Welcome to the City of Lewiston’s Building Services webpage. We are committed to the growth and improvement of the City of Lewiston, while encouraging the safety, welfare and health of the Lewiston community. The building service team’s goal is to provide courteous, timely and informative services throughout your building experience.
Building services is responsible for the implementation and administration of City, State and International codes. View our current building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical adopted codes for clarification on appropriate building standards.
To ensure your building experience is an exceptional one we encourage open communication in regards to your project. We hope to provide a one-stop shop for your permit process, which includes accepting, reviewing and approving your permit application and construction documents. If you are not sure what permits you will need for your project, you can view a list of permits you may need. We also are available to discuss your project via phone, email or you are welcome to come to the office to determine if a permit or a plan review is required. The permit review is the process where multiple departments review construction plans for compliance with all applicable codes and standards. You can view our permit review schedule for how long a review may take for residential and commercial permits. Our fees are reviewed on a yearly basis, you can request a fee schedule and user-friendly fee calculator spreadsheets by contacting building services.
To ensure the safety, welfare, health and code compliance for the City of Lewiston; we offer building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspections as part as your issued permit. Once your project has been completed a final inspection will be done by all inspectors included in the project. Once all inspectors have approved your project, a certificate or letter of completion will be issued to you. Our building inspectors are also available to answer building code and inspection requirement questions.
The City of Lewiston does have a Code Board of Appeals available to the public. The Code Board of Appeals hear and decide appeals of orders, determinations or decisions made by the Building Official/Fire Marshal relative to the application and interpretation of the International Building Code/International Fire Code.
We encourage and strive for an easy review and permitting process. To encourage this, we have created several building packets, checklists and other documents that will assist you in your submittal process. You can review these documents in our documents resources page. We thank you for your interest in the improvement of our community.
Cell: (509) 780-1835
Building Permit Representative
Phone: (208) 746-1318 Ext 7203
Building Permit Representative
Phone: (208) 746-1318 Ext 7263
P.O. Box 617
Lewiston, ID 83501-1930
215 D Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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