Welcome to the Minidoka County
Building and Zoning Department
you for your interest in our web site! We hope to answer most
of your questions about the building permit process in Minidoka
County. If however you still have questions or need advice,
please dont hesitate to contact us or come by our office. Information
When Do I need a building Permit?
Any new construction, structural additions, alterations, out
buildings over 120 Sq. Ft., all interior remodels except for
painting and carpeting, re-roofing and re-siding projects, placing
a manufactured home in or out of a park, window or replacement
if the opening size will be larger than the door/windows taken
Do agricultural buildings require a permit?
All buildings require a permit, however for a farm
placement set back, permits are issued only on buildings that
conform to these placement requirements: building must be in
an agricultural zoned district, must be 60 from the all habitable
structures, has to be on an actual working farm, and be used
only for housing agricultural animals, livestock or farm implements.
Setback requirements are 30 from the road right of way and
7 from the side and rear property lines
How much time does a permit allow me to build?
A permit issued is allotted for a 180-day time frame. If
your project takes longer, if this is verified work in progress,
you can by meeting certain criteria, be granted an extension
by contacting our office.
How long does it take to issue a permit?
Depending on the type and complexity of project you are
working on, it takes between 24 hours and 10 days. However an
exception will be made for re-roofing, re-siding and sign permits
to be issued the same day if you get us the information needed
in a timely fashion.