Why Building Permits are Required
Building permits are required by Utah state law and Riverton City ordinance to protect life safety. Failure to obtain a permit is a class B misdemeanor and punishable by law.
In order to comply with the Utah Clean Water Act and the requirments of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit, the City must require that construction sites incorporate stormwater controls that are effective in reducing construction pollutants carried by wind and runoff.
View Land Disturbance Permit Application
Riverton ordinance states that the approval of new construction Building Permits require a Land Disturbance Permit be issued by the Stormwater Division, this includes accessory structures, additions, in ground pools/spas, and walkouts.
Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.
Building Permit is Not Required for the Following:
1. One-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet.
NOTE: Any accessory structure under 200 square feet shall still meet all setback requirments for accessory structures as per Riverton City ordinance.
2. Fences not over 6 feet (1829 mm) high.
3. Retaining walls that are not over 4 feet (1219 mm) in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge.
For any questions or permit costs, contact the Building Department at 801-208-3127.