Variance Permits

More than three dogs or seven cats?

Too many dogs             Cattery

Variance Permit Application Process to Keep More Than Three Dogs or Seven Cats

If you live within the congested areas of Washoe County, you are allowed to have up to three dogs and or seven cats that are over the age of four months without a permit. You are required to apply for a Variance Permit through WCRAS if you wish to have more than three adult dogs or seven adult cats within your residence, in a congested area of Washoe County, per Washoe County Code (WCC), 55.390 for the exception of exemptions mentioned in WCC, 55.430.

FAQ

Variance Permit Application Forms:

Variance Permit Application

HOA/Landlord Authorization Form

Emergency Plan

Application Checklist

Copy of Variance Permit Ordinance