Go To Search
City GovernmentDepartmentsDoing BusinessOur CommunityHow Do I?Explore Nampa
RESIDENTIAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PERMIT?

A residential building permit is required in City of Nampa to construct a new residential building structure or for certain improvements to assure the development are consistent with building codes and other applicable regulations.

WHAT REQUIRES A PERMIT?

  • A new residence, mobile home, or accessory dwelling unit
  • Any structures such as garages, decks, cover patios, carports and residential storage structures (detached storage building less than 200 square feet in area are exempt)
  • Improvements and additions to existing residences or accessory structures    
  • retaining walls over 4' height including footing
  • fences
  • Heating and air-conditioning systems, fireplaces, woodstoves and other heating devices or ventilation systems
  • Relocation or demolition of a structure
  • Reroofing    
  • Stucco & Siding

THE COST OF WORKING WITHOUT A PERMIT
  • Increased cost for obtaining a permit, including fines, increased fees and additional service fees and possible criminal citations
  • Potential home hazards, such as fire danger and drinking water contamination
  • Removal of work, such as a room enclosure, may be required at the cost of the homeowner
  • Issues often arise when you go to sell your house Your homeowners insurance may not cover issues that occur as a result of the non-permitted construction

PERMIT REQUEST FORMS