APPLICATION PROCESS FOR OTHER THAN SINGLE FAMILY HOMES
Architectural Design Review. For new buildings that are not single family homes, or for additions or remodels to these buildings that will affect the outward appearance of the building, the plans will need to go through an Architectural Design Review with North Logan’s Architectural Design Review Committee. For information about this step of the process, contact North Logan’s Community Development Director, Cordell Batt
Phone: (435) 752-1310 ext. 13
After the plans have been approved by the Architectural Design Review Committee, you can proceed with the building permit application process. For other than single family homes plans must be submitted electronically. We will not accept hard copy plans unless the project is very simple, or there is some unusual circumstance that makes electronic submittal impractical for you. This link provides more information about online electronic submittal. The following documents will be needed.
- A Permit Application. To complete this application, you will need to know names, contact information, and the contractor license numbers for the general building contractor, the electrical contractor, the plumbing contractor, and the HVAC contractor. For buildings that are not single family homes, Utah law does not allow a building owner to act in the role of a contractor. If any of these contractors have not been chosen at the time that you submit the permit application, you may leave that information blank, but will need to provide the information to our office before the permit can be issued (download).
- Building Plans. If you are not submitting plans electronically, a minimum of 2 sets of plans are required at the time of application submittal. One will be used for review in our office and one will be sent to North Logan’s Fire Marshal for review. If the application is for a new building, or for an addition or remodel involving significant structural changes, we will need a 3rd plan set that we will send out to a consulting engineer for a structural review. At some point prior to issuing the permit, we will need one additional plan set that we will stamp and returned to you with the permit, to be kept on the construction site for reference. Submittal of this last set may be delayed if desired until after any changes to the plans as a result of the review process have been made. With a few exceptions, Utah law requires these plans to be designed by licensed design professionals (architects and engineers) and the plans need to be stamped and signed by the design professionals. If plans are submitted without necessary stamps and signatures where required, the review process will be delayed until we receive plans with the required stamps and signatures.
- Structural Calculations. If the application is for a new building, or for an addition or remodel involving significant structural changes, structural calculations documenting the structural design must be provided.
- Geotechnical Report. For new construction or for additions or remodels that require new footings, a geotechnical report is required and its recommendations must be used in the structural calculations discussed above. The geotechnical report should include percolation numbers when the project involves the design or modification of a storm water control system.
- SWPPP. If the project will disturb one or more acres of land, a storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) and other documentation must be provided with the permit application. For more information follow this link. If the project will disturb less than one acre, a simplified Construction Activity Permit will be required.
- COMcheck. The construction documents must show compliance with the current edition of the International Energy Code. COMcheck is a computer program available for free download at www.energycodes.gov. COMcheck is the most common and probably the easiest way to show energy code compliance. COMcheck will generate compliance certificates for building envelope, HVAC systems, interior lighting, and exterior lighting. All of these certificates need to be submitted. The building plans need to be coordinated with the information shown in the COMcheck certificates. Other methods for verifying energy code compliance may be used, but need to be approved by the building department.
- Point of Contact. Provide contact information for an individual with whom we can communicate during the plan review process.
Payment. Payment of fees will be expected at the time that the finalized permit is picked up at our office. The fees will include a building permit fee, a plan review fee, and impact fees. The amount of these fees will be calculated as part of the permit finalization process. A deposit will be required when the permit application and documents are submitted. This deposit is nonrefundable, but will be applied toward the fees calculated during permit finalization. The amount of the deposit will depend upon the nature or the project:
- New buildings – $1,100
- Additions of more than 400 sq. ft. – $1,100
- Remodels affecting more than 3,000 sq. ft. and requiring structural changes – $1,100
- All others – $50.00
- The forms of payment that we can accept are checks and cash. We cannot accept credit cards for building department payments. How long will the review and approval process take? We cannot give you an estimate with any degree of accuracy as to how long the process will take, because there are too many variables that are beyond our control. The time is also affected by the number of permits that we have awaiting review, and how busy or schedule is with inspections and other duties. We can give you the following guidelines:
- 1st Review. Our goal is to complete a 1st review of the plans and documents within 10 working days after we have received all of the documents that we need. Sometimes an outside structural review may add a few days to this, but we can usually meet our 10 working day goal.
- Response from Designer. Unless the project is very minor, there will most likely be details discovered during our review that will need to be resolved by the building design team. We will send our review comments to the point of contact mentioned above. The design team will need to respond to our review comments in letter form and with revised plans and other documentation needed to resolve the issues listed in our review comments. The amount of time required by this step of the process is beyond our control.
- 2nd Review. After we have received responses from the design team, we will review the responses and revised plans and documents. If the responses are clear and orderly, this 2nd review will normally take less time than our first review.
- Additional Review Cycles. If issues remain that need further resolution after our 2nd review, the response and review process will need to be repeated until all issues have been resolved.
- Permit Finalization. Once all issues have been resolved as described above, finalization of the permit will usually take one or two working days, depending on how busy our work schedule is.