Short Term Rental Inspections

Click here to view the Inspection Checklist (Updated 08/30/2021)
Click here to learn how we Measure your Home to Determine Occupancy

We want you to PASS your inspection! 

We have a high demand for STR Building Inspections, so please prepare for your building inspection to ensure you PASS the first time and do not need a re-inspection. 

If your property fails the STR Building Inspection, Washoe County will provide one (1) additional courtesy inspection. Each inspection required for your property to pass, beyond the initial two (2) courtesy inspections, will be charged an additional $90.00 STR Building Inspection fee in order to cover Washoe County's Building Inspection cost.

Top 3 Reasons STR Homes are FAILING their Building Inspection:
1) Smoke Detectors and/or Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector are NOT Interconnected: Please ensure your smoke and CO detectors are talking to one another (interconnected). This means if one detector goes off, then all detectors must go off. Interconnection can be achieved by installing wireless or bluetooth detectors that do not require re-wiring (plug and play).

2) Emergency Lighting Missing: You can use a plug-in light that comes on when it detects that the power is out (has a battery). The emergency light should be placed outside bedrooms to light the pathway to the nearest exit.

3) Escape Ladders Missing: Bedrooms and sleeping areas with greater than 16'-0" from windowsill to the exterior terrain/landing require a retractable ladder affixed to the inside or outside or the window. Ladder must reach within 12" of the terrain/landing.

TO SCHEDULE your Inspection or Re-inspection:

Black and white calendar clipartE-mail: 
Subject: STR Permit Number WSTR000XXX - (Include your permit #)
Body: List date and times that work for your schedule

Please DO NOT schedule your inspection before you review the above checklist and ensure that all items are installed in your home.

We understand that you may have guests and we are happy to access when it is convenient. Please know we do not mind if the home is not clean or occupied. Our inspectors need 15-20 minutes maximum to do their inspection. 

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