Building Department

Building & Safety Division

The Santaquin City Building and Safety Division is in charge of making sure all building and infrastructure projects meet health, safety, International Building Code, and City Code requirements. This department reviews residential, commercial and infrastructure plans, issues permits and performs inspections. 

Building Permits

  • To apply for a building permit, do so online by clicking the red link below (online application portal). This will take you to our online permitting website. Create an account for yourself with a user name and password, enter your information and upload any required documents. To see a list of the information you  will need to submit for your permit, click the blue links below. 
  • Building permits are reviewed and approved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your permit application will be submitted to the Building Official when ALL of your required documents are received. If you are applying for a new single family, multi-family, or a commercial building permit, you will also need to submit a Plan Review Deposit before your permit will move forward. Allow up to 2 weeks for your permit to be approved once ALL of your documents are uploaded to your completed online permit application and your Plan Review Fees are paid (if applicable).
  • We accept CHECK and CASH only for permit related fees. Makes checks out to Santaquin City.

Online Application Portal


Click the links below for more information:

What information do I need to submit for my permit?

If you are an Owner/Builder, please print out and submit this form:

Other forms that may be required:

General Information and Requirements for Scheduling an Inspection:

  • To schedule an inspection, call our office at 801-754-1011.
  • Be sure to have the permit number and address.
  • All inspections need to be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance during office hours. (Monday-Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm). To schedule an inspection for Monday, be sure to call our office by 1 pm on Friday.
  • Most of the time, your inspection can be scheduled for the next business day. At times, however, the schedule may already be full. In that case, our office staff will inform you of the next available date.
  • We do NOT do timed inspections unless it’s for Footings, Foundations or inspections that require us to enter an occupied home (basement finishing, remodeling etc).
  • Job sites must be ready for inspection by 8:00 am on the requested inspection day.
  • If the job site is not ready for the requested inspection, a re-inspection fee of $65.00 will be charged. Re-inspection fees must be paid at the Santaquin City office by check or cash prior to any further inspections. Fees will not be accepted at the site.
  • For each type of inspection (foundation, drywall etc.), you are allowed 2 inspections (one first time inspection and one follow-up inspection if needed). If any additional inspections are required, a $65.00 re-inspection fee will be charged. The re-inspection fee must be paid at the City Office by cash or check prior to receiving any further inspections.
  • Required Building Inspection Checklist

Streets and Infrastructure

Before You Dig 

Current Development Projects


  • Summit Ridge Development was annexed in 2002 at the south end of Santaquin. Plans include over 3500 residential homes ranging from high density multi-family to estate lots. So far, almost 700 lots have been platted. Over 1 Million square feet of retail, office, and light manufacturing type uses are planned near the future commuter rail station. Primary builders working in this development include Salisbury Homes, DR Horton, Arrive Homes, Ivory Homes, and several custom home builders.
  • North Orchards was annexed in 2004 at the north end of Santaquin. Originally planned to have over 1500 residential homes. A new elementary school opened in the fall of 2018, and the area is expected to include a future High School.  Primary builders working in this development include Sierra Homes and other semi-custom home builders. 
  • Foothill Village was annexed in 2004 near the southeast end of Santaquin. This development will have over 400 homes when completed. The primary builders for this development are Salisbury Homes and DR Horton.



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275 West Main Street
Santaquin, UT 84655
Phone: (801) 754-1011
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