Photograph of the Adams County Building Inspector, Randy Nichols.

Building Department

Out of County Coverage
[email protected]
8AM - 5PM Monday – Friday
(208) 253-4561 Option 4
Cell Phone
(208) 566-2700
(208) 253-6127
Mailing Address
PO Box 48 Council, ID 83612
Physical Address
201 Industrial Ave. Council, ID 83612


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The Department Secretary can be reached at the office, except during the lunch hour. She is available to assist with general questions.

Plans may be dropped off at the office, information picked up, and messages left with her.

  • Code enforced to 2021 IBC and 2018 IRC requirements
  • The building department requires new residence and commercial plans to be engineer stamped
  • Frost depth: 28 inches
  • Seismic Zone: D
  • Wind exposure – C 85 miles per hour
  • Design loads for Adams County:

               Wind load – 85 miles per hour
               Snow Roof loads:
                    Council, Salmon River, Indian Valley areas: 80lbs per sq ft (live)
                    New Meadows area: 100 lbs.
                    Rock Flat, Bear: 120

  • Set back required by County:
        20 ft off property line
        10 ft between buildings
        80 ft from the center line of a right-of-way (unless in a subdivision)

Also See Zoning Ordinance pg. 14 Sec 3-3

R-38 Ceiling

R-19 Walls

R-30 Floor

Building Permit Fee Schedule click here

Permit Application Information and Instructions - Mobile Home/Manufactured Home Permit Checklist - click here for the forms

Permit Application Information and Instructions - Outbuildings - click here for the forms

Permit Application Information and Instructions - Residential Building Permit - click here for the forms

201 Industrial Ave. Council, Idaho 83612
(208) 253-4561
(208) 253-4227
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