Codes, Resources and Tools

Washoe County Development Services teams has numerous resources to assist the development community. From our online code resources to online property research tools.

Codes and Regulations

The Development process in unincorporated Washoe County is guided by local adopted code, professional technical manuals, and national professional standards.

Online Tools

Online tools for scheduling inspections, reviewing the status of permits, research on a property location and size, submitting for applications and permits. 

Answers to Common Property Questions

Commonly asked questions and their answers to property owner questions. What is legal to do on my property? May I build a guest quarters or mother-in-law quarters? How many chickens may I have on my property?