What happened that started the discussion?

In October 2015, the Board of County Commissioners amended the Code to relieve some of the requirements specific to temporary use of cargo containers.  Members of the public became concerned that the change required permits for all containers. 

  • Since 2009 cargo containers have required the issuance of a permit for placement on a lot within unincorporated Washoe County if the container was larger than 200 square feet.
  • In the revised code, a separate permit is no longer required to utilize cargo containers for temporary storage at a permitted construction site.
  • Additionally the revised code allows commercial vehicles to be stored outside on properties in conjunction with ongoing construction activities that have a valid building permit.