Building Services

The City of Mountain Home’s Building Department’s purpose is to protect the public health, safety and welfare on all new and existing structures, residential and commercial, by enforcing minimum code requirements.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provisions of these codes relate to plumbing, electrical, mechanical, fire safety and other hazards.  Various activities of the Building Department include:

  • Conducting inspections of new commercial and residential construction including additions and detached accessory buildings
  • Educating the public concerning safety, health and welfare of the building environment
  • Issuing building and various other permits
  • Issuing Certificate of Occupancy license
  • Processing of permit applications for all types of construction
  • Providing assistance to developers, contractors and citizens relating to building code requirements
  • Regulating the occupancy of existing structures and premises
  • Evaluate the occupancy requirements based on use and occupancy type
  • Review commercial and residential construction plans

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INSPECTIONS Inspections must be called in prior to 9:00 a.m. for same day inspections by calling the Building Department at (208) 580-2091.   Inspections called in after 9:00 a.m. will be scheduled for the following day.  Inspection times are for AM or PM.  We do not make appointments for a specific time.  Roof deck inspections can be called in after 9:00 a.m. for same day inspections.


If you need additional assistance you may contact our staff by phone at (208) 580-2091 or by E-mail.

Staff contact information

Building Official, Michael McCain – E-mail

Code Enforcement Officer, Hank Patrick – E-mail

Administrative Assistant, Brenda Ellis – E-mail



ACCESSORY BUILDING APPLICATION                          
Application for Home Occupation                                       
Fence Application                                                                      
Building Permit Application
Right-Of-Way Work Application
Idaho Standards For Public Works Construction Standard Drawings for:
Street Cuts and Surface Repair Details
Typical Pipe Bedding Section
Typical Trench
Concrete Driveway Approach 
Concrete Sidewalk    
Contractors Please Note:
EPA Statement:
The US Environmental Protection Agency requires that renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb
lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, childcare facilities and schools must be performed by an EPA Certified
Renovator working for an EPA Certified Firm and specific work practices must be implemented to prevent lead
contamination. More information is available at 1-800-424-LEAD [5323] or
EPA Lead Safety Forms:
Certified Renovator Training Hands-On Skills Assessment
Renovate Right Pamphlet
Sample Renovation Recordkeeping Checklist
Small Business Compliance Guide
Steps to Lead Safe, Renovation, Repair, and Painting
Test Kit Documentation Form



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