Welcome to the Building Program, part of the Planning and Building Division.
The Building Division will close at 2:30pm on December 19, 2019. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We will resume our regular schedule on December 20, 2019.
Please Note: NO WORK THAT CAN CAUSE A FIRE HAZARD MAY OCCUR ON RED FLAG DAYS!
Notice: Regional Road Impact Fees (RRIF) are changing effective Monday, December 2, 2019. Applicants with outstanding / deferred fees should review the new fee schedule to determine if they wish to pay the fees prior to the change. The fees would need to be paid by November 27, 2019. Click on the links below for more information:
The Building Program ensures buildings/structures are safe, by applying nationally recognized codes and County adopted ordinances through our plan check and inspection services. These standards are a vital part of Washoe County's quality of life and play a key role in maintaining minimum acceptable construction standards and a predictable regulatory environment. Our goal is to assist our customers by providing exceptional public service and to foster a sustainably built environment.
If you need assistance but are not sure who can help, please contact: Building@washoecounty.us
or the Business Facilitator: Sarah Tone (775) 328-2721 firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding:
Inspections & Plan Submittal - Building Line (775) 328-2020
Code, Plan Review, & Status Update - Dan Holly (775) 328-2027 email@example.com
For other issues please contact - Mojra Hauenstein, Planning & Building Director (775) 328-3619 firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT UPDATE: See checklist for Engineering minimum permit submittal requirements for ANY BUILDING PERMIT that could impact drainage or grading.
FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE WASHOE BUILDING INSPECTION APP
Important Building Codes update:
Washoe County has adopted the 2018 codes per Ordinance 1627 which will be in effect January 1, 2019.
Washoe County Building will provide a grace period from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 during which applicants will be able to use either the 2012 or 2018 Building Codes as long as one version of codes is used throughout the entire project (all 2012 family of codes or all 2018 codes).
The 2012 as well as the 2018 Codes are available online for free: https://codes.iccsafe.org/category/i-codes
The code books can be viewed at the Building Division as well.
The 2018 Northern Nevada Amendments to the 2018 Building Codes are available at: http://nnicc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-NNICC-Amendments-Final-Document-11-2-18.pdf
1001 E Ninth Street
Phone (775) 328-2020
Fax (775) 328-6132
Hours of operation for the Washoe County Building Program
Monday through Friday - 7:30am to 4:30pm.