A building permit must be obtained from the Building Official before beginning construction.
Investigation fees are charged in addition to the permit fees, where work is started before obtaining a permit. The investigation fee shall be equal to the amount of the permit fees as set by the Monticello City Consolidated Fee Schedule.
Building permits are required for all new construction, before moving a trailer or pre-built home onto a lot and for any addition or remodeling.
When application is made for a building permit, the following are required:
1. Complete set of plans drawn to scale submitted to Building Department for review.
a. See Plan Requirements sheet for detailed list of plan requirements.
b. In most cases, plans for single family residences do not have to be drawn by an architect or engineer. When the scope and design of the home becomes such that the Building Official deems it necessary, he/seh may require according to the Building Codes that the plans be designed, drawn, and stamped by a Utah Licensed Architect or Engineer.
2. Legal description and county property tax parcel number (this may be located on your tax notice).
3. Permit application filled out as completely and signed by the owner or agent.
a. List all contractors and sub-contractors being hired to perform work on the project including:
b. Monticello City requires that prior to obtaining a building permit the applicant must have the property on which the structure will be located deeded in their name and recorded in the San Juan County Recorder’s Office. (In lieu of this requirement we will accept a notarized statement signed by the legal owner or owners of the property, giving their permission for the structure to be built on the property).
4. It is strongly recommended the owner also receive for his/her own records:
a. A written and signed bid or estimate for the scope of work to be performed by the General Contractor or Sub-Contractor which includes all work to be done by sub-contract and other used by the Contractor.
b. A written contract with the General Contractor or Sub-Contractor which are being hired to perform the work on the project prior to work taking place. This contract should include the parameters for payments and any payment schedules agreed upon by the owner and the parties hired by the owner to perform any work on the project.
c. A copy of the Contractor or Sub-Contractor’s liability insurance which would cover any work done on your project.
According to the Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act, the owner of a single family residence, intended to be used for his/her personal use and non-commercial, nonprofit use may act as the contractor and builder on his/her own residence. Work performed on the project must be performed by the following:
ALL WORK TO BE PERFORMED ON ANY COMMERCIAL PROJECT MUST BE DONE BY LICENSED CONTRACTORS. THE OWNER OF A COMMERCIAL PROJECT CONNOT ACT AS THEIR OWN CONTRACTOR IN THE STATE OF UTAH.