FY 2016 Appropriation

Funds collected from building permit surcharges are used to educate the construction industry on changes in building code and provide continuing education for licensure.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $465,500 from all sources for Building Inspector Training. This is a 77.5 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources.

  • UCA-15a-1-209-5-a Establishes a 1% surcharge on a building permit to be deposited as partial dedicated credits.
  • UCA-58-56-9 Establishes the divisions authority and duties for Building Inspector regulation.

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 68

To Department of Commerce - Building Inspector Training Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that appropriations provided for the Building Codes Education Funds received by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing under the authority of Section 15A-1-209-5 of the Utah Code Item 23 of Chapter 10, Laws of Utah 2014, shall not lapse at the close of Fiscal Year 2015.

Funding allocated to Building Inspector Training is used for staff support and for contracted training.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.