Quick Start Business and Development

Washoe County Community Service Department (CSD) is here to help with your business and development projects within unincorporated Washoe County. CSD is focused on public safety - steering you to the guidelines and local, adopted codes/regulations for how to complete projects safely and receive final approval.

Quickstart Guide

Who We Are

Who We Are

We can answer a range of questions from - can I have this garage on my property, to how to obtain your final certificate of occupancy on new building, and how to submit for a business license. 


Guide for Initial Questions

Guide for Initial Questions

Our Project Information Sheet is a tool to guide research on development and building projects. Our Business License online guides and information are a roadmap through the process of obtaining a local business license. 


Expert of the Day

Initial information from experts in Planning (is this allowed on my property) Engineering (stormwater, flooding, traffic), Building (does the building itself need permit/meet safety standards?), to Business License (how do I obtain a business license in Washoe County, do I need a license?) easily available through our Expert of the Day program. 


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Virtual Meetings with Experts

Washoe County Predevelopment is free service to help you with your development questions.  Learn More »