Building Department

The Building Permits and Inspections Department will strive to assist you with your construction project in an efficient and accountable manner. They are responsible for permitting all construction and conducting inspections of all construction-related permits as well as issuance of Certificates of Occupancy, Fire Prevention, and Special Events.

The Building Permits and Inspections Department is responsible for:

  • Conducting building construction inspections
  • Issuing building permits
  • Issuing certificate of occupancy permits
  • Reviewing building plans
  • Working directly with the Planning and Zoning Commission

If you're attempting to apply for a plumbing permit or electrical permit, you'll need to apply with the State of Idaho. Related links are featured at the bottom of this page.

Building & Mechanical Permits

To obtain a permit for both residential and commercial uses, please see the relevant documents below. You may download and complete the form and drop it off at City Hall or email it to If you don't see your form below, you may also give us a call and we will be happy to provide you with the necessary forms and answer any questions you may have.


Energy Code Compliance: Every fifth home a contractor completes will be required to provide certification by a third party of energy compliance before a certificate of occupancy will be issued. The following tests are required:

  • Balancing Test    
  • Blower Door Test
  • Duct Blaster Test
  • Static Pressure & Temp Rise



The City of New Plymouth contracts with the City of Fruitland Building Department to inspect residential, commercial and industrial development within the city to assure compliance with all applicable codes. Inspections may be requested by calling 208-452-4946. If leaving a message, please include address, permit number, contractor, phone number, and type of inspection. Calls received before 3 p.m. will be scheduled for the next day.

Required Inspections

  • Footing
  • Foundation/Stem Wall
  • Under Floor
  • Shear Wall
  • Framing - will be done with mechanical rough-in inspection.
  • Air Seal
  • Insulation
  • Final - will be done with mechanical final inspection.

Mechanical Inspections

  • Pressure Test
  • Rough-In/Piping - will be done with framing inspection.
  • Final - will be done with final building inspection.

Adopted Codes

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code


Design Criteria

  • Seismic Category: C
  • Exposure: C
  • Wind Load: 115 mph
  • Basic Ground Snow Load: 25 pounds per square foot
  • Frost Depth: 24"
  • Weathering: Severe
  • Termite: Slight-Moderate
  • Winter Design Temp: 10°
  • Ice Barrier Underlayment Required: No
  • Flood Hazards: None
  • Air Freezing Index: 1155
  • Mean Annual Temp: 51.2°


Contact Info

Fruitland Building Department for New Plymouth

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