One full set of plans must be submitted, including complete site plans, foundation plans, framing plans, floor plans, and building elevations along with Res-Check Zoning Compliance form and Utility request form. If your project is located within the flood plain a pre-construction elevation certificate and Development permit is required at time of submittal. All commercial structures and houses with 3500 sq. ft. or more including garage must have a fire Dist. approval. All plans must be neatly and legibly drawn to scale. All plans for commercial construction must be stamped by an engineer or architect licensed in the State of Idaho.

All applications forms must have a lot & block number. The lot & block numbers can be obtained from the City of Middleton.

No building permit will be issued until plans are reviewed and approved. Plans are reviewed in the order received, expect 10-14 days for approval.

No deviation of use or construction from the submitted plans will be allowed without the written approval of the Middleton P&Z Administrator, Building Inspector, or the Middleton City Council.>Design Criteria

All structures must be designed to meet the requirements of the 2012 International Building code/International Residential Code.

Additional Codes Adopted by the City of Middleton

  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Energy Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2014 NEC

Specific design criteria unique to Middleton:

  • Snow Load: 20 lbs/sf
  • Basic Wind Speed: 90mph
  • Frost Depth: 24 inches
  • Probabilistic Ground Motion Values: found on the USGS Web site, using zip code 83644

Building Permit Fees are calculated based on the value of the construction using the current Building Valuation Data published by the ICC.

All City water and sewer connection fees are to be paid at the same time as the Building Permit Fees. Your utility deposit of $ 100.00, administration fee of $15.00 and a Res-Check Zoning Compliance fee of $ 25.00. A minimum fee of $ 250.00 is due when dropping off your Building Permit for approval. Upon approval that $ 250.00 is deducted from the total fee when permit is issued.

Building Permit Fees are calculated based on the value of the construction using the current Building Valuation Data published by the ICC.

All City water and sewer connection fees are to be paid at the same time as the Building Permit Fees, a  utility deposit of $ 100.00, an administration fee of $15.00 and a Res-Check Zoning Compliance fee of $ 25.00 will also be collected at that time. A deposit of $ 250.00 is due when dropping off your plans  for approval. Upon approval the $ 250.00 is deducted from the total fee when permit is issued.

  • Plan Check Fee (commercial) 65% of Building Permit Fee
  • Plan Check Fee (residential) 25% of Building Permit Fee
  • Re-inspection Fee $ 65.00 per inspection
  • Special inspection $ 40.00 per hour / 1 hour min.

First floor level framing inspection before the decking is applied and a lath inspection for all exterior stucco, plaster and masonry veneer.

Additional plan review required by changes, additions or revisions to plans $47.00 per hour (1/2 hour minimum)

** Failure to obtain a permit prior to commencement of any construction will result in the assessment of a double fee.

  • Building Official: David Wardell (208) 789-3953  fax: (208) 585-9601
  • Inspection Line: (208) 585-5805
  • Middleton Public Works Department: James Askew (208) 585-3133
  • Middleton Utility Billing: (208) 585-3133
  • Middleton Plumbing Inspector: Dennis Holte (208) 870-6192
  • Middleton Electrical Inspector: Shane Vigil(208) 861-1008
  • Middleton Mechanical Inspector: Terry Medley (208) 484-3390
  • Canyon County Assessor's Office: (208) 454-7431
  • Southwest District Health Department: (208) 455-5300
  • Middleton Fire District: (208) 585-6650