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In general, yes. Please contact the Building Official or Permit Tech to verify.
Sheds under 200sf (residential) or 120sf (commercial)
Remodels/Refurbishing that are finish work only (including painting, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, non-structural, etc.)
Tiny Homes F.A.Q.
Yes. The building code states a Building Permit is required to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert or demolish any structure. A Building Permit is not required when repainting a structure. Windows do not need permits provided the size of the window openings will not change; enlarging the size or changing location will require a permit. Re-siding the entire structure requires a building permit. Doors require a building permit only if the size of the opening is being altered or expanding.
Any structure attached to another structure, regardless of size, requires a permit.
Decks over 200sf, attached or detached require a permit. Decks over 30" off the ground require a permit. Any deck 30” above finish grade requires guard rails.
Yes. A Roof Permit is required for re-roofing of all projects.
Yes. Fence permits are avaliable online or at City Hall. Fences cannot be greater than four feet in height within 20 feet of the front property line and cannot excede 6 feet in height elsewhere. Chainlink fences are not permitted.
Typically, a permit is not required for a slab-on-grade. However, slabs in buildings with required rebar or radiant heating tubes should be inspected.
Yes. A manufactured home requires a Building Permit. The Building Official will require the same site information required from an applicant seeking a building permit for a single family dwelling.
That depends. Tree removal is limited to 20% of the trees per lot and removal of any tree 12 inches in diameter or greater requires approval from the City Arborist.
Visitability refers to single-family or owner-occupied housing designed in such a way that it can be lived in or visited by people who have trouble with steps or who use wheelchairs or walkers.
A house is visitable when it meets three basic requirements:
Please visit this link to learn more about how you can design your home to be visitable: https://visitability.org/
Snow load and other design criteria are found here.
Other questions regarding setbacks can often be found in the Residential Development Guide.
For questions, to coordinate submissions, or to make an appointment, contact Permit Technician Rachel Santiago-Govier - firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.634.7052.
Contact Building Official John Powell- email@example.com | 208.634.8648
Visit: https://www.mccall.id.us/public-works-permit or for more information contact Jodi Weaver firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use this link to apply https://www.mccall.id.us/utility-billing-forms or contact Bobette Steffler email@example.com.
Visit our Planning and Zoning pages here: https://www.mccall.id.us/planning-zoning or contact City Planner, Brian Parker at 208.634.4256 or Assistant City Planner, Meredith Todd 208.634.4168.