Permit Fees

For the purpose of imposing building established building permit fees, the County shall calculate the value of a single-family project, multiple family residential project, a commercial project, an industrial project, or any other project by using the valuation set forth in the following table:

*Note: Typical type of construction for a residential home is VB, and a new single family dwelling is an R-3 group type. 


Other Residential Evaluations

Carport/Awning/Patio Cover $20.00 sq. foot
Deck $15.00 sq. foot
Fence $8.00 sq. foot
Pole Barn (dirt floor) $25.00 sq. foot
Retaining Wall $15.00 sq. foot
Exceptions: If not defined by above methods applicant shall provide an estimated value at the time of application. Permit valuation shall include total value of work, including materials and labor, for which the permit is being issued. If in the opinion of Building Official, valuation is underestimated on the application, the permit shall be denied unless the applicant can provide detailed estimates to meet the approval of the Building Official. Final building permit valuation shall be set by Building Official.      

Schedule of Permit Fees

Building permit fees shall be based on Table 1 of this code. Any table. list or other specifications of building permit fees contained in any code adopted pursuant to section 100.100.010 is amended to read as follows: 
The fee for the renewal of building permits shall be $45 plus 10% of the original building permit fee and any sub fees. The fee for th renewal of all other permits, including grading, fences, and utilities shall be 100% of the original permit fee including any sub fees. The renewal of permits shall exclude the Parks tax, Regional Transportation commission Fee, and Plan Check Fee, provided that no charges have been made to the project. 
Park Tax assessed on all undeveloped lots per NRS 278.4983: 1 percent of the valuation of each building permit issued or $1,000 per residential dwelling unit, whichever is less. 
For a full list of fees see Table Of Fees below.


Manometer Exam Fees



Regional Road Impact Fees




Currently the Washoe County Building Program accepts cash, check or credit card payments for plan check fees and permit fees. We currently are able to process ATM/Check Cards and Credit Cards. We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover Card and American Express cards at this time.

Please Note: If you are making the final permit issuance payment when picking up a new residence or commercial building or tenant improvement permit, you can only use the credit card/ATM card to pay for the Building Department portion of the fees. Payment for Regional Road Impact fees and Parks Tax fees must be paid in cash or check. 

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