David Callahan
Community Development Director
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P: (208) 446-1070

Physical Address:
451 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kootenai County Building Department Home Page

Construction Code Editions to Change January 1st

As mandated by the State of Idaho, the 2012 editions of certain Codes will become effective beginning January 1, 2015. The State has made a number of amendments to these Codes, some are significant. The relevant provisions of the Idaho Statues and IDAPA Rules, which includes State amendments, can be found on the Idaho Division of Building Safety website here: dbs.idaho.gov/rules/

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Most Significant Changes in the 2012 Residential Codes Available Here.

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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 Panhandle Health.

Community Building

Main County Administration Building
Physical Address: 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 Mailing Address: PO Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000
Main Phone Number: (208) 446-1000 Contact Us
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