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Community Development - Building Division
108 E. Proctor St. 
Carson City, NV  89701
(775) 887-2310
Fax (775) 887-2202
Email: bldgdiv@carson.org

 

Welcome to the Carson City's Building Division Web Site.  We would like to thank you for your interest in Carson City and the services that we offer.  The Building Division is responsible for managing the construction permitting process.  This process includes general public information, plan submittal, plan review, permit issuance, inspection, and document retention.  The Building Division is also charged with the task of assuring that all additional approvals required by the Planning Division, Fire Department, Engineering Division, Health Department, and Environmental Control are obtained prior to the issuance of both a building permit and receiving final inspection approval.
 
Process Overview:
Carson City has a ONE-Stop Shop concept.  All applications and documents related to construction practices are submitted at the Permit Center so the reviews from the Planning Division, Fire Department, Engineering Division, Health Department, and Environmental Control are conducted concurrently.  You get one correction letter back or a permit issued.  The following information is provided to help you understand and navigate Carson City's permit process.  If you need assistance or need clarification regarding the permitting process, review the FAQ section and of course contact us directly.
 
Submittal Information:

For building a new residence, a submittal checklist is available to assist you in determining what kinds of documentaion will be required.  If you are altering an existing residential structure, we have a submittal checklist to help you too.  Commercial projects have their own unique requirements.  Please consult the commercial construction checklist prior to submitting your plans.  Once you have prepared all the required documents, you must submit those documents at the Permit Center.  At the time of submittal, you should be prepared to provide the following:

  • Location of the project (street number and name) and Assessor's Parcel Number (APN)
  • Legal owner's name, mailing address, and daytime telephone number
  • Contractor's name, license number, and type of license
  • Description/Narrative of your project
  • Cost of all the proposed work (labor and materials)
  • Soils report (if required)
  • Payment of any required submittal fees
Note:  The property owner, an authorized agent, or licensed contractors are the only individuals who can legally sign the application and submit for the building permit.
 
Over-the-Counter Permits:
The Building Division offers over-the-counter permits, which can be issued the same day during regular business hours.  Over-the-counter permits include the following permit types:
 
  • Water Heater (tankless water heaters are not included)
  • Minor Electrical and Plumbing
  • Furnace Change-Out
  • Re-Roofs
  • Electrical service upgrades/reconnects
  • Agricultural electrical service
 Shawn Keating
 Carson City Chief Building Official

  

Mission Statement:
The Building Division will strive to always achieve excellence, provide quality services to the community in a comprehensive, effective, knowledgeable, and business friendly manner, and partner with the construction industry and property owners to promote safety in all commercial and private development.  We do this by:
  • Building positive working relationships with citizens, businesses, and the construction industry through communication, information, education, and cooperation
  • Promoting the orderly development of our communities through reasonable and enforceable building and land use regulations
  • Striving to provide for the continued safety and optimal benefit to the citizens with the least possible intrusion into their lives
  • Promoting awareness and understanding of the City's codes and ordinances
  • Striving to continually maintain and update the City's codes and regulations in order to maintain the health, safety, and well-being of our citizens.
  • Striving to gaincompliance with and enforce the City's building regulations in an equitable and professional manner

 

Other Informational Sites and Information:  

 
Office Hours/Scheduling Inspections:

We are open Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and closed between 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

All requests for inspections must be called into our office no later than 4:00 pm the day before the inspection is needed.

Please call the Building Division at (775) 887-2310 to schedule inspections.  

 

Permit Center Location Map 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 6/11/2015 3:40:55 PM