Building Department

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Eagle Building & Safety Department is to protect the lives and safety of the residents and visitors of Eagle, preserve the City's quality of life, and contribute to the City's economic development. This is accomplished through the implementation of the Eagle Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical Codes as well as Energy, Accessible Design, and Zoning Regulations for construction and maintenance of Commercial, Industrial, and Residential development within the City.

Building Permits: A building permit is required for New Construction, Additions, Alterations, Relocation, Enlargement, Replacement, Repair, Equipment, Use and Occupancy, Location, Maintenance, Removal, and Demolition of every Residential and Commercial structure or any Appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.

Requesting an Inspection

ALL inspection requests must be called in or submitted on-line by 4:00pm to receive an inspection the next business day. Inspection requests called in or submitted on-line after 4:00pm will not be scheduled the following business day.

”FOOTING INSPECTIONS” shall be called in before 4:00 pm to receive the inspection the next day and shall be approximately one (1) hour prior to pouring the concrete.

Inspection Requests called in or submitted on-line after 4:00pm on Friday will be scheduled for the following Tuesday. If a Holiday lands on a Monday, then all Inspections received after 4:00pm on a Friday will be scheduled for the following Wednesday. ALL INSPECTION REQUESTS RECEIVED ON A WEEKEND WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY.

INSPECTION LINE: 208-939-4462



Single Family Home, Accessory Dwelling Units, Detached Garage/Shops, Sheds, Additions, Swimming Pools: 3 - 4 WEEKS

TOWNHOMES: Design Review Approval by Planning & Zoning is required. 4 - 6 WEEKS

NOTE! Plan Review Turn Around Times are based on NO REVISIONS. If revisions are required, it could extend the turnaround time.


Due to volume Commercial Construction Plan Review Turnaround time: 6 – 8 Weeks

NOTE: Turnaround time does not include the design review process through Planning & Zoning.


Adopted Codes:

  • 2018 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (with State Amendments – Residential)
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (Commercial)
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2018 International Fuel and Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2018 International Fire Code (IFC)
  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC – NFPA 70)
  • 2017 Idaho State Plumbing Code (ISPC - IAPMO)
  • 2018 Geographical Design Criteria (IBC) (IRC)

All Building Codes and State Amendments are effective January 1, 2021.

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