Short Term Rental Permits
STR Permits Available for the Unincorporated Areas of Washoe County Only
- Is your STR within the unincorporated areas of Washoe County?
Check this map!
- Is your STR in the "orange" highlighted area of this map? Then your STR property is required to have a permit with Washoe County Planning & Building Department.
- If your STR is within the City of Reno or City of Sparks, you CANNOT obtain a permit. Washoe County Planning and Building Department DOES NOT have jurisdiction over the City of Reno and the City of Sparks.
STR Permit Application and Guide
- STR Permit Application
- STR Administrative Review Permit Application (Tier II)
*applications accepted on the 8th of each month*
- STR Application Guide
- STR Permit Application Fees
- STR Frequently Asked Questions
Supplemental STR Application Documents
- Vacation Rental Safety Information Sheet
- Emergency Preparedness Guide (English / Spanish)
- Bear Awareness Brochure
Submit Your STR Application Online Through OneNV.us
- Prepare all required documents as noted in the STR Application Guide
- Review the Step-by-Step Instructions for Online Submittal for submitting your application online.
- Go To OneNV.us to create a user account (Perferred browser = Chrome or Firefox)
- On OneNV.us, click on the "Short Term Rentals" tab to start the submittal process
- Pay the application fees on OneNV.us, by following the How To: Short Term Rental ACA Payment Instructions
STR Home Inspections - What You Can Expect and Prepare For
STR Permits Required for the Unincorporated Areas of Washoe County ONLY!
Short Term Rentals are currently required to obtain permits in the unincorporated areas of Washoe County ONLY. If your STR is within the City of Reno or the City of Sparks, you will NOT be able to obtain a permit. Permits within the Cities' limits are not available at this time.
Click the map icon or copy and paste this link https://gis.washoecounty.us/wrms/city to see if your STR location is within the unincorporated areas of Washoe County or if it is within one of the City's limits. Areas highlighted in "orange" indicate the unincorporated areas of Washoe County.
Determine if your STR location is within the unincorporated areas of Washoe County
- "Orange" Areas = Unincorporated Area of Washoe County
- "Pink" Areas = City of Reno
- "Green" Areas = City of Sparks
- Click HERE for a link to the Washoe Regional Mapping System (WRMS)