Building Permit Information & Applications

Information

The Whitefish Building Department serves the public by creating partnerships with citizens and the developer, contractor, and business communities to accomplish mutually beneficial goals such as the safe, timely, and successful completion of projects. Rather than having an enforcement orientation, the department focuses on education, and strives to maintain a customer-service driven, problem solving orientation for the plan review, permitting, and inspection functions.

Contact Information:

City of Whitefish Building Department
510 Railway Street
Whitefish, MT 59937
406-863-2410
406-863-2409 (fax)
email
 
Location Map
 

Staff:

Linda Broscheit - Permit Technician/Residential Inspector

Lauren Stevens - Permit Technician

Tad Lisowski - Chief Building Official

Phil Holmes - Building Inspector

Dave Perry - Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer

Permits Required:

Permits are required for all new contruction within Whitefish city limits. That includes the following:

BUILDING:

*  New residential and commercial construction
*  Decks
*  Additions
*  Remodels
*  Roofing if sheeting is being replaced
*  Residential sheds and storage buildings over 120 sq ft
*  Commercial storage buildings and garages of any size
*  Retaining walls over 4 ft high or subject to surcharge load
 

ELECTRICAL  /  MECHANICAL  /  PLUMBING

This list does not include all types of work requiring a permit.

Please call the Building Department at 406-863-2410 before starting any construction to determine if a permit is required.

Building Permit Application

Once completed, including appropriate legible plans and documents (see page 2 of the application), your application may be submitted for review.

Required Documentation:

  • A complete signed building permit application including; owner information and contractor information
  • Commercial
- Two sets of complete building plans
- Plans must be stamped by a licensed MT architect
- Three 11 x 17 site plans
- Truss design criteria from the truss manufacturer (dead load & live load) must be
   submitted prior to permit issuance
- Erosion Control Plan required with all new construction or when the footprint of the 
   building is changed.  For more information contact the City engineer at Public
   Works: 406-863-2456 or 2457.
- Energy code compliance -Prescriptive or ComCheck 
 
  • Residential
- One set of complete building plans
- Three 11 x 17 site plans
- Truss design criteria from the truss manufacturer (dead load & live load) must be
   submitted prior to permit issuance
- Erosion Control Plan required with all new construction or when the footprint of the
   building is changed.  For more information contact the City engineer at Public
   Works: 406-863-2456 or 2457.
- Energy code compliance - Prescriptive or ResCheck

Fees

Building permit fees are based on a percentage of the projects estimated cost. New projects and remodels adding plumbing fixtures are also subject to impact fees.  Impact fees are calculated by the Public Works Department.  Please contact Rose Elliott at 406-863-2462 if you have questions.