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Child Care Facilities Inspections

Pursuant to the Regulations for Child Care Facilities, the Washoe County Department of Social Services requires that all child care centers be inspected by the Washoe County Health District at least annually.

Inspections at child care centers include, but are not limited to:

  • Review of employee and student sick/exclusion policies
  • Inspection of physical facilities for general maintenance and cleanliness
  • Inspection of diapering areas, and
  • Evaluation of sanitizing/disinfecting practices.

The Child Care Inspection fee is based upon the average amount of time necessary for Environmental Health Services Division staff to complete the inspection. The current fee can be located in the Fee Schedule under Permitted Facilities, Child Care Inspection.

The Childcare Facility Inspection Request (PDF, 255 KB) is available in the PDF format (Use Adobe Reader to view). Please complete the form and either mail or deliver it to the Washoe County Health District. Include payment of the current fee, as indicated on the fee schedule; the Health District will conduct our inspection only after receiving the Inspection Request with payment.

Mail to:
Washoe County Health District
Environmental Health Services Division
PO Box 11130
Reno, NV 89520

Physical Address:
Washoe County Health District
Environmental Health Services Division
1001 E Ninth Street
Building B, Second Floor - Room B220
Reno, NV 89512

For additional information, feel free to contact us at (775) 328-2434.

Childcare Facility Inspection Request (PDF, 255 KB)

Web Reference Materials

Listed below are several sources for use as general reference and hand washing training: