BUILDING

CITY OF NAMPA DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY  
Nampa City Hall will be closed to the public effective March 17, 2020. Staff will be on site to respond to email and phone communication. We hope to reopen April 16, 2020 but is subject to change based on the public health status

GOVERNOR'S ORDER TO SELF-ISOLATE - EXEMPTIONS

The Governor’s Order to Self-Isolate issued on March 25, 2020, specifically includes exemptions for public works construction, commercial construction, construction of housing (in particular affordable housing or housing for individuals experiencing homelessness), water, sewer, gas, electrical and telecommunication systems, among others, as “Essential Infrastructure”.

The Order also includes an extensive list of “Essential Businesses” such as, healthcare operations and essential infrastructure, grocery stores, food businesses, shelters, social services, media companies, gas stations, auto supply or service, financial institutions, hardware stores, plumbers, electricians, landscapers, educational institutions, among others.

“Essential Government Functions” includes “others working for or to support Essential Businesses”. “Essential Government Functions” means all services needed to ensure the continuing operation of local, state, federal, or tribal government agencies and provide for the health, safety and welfare of the public. All Essential Governmental Functions shall be performed in compliance with the Social Distancing Requirements as defined by Section 8.j., to the extent possible.

Thus, per the Order at this time, City functions to review, process and issue permits, and to conduct inspections therefor, are considered “essential” and are exempt from the Order.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR PERMIT INTAKE, PROCESSING AND INSPECTIONS:

  • Permit application forms, checklist, and all required checklist items will need to be in PDF format and uploaded to our online system.
  • Our staff will contact you through email regarding the plan review payment and acceptance of the permit submittal.
  • Resubmitted drawings and revisions for existing permits will only be accepted electronically in PDF format. You can email them to buildingpermits@cityofnampa.us
  • The current online application process for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing permits will continue.
  • Same day inspections for residential and commercial final inspections will be suspended to give priority to critical path inspections. All final inspections will be completed within two business days after the day of request.
  • All inspections for projects involving existing occupied homes including residential remodels, additions, and HVAC, plumbing or electrical retrofits will be suspended until after April 16, 2020.
  • Residential water heater and HVAC retrofit permits will be issued; but we will not schedule inspections for these permits until after April 16, 2020.
  • All inspections for emergency repairs will be evaluated to make sure that power, heating, water and sewer services are continued to provide safe and healthy living environment. Please email these emergency situations to inspectors@cityofnampa.us.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR INSPECTIONS

During these times it is imperative our team members adhere to safety precautions to protect our clients and our staff. There are many precautions to consider when calling in and carrying out inspections:
Prior to performing inspections; our inspectors will ask the following questions and follow the following precautions.

  1. Ask if anyone in the area or building is sick, has been sick or has been asked to be quarantined. If yes, do not conduct the inspection and ask them to reschedule for a later date.
  2. Ask contractors what provisions they have implemented on the job site for safety considering the COVID-19 situation.
  3. Have awareness of the symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing). If these symptoms are observed on site, we will not conduct the inspection and ask them to reschedule for a later date.
  4. Maintain at least 6’ of social distancing from persons at all times. If this cannot be achieved, we will not conduct the inspection and ask them to reschedule for a later date.
  5. Where possible, avoid high risk areas with patients or occupants such as hospitals, medical offices, assisted living facilities, or daycares. Determine if the inspection can be delayed or rescheduled. 
  6. Where inspections need to be rescheduled, comments of the reasons for the need to reschedule in the inspection activity will be entered within our permit system.
  7. Practice good hygiene including hand washing and hand sanitizing between inspections. 
MISSION
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. 

​CONCEPTUAL PLAN REVIEW (CPR)
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 scheduled for Thursday mornings.

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, a site plan and floor plan to Dawna Jenkins @ jenkinsdl@cityofnampa.us.  

   
BUILDING PERMIT ESTIMATE
 
If you would like to establish a preliminary project assessment fee, please download the form below. The form must be completed and emailed to the Permit Technician staff at buildingpermits@cityofnampa.us.