Pocatello Building Permit Fees

Building Permits (effective October 1, 2022)

The building permit fees for the City of Pocatello are listed below. For a full description of the building permits and their fees, please access our Construction Trade Fees (PDF).

Plan Review Fees

Residential
The plan review fee for residential construction is 35% of the building permit fee.

Commercial
The plan review fee for commercial construction is 65% of the building permit fee.

Building Permit Fees

Total Valuation Fee
$1 – $500 $23.50
$501 – $2,000 $23.50 for the first $500
$3.05 for each additional $100
$2,001 – $25,000 $69.25 for the first $2,000
$14.00 for each additional $1000
$25,001 – $50,000 $391.75 for the first $25,000
$10.10 for each additional $1000
$50,001 – $100,000 $643.75 for the first $50,000
$7.00 for each additional $1000
$100,001 – $500,000 $993.75 for the first $100,000
$5.60 for each additional $1000
$500,001 – $1,000,000 $3,233.75 for the first $500,000
$4.75 for each additional $1000
$1,000,001 and higher $5,608.75 for the first $1,000,000
$3.65 for each additional $1000

General Permit Fees

Permit Fee
Irrigation System  
     Residential $15
     Commercial See Plumbing Permit Fees
Fence Permit $20
Deck Permit $30
Retaining Wall Permit $35
Mobile Home Installation Permit $50
Re-Roof or Roof Overlay $30
Demolition $30
Transport/House Mover $20

Electrical Permit Fees

Permit Fee
Temporary Service $30 (permit)
Residential Services  
     New/Alteration/Addition $30 (permit)
          100 ampere or less $3 service fee +
$2.50 per room w/installed wiring
          100 – 200 ampere $5 service fee +
$2.50 per room w/installed wiring
          200+ ampere $10 service fee +
$2.50 per room w/installed wiring
     Electric Space Heating $10
     Additions w/no change of service  
          Existing circuit extension $30 (permit) +
$2.50 per room
          Additional circuit installation $30 (permit) +
$2.50 per room
Industrial and Commercial Services  
     Up to $20,000 $30 (permit) +
2% of costs up to $400
     Over $20,000 $30 (permit) +
$400 +
0.5% of costs over $20,000
Circuits for Motors $30 (permit) +
per-circuit fee
Electric Signs $30 (permit) +
$3 per sign
Carnivals or Circuses $50

Mechanical Permit Fees

Permit Fee per Unit
Residential  
     General Permit $30.00
     Supplemental Permit $4.00
     Furnace (up to 100,000 BTU/hr) $7.00
     Furnace (over 100,000 BTU/hr) $8.50
     Floor Furnace $7.00
     Heater $7.00
     Other appliance vent $4.00
     Repair/alteration/addition $7.00
     Boiler (up to 3 horsepower) $7.00
     Boiler (3–15 horsepower) $12.00
     Boiler (15–30 horsepower) $18.00
     Boiler (30–50 horsepower) $25.00
     Boiler (over 50 horsepower) $37.50
     Air-handling unit (up to 10,000 CFM) $5.50
     Air-handling unit (over 10,000 CFM) $8.50
     Evaporative cooler $5.50
     Ventilation fan $4.00
     Other ventilation system $5.50
     Hood $5.50
     Domestic-type incinerator $8.50
     Industrial-type incinerator $35.00
     Other appliances $5.00
     Gas-piping system (1–4 outlets) $2.50
     Gas-piping system (5+ outlets) $0.50 per outlet
Commercial  
     Installation costs up to $20,000 $30 minimum +
2% of total costs up to $400
     Installation costs over $20,000 $30 minimum +
$400 +
1.5% of said costs over $20,000

Plumbing Permit Fees

Permit Fee
Water and Sewer Lines  
     Water Line Alone $25
     Sewer Line Alone $25
     Water and Sewer Inspected Together $40
Water Heater $30
Residential $30 per structure +
$6 per fixture
Commercial  
     Installation costs up to $20,000 $30 minimum +
2% of total costs
     Installation costs over $20,000 $30 minimum +
2% of total costs up to $20,000 +
1.5% of total costs over $20,000

Inspections and Other Fees

Service Fee
Inspections outside normal business hours $94.00 minimum (first hour) +
$47.00 each additional hour
Re-inspection $47.00 per hour
Other inspections not covered $23.50 minimum (first hour) +
$47.00 per hour
Additional plan review $23.50 minimum (first hour) +
$47.00 hour
  • Re-inspection fee must be paid prior to re-inspection activity
  • Permit fee will be doubled for work started prior to obtaining a required permit
  • Fees are rounded to the next hour and are not billable by the minute
  • A 2.49% convenience fee will be charged on all card transactions.