Short-Term Rentals

Washoe County is beginning the process to establish standards for short-term rentals in the unincorporated County (outside of Reno and Sparks)*. More information about the process and opportunities for involvement will be posted on this page as it becomes available.


The County is hosting two public workshops to gather input on short-term rentals within unincorporated Washoe County*. Short-term rentals are generally operated out of private residences such as homes, apartments and condos. They are commonly made available through property management companies and online booking services such as Airbnb and VRBO.

Washoe County will offer workshops in both Reno and Incline Village:

Public Workshop #1:
What: Public workshop on short-term rentals in unincorporated Washoe County
When: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: May Museum at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park (1595 N. Sierra St, Reno, NV)

Public Workshop #2:
What: Public workshop on short-term rentals in unincorporated Washoe County
When: Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Chateau at Incline Village (955 Fairway Blvd., Incline Village, NV)

To ensure adequate space and materials for workshop attendees, please RSVP online.

Workshop topics for discussion will include: short-term rental permitting requirements, fire and guest safety, and possible impacts to quality of life such as parking, trash, or noise.

Washoe County invites those with interest in this topic to participate and provide input. Public input will be used to assist County staff in their efforts to establish simple, fair and enforceable standards for short-term rentals. Information gathered at these workshops will be used to draft approaches for consideration by the Board of County Commissioners.

*Note: Unincorporated Washoe County includes those areas of the County located outside of the city limits of Reno and Sparks. It includes areas such as Incline Village, Washoe Valley, Spanish Springs, Hidden Valley, Sun Valley, portions of Verdi and Cold Springs, and others. If you’re not sure if a location is within unincorporated Washoe County, click here to find out.

The facilities in which these workshops are being held are accessible to the disabled. Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations or assistance at the meeting should notify the Washoe County Planning and Building Division at 775.328.3608 no later than two working days prior to the meeting.

Have Questions or are Unable to Attend a Workshop?

If you have questions, please email

If you'd like to provide feedback on short-term rentals but are unable to attend a workshop, please check back here during the week of Aug. 19. Washoe County will be posting a online survey to gather additional input.

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