Welcome to the Building Program, part of the Planning and Building Division. 



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:

or the Business Facilitator:  Sarah Tone (775) 328-2721

 For questions regarding:

Inspections & Plan Submittal - Building Line (775) 328-2020

Code, Plan Review, & Status Update - Dan Holly (775) 328-2027


For other issues please contact - Mojra Hauenstein, Planning & Building Director (775) 328-3619

 Our Staff

 IMPORTANT UPDATE:  See checklist for Engineering minimum permit submittal requirements for ANY BUILDING PERMIT that could impact drainage or grading.


Electronic Building Permit Submissions
We are now accepting electronic submissions of building permit applications for the following permit types.
Washoe County will be releasing more permit types on a monthly basis. Please watch this space for updates.
Washoe County Building staff will contact you for payment on submitted applications





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.

Click here for the 2018 Code Update Master Plan Submittal Guidelines

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:

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:




Washoe County Office 
1001 E Ninth Street
  Reno, NV 89512
Phone (775) 328-2020
Fax (775) 328-6132
Automated Inspection Line  (775) 325-8000 
Online Permit Portal:

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.




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