Detached Garages, Shops, Barns, Storage Buildings, Carports, Greenhouses, etc.
- Completed Building Permit Application with a site address. (Often the same as adjacent residence.) This address MUST be posted at the site before work can begin.
- Site Plan
- Copy of the contractor’s state license
- If there is to be any plumbing (bathroom, kitchen, sink, laundry etc), must have sewer and water approval from health department. Plumbing is subject to additional fees found in Title 15 – Building Issuance and Fees.
- For pole construction, poles must be in holes before inspection.
- One set of construction plans including but not limited to:
- Cross section of footings and foundation
- Cross section of walls
- Cross section of roof
- Floor plan – if there is to be a separation of rooms
- Climate and geographic design criteria
- If there are to be cooking facilities, this may be considered a residential structure.
- Plumbing plans to be submitted with building plans prior to issuance of permit.
Click here for a form to help diagram the details of your pole building.
If you call and leave a message on our voicemail, you must leave a call back number so we can reach you.
To clarify when it is necessary for the owner or contractor to notify this department of a needed inspection, the following information is furnished:
- Please follow the issued permit guide you received for all inspections.
- Final Inspection: To be made after finish grading and the building is completed and ready for occupancy.
Arrangements for all inspections may be made by calling 509-725-7911. We ask that at least two days advance notice be given so that trips may be properly scheduled to avoid duplication of visits to the same areas on a daily basis.
Access permits are required for approaches to all county roads. Existing approaches will be reevaluated when use is changed (i.e. farm approach to residential).