General Building Information

The City of Pocatello is currently using the:
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2009 Idaho State Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2014 National Electrical Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • In addition to the codes referenced above amendments as per the 2015 Idaho Administrative Code apply.
If you have questions about these codes or general questions about permits contact us at: 208-234-6158.

Inspection Line
Once you have your permit and need an inspection call the inspection line answering machine at 208-234-6275. If a morning inspection is desired call the inspection line before 7:30 a.m. If an afternoon inspection is desired call before 1 p.m. When calling give the type of inspection is needed, permit number, property address, and time of inspection. If a Certificate of Occupancy is needed, please give at least 24-hours notice. If further assistance is needed call the office at 208-234-6158.

General Design Specifications

Category Specification
Frost Level
3 Feet
Roof Snow Load
35 Pounds
Ground Snow Load
45 Pounds
Wind Load
115 MPH per 3 sec gusts
Degree Heating Days
Climate Zone
Exposure C-Grade
Seismic Zone to be Designed For
Longitude - 112.60 W
Latitude - 42.92 N
Fence Construction Guidelines
Municipal Code Chapter 15.28
Lead-Based Paint
The US Environmental Protection Agency requires that renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, childcare facilities, and schools must be performed by an EPA Certified Renovator working for an EPA Certified Firm and specific work practices must be implemented to prevent lead contamination. More information is available at 1-800-424-LEAD [5323] or

Permits and Erosion & Sediment Control Plans