How do I get a certificate of occupancy when I can't complete my landscape in the winter?
To pursue the option below please submit written request detailing why the site cannot be completed accompanied by 1-3 bids from licensed landscapers for review by the building official and planning. Please allow at least 10 business days for review.
15-1-13. COMPLETION OF SITE IMPROVEMENT WORK PRIOR TO THE APPROVAL OF PLATS OR ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY.
(C) GUARANTEE FOR COMPLETION. No Certificate of Occupancy will be issued, nor any plat approved when plats are required by this Code, unless the Building and all required Site or Public Improvements are completed, or the Developer has provided adequate security to Guarantee completion of the Site or Public Improvements. When the Site or Public Improvements and the Building cannot be completed simultaneously due to weather conditions or other factors beyond the control of the Developer, excluding financial inability to complete the project, the City may grant plat approval for recording and/or issue Certificates of Occupancy for the project, provided the following conditions are met:
(1) The Building or Buildings, or portions thereof, on the Property to be platted or occupied have been constructed in accordance with the approved plans for those Buildings, and are in full compliance with applicable Building and fire codes, and are completed to the extent that only exterior Site or Public Improvement work remains unfinished; and
(2) The Building Official determines that occupancy of the Buildings, or portions thereof, prior to completion of required Site or Public Improvements is safe and that Access for emergency vehicles is adequate with the Site or Public Improvements unfinished; and
(3) The Developer posts an adequate Guarantee for the benefit of the City to insure completion of the Site or Public Improvements in full compliance with the approved plans within one (1) year from the date of plat approval, if required, or issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy, whichever occurs first.
(D) AMOUNT OF GUARANTEE FOR SITE OR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS. The amount of the Guarantee for Site or Public Improvements to be posted by the Developer, shall be equal to 125% of the amount reasonably estimated by the City Engineer, or his designee, as being necessary to complete remaining Site or Public Improvements as shown on the approved plans. In the event that the Developer disputes the City’s cost estimate, the Developer may prove a lower construction cost by providing binding contracts between the Developer and contractor or subcontractor appropriate to perform the required work as a stated, fixed price. These contracts must be supported by a 100% performance bond, insuring performance by the subcontractor or contractor. Bid proposals are not satisfactory for this purpose. If the contracts submitted are acceptable in form, the amount of security required shall be 125% of the total contract price of all such contracts submitted, plus the estimated reasonable cost of performing any work not covered by the contracts. Specifications in such contracts shall be sufficiently clear to identify the work called for under the contract.
How long does it take to get a Building Permit?
Simple permits can be pulled over-the-counter Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 10 AM. These permits include residential int. remodels and non-structural demos, as well as, re-roofs/re-sides (with HOA approval if applicable). The process usually takes around 20 minutes.
All other permits must be logged in. When plans are logged in the first initial plan check can take up to ten (10) business days. After the first plan check is complete and corrections are assessed you will be able to make an appointment with your Plan Checker to go over the necessary changes in order to pull the permit.
AFTER YOUR FIRST INITIAL PLAN CHECK, THE AMOUNT OF TIME THE PERMIT PROCESS TAKES DEPENDS ON YOUR ABILITY TO FOLLOW-UP AND MAKE CORRECTIONS.
What info do I need before I dig/excavate?
You need to know the color code for underground lines before you start to dig. The colors can be found by clicking the link below.
You can also call BLUE STAKES OF UTAH at 1-800-662-4111.
Also, make sure to obtain all required building/excavation permits before starting work.
Can I pull a permit online?
No. Permits must be pulled in person at the Park City Building Department.
Where is the Building Department located?
The Building Department is located at City Hall, 445 Marsac Avenue, on the entry/main level from the South parking lot (level 2).
Are the Planning Department and Building Department the same thing?
While both departments are branches of the Community Development Division they are not the same. The Planning Department primarily reviews plans for conformance with the Land Management Code. The Building Department reviews plans for conformance with the International Building Codes and provides building inspections.
Who can I contact with a general building code question?
A building inspector is available in the office from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Tuesday thru Thursday and can be contacted by calling 435-615-5100. Inspectors may be reached in the field Monday thru Friday.
Does the Building Department enforce CC&Rs?
No, the Building Department enforces City regulations. Enforcement of CC&Rs is the responsibility of the Home Owner's Association of each subdivision.
How do I schedule an inspection?
Contact the Building Department Inspection Line (435) 615-5103 before 3:00 pm the business day prior to the inspection.
When leaving a message, please provide all of the required information in the following order:
type of inspection(s)
date of inspection and morning or afternoon
Please check the inspection schedule on the date of the inspection to see what inspector has been assigned to that inspection and their contact information.