PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
INSTALLATION OF HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
54-5016. Permits required — Exception — Local government fees allowed. (1) On and after January 1, 2005, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, company, association or corporation to do or cause to be done, whether acting as principal, agent or employee, any construction, installation, improvement, extension or alteration of any heating, ventilation or air conditioning system, in any building, residence or structure in the state of Idaho, without first obtaining a permit from the authority having jurisdiction, authorizing such work to be done, except that no permit shall be required to perform work related to repair or maintenance of an existing HVAC system.
(2) To the extent that a plumbing or electrical installation permit issued by the Idaho division of building safety includes any part of an HVAC system installation, or an HVAC installation permit issued by the division includes any part of a plumbing or electrical installation, the permit issued and inspection performed shall be sufficient to satisfy the permitting and inspection requirements of the other division entities.
(3) The plumbing, HVAC and electrical boards shall promulgate rules adopting fees that will allow the division of building safety entity issuing a permit to charge, in addition to the permit fee it would originally charge, additional permit fees that relate to the HVAC portion of an installation for which a plumbing or electrical installation permit is being obtained, or the electrical and plumbing portions of an installation for which an HVAC permit is being obtained.
(4) No provision of this chapter shall preclude local governments from collecting fees for permits and inspections where such work is regulated and enforced by city or county code or ordinance. Municipalities may also require fees for permits and inspections in areas designated by local code or ordinance as areas of city impact.
[54-5016, added 2003, ch. 276, sec. 1, p. 739; am. 2004, ch. 308, sec. 11, p. 864; am. 2007, ch. 197, sec. 7, p. 602.]