STORM DAMAGE RESOLUTIONS 2015-94 COMING TO AN END
In November 2015 Kootenai County Commissioners passed a resolution to allow Community Development Director David Callahan
to implement accelerated building permit procedures to more efficiently issue building permits for work necessary to remedy damage to
structures caused by the wind storm.
The accelerated damage repair permits were a flat fee of $100 and were available for approximately 1 year. The resolution is coming to an
end on November 18, 2016.
The Storm damage permits allowed property owners to legally repair their homes back to normal without having to go though the
full permitting process. For those who has been working with insurance companies and extended agencies and have not submit their
building application under the storm damage resolution will need to do so by November 18th to qualify for the flat fee.
All applications submitted after this date will be reviewed under Kootenai County Community Development's regular permitting processes.
Welcome to the Building Department Web Page!
The Building Division of the Community Development Department issues building permits for the construction of single-family
residences, commercial structures, pole barns, fences over six feet tall, decks, re-roofing,
garages and storage buildings over 120 square feet. Permits are also required prior to
engaging in site disturbance activities such as grading, excavating and storm drainage or
run-off control. (If a community water system is affected by site disturbance, inquiries are
addressed to the Department of Environmental Quality.)
The Building Division has jurisdiction over structures erected within the County, not
within City limits. Setting a mobile home on real property or converting a mobile home to
real property also requires a permit from the Building Department. Structures are required to
meet the regulations of the International Building Code, the International Residential Code,
the International Mechanical Code, and the International Energy Conservation Code, which is
enforced by building inspectors. State inspectors (769-1579) do plumbing and electrical
inspections. Questions regarding water quality issues or septic systems should be directed to