Welcome to Building & Safety
The Washoe County Department of Building & Safety enforces nationally recognized codes and ordinances adopted by the Board of County Commissioners to assure that buildings are safe by providing plan check and inspection services for construction. These standards play a vital part in maintaining Washoe County's high quality of living and economic strength. County-wide codes play a key role in assisting the construction industry in maintaining a level and consistent playing field. Our goal is to assist our customers by providing code information that can be used in constructing a safe and stable product.
The Department is "Dedicated to Excellence in Public Service."
As Director of Building & Safety, I would like to Welcome You. The Department serves a vital role in the community and wants to provide that service to you in the most expeditious and courteous manner possible. Please feel free to e-mail me with any comments concerning the process. We are here to serve you.
1001 E Ninth Street
Reno, NV 89520-0027
Phone (775) 328-2020
Fax (775) 328-6132
Hours of operation for the Washoe County Department of Building & Safety:
Monday through Friday - 7:30am to 4:30pm.
**CLOSED for lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm**
Any permits requiring monetary transactions must be completed by 4:00pm, including plan submittals, so please schedule your time accordingly. Thank You.
Effective September 1, 2013, Washoe County Building & Safety 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.