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Welcome to the
Community Services Department
Building & Safety

The Washoe County Department of Building & Safety enforces nationally recognized codes and ordinances adopted by the Board of County Commissioners to assure that buildings are safe by providing plan check and inspection services for construction.  These standards play a vital part in maintaining Washoe County's high quality of living and economic strength.  County wide codes play a key role in assisting the construction industry in maintaining a level and consistent playing field.  Our goal is to assist our customers by providing code information that can be used in constructing a safe and stable product.

The Department is "Dedicated to Excellence in Public Service."

As Director of Building & Safety, I would like to Welcome You.  The Department serves a vital role in the community and wants to provide that service to you in the most expeditious and courteous manner possible.  Please feel free to e-mail me with any comments concerning the process.  We are here to serve you.

Don Jeppson, AIA
Building Official

Washoe County Office 

 1001 E Ninth Street

 P. O. Box 11130

 Reno, NV 89520-0027

 Phone (775) 328-2020

 Fax (775) 328-6132

Automated Inspection Line  (775) 325-8000






Hours of operation for the Washoe County Department of Building & Safety.

Monday through Friday - 7:30am   to 12:00pm  Open
  12:00pm to   1:00pm  Closed
  1:00pm   to   4:30pm  Open



Any permits requiring monetary transactions must be completed by 4:00pm, including plan submittals, so please schedule your time accordingly.  Thank You.

Effective September 1, 2013, Washoe County Building & Safety has adopted new codes.  Please visit our Codes Page.

As of March 1, 2009 the Washoe County Building & Safety's Incline Office was closed.  Permit submittals and issuances will be made at the Reno office located at the Washoe County Complex, 1001 E. Ninth St, Reno, NV.  Field inspections will continue as usual.

For other recent and past news, please visit our News Page

Thank You for visiting the Washoe County Department of Building & Safety website for Reno and Incline Village of Nevada.  If you have any problems or concerns regarding our website, please contact dkorson@washoecounty.us

Washoe County Department of Building & Safety
Reno, Nevada
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