Welcome to construction in the City of Orem. The Building Safety Division has a skilled, conscientious staff eager to help you. Our staff is made up of trained and certified personnel, many of whom have extensive backgrounds in construction and contracting. While we are not permitted to perform any actual design work, we are more than willing to consult with owners and builders on building or code related questions. By answering your questions before the work is done, we can help you avoid having to make corrections later.
What needs a permit?Any person who remodels, repairs (with some exceptions), constructs, moves, demolishes, enlarges or changes the use of a building or causes electrical, plumbing, heating or air conditioning work to be done, or plans to apply stucco, siding or to re-roof, needs to apply for a building permit with the City of Orem Building Safety Division. For examples of which types of work need and do not need permits, click on the following link.
Building Inspection ResultsMake sure to have your permit number ready.
Online Building Permit ApplicationUse the online building permit application for building projects that don't require plans submittals.
Monthly Building Permit Reports
Solar / Photovoltaic InfoResidential Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Plan Submittal Checklist
Other Applications & FormsAll of the City's forms, applications, and checklists in one place.
Adopted Codes & Design InfoCurrent Adopted Codes - as of July 1, 2016:
2015 IRC, 2015 IBC, 2015 IMC, 2015 IPC, 2015 IFC, 2017 NEC, 2015 IFGC, 2015 IECC, 2009 ANSI and current Utah State amendments
Climatic And Geographic Design Criteria, Orem, Utah, Table R301.2(1)
Ground Snow Load 43
Roof Snow Load 30-40
Wind Speed 115
Seismic Design Category D1-E
Frost Line Depth 30”
Termite None - Slight
Decay None - Slight
Winter Design Temp 8
Flood Hazards See Flood Map
Ice Shield Under-Layment Required Yes
Air Freezing Index 1000
Mean Annual Temp 45
Accessory Apartment InfoThe document below has been prepared to help guide you through the accessory apartment application process.
801.229.7060 – Inspection Scheduling/Questions
801.229.7059 – Inspection Scheduling/Questions
801.229.7191 – Fax Number