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Printable Version available at the following link: City of Eagle’s Climate and Geographic Design Criteria
Date published to website: February 2021
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A building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications complying with the current code's minimum standards.
Never guess if you need a permit or not. The best way to find out if you need a permit for a construction project is to contact the City of Eagle Building Department. Discuss your plans with one of the code officials before beginning the project to determine whether or not you need a permit. If a permit is not required, we will still answer any construction questions and provide you with valuable advice.
Your home or business is a major investment. If your construction project does not comply with the current codes adopted by the City of Eagle, the value of your investment could be reduced. Property insurers may not cover work completed without permits and inspections. And most importantly, SAFETY. The permit allows the code officials to protect the public through and inspection process to reduce potential hazards of unsafe construction and ensuring public health, safety and welfare. By following these guidelines, the project will meet minimum standards for safety and will be less likely to cause injury to you, your family, or future owners.
You may talk with the Building Department staff or go the Building Department's page on the cityofeagle.org web site. The web site has all the applications, documents, check lists, fee estimators, etc that you will need to help you start your project. Being prepared will help you avoid any problems that could cost you time and money.
You will need to bring in your application and all required documentation and building plans for review. The plans will be checked for compliance of current code minimum standards. If there are any problems, the plan reviewer will either red-mark the issue on the plan or call to discuss solutions to help correct the problem.
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Submittal Requirements for a POLE BARN or POST FRAME Building in the City of Eagle
The International Residential Code (IRC) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings provides a prescriptive method for building dwellings of a very basic design. Larger, more complex buildings (Pole Buildings) do not fit this prescriptive method of construction and requires engineering.
The IRC does not address buildings employing lateral soil bearing, where posts or poles used as columns are embedded in earth or concrete, such as a POST FRAME Building or a POLE BARN. A stamped engineered design with lateral analysis, axial and flexural loading and depth of embedment calculations is required.
Submittal documents for the purpose of obtaining a building permit must be prepared by a Licensed Design Professional (Title 54, Chp 3, Architects) in accordance with Idaho State Law. If the nature of the work is primarily Structural, the stamp of a Licensed Professional Engineer is acceptable.
If the building is to be heated or cooled, a separate permit shall be pulled for that install and the work must be completed by a Licensed Contractor (Must be IDAHO STATE LICENSE)
Posted: 12/10/19 JG
Once the permit is issued, on-site inspections will be required by the code official to be sure the work is in compliance with the plans and the local code minimum safety standards.
After the work is completed, a FINAL inspection will be required and a final certificate will be issued insuring the work is in compliance.