Obtaining a Building Permit

Construction and Permits

The City of Cody requires that property owners or licensed city contractors obtain a building permit to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert or demolish any structure or building regulated by the adopted codes. In addition, separate permits are required for fencing, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC work. Building permits are also required for new signs once approved by the Planning Division.

Please submit a completed Building Permit Application, per the link below, with the required support documentation to the Building Division for review:

An electronic file of plans are required for residential construction. One set is returned to the applicant along with additional notations and the approved permit.

One set of plans and an electronic file of plans are required for commercial applications. One set is returned to the applicant along with additional notations and the approved permit.

Please view the City of Cody Building Guidelines and Building Codes and Climatic & Geographic Design Criteria when preparing your application.

You may visit the Habitat for Humanity website for information regarding the local nonprofit home building organization and Habitat for Humanity ReStore which accepts recyclable usable materials.


Code Compliance



Before issuance, plans are carefully reviewed to ensure compliance with appropriate building codes and city ordinances. Once approved, staff will contact the applicant with the total assessed building permit fees.

There are times during the building process when certain types of inspections are mandatory. It is your responsibility to notify the Building Division and arrange for an inspection time. Inspections will not be performed until the necessary permits have been obtained. A list of possible Required Inspections is available.