Community Services

Expert Support

Free Expert Support to guide local government development applications, licenses or permit questions prior to officially submitting for applications and licenses.


Expert of the Day

Have an initial project idea? Meet with one of our Experts to discuss planning (the ability to do the project on a specific property), Engineering (surface water, utility, access concerns), and building (structural safety). Learn More »


Have a initial idea that you have a plan and initial design? Preapplication meetings are required for specific projects within unincorporated Washoe County; however, are available to anyone who will benefit. The preapplication provides an opportunity to work directly with a local planning to review your specific project and determine if additional applications are required (or not). Complete a preapplication form and submit to planning@washoecounty.govLearn More »


Have a project design and almost ready to submit for application or permit? Predevelopment meetings are a virtual round table discussion with a preliminary design. The roundtable includes experts from Washoe County Engineering, Building, Planning and partnering agencies representing Health, Fire, Regional Traffic, and Public Safety (among others). The intent is to identify any known obstacles, based on the project and experience, that are more easily remedied prior to official submission. Learn More »

Free expert support includes meeting with our professional experts individually when you have an intial concept of a project, small group meetings with planning experts to determine if there is a need for additional local review of the project idea and use of the property, and more comprehensive group meetings with regional experts when a preliminary project design is available.

We do this for free to ensure that submissions are complete and support an efficient development review process.  

Call 311 to find resources, ask questions, and utilize Washoe County services. Learn More »
Call 311 to find resources, ask questions, and utilize Washoe County services. Learn More »