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Please Note: City of Meridian Community Development Department staff will be unavailable on Sept 22nd from 1pm-5pm for our annual team building event. All applications, payments and inspections should be processed online. If you are needing assistance by phone or in office please do so prior to or the following day. Inspections will only take place in the morning and may result in your request being rescheduled for the following day. If inspection is not needed please schedule prior to or after September 22nd to avoid delays. If you have any questions feel free to reach out directly at 208-887-2211. Thank you.     

The Meridian Community Development Department is unfortunately suffering some human resource setbacks due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We ask for your patience as we work diligently to mitigate any impacts this may have on serving you.  You may notice our timelines stretching. Please know that we are dedicated to serving you just as soon as we can.  As always, we encourage you to visit our Self-Service Citizen Access Portal, where many of your questions may be answered. Please reach out to us with any questions - (208) 887-2211 or (EMAIL), or

Thank you for your understanding and support,                                                Community Development Department


The Building Services Division will continue to process permits via our Citizen’s Access Portal (ACA) and we have permit technicians working, ready to answer questions and problem solve any issues that you may experience. Staff is able to help online, by phone, or through email. All applications can be applied for, reviewed, processed and paid for electronically through our customer citizen’s access portal. If needed, our office is open 8am-5pm for walk in customers.

To speak with a permit technician over the telephone please dial (208) 887-2211.

All building inspection services are still operational. Occupied residence inspection requests will be handled on a case by case basis and may be postponed to comply with CDC guidelines.

Please notify us if anyone in your home/business is ill. You may also expect screening questions regarding the health of occupants prior to an inspection being scheduled. Please note the following:
• If illness or symptoms strike after an inspection is scheduled, please contact the Building Services Division at (208) 887-2211 to postpone an inspection, even if it is the same day.
• Inspectors will wear gloves in your home. The inspector may wear a face mask at the discretion of the inspector.
• We will ask all customers, including contractors and building owners, to maintain a space of at least six-feet or more from inspectors when on-site.
• An inspector may immediately suspend the inspection at any time, for any reason, for their safety and the safety of the customer.
• Courtesy viewings and other non-essential site visits are suspended until further notice.
• As feasible, Inspectors will continue site visits for active permits, essential visits, and for code compliance activities.

If you need to reach the Building Official, please call 208-489-0324. To schedule a meeting, please call the Building Services Administrative Assistant at 208-489-0315.

Building Services is part of the Development Services Division. Both operate within the overall Community Development.

Building Services is responsible for all activities associated with structural, fire, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits within the City of Meridian for residential, commercial and industrial projects. These activities include permit application, plan review, permit issuance and field inspection.

Other permits handled by Building Services include remodels, mobile homes, fences, sheds, garages, foundations, fireplaces, and demolition.

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