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A building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications complying with the current code's minimum standards.
Never guess if you need a permit or not. The best way to find out if you need a permit for a construction project is to contact the City of Eagle Building Department. Discuss your plans with one of the code officials before beginning the project to determine whether or not you need a permit. If a permit is not required, we will still answer any construction questions and provide you with valuable advice.
Your home or business is a major investment. If your construction project does not comply with the current codes adopted by the City of Eagle, the value of your investment could be reduced. Property insurers may not cover work completed without permits and inspections. And most importantly, SAFETY. The permit allows the code officials to protect the public through and inspection process to reduce potential hazards of unsafe construction and ensuring public health, safety and welfare. By following these guidelines, the project will meet minimum standards for safety and will be less likely to cause injury to you, your family, or future owners.
You may talk with the Building Department staff or go the Building Department's page on the cityofeagle.org web site. The web site has all the applications, documents, check lists, fee estimators, etc that you will need to help you start your project. Being prepared will help you avoid any problems that could cost you time and money.
You will need to bring in your application and all required documentation and building plans for review. The plans will be checked for compliance of current code minimum standards. If there are any problems, the plan reviewer will either red-mark the issue on the plan or call to discuss solutions to help correct the problem.
Printable Version available at the following link: City of Eagle's Climate and Geographic Design Criteria
Date published to website: October 2019
Please click the following link to learn more about how to protect your home from wildfires: Living with Fire: A Guide For The Homeowner (PDF)
Submittal Requirements for a POLE BARN or POST FRAME Building in the City of Eagle
The International Residential Code (IRC) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings provides a prescriptive method for building dwellings of a very basic design. Larger, more complex buildings (Pole Buildings) do not fit this prescriptive method of construction and requires engineering.
The IRC does not address buildings employing lateral soil bearing, where posts or poles used as columns are embedded in earth or concrete, such as a POST FRAME Building or a POLE BARN. A stamped engineered design with lateral analysis, axial and flexural loading and depth of embedment calculations is required.
Submittal documents for the purpose of obtaining a building permit must be prepared by a Licensed Design Professional (Title 54, Chp 3, Architects) in accordance with Idaho State Law. If the nature of the work is primarily Structural, the stamp of a Licensed Professional Engineer is acceptable.
If the building is to be heated or cooled, a separate permit shall be pulled for that install and the work must be completed by a Licensed Contractor (Must be IDAHO STATE LICENSE)
Posted: 12/10/19 JG
Once the permit is issued, on-site inspections will be required by the code official to be sure the work is in compliance with the plans and the local code minimum safety standards.
After the work is completed, a FINAL inspection will be required and a final certificate will be issued insuring the work is in compliance.
Public Records Request Form
Helpful tips when looking for specific documents:
The City of Eagle has made it a top priority to make public records easily accessible to the general public, and thus is proud to provide several options for the public to utilize in obtaining public records.
HELPFUL TIPS: Use the search bar to find a specific term. To narrow your search, click on a folder (i.e. agendas, et.al) and type in the desired term.
Please logout upon completion of session LaserFiche Weblink -Failing to click on the “LOGOUT” button may result in access being blocked for up to 20 minutes.
Should you like further assistance utilizing the Laserfiche Weblink or Granicus please contact Ellen Smith, Records Management- Information Specialist at 208-489-8792.
No, This process is done through Ada County Elections. Please visit their website for information.
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The City of Eagle and West Ada School District release first-ever School Planning Report Card. The goal of the report card is to have the school district and City review how the two entities cooperatively plan for, fund, and manage public schools within the City of Eagle. Additional information on school capacity and enrollment is released by the West Ada School District in September of each year. The City provides the school district copies of all applications received by the City for recommendation and comment. The intent is to have the report card updated annually as conditions changes within the District.
West Ada School District enrollment map.
Yes! The City of Eagle offers a glass recycling drop off bin located at the south end of the Eagle Library parking lot (100 N Stierman Way). Remove lids or corks, this is a glass only facility. Please place all glass in the bin, no leaving bottles or boxes on the pavement.
See a map of City owned street lights below. If it is City owned, submit a report to the Public Works department. Or call the Public Works Department at 208-939-6813.
Streetlights located in a subdivision are the responsibility of the Home Owners Association (HOA).
No; Idaho State law regarding public bidding requirements for municipalities is detailed in Idaho State Code 67-2805; the City of Eagle adheres the requirements established by law. Advertisements for Bids, Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications are posted on the City of Eagle’s website. Additionally, publication in the official newspaper for qualifying requests is provided when required.
The City of Eagle provides Household Hazardous Waste Collection for Eagle residents quarterly on the second Wednesday of January, April, July, and October. Collection takes place at the south end of the Eagle Library parking lot (100 N Stierman Way) and hours of operation are 12 to 7 p.m.
Hazardous waste such as the following will be collected:
For more information, contact City Hall at 208-939-6813. For a full list of accepted materials, visit Curb It Boise.
This program is accessible to Eagle residents thanks to the City of Boise. The concept is to take the now unrecyclable plastics and convert them into fuel for the agricultural industry.A one-year supply of orange bags is now available at City Hall for Eagle residents to purchase at City Hall Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Bags are also available for purchase at the Eagle Public Library Monday-Thursday from 9am-8pm, Friday from 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm.
On your regularly scheduled recycle day, the orange bag can be securely tied and placed in the blue bin. The bags will be transported, sorted from the rest of the recycled materials, and sent to the fuel conversion center.
For program details visit https://curbit.cityofboise.org
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Plastics in the Orange bag
Depending on the scope of work, projects are published in The Idaho Statesman and always posted on the City of Eagle's website.
In most instances, Ada County Highway District will be able to assist you with questions regarding streets. They may be reached at 208-387-6100.
There are three water providers in the City of Eagle, each with designated areas of service. The City of Eagle Water Department, Eagle Water Company and Suez Water Company. Your water provider will be determined on your location. Please don't hesitate to contact our office for clarification of who your provider is.
Phone numbers for each provider are as follows:<br>City of Eagle Water, 208-489-8777<br>Eagle Water Company, 208-939-0242<br>Suez Water Company, 208-362-7304 or 1300
No, there is no Fluoride added to the water. There is some naturally occurring Fluoride well below the defined guidelines for safety.
Our water testing has indicated that our ground water is moderately hard. Installation of a water softener would be at your discretion.