Welcome to the Building Program, part of the Building & Planning Division

As of July 1st, 2017, the Washoe County Department of Building & Safety has merged with Planning & Development.  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.

Baby/Diaper Changing Table Policy - Effective October 1, 2017

Assembly Bill 241 from the 2017 Legislative Session changes NRS 278 to require baby changing tables in public restrooms (male and female, and if other exists) in each permanent building used by the public.   See attached checklist .   For any questions, please call (775) 328-2020, and ask to speak to a plans examiner.

Washoe County Office 
1001 E Ninth Street
 P. O. Box 11130
Reno, NV 89520-0027
Phone (775) 328-2020
Fax (775) 328-6132
Automated Inspection Line  (775) 325-8000 
Online Permit Portal: www.onenv.us

Hours of operation for the Washoe County Building Program 

 Monday through Friday - 7:30am to 4:30pm.   

* Any permits requiring monetary transactions must be completed by 4:00pm, including plan submittals.
Customer Volume


Patio covers, Carports, Pool Barriers, Pools (not on septic only), Re-Siding, Water Heaters, Fireplaces/stoves, Utility Permits (except IVGID area), Demolition Permits (excepts IVGID areas) (with Asbestos Letter from Washoe County Health District Air Quality.

Effective September 1, 2013, the Washoe County Building Program has adopted new codes.  Please visit our Codes Page.

As of March 1, 2009 the Washoe County Building & Safety's Incline Office was closed.  Permit submittals and issuances will be made at the Reno office located at the Washoe County Complex, 1001 E. Ninth St, Reno, NV.  Field inspections will continue as usual.

For other recent and past news, please visit our News Page

Thank You for visiting the Washoe County  Building Program website for Reno and Incline Village of Nevada.  If you have any problems or concerns regarding our website, please contact:   eweir@washoecounty.us
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