A high sierra environment, Washoe County benefits from a variety of flora including pine trees
A high sierra environment, Washoe County benefits from a variety of flora including pine trees

How high can my house or detached garage be?
Most residential areas in the County are limited to a 35-foot height standard. However, that may vary. In certain areas, the height is restricted to 2 stories and, in the Tahoe Basin, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency height is the standard, which may be significantly higher than 35 feet depending on topography.

A detached garage may be the same height as the home. However, a detached garage under 12 feet in height at the mid-point of the roof may qualify for a reduced setback. Call our Development Information Counter at 775.328.6100 and speak to a planner about the height standard for your area.