Minidoka County Community Development Building and Zoning

Welcome to the Minidoka County Building and Zoning Department.


We hope to answer your questions about the building and zoning processes of Minidoka County here on this site. If however you still have questions or need advice, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email, or come by our office located in Rupert, Idaho.

Minidoka County serves as the Building Department for Minidoka County and the Cities of Acequia, Minidoka, Paul, and Rupert.


The mission of the Department is to provide the community with service in a friendly and efficient manner and to help all of our customers have a successful project.

Employment Opportunities


The Minidoka County Planning and Zoning Commission is looking to fill up to three (3) seats. One seat may fill an immediate vacancy. Two other seats will be filled starting January 1, 2022. If have any interest or Questions regarding participation on this Board please reach out to Brett Stephens as the Planning and Zoning Administrator. 


  • UPCOMING CODE ADOPTIONS: Effective January 1, 2021 2018 Building Code 2018, (Idaho) Residential Code 2018, Energy Conservation Code 2018, Existing Building Code 2018, Mechanical Code 2018, Fuel Gas Code 2018.
  • Effective February 1, 2021 All NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION Mechanical permit applications will REQUIRE Manual J design documents. Design Criteria may be found under the link for Mechanical Permits.
  • Effective June 1, 2021 a blower door test is required on 20% (1 of 5) of homes built by a contractor. Air leakage rate is now to be less 5 ACH.

Training Opportunities

The Minidoka County Planning and Zoning Commission currently has a vacancy.  If you have interest or have questions about this position please contact the Planning and Zoning Department Administrator.