Building Department

*2020 & 2021 City Code Updates are located on the Codes and Construction Information Page*

[SEPTEMBER 10, 2021] - COVID-19 Update for Building, and Planning & Zoning Department Staff

Effective September 13th, 2021:

All business, inquiries, and meetings will be by appointment ONLY
All scheduled appointments will be completed via telephone or virtual meeting
Masks/Face Coverings (covering the nose and mouth) must be worn within city facilities

To request a meeting with the Building Department contact:
Rachel Santiago-Govier (Permit Technician) - 208.634.7052 or
John Powell (Building Official)- 208.634.8648 or

To request a meeting with the City Planners contact:
Brian Parker (City Planner) - 208.634.4256 or
Meredith Todd (Assistant Planner) - 208.634.4168 or



Building Permit Applications will only be accepted electronically at this time. Hardcopy plans are no longer a requirement. Complete applications packets can be found by clicking on the applications page link found below. Please be sure your applications are complete and all paperwork is filled out prior to emailing your submission to us.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  • For questions or to coordinate submissions, please contact Permit Technician, Rachel Santiago-Govier - |208.634.7052.  
  • Please submit all plans electronically to  
  • Public Works permits can be coordinated with Jodi Weaver 
  • Utility Billing applications are handled by Bobette Steffler
  • Payments may be mailed or Payment is accepted at City Hall either inside or at the drop box out front. If you would like to pay over the phone with an eCheck please call the front desk 208-634-8907. Service fees for eChecks may vary, for details please call the front desk. Have your permit number & site address available when making a payment over the phone. The City also accepts Visa, Mastercard & Discover Credit Card payments in person or over the phone for a service fee of 3.5% + $1.00. An invoice will be sent to you via email after you submit your application with the information you will need for payment.
  • Building inspections are available by coordinating with Building Official, John Powell - | 208.634.8648
  • Inquiries regarding Planning and Zoning should be directed to either the City Planner, Brian Parker at 208.634.4256 or via email Alternately, you may contact the Assistant City Planner, Meredith Todd 208.634.4168 or via email 

It shall be unlawful for any person to do, or cause or permit to be done, after April 5, 1976, whether acting as principal, agent or employee, any construction, improvement, extension, alteration or demolition of any building, residence or structure, coming under the purview of this act, within the planning jurisdiction of the city of McCall without first procuring a permit authorizing such work to be done. (Ord. 640, 5-12-1994, eff. 5-19-1994)

Our mission is to help promote public health, safety, and welfare by regulating structures within the City of McCall and the Impact Area per McCall City Code 2.1.04.

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Codes and Construction Info.    Click here for amended and other adopted codes.

Applications   and Other Important Forms

Design Information   Design Criteria, P&Z info, Design Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions   Do I need a building permit? Find out here.

Radon in Idaho   Radon affects more than one in four homes in McCall.

Green Building Resources  Resources for improving your energy efficiency