Code Enforcement

Phone: (775) 328 - 6106
(please leave a message as staff is working remotely)
Washoe County Code Enforcement continues to investigate all complaints for the unincorporated areas of Washoe County at this time.  To contact Washoe County Code Enforcement, please email us at or call us at (775) 328 -6106.  Please allow 24-48 hours for a staff member to contact you.  Be sure to leave a voicmail if you are calling as staff may be working remotely at the time of your call.

In-person appointments are available if you wish to speak with code enforcement staff.  Please call or email Washoe County Code Enforcement to schedule a meeting.  NO WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE, YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT OR MEETING AHEAD OF TIME.  If you arrive without an appointment, the Community Services front desk staff will ask you to contact Washoe County Code Enforcement by phone or email to make your appointment for another day.


Washoe County Code Compliance provides sensitive, courteous, and efficient services designed to ensure a good quality of life for all unincorporated Washoe County residents and property owners. These services protect the health, safety and welfare of County residents through fair and impartial enforcement of the Washoe County Business, Liquor and Gaming License Code (WCC Chapter 25), the Nuisance Code (WCC Chapter 50), and the Development Code (WCC Chapter 110).  Enforcement emphasizes voluntary compliance, followed when necessary by proper legal procedures.  These legal procedures are principally through the County’s Administrative Enforcement Code, but may result in a misdemeanor criminal action or in civil action through a Court, if warranted.

Complaint Procedures
How to Report a Complaint
The Code Enforcement Program is authorized by the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Washoe County Codes.

Washoe County Code (WCC):
Chapter 25 - Business Licenses, Permits and Regulations
Chapter 50 - Nuisance Code
Chapter 110 - Development Code
Chapter 125 - Administrative Enforcement Code


The Cities of Reno and Sparks enforce code separately.  You can reach them at: 
City of Reno Community Development
Code Enforcement Division 
1 East First Street
Reno, NV 89505
Phone: (775) 334-4636

City of Sparks City Hall
Code Enforcement Division 
431 Prater Way
Sparks, NV  89431
Phone:  (775) 353-4063

Office Hours by Appointment Only:  
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Phone: (775) 328-6106
Fax: (775) 328-6133
Physical Location: 1001 E. Ninth Street, Bldg. A, 2nd Floor, Reno NV  89512 
Mailing:  1001 E. Ninth Street, Bldg. A, Reno, NV 89512
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