Building Department

The Building Department consists of one building official, three full-time inspectors (building/mechanical, plumbing, and electrical), and two full-time support staff.
Drawing of a home under construction showing a roof and framing studs
The purpose of the department to ensure the safety of all buildings and structures in the city of Pocatello through administration and enforcement of codes and ordinances regarding new construction, remodeling, and abatement of dangerous buildings. The department is also responsible for coordinating plan checks and issuance of permits for all construction electrical, plumbing, mechanical and gas installation, building demolitions, excavations, signs, and sidewalks.

Note: State contractor registration is being administered by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses or call 208-334-3233 for information.

Mission Statement


To promote building safety through code compliance, assist citizens, contractors and design professionals in completing building projects, enhance neighborhood quality of life and assure Pocatello is compliant with state building code laws.