Technical Map Checks: Status and Fees

Washoe County provides map-checking services to Reno, Sparks, and unincorporated areas within the County. The services consist of technical map checking and ensuring the approved maps are entered into the Washoe County GIS parcel database within a week of recordation.

Technical Map Check

Check the status of technical map checks by selecting a page for the jurisdiction of interest:

WASHOE COUNTY                 RENO                   SPARKS

Fees

Fees associated with Technical Map checks are per Interlocal Agreement between City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Washoe County per Document No. 2233806 recorded on July 22, 1988. Please use the links in the navigational side bar to access recorded maps. If you are having trouble finding a map, please contact Washoe County CSD Engineering & Capital Projects Division at (775) 328-2040. 

Subdivisions: * 

  • $378 per subdivision plus $26 per lot (including common area).
  • Private streets are considered a parcel and included in the lot count.
  • Roadways being offered for dedication are not considered a parcel and are not included in the lot count.
  • ex: 150 lots, 4 common areas, 2 parcels and 1 private street: 26 X ((150 + 4 + 2+1) + 378 = (26 X 157) + 378 = $4460
  • If a subdivision is resubmitted with revisions other than those requested by the governing jurisdiction (Reno, Sparks, Washoe County), a fee of $378 plus $53 per lot changed will be assessed, and a new digital file and paper copy reflecting those changes will be required. The fee is not to exceed the original technical map check fee.

Condominiums (added 6/5/2017): * 

  • $378 per condo subdivision plus $26 per unit (including common area).
  • Private streets are considered a parcel and included in the lot count.
  • Roadways offered for dedication and limited common areas are not to be included in the lot count.

All Other Maps: *

  • $299 for Parcel Maps, Land Maps, Records of Survey (Boundary Line Adjustments), Reversion to Acreage (Parcel and Subdivisions), Dedications, and Amended Maps.
  • $70 for a Certificate of Amendment which must be submitted to the Engineering Department.

Once submitted for review:

  • Revisions to maps requested by the governing jurisdiction (Reno, Sparks, Washoe County), will require a new digital file and paper copy of the map showing those changes be submitted.
  • Revisions requested by a surveyor’s client, will require a new digital file and paper copy reflecting those changes be submitted, and a new technical map check fee will be assessed.
  • If a map has been submitted on permanent media (mylar) for recordation and, after final review, requires that a sheet or sheets be corrected and replaced, a new technical map check fee will be assessed. (Note: if the surveyor elects to manually edit the mylar at the counter, this fee will be waived.)

* Please note:

Effective October 31, 2016, the Regional Technology Fee (RTF) approved by The Washoe County Board of County Commissioners on June 28, 2016 goes into effect. This fee will be an additional 4% of those examples shown above. The additional amount should not be rounded, but to the penny. For your convenience, we can now accept a check, Master Card, Visa or Discover Card, or exact cash. Submittals will not be accepted without exact fees.

For more information regarding the RTF, please see Information about the new Regional Technology Fee