Building Department

THE JEROME COUNTY BUILDING, PLANNING & ZONING, AND GIS DEPARTMENTS

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

NO WALK-INS

THE JEROME COUNTY BUILDING, PLANNING & ZONING, AND GIS DEPARTMENTS ARE ACTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNOR’S STAY-AT-HOME ORDER. ACCORDINGLY, ALL CONTACT MUST BE BY WAY OF: 

PHONE: 208-324-9262

FAX: 208-324-9263

BUILDING PERMIT INSPECTION LINE 208-324-9115

E-MAIL PLANNING & ZONING DEPT: planning&zoning@co.jerome.id.us 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT: buildingdept@co.jerome.id.us

INSPECTIONS WILL CONTINUE AS NORMAL. CALL THE INSPECTION LINE 208-324-9115 BEFORE 8:30 AM AND GET THE INSPECTION THE SAME DAY. IF THE INSPECTION IS CALLED IN AFTER 8:30 IT WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY.

ALL PAPERS SHOULD EITHER BE SCANNED AND SENT VIA EMAIL OR FAXED.

ALL BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE MEANS TO SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY, PLEASE CALL TO DISCUSS OTHER OPTIONS FOR SUBMITTAL.

Essential permits will be processed first, non-essential permits may be processed if time allows

Essential Building Permits: Commercial; Commercial Signs; Commercial Remodel; Change of Occupancy; Housing; Residential Remodel (To Make a Person’s Primary Residence Safer); HVAC Heating Cooling and Gas Systems.

Non-Essential Building Permits: Residential Outbuildings (i.e. shop, garage, storage); Real Property Declaration; Solar; Non-Commercial Signs.

Essential Zoning Permits: Agricultural Buildings; LCO Transfers; LCO Minor Modification Permits (Corrals, Wells, Lagoons)

Non-Essential Zoning Permits: Boundary Line Adjustment; Land Division; LCO Expansion; Special Use Permit; Subdivision; Zoning Map Amendments; Variance (Although some Zoning Permits are considered Commercial, the stay-at-home order does not allow the required public hearings to complete the permit process)

FOR MORE COVID-19 INFORMATION: https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/127/2020/03/statewide-stay-home-order_032520.pdf 

Inspection Phone number:

208-324-9115
Please note: When calling in an inspection you may request morning or afternoon; we do not guarantee the time our inspector will be able to be on site.


If you need to talk to the office staff, please call 
208-324-9262

Jerome County now accepts building plans submitted electronically. Please e-mail completed application, agency letters and set of drawings to either
buildingdept@co.jerome.id.us

smcmillan@co.jerome.id.us

About Us

The Building Safety Department provides inspection, plan review, and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Jerome County and also to those cities that have entered into intergovernmental agreements with the county to provide building code services. The department also provides plan review and inspection services for county construction projects, using the minimum standards furnished by the International Building Codes, which enhances our goal of applying building codes in a matter consistent with the majority of the building departments throughout the country.

Our mission is to provide the residents of Jerome County quality service in a timely manner and to provide answers to questions regarding building issues.

Public Records/Information

If you would like information or records pertaining to a building permit in Jerome County, please fill out our public information request form and send it via fax: 208-324-9263 or to the building department e-mail: buildingdept@co.jerome.id.us

When do you need a permit in Jerome County? (Residential Use Only)
  • If the structure is over 200 sqft
  • If there are utilities installed in the structure, i.e. electricity or plumbing
  • If the structure is permanently affixed to the ground