Commercial & Light Industrial Construction

Commercial, & Light Industrial Construction Process


Brian Head Town requires a building permit review process to secure the general purposes and objectives of the Land Management Code and ensure that the general appearance and public safety of buildings, structures, and development are harmonious and complementary to a mountain resort town. You must obtain a design review approval and Building permit from Brian Head Town for the following actions:

  • Constructing a new building
  • Addition to a building which expands the footprint (including decks)
  • Structural, mechanical, electrical, and/or plumbing alterations to a building
  • Change in occupancy or building classification
Required Permits & Approvals
  • Design & Zoning Review Approval

(Includes approval for grading/excavating and tree removal)
(Retaining walls over 12’ height or 100’ length require Planning Commission approval)

  • Building Permit Issued
Submittal Requirements

Permit Plans

Stamped by a Utah licensed Architect and/or Engineer

  • Architectural plans
  • Electrical Plan
  • Plumbing Plan
  • Mechanical Plan
  • Foundation Drainage plan
  • Fire Sprinklers plan

Soil/Geology Report 

  • Geologic Conditions Form
  • Geotechnical Report

Structural Plans:

Stamped by Utah Licensed Engineer

  • Footing size and bar placement
  • Foundation thickness and bar placement
  • Beam and header sizes
  • Nailing pattern
  • Bearing points
  • Structural member size and spans
  • Sheathing
  • Details with the information provided

Res check/Energy Code Compliance

  • Method which you will follow
  • 2015 RES check
  • 2012 Utah RES check- pass rate of 5% or better
  • Simulated Performance Alternative – R405
  • ERI (Energy Rating Index) – HERs Score

Elevation Views

  • Front
  • Side
  • Heights
  • Finish materials

This will be done by Brian Head Public Safety

  • Note that this may affect the exterior materials that can be used
  • See 2006 Utah Wildland Urban Interface Code for more information

Site Plan

  • Lot boundaries with dimensions and lot size
  • Setbacks to all property lines
  • Adjacent roads, including names
  • Easements and Rights-of-way
  • Existing utilities
  • Proposed utilities and meter locations
  • Existing drainage and proposed drainage
  • Drainage Control plan during construction
  • Percentage of slope
  • Footprint of existing structures
  • Driveway (width, slope, material)
  • Footprint and sq. footage of proposed structures
  • Percentage of buildings footprint coverage
  • Elevation of foundation
  • Undisturbed area of lot with percentage
  • Construction staging area
  • Snow storage areas
  • Number of parking spaces (interior and Exterior
  • North Arrow Indicator
  • Defensible Space

Engineered Grading Plan:

Required on all lots with 25% slope or greater prepared and stamped by Utah Licensed Engineer.

  • Existing conditions, including:
    • Existing topography
    • Previously disturbed areas
    • Areas showing signs of a history of landslide or erosion
  • Proposed areas of disturbance
  • Existing and proposed surface drainage flow patterns
  • Location of existing and proposed utilities
  • Proposed cuts with slope measurements and heights
  • Proposed retaining walls with heights and lengths
    • Clearly show any tiering of walls with heights of each tier
    • Notes describing materials used for retaining walls
  • Proposed storm drainage infrastructure

Restoration and Landscaping Plan:

  • All disturbed, undisturbed, and landscaped areas
  • Areas where mature trees will be preserved
  • Locations of walls, walkways, patios, fences, trees, and other vegetation
    • Descriptions of materials used
  • Specification of species, variety, number and size of trees and shrubs
  • Description of restoration measures for remaining disturbed areas, including xeriscape and reseeding
  • North Arrow Indicator
  • Lot boundaries with dimensions and lot size
  • Footprint of existing and proposed structures

Design Elevations & Design Choices:

  • Illustrations of exterior structure designs (look on website for acceptable example)
  • Building height in feet NOT scale (measured from natural grade to the highest point of the building over the natural grade)
Building Height
  • Architectural style (including type and color of exterior materials to be used)
    • Exterior walls
      • Siding Types Materials and colors
      • Height of any exposed Foundations
        • Foundation over 4 feet high finish Type and colors
      • Decking and Railings Type and Colors
      • Post Columns Type and Color
      • Must include samples or pictures exterior materials
    • Roof material, color, and pitch
      • Must provide manufacturer’s Light Reflective Value (LRV) for metal roof
    • Type and style of exterior lighting (must be night sky friendly)

Insurance Information: The applicant will provide a certificate of insurance for the contractor. If work is undertaken in a Town right-of-way, the certificate must meet the following requirements:

  • $1,000,000 coverage
  • Brian Head Town named as additional insured

Utility Agreement: Complete the form provided by Brian Head Town.

Security Agreement: Complete the form provided by Brian Head Town.

  • Planning & Zoning Application Form
  • Brian Head Town Fees
  • Engineered Grading Plan
  • Site Plan
  • Design Elevations
  • Restoration & Landscape Plan
  • Security Agreement
  • Insurance Information (for work in the Town right-of-way)
  • Utility Agreement

Review Process

  • Completed Application Submitted
  • Fees & Security Submitted
  • Town Planning & Building Review
  • Town Engineering Review
  • Wildland Urban Interface Evaluation
  • Planning Commission Design Approval
  • Town Staff Final Review
  • Structural Review
  • Building Permit Issued


  • Initial Grading / Tree Evaluation - prior to commencing work)
  • Required Building Code Inspections
  • Water & Sewer Connections
  • Exterior Cladding Confirmation - ensure materials match approved submittal prior to installation
  • Re-seeding Inspection
  • Final Planning & Zoning Approval
  • Final Approval & Certificate of Occupancy
  • Security Release
To Apply for a Permit