Current adopted Washoe County Building Codes 

Washoe County Code (Chapter 100 Building and Construction, Article 100.100.10) has adopted the following codes (to replace 2012 versions) pursuant to NRS 244.105 by reference, with any changes necessary to make it applicable to conditions within Washoe County:

Washoe County has adopted the following 2018 codes per Ordinance 1627 which will be in effect January 1, 2019. 

1)        2018 International Building Code (“IBC First Print”), chapters 1 through 35 and Appendices C, E, and I;

2)        2018 International Residential Code (“IRC First Print”), chapters 1 through 44 and Appendices A, B, C, G, H, J, K, and Q;

3)        2018 International Existing Building Code (“IEBC First Print”), chapters 1 through 16 and Appendices;

4)        2018 International Energy Conservation Code (“IECC First Print”);

5)        2018 Uniform Plumbing Code (“UPC First Print”), chapters 1 through 17 and Appendices A, B, D, E, I, and L;

6)        2018 Uniform Mechanical Code (“UMC First Print”), chapters 1 through 17;

7)        2018 International Mechanical Code (“IMC First Print”) chapters 1 through 15;

8)        2018 International Fuel Gas Code (“IFGC First Print”), chapters 1 through 8 and Appendix A;

9)        2018 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code) (“IWUIC First Print”), chapter 5;

10)    2018 Swimming Pool and Spa Code (“ISPSC First Print”), chapters 1 through 11;

11)    2018 National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”) 54 and 58 Code;

12)     2017 National Electrical Code (“NEC First Print”);

13)     2018 Northern Nevada Amendments by the Northern Nevada Chapter of the International Code Council; and

The 2018 Northern Nevada Amendments to the 2018 Building Codes are available at:

Other matters relating to the provisions of Chapter 100, effective July 1, 2019. 

Click here for the 2018 Code Update Master Plans Submittal Guidelines

Click here to access the International Code Council online codes platform

  2009 Edition, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, ICC A117.1-2009
  2012 Northern Nevada Fire Amendments, Checklists, and Handouts.
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Amendments to the above codes can be found within:
The 2012 as well as the 2018 Codes are available online for free:

The code books can be viewed at the Building Division as well.