UPDATED MARCH 23, 2020
A regional COVID-19 Business Operations Guide has been established, to be implemented in Reno, Sparks and unincorporated Washoe County. Please be advised, this document may be updated as the COVID-19 situation changes. Due to health and safety concerns for the public in light of COVID-19, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and his administration took actions starting on March 17, 2020 with regard to the operations of essential and non-essential businesses. This guide summarizes operational restrictions and mandatory closures for certain types of businesses during this public health emergency. Restrictions remain in effect until April 16, 2020.
Please contact Washoe311 by dialing 3-1-1
or (775) 328 - 2003
Washoe County Code Enforcement Continues to Operate Through COVID-19
Phone: (775) 328 - 6106
The Washoe County Complex is open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please refrain from traveling to the Washoe County Complex without first contacting Washoe County Code Enforcement by email or phone.
Washoe County Code Compliance provides sensitive, courteous, and efficient services designed to ensure a good quality of life for all unincorporated Washoe County residents and property owners. These services protect the health, safety and welfare of County residents through fair and impartial enforcement of the Washoe County Business, Liquor and Gaming License Code (WCC Chapter 25), the Nuisance Code (WCC Chapter 50), and the Development Code (WCC Chapter 110). Enforcement emphasizes voluntary compliance, followed when necessary by proper legal procedures. These legal procedures are principally through the County’s Administrative Enforcement Code, but may result in a misdemeanor criminal action or in civil action through a Court, if warranted.
How to Report a Complaint
The Code Enforcement Program is authorized by the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Washoe County Codes.
Washoe County Code (WCC):
Chapter 25 - Business Licenses, Permits and Regulations
Chapter 50 - Nuisance Code
Chapter 110 - Development Code
Chapter 125 - Administrative Enforcement Code
The Cities of Reno and Sparks enforce code separately. You can reach them at: City of Reno Community Development
Code Enforcement Division
1 East First Street
Reno, NV 89505
Phone: (775) 334-4636
Phone: (775) 328-6106
Fax: (775) 328-6133
Physical Location: 1001 E. Ninth Street, Bldg. A, 2nd Floor, Reno NV 89512
Mailing: 1001 E. Ninth Street, Bldg. A, Reno, NV 89512