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A Building Permit is generally needed if any structural, electrical, plumbing or mechanical changes, or changes to walls or floors will be made.
These changes include:
Please See International Residential Building Code 2021 R105.1 and R105.2 and IBC 2021 [A] 105.1 and [A] 105.2 for more information regarding work required and exempt from requiring building permits.
Access the Permit Portal online by clicking the link at the Building & Zoning page on the City website or you can follow this link.
Permit applications are filled out online through the permit portal. For cases where a signed building permit application is requested, one may access the application form online or pick one up in the Building and Zoning Department at the City Office at 10 N. Main.
Inspections are scheduled online through the permit portal. An active building permit is required to request inspections.
Log into the permit portal to request inspections. Inspection requests must be made by 5:00 PM the business day prior to inspection requested. Time blocks are AM and PM, but are not guaranteed. Please include work order numbers, requests for calls when in route, or other specific instructions in "Notes for Inspector".
You may log into the permit portal and access a permit if you email address used for your log-in account is saved to the desired permit. You may also use the permit number as a user name and then the first 5 letters of the builder's name, all lower case, followed by the permit number.
Please log on to the permit portal to submit online.
A Full Submittal requires:
--Requires attending the Project Review Meeting--typically held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 8:30 AM, City Office 2nd Floor Conference Room.
--Submit the Project Review Committee Appearance Application. It can be accessed online or picked up at the Building & Zoning Department in the City Office at 10 N. Main.
--Project Review checks for compliance of the site in relation to the zoning ordinance and utility company's requirements.
--Required are 15 sets of plans 1- 24X36 and 14- 11X17. These are to be turned in by 5PM the Thursday BEFORE the meeting you want to attend.
--When Project Review has approved the Site Plan, turn in two full sets of Building Plans Drawings that are stamped by an architect or engineer licensed in the state of Utah.
When you are at the Permit Files/ Attachment page of the application through the permit portal, please upload documents in a PDF format.
All Boxes must be checked before you can submit, even if the item does not apply to your permit.
If the document title has an asterisk (*), a document must be attached to submit your application.
No document upload is required if an item does not apply and there is not an asterisk.
To upload a document, click Upload Link in the box of the document you would like uploaded. Search for the document that you would like uploaded and select it for upload. The box will turn green when it has been uploaded. It will help to have your documents saved to the device you are using descriptive titles.
Once all the boxes are green and you have inputted all of your builder and building information, click Submit. If Submittal Is Rejected, you will receive an email and a notification on your permit application with the explanation of what is needed for approval.
To access the permit application after you have saved it, click on the prep-number on you permits page. This will take you to a summary page. Click Edit Permit, then Attachments at the bottom of the page if the system does not automatically take you to the Permit Documents page.
Replace or upload the required documents using the previously listed instructions.
Go to either Plan Review or checklist. Click on Needs Corrections on Building-Residential AND Planning & Zoning.
A note will be listed with what is needed. To attach a file: click the Attach File box. Upload New Attachment and select the attachment.
Here you can also add any notes you feel necessary. Save and then it will change from Needs Corrections to Updated For Review.
If there are multiple reviewers requesting changes to the same document, you can click the check box to update other departments. Please deselect any reviewers that are already green to avoid creating unnecessary delays.
Login to your account and click on the permit number.
A PDF will be attached next to the inspection(s), here it will explain what needs to be attached, if anything.
Under the Attachments for Review tab click +Add To Section.
Name your document and attach the selected document.
Yes. Most insurance companies could deny coverage if building took place without a permit and was not built to code. Access the permit portal by following this link.
Yes. A permit is required. Please log on to the permit portal to submit the permit.
As long as the flat work is not structural, a permit is not required. Access the application form online or pick one up in the Building and Zoning Department at the City Office at 10 N. Main.
If the retaining wall is over four (4) foot high, you will need a permit and engineered plans.
A permit is not required to install a fence that is 6' or less in height. A fence higher than 6' requires consultation with our Building and Zoning Dept. You will need to check with the Bulding and Zoning Department to verify the setback and location requirements. --Access the application form online or pick one up in the Building and Zoning Department at the City Office at 10 N. Main.
There are a few factors that determine whether an accessory building requires a permit. Please call 435-865-4519 or view City Ordinance Chapter 26 Article 3 pertaining the zone to which your property belongs.
Yes. And you must provide the Building Permit Number when scheduling an inspection. --Access the application form online or pick one up in the Building and Zoning Department at the City Office at 10 N. Main.
You must provide the following: --Building Permit Number --Address of property --Contact Name and Tel. # --Type of inspection needed --Date and general time you desire the inspection --For gas-related inspections, you must have a Gas Clearance Form completed and uploaded to the permit as an attachment. (See under "Forms" link on our Home Page) --For power-related inspections, you must have a Power Work Order Number from Rocky Mt. Power. Please include pour times in the note for inspectors for concrete and please give at least a 2-hour window for inspection between ready time and pour time.
--Visit the State Construction Registry website online --Click on "Public Search Functionality" on left hand side of the screen. --Select the desired location (Cedar City) where it says "Issuing municipality". --Leave all the other fields blank. --Then submit the search. This will bring up all the permits that have been submitted to the SCR system by that location. You can also enter a specific time period to be searched. If you scroll to the right of the page and select see details, you will be prompted for payment. --If you have set up a "pay as you go account', and you are logged in to the SCR system, you would not be asked for payment. Those with a pay as you go account are only asked for payment if they submit a filing.
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These questions are to be answered and will help with the review. A "Yes" answer to any item with a * means the Industrial User is considered a Significant Industrial User (SIU) and will be permitted as such.
• Does the discharger have a manufacturing process that generates wastewater? • What is/are the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code(s) for the facility? • Are there chemicals of concern stored on site? • *Is there treated groundwater or site remediation wastewater generated? • *Is there more than 25,000 gallons per day of process wastewater generated? • *Is the proposed discharge subject to categorical pretreatment standards under Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations? • *Could the proposed discharge adversely affect the Publicly Owner Treatment Works (POTW)?
The Cedar City Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, (CCRWTF) requires an industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit Application from a Significant Industrial User (SIU) at least 90 days before they discharge to the sanitary sewer.
The CCRWTF will issue industrial wastewater discharge permits to SIUs where pollutants of concern are, or have the potential to be discharged at levels that could: impact the POTW, impact the environment, or affect worker health and safety.
Industrial users who are considered categorical, but who discharge no process wastewater to the sanitary sewer system may be issued a Zero-Discharger Categorical Industrial User Permit (ZDCIU), The CCRWTF may elect to issue discharge permits to non-Significant Industrial Users under a local control program.
Examples of such industries may include, but are not limited to:• Food processors with less than 25,000 gallons per day process wastewater • Metal fabricators or machine shops without surface finishing operations • Concrete products manufacturers and ready-mix batch plants • Electronic circuit board assembly, wave solder, solder reflow, board washing and testing • Operations without either electro-less or electrolytic plating or chemical etching or milling • Beverage processors including dairies, breweries and soft drink operations with less than 25,000 gallons per day process wastewater • Testing laboratories, either analytical or product • Chemical re-packagers, and container recycling activities • Any discharger required after a review to implement effective control of the outgoing or effluent discharge concentrations representing components of the Local Limitations, and related priority pollutants, (Biochemical Oxygen Demand, (BOD) Total Suspended Solids, (TSS), Oil, and Grease, (O&G), pH, Metals, (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Se, Pb, Ni, Ag, and Zn)).
The CCRWTF may also elect to issue permits to those industrial and commercial facilities without the need for monthly reporting or frequent oversight. These permits are classified as Best Management Practice (BMP) permits. BMP permits require less frequent inspection and oversight. Examples of such industries may include, but are not limited to:
• Vehicle and equipment washing and maintenance activities • Electronic equipment testing (no manufacturing activities) • Industrial gas repackaging and vessel hydro-testing • Warehousing operations • Transfer and recycling operations • Small-scale food or beverage processors, who, after review, require no pH control of their wastewater discharge.
FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease) Commercial Program Sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) and sewer line maintenance due to FOG (fats, oils and grease) waste have been on the rise. This has prompted stricter enforcement of Ordinances and Regulations governing FOG discharge into the sewer system. Enforcement requires the installment and proper maintenance of a pretreatment device commonly known as a GRD (grease removal device).
1. Grease Trap (indoor) - Intended for limited food or drink preparation, typically found very close to a pre-wash sink.
Defined As:Grease Trap. Shall mean a device for separating and retaining waterborne fats, oil, and greases, it shall be installed under a sink as an accessory to an operating certified Grease Interceptor. The installation of grease traps on all new source commercial or industrial establishments, in lieu of the installation of a certified grease interceptor will be strictly prohibited under any circumstances.
2. Grease Interceptor (outdoor) - Intended for food and drink operations, found outside because of large capacity for FOG materials and its lower maintenance costs.
Defined As:Grease Oil, and Sand Interceptor. “Grease Interceptor” shall mean a device for separating and retaining waterborne fats, oil, and greases before the wastewater, which contains such grease, exits the grease interceptor into the city’s wastewater collection system or POTW. The grease interceptor also collects settable solids generated by or incidental to commercial, industrial and food preparation activities. The Grease Interceptor shall at a minimum be equipped with a two-cell construction and be constructed of impervious materials capable of withstanding abrupt and extreme changes in temperature. The interceptor shall be of substantial construction, water tight and equipped with easily removable covers which, when bolted in place, shall be gas and water tight.
All new FSE (Food Service Establishments) are required to have a minimum 500 gallon Grease Interceptor, (Outdoor-GMD) grease removal device.
For existing commercial kitchens without grease traps or interceptors, the General Manager may require the installation of a new grease, oil, and sand interceptor that fully complies with the definitions found within ordinance 30a, or to modify, replace, or repair any noncompliant plumbing or existing grease trap or interceptor upon notice to the food establishment, and (or) commercial kitchen facility that one (1) or more of the following conditions exist:
1. The facility is found to be contributing fats, oils or grease in quantities sufficient to cause sewer line stoppages or to necessitate increased maintenance on the wastewater collection system; or
2. Changes are made to the menu or kitchen equipment that, in the opinion of the General Manager, threatens to contribute fats, oils, or grease in quantities sufficient to cause line stoppages or necessitate increased maintenance on the wastewater collection system.
Grease interceptors shall be required of all new source commercial or industrial establishments upon construction where deemed necessary. Any existing food establishment will be reviewed to determine if existing mechanical, building, plumbing and electrical system will require upgrading. Any new kitchen, which shall meet the definition of a “food establishment”, shall meet all the mechanical, building, plumbing and electrical requirements for a commercial kitchen.
All existing commercial or industrial establishments shall have one year upon notification from the CCRWTF to install a grease interceptor where required.
If you are not sure, please contact Peter Sury, Cedar City Pretreatment Coordinator (435-867-9426 X: 304) or email firstname.lastname@example.org FOG Training Materials for kitchen staff/FSE Management FOG Training is a Best Management Practice (BMP) for kitchen operations A FSE (food service establishment) can request a technical assistance visit to learn how to stay in compliance. Please contact Peter Sury, Cedar City Pretreatment Coordinator (435-867-9426 X: 304) or email email@example.com to arrange your first technical assistance inspection.
Existing Grease Traps:• Vacuum out all FOG and food debris • Scrape sides and lid (remove all 3D debris) • Take out baffle and scrape clean • Check and clean inspection port, opened and cleaned • Pour water down side to flush waste to bottom for pump out • FSE inspect for quality of work performed before it is filled with water and closed • FES or Preferred Pumper note any damage or needed repairs on FOG report • FSE or Preferred Pumper note FOG level and solid level on FOG report • FSE or Preferred Pumper submit FOG report
Interceptor:FSE should observe the first and last 10 minutes of the process at minimum. • Either plunge vacuum wand up and down while taking out waste or leave wand at bottom and scrape all sides of vault in a plunging motion with a scraper wand. • Pressure washes all FOG material to bottom of vaults (walls, fittings) and vacuum into truck. • There should be no visible FOG material and inlet/outlet tees should be very clean. • Note any damage or needed repairs. • FSE needs to inspect quality of service when done. • FSE or Preferred Pumper note any repairs needed on FOG report. • FSE or Preferred Pumper note FOG level and solid level on FOG report. • FSE or Preferred Pumper submits FOG report.
Below is a local Waste Hauler Contact List:
AREA PUMPING SERVICES
Aardvark Pumping 240 W. 640 S. Hurricane, Ut 84737 435-635-7867
Hero Plumbing 2113 N. Main St. #7 Cedar City, Ut 84720 435-586-2756
Robot RooterP.O. Box 3151St. George, Ut 84770435-674-1440
Valley Tank Service425 E. 150 S.Venice, Ut 84701435-896-4021
Dixie Waste & John CoP.O. Box 910278St George, Ut 84791-0278435-673-5610
Hunters Toilets451 N. 5700 W.Cedar City, Ut 84720435-867-7323
Mangum Equicor – Roto RooterP.O. Box 248St. George, Ut 84771435-673-2020
Empire/Circle D1135 E. 770 N.St. George, Ut 84770435-628-0957
TNT EnterprisesP.O. Box 460712Leeds, Ut 84746435-229-6200
Read the Rules and Regulations:
• Local Limitations• Ordinance 30a • Code of Federal Regulations (section 403.5 National pretreatment standards: Prohibited discharges) • Plumbing Code
• If the trap/interceptor is in good condition, you will be advised to keep an eye on the maintenance schedule and kitchen operations.
• If a trap/interceptor is found in fair condition you may be issued a non-compliance order, and/or formal letter of Non-Compliance. To this point the CCRWTF may require an increase in related cleaning frequency and/or improve your BMP (best management practices) policy for kitchen operations.
• If the trap/interceptor is found in poor condition you will be issued a non-compliance order to have the grease removal device cleaned immediately and, immediate measures to prevent a future re-occurrence shall be enabled. The CCRWTF may require the removal on grand fathered under the sink trap, and require the installation of a minimum 500-gallon in ground grease interceptor. As well, the CCRWTF may impose penalties, and/or fines at this level of enforcement. The facility will also have 30 days to submit invoices of cleaning as proof of corrective action to the CCRWTF.
If you have a grease trap/interceptor, maintain it properly. Work out a specific cleaning schedule right for your restaurant. All GRD's need to have the separated FOG cleaned out periodically. Frequent cleaning can eliminate smells associated with a poorly maintained GRD. Chemicals and extremely hot water only push the problem further down the sewer. It does not go away. You can hire a Waste Hauler, or plumber to maintain your GRD and handle the required paper work for the control authority. Stop FOG at the source to prevent overflows and additional cost.
The Utah Dental Association (UDA) developed best management practices for the management of dental wastes in collaboration with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and local jurisdictions such as CCRWTF. This voluntary program encourages the recycling of mercury, amalgam, silver, and lead.
Silver Recovery Program The Cedar City Pretreatment Department strives to maximize the operating efficiency of the Cedar City Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, (CCRWTF) by regulating the types and quantities of pollutants that enter the public sewer system. Silver has become a substance of concern and is targeted for reduction by the Pretreatment Program. The Pretreatment Department has developed a Silver Reduction Program to reduce the level of silver coming into the CCRWTF.
Permit?The goal of the silver reduction program is to provide education and technical assistance to photo and X-ray film processors to reduce silver entering the wastewater treatment system. Your cooperation in the silver reduction program is essential to prevent the need for more costly regulation. The Pretreatment department prefers to implement a program relying on the voluntary adoption of Best Management Practices (BMPs) to capture silver at the source, rather than permitting, monitoring and inspecting waste generators. The effective management of silver-bearing waste through the use of sound, BMP-based pretreatment practices can save time and money for photo and X-ray processors and Clean Water Services.
Why recover silver from photographic wastes?Processing photographic film, x-ray, and photographic prints produces wastes containing high levels of silver. Silver is highly toxic to aquatic organisms. Photo processing waste may contain silver concentrations as high as 15,000 parts per million (ppm) before pre-treatment Wastes containing more than 5 ppm of silver are classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as hazardous waste. Disposing of silver into the public sanitary sewer system wastes a valuable resource that can be conserved. Recovering silver from photo processing waste streams converts a potential source of pollution into a potential source of revenue. Recovered silver is marketable and can be profitable. Silver recovery is beneficial to both photo processors and the environment.
Objectives of the Silver Pollution Prevention Program:• Reduce silver coming into the public sanitary sewer system • Minimize cost to industry • Improve silver recovery and resource conservation • Avoid the need to issue costly monitoring-based permits
Why should you be concerned?Aside from causing environmental damage, improper disposal violates Federal, and Utah State Regulations of which specifically prohibit the improper disposal of wastes and contamination of waters and provide for civil and criminal penalties for violators. Most painters manage wastes responsibly, but sometimes disposal options can be confusing. This brochure is designed to help you prevent, reduce, recycle or safely dispose of common painting wastes. The result will be happier customers who appreciate your concern for their property and a safer environment.
What is paint waste?• Solvents (water, mineral spirits, toluene) • Oil-based paint• Latex paint• Rags• Paint chips/dust• Paint and solvent containers
What can you do with usable leftover paint?• Check into donating leftover paint to local theaters, schools, clubs or churches.• Give small amounts of paint left over at the end of a job to the customer for touch up.• Combine light-colored leftover paints for use as primer on future jobs.• Dispose of unwanted oil-based paint at a permitted hazardous waste management facility.
Clean-up do’s• Allow paint solids in used solvents to settle so the clear portion can be poured off and reused.• Dispose of spent solvents at a permitted hazardous waste management facility.• Use the least toxic cleanup solvent available.
Clean-up don’ts• Don’t pour oil-based or latex waste paint or clean-up materials onto the ground.• Don’t pour any paint or clean-up materials into storm drains, ditches, gutters, catch basins, dry wells, creeks or other surface water drainage.• Don’t (unless authorized to do so from your local Solid Waste Authority) put liquid paint, solvent or clean-up waste in garbage cans or dumpsters.
Other paint job waste• Remove lids from empty latex containers and allow the contents to dry out. Dispose of lids and dry containers in the garbage.• Allow rags to dry thoroughly and dispose in the garbage.• Dispose of paint chips and dust properly. For information, contact the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).• Most paint strippers are hazardous and should be disposed as hazardous waste.
Common sense tips and guidelines• Purchase only the amount of paint needed for each job.• Use latex paint whenever possible.• Use tarps and drip pans to collect paint and solvent spills.• Keep containers tightly sealed when not in use to avoid spills.• Avoid contaminating ground surface with paint chips and dust.• Use high-efficiency spray guns to minimize overspray.• Train employees and subcontractors to handle paint waste properly.• Store leftover latex paint, oil-based paint and solvents separately in original or clearly marked containers.
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No, Inside incorporated Cedar City limits there is a NO BURN ordinance. BURNING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED By Cedar City Ordinance Section 17-17; Any individual who violates this section shall be deemed guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. If; you live Outside of Cedar City limits, please refer to the Iron County Outdoor Burning Permit Rules.
That is dependent upon what kind of business you are starting (i.e. sole proprietor, partnership, etc). For more information click here.
Depends on what you are capable of bringing to Iron County and Utah. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Cedar City is in an ideal location. We are located right along I-15 between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. We have our own airport, and railroad that allows for greater access for the transport of goods. We also have an educated populace, that will help your business bring innovative ideas and to grow.
Yes. More than likely, depending on your type of business and your location, you may be subject to specific codes/ordinances. As a result, we recommend that you contact Drew Jackson in our Building Department (435-865-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss any questions you may have. Regarding water usage, we recommend you contact Peter Sury (435-867-9426 or email@example.com). For business license questions and other applications, you may contact Renon Savage (435-865-5106 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Yes. Cedar City has the SUU Business Resource Center, and the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, you can find information regarding rural areas by visiting the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development Rural Resources.
The office is open from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Our offices are located near the back of the Cemetery at 745 N. 100 W., Cedar City, UT 84721.
Parks are open to everyone during daylight hours and are available on a first come, first served basis unless it has been rented and paid for by someone. Park reservations are posted at each park.
You can reserve a pavilion at the Aquatic Center - 2090 West Royal Hunte Drive. Rental times for the parks are 10 am - 2 pm or 5 pm - 9 pm. You can also rent both blocks of time. The fees vary depending on the park and are based on how many tables are in each pavilion. You can go to Pavilion Reservation Fees to check the price of each Park Pavilion. This can be paid with cash, check, Visa or Master Card. If you have any questions, contact our office at (435) 865-9223.
Please place your can on the asphalt away from the gutter with the front of the can facing the street. Place on your curb no later than 7 a.m. on your scheduled trash day.
The Public Works Department is responsible for repairing the city street lights. Call (435) 586-2912 and your concern will be forwarded to the appropriate person(s). Please provide the pole number, approximate address, side of street, and problem with the streetlight in your message.
CLICK HERE for holiday garbage pick-up schedule.
Call our Public Works Secretary at (435) 586-2912 to submit a work order to have the pothole repaired, or submit it online HERE.
Call our Public Works Secretary at (435) 586-2912 to submit a work order, or submit it online HERE.
Garbage cans are required to be placed at the curb by 7:00 AM on each pick-up day.
Please place your can on the asphalt away from the gutter with the front of the can facing the street, away from vehicles or any object, allowing 3 foot space between garbage cans.
Call our Public Works Secretary at (435) 586-2912 to submit a work order to have your can repaired.
You can call the Water Division at (435) 865-4507 or the Utilities Department at (435) 586-2951 and notify us of the leak location. If this is an after-hours emergency, you can call (435) 414-0067 and someone will return your call.
View our Water Division page for information on annual irrigation times.
Call the Utilities Department at (435) 586-2951 to schedule a time for these types of services.
There are many ways to conserve water year-round and water utility customers will naturally see an increase during the summer months. This is due to lawn irrigation and many times it is due to improper irrigation practices. Consider checking your property's irrigation system(s) and water lines for leaks and efficient use. For additional conservation tips, visit the Water Division page.