits and inspections are conducted by the State of Idaho.  All codes have the same purpose; to protect the health, safety and welfare of the building occupants.

Tom Crosby Building Official 208-455-5980
Scott Hillman Assistant Building Official 208-454-7430
Nick Sampson Building Inspector 208-454-7458
Norm Swaffield Building Inspector 208-454-7458
Matt Espey Building Inspector 208-454-7458
Cassie Lamb Permitting Supervisor 208-454-6627
Marcus Gomez Permit Technician 208-455-5960
Lucy Ostyn Permit Technician 208-455-5961
Makaila Phillips Permit Technician 208-454-7463
Debbie Cabodi Assistant Plans Examiner 208-455-5951



111 N. 11th Ave ROOM 310
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone / Fax

P 208-454-7458
F 208-454-6633


Effective Jan. 3, 2023
Public office hours are:
M, T, TH, F: 8am-5pm
Wed: 1pm-5pm
(Excluding holidays)
Payments will be accepted during any public office hours