Building Permits

A building permit is required to perform work on most buildings or structures within the city limits. Some examples include, new construction, additions, renovations, interior remodeling, finishing a basement, building a garage, adding a deck, plumbing, heating/cooling, changing use of a building, etc.
All building permits require some form of supporting documentation. That documentation can range from a simple detailed description of the size and type of water heater to be installed to full professionally rendered plans and specifications. Review the links below for basic information on how to begin a building permit application. After you have reviewed this information please contact the Building Department.
 
Each building permit issued is required to have a minimum of one (1) final inspection. Most projects require several inspections to verify code compliance. All inspections require 24-hour notice and notification is the responsibility of the permit holder.
 
 
The rule of thumb is “Never cover any construction component before it is inspected”.

 

Current Adopted Codes for within City limits:

2021 International Building Code (IBC) with amendments
2021 International Residential Code (IRC) with amendments
2021 International Plumbing Code (IPC) with amendments
2021 International Mechanical Code (IMC) with amendments
2021 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) with amendments
2021 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) with amendments 
2021 International Fire Code (IFC) with amendments
2021 ICC A1 17.1-2017
Title 24 Code of Federal Regulations 3280 and 3285 (Manufactured Home)


 

Plan requirements in line with the State Fire Marshals Requirements for Commercial Buildings

Residential Plans (New and Remodel)

Submittal documents consisting of construction documents, and other data shall be submitted in a digital format AutoCAD (DWG) or PDF format with each permit application.  A full set of construction documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional where required by the statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed.  Where special conditions exist, the building official  is authorized to require additional construction documents to be prepared by a registered design professional.  

Commercial Plans (New and Remodel)

Submittal documents consisting of construction documents, statement of special inspections, geotechnical report, and other data shall be submitted in a digital format AutoCAD (DWG), with each permit application.  The construction documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional where required by the statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed.  Where special conditions exist, the building official is authorized to require additional constructions documents to be prepared by a registered design professional. 

 

The following files are in PDF format for download and will open in a new window

 

Worland Permit Application Application for Building, Plumbing, and Mechanical Permits
Worland Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria Local design criteria to support local adopted codes
Building Permit Fee Schedule Fee schedule charged for Building Permits
Plumbing and Mechanical Fee Schedule Fee schedule charged for Plumbing and Mechanical Permits