WELCOME TO THE ADA COUNTY BUILDING DIVISION HOME PAGE
Since 1975 the Building Division has been issuing permits as per a variety of building codes. The Ada County Building Code is the current standard to establish compliance for structural, mechanical, life safety, and accessibility. Plans Examiners and Building Code Technicians review construction drawings for code compliance and Building Inspectors perform on-site inspections. This process confirms that buildings and structures in Ada County are sound and in compliance with Fire and Life Safety standards.
Department phone # 208-287-7900
New Submittal Requirements
Effective July 1st Building permit applications for one and two family dwellings and their accessory structures require One (1) complete set of plans (1/4” =1’ Minimum) and specifications and,
One (1) complete set of plans including heating design loads, ResCheck (if required) and any structural design calculations on digital media in a .PDF format.
Effective July 1st 2011 Ada County Development Services will only accept plans designed using the 2009 editions of International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Energy Conversation Code and/or the International Wildland Urban Interface Code as amended by Ada County Ordinance 781.
Residential One - and Two - family Dwellings will require Duct Blaster Test and Balancing reports to be received prior to final inspection.
Where work requiring a permit occurs in existing dwellings that have attached garages or in existing dwellings within which fuel-fired appliances exist, carbon monoxide alarms complying with UL 2034 shall be provided and installed pursuant to the manufacurer's installation instructions. This includes Mechanical Permits. IRC 315
WHEN DO I NEED A BUILDING PERMIT?
REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS
BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND FORMS
CURRENT PERMIT INFORMATION
WHY ARE ENERGY CODES IMPORTANT?
ENERGY CONSUMPTION ESTIMATES
LEAD SAFETY AND AWARENESS
ADA COUNTY BUILDING DIVISION STAFF
WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE INFORMATION
HOME FIRE SPRINKLER COALITION LAUNCHES “SPRINKLER SMART” WEBSITE
GREAT FOR KIDS TOO!
The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has launched a new interactive website called SPRINKLER
SMARTS. Targeted toward children, SPRINKLER SMARTS is an animated web site offering games for
children while also providing teaching materials to help public educators, teachers and parents educate
children. Fire safety officials can use worksheets offered on the website as well as other downloadable
material in collaboration with the presentations and games. These materials help children understand fire
safety and prevention as well as identifying fire sprinklers and their benefits through an entertaining form
of education. To get the material on-line, go to www.homefiresprinkler.org