Building Department Overview

The City of Kalispell’s Building Department performs plan reviews and inspections on all commercial and residential projects within the city limits. 

Current Code Cycles

  •  2018 International Building, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and Fire
  •  2018 International Existing Building Code
  •  2018 International Residential Code
  •  2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
  •  2012 Energy Code
  •  2017 National Electrical Code


Permits are required for building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, tenant improvements and fire suppression systems.

NEW - You can now schedule building inspections via email/text to - please include permit or address number, type of inspection you need and a contact name and phone number. You will receive a reply with the date and time of your inspection. Reminder - inspections must be scheduled 24 hours in advance, we cannot guarantee same day inspections.


Our website includes the requirements and forms needed for new construction, remodels, additions, tenant improvements, detached garages, and decks.


In addition, the department is responsible for conducting Fire Life Safety inspections and fire/alarm plan review of commercial properties within the city.

Building Permits Issued