The City of Nampa is happy to announce May of 2019 as the International Code Council 39th annual Building Safety Month. The 2019 theme is No Code. No Confidence. Building Safety Month is an international campaign that culminates in May to raise awareness about building safety. Building Safety Month is organized by the International Code Council (ICC) with the cooperation of building industry, safety, and design organizations and communities worldwide. It began as a means of promoting building safety within the United States; today, it has an international reach. Building safety is heavily promoted throughout May with proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings and more, all intended to raise awareness of the importance of building safe and sustainable structures for work, residence, and play. Here are the weekly themes for the month of May 2019:

View Mayor’s Proclamation

Week 1 – (May 1- May 5): Preparing for disasters: Build strong, Build smart

Week 2 – (May 6- May 12): Ensuring a safer future through training and education

Week 3 – (May 13- May 19): Securing clean, abundant water for all communities

Week 4 – (May 20- May 26): Construction professionals and homeowners: Partners in safety

Week 5– (May 27- May 31): Innovations in building safety

Safety Brochures to Download:

For more information visit, International Code Council website at

Our MISSION is to protect the public from hazardous conditions related to construction and to increase energy efficiency through education and enforcement of State of Idaho adopted building codes.

The Nampa Building Department strives to provide timely plan review and responsive inspection services within the City of Nampa city limits through the enforcement of State adopted building codes for the health, safety, and welfare of citizens of the community. Permits are required before performing any new construction, building addition, alteration or repair of existing buildings and structures; including all plumbing, electrical, or mechanical work.

Please call us if you have any questions about our permit application process. 

The City of Nampa offers a unique opportunity for commercial developers, builders, and property owners to meet with our staff from various approval departments to discuss local codes and requirements for their projects at no charge. Meetings are typically scheduled for Thursday mornings but special times and arrangements can be made upon request.

CPR meetings provide answers to a wide range of development questions including but not limited to: Planning, Fire, Building and Public Works Department requirements, sewer and water availability and capacities, traffic concerns, Southwest District Health requirements for restaurants, and permitting requirements.

To arrange a CPR meeting for your project, please download the CPR application, then email the application to Dawna Jenkins @