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.
1001 E Ninth Street
Reno, NV 89520-0027
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.
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.
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