Building Department Overview
DUE TO THE INCREASE IN CONSTRUCTION IN OUR VALLEY PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT COMMERCIAL PLAN REVIEW HAS A LEAD TIME OF 12 WEEKS FROM COMPLETE SUBMITTAL AND RESIDENTIAL PLAN REVIEW HAS A LEAD TIME OF 4 WEEKS FROM COMPLETE SUBMITTAL .
The City of Kalispell’s Building Department performs plan reviews and inspections on all commercial and residential projects within the city limits.
Current Code Cycles
- 2021 International Building, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and Fire
- 2021 International Existing Building Code
- 2021 International Residential Code
- 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code
- 2021 Energy Code
- 2020 National Electrical Code
- 2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
Permits are required for building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, tenant improvements and fire suppression systems.
NEW - You can now schedule building inspections via email or text - please include permit or address number, type of inspection you need and a contact name and phone number. You will receive a reply with the date and time of your inspection. Reminder - inspections must be scheduled 24 hours in advance, we cannot guarantee same day inspections.
Our website includes the requirements and forms needed for new construction, remodels, additions, tenant improvements, detached garages, and decks.
In addition, the department is responsible for conducting Fire Life Safety inspections and fire/alarm plan review of commercial properties within the city.