Frequently Asked Questions
Can I search for a Building Permit? Please See Our Permit Search Page
(You can search by Address, Assessor Parcel Number or Permit Number)
How do I get copies of Drawings? Please fill out our Public Records Request Form
Note:Information/Drawings prior to 2000 may not be available.
Q: What Are Our Current Days and Hours of Operation?
A: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Q: Why Do I Need To Obtain A Building Permit?
A: The purpose of a building permit is to control the quality of construction to help insure that Washoe County continues to be a safe, beautiful area in which we all can live, work and play. Also, the evidence of a building
permit is often necessary to obtain financing from a lending agency and may be required to close a sale of your property to show that any improvements that have been made are in compliance.
What work is Exempt from Building Permits?
How Many Sets Of Plans Are Required For Submittal?
If I Am Located Within An Architectural Committee, Does The Committee Need To Review The Plans Before I Submit Them For A Permit?
What are the Minimum Requirements for a Residential Certificate of Occupancy?
How Long Is A Permit Good For?
What Forms of Payment Does the Building Program Accept?