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Department of Building Safety

CALDWELL- Effective Monday, July 20th until further notice, Caldwell city buildings will again close to the public due to a recent increase in the region's coronavirus case numbers. Closures will be re-evaluated continually based on the public health situation and consultation from our local health district. City service departments will remain fully staffed and operational. Department representatives will be available to the public via phone or email. The City has been working extremely closely with Southwest District Health and other governments throughout the duration of the pandemic.

 Welcome to the City of Caldwell Department of Building Safety. The department's goal is to provide a safe environment through comprehensive code application to ensure that new and existing buildings and structures are safe. The services we provide are plan reviews of all buildings and structures prior to construction, plan reviews on existing buildings prior to any change in use, permit issuance and inspections to verify plan review requirements are met.

In this site, you will find guidelines and check lists for plan submittal, commercial and residential building permit applications, codes adopted by the city, estimated turn around times, contacts for various departments, fee schedules to help you prepare your documents, and schedules and budgets. We are here to help you so that your construction projects run as smooth as possible. If after you visit this site, you have any questions, please give us a call at (208) 455-3024.


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Please click the above link to access on-line permitting. Here you will be able to submit permits, request inspections, and monitor your projects. All permits pulled online must be paid online.

All on-line accounts should receive new log-in information to continue epermit services through CitizenServe. Online services will no longer be restricted to only Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical permits.  Building permits and plan submittals will now be available through our epermits system.

For any new or existing construction, change in use, or change in ownership. Approvals through Southwest District Health must be secured prior to a Certificate of Occupancy or conducting new business.  For information please contact Kelly Berg at 208-455-5400.

For questions regarding on-line permitting, please call 208-455-3024.


Please allow 24 hours for the city’s building department to process your request after submittal. Requests submitted after 5:00 pm will not be officially received until 10:00 AM the following business day. Please allow 24 hours from that time for processing. We are diligent in working to process your quests as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Inspections must be called in to the Inspection Line at 208-455-4605.  Inspections must be called in by 8:00 AM for same day inspections. All inspections called in after 8:00 AM will be scheduled for the following day, effective immediately. Permits must be paid for and issued prior to scheduling of inspections can occur. 

Please click the above link to access on-line permitting. Here you will be able to submit permits, request inspections, and monitor your projects. For questions regarding on-line permitting please call 208-455-3024.

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Contact Us...

Department of Building Safety

621 Cleveland Blvd.
Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Phone: 208.455.3024
Fax: 208.455.3050
Inspection Line: 208-455-4605


Brett Clark, CBO, Building Official
Phone: 208-455-4658
Email: bclark@cityofcaldwell.org

Kris Wallworth, Permit Manager
Phone: 208-455-4657

Martha Castillo, Permit Technician
Phone: 208-455-4660

Terri Wachter, Records Specialist
Phone: 208-455-4766                                                                                                                                       twachter@cityofcaldwell.org

Page: On-line Public Records Request

Plan Review:

Chris BryantCBO, Assistant Building Official /Chief Plans Examiner
Phone: 208-455-4756 


Chris Bryant,
Phone: 208-455-4756
Specialty: Residential/Commercial Building, Mechanical, Energy, Accessibility

Dave Gasaway, Building Inspector
Phone: 208-455-4661
Specialty: Residential/Commercial Plumbing, Mechanical. Residential Building, Energy

Todd Foreman, Building Inspector
Phone: 208-455-4762
Specialty: Residential/Commercial Building, Energy, Accessibility. Residential Mechanical

Terry Schreiner, Electrical Inspector 
Phone: 208-455-4707
Specialty: Residential/Commercial Electrical. Residential Building, Energy

Jake WoodBuilding Inspector
Phone: 208-455-4659
Specialty: Residential Building, Residential/Commercial Plumbing.  Mechanical

Kevin MielbeckBuilding Inspector
Phone: 208-455-4655
Specialty: Residential/Concrete/Masonry Building

Matt Suitter, Electrical Inspector
Phone: 208-455-4663
Specialty: Residential/Commercial Electrical


General Information

  • For Commercial and Multi-Family, click HERE
  • For Permit Applications and Building Permit Reports, click HERE.
  • For a Permit and License Information sheet, click HERE.
  • Permit applications must be filled out in their entirety.  Missing or incomplete information will cause delays in the processing of the permit application.
  • New construction project permit applications must be accompanied by a legal description of the property.
  • Proposed occupancies that have chemicals stored or processed must submit the MSDS sheets for each of the chemicals.

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Inspection Scheduling

Inspections that are requested prior to 8:00 AM can be conducted on the same day. All requests after 8:00 AM will be scheduled for the following business day. All projects should be ready for inspection at the time of the request. Any project that is not ready for inspection at the time of the request, should be scheduled for the following business day to avoid any possible re-inspection fees. In the event that a project is not ready when the inspector arrives, the inspection will need to be rescheduled for the following business day. Please call the office as early as possible to cancel any inspections that will not be ready.  

Depending on the number of inspections on a given day, inspectors will continue their efforts to accommodate with scheduled concrete pours, and unusual situations that require our services on a timelier schedule. When scheduling a time for a concrete pour, please make sure that the project is ready at the requested time, to avoid rescheduling for the next business day. When scheduling inspections, please be sure to use the inspection line at 208-455-4605.     

  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 455-3024

Manufactured Home Inspection Policy

Section 110.1 of the International Building Code requires all work to remain exposed for inspection. Therefore, skirting is not permitted to be installed until Setbacks, Block & Tie, Electrical and Plumbing inspections have been approved. Once approved, and skirting, steps, landings, underfloor ventilation, and address numbers have been installed, a final inspection may be requested. Note:  Any newly installed, or replaced mechanical equipment shall require the appropriate permits and inspection. Any additions, porches, carports, or decks do require separate permits and inspections.


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