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City Attorney

Roger Baker
Tooele City Attorney

90 North Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074

Phone: 435.843.2120
Fax: 435.843.2129


Title 4. Chapter 3. Building Code

4-3-1. International Building Code.

The most recent edition of the International Building Code (IBC), as adopted by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, is incorporated by reference as part of the Tooele City Code, subject to amendments and modifications set forth in the Utah Building Standards Act Rules, together with standards incorporated into the IBC by reference, including but not limited to the International Energy Conservation Code and the International Residential Code.

(Ord. 2002-01, 01-09-2002); (Ord. 98-04, 01-21-98)

4-3-1.1. Building Permit Fees.

Table 1-A of the 1997 edition of the Uniform Building Code is incorporated by reference as the building fee schedule to be applied in the calculation of all construction related fees assessed by the City.

(Ord. 2002-01, 01-09-2002)

4-3-1.2. Building Valuation Schedule.

The most current building valuation data table published by the International Conference of Building Officials in the periodical “Building Standards” shall serve as the basis for establishing the value of building projects within Tooele City.

(Ord. 2002-01, 01-09-2002)

4-3-2. Building permit issuance contingent upon adequate water and sewer service.

(1) A building permit may not be issued until the applicant provides acceptable evidence, if requested, that the premises for which the building permit is requested will be supplied with potable culinary water supply of at least 20 pounds per square inch.

(2) A building permit may not be issued until such time as the applicant provides acceptable evidence, if requested, that the premises for which the building permit is desired will be supplied with sanitary sewer collection service in compliance with the Tooele City Code.

(Ord. 91-09, 11-14-91)

4-3-3. Penalties.

(1) Any person who violates any of the provisions of the ” Building Code” or the “International Building Code Standards” or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who fails to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the board of appeals or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed herein, shall severally for each and every such violation and noncompliance, respectively, be guilty of a class C misdemeanor. The imposition of one penalty for any violation such not excuse the violation or permit to continue; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time. When not otherwise specified, each day that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.

(2) The application of the penalty identified in Subsection (1) shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.

(Ord. 2004-15, 10-20-04); (Ord. 91-09, 11-14-91)


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Please Note:  Every attempt has been made to keep this online Tooele City Code up-to-date; however, there may be discrepancies between this online code and that which is actually adopted.  If you have questions about the Tooele City Code or for the most recent update, please call (435) 843-2120 or email

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