Building Departments in Washoe County, Nevada

There are 2 Building Departments in Washoe County, Nevada, serving a population of 445,551 people in an area of 6,301 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 222,775 people, and 1 Building Department per 3,150 square miles.

In Nevada, Washoe County is ranked 10th of 17 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 5th of 17 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Washoe County Building Departments

Find Washoe County, Nevada building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Reno Planning Department 1 East 1st Street Reno, NV

Washoe County Building Department 1675 East Prater Way Sparks, NV

About the Washoe County Building Department

Building Departments in Washoe County, NV are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Washoe County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Washoe County, Nevada building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Washoe County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Washoe County, NV zoning laws and requirements

Washoe County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Washoe County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Washoe County Residential Housing Units
 Washoe CountyNevada
Total Housing Units193,9561,235,096
Occupied Housing Units177,632 (91.6%)1,075,930 (87.1%)
Washoe County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Washoe CountyNevada
Single-Family Detached Homes109,594 (61.7%)671,204 (62.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes8,263 (4.7%)50,545 (4.7%)
2 Apartments2,680 (1.5%)14,052 (1.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments9,184 (5.2%)66,472 (6.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments13,800 (7.8%)83,159 (7.7%)
10 or More Apartments23,922 (13.5%)135,108 (12.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing10,189 (5.7%)55,390 (5.1%)
Washoe County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Washoe CountyNevada
2014 or Later3,609 (2.0%)22,160 (2.1%)
2010 to 20134,034 (2.3%)34,134 (3.2%)
2000 to 200939,244 (22.1%)300,684 (27.9%)
1980 to 199965,332 (36.8%)463,269 (43.1%)
1960 to 197947,801 (26.9%)201,745 (18.8%)
1940 to 195913,681 (13,681.0%)42,938 (42,938.0%)
1939 or Earlier3,931 (2.2%)11,000 (1.0%)
Washoe County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Washoe CountyNevada
1 Room5,977 (3.4%)24,845 (2.3%)
2 or 3 Rooms110,451 (62.2%)693,084 (64.4%)
4 or 5 Rooms62,207 (35.0%)418,237 (38.9%)
6 or 7 Rooms53,098 (29.9%)324,802 (30.2%)
8 or More Rooms30,701 (17.3%)169,701 (15.8%)
Washoe County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Washoe CountyNevada
No Bedroom6,587 (3.7%)27,723 (2.6%)
1 Bedroom20,817 (11.7%)102,606 (9.5%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms110,451 (62.2%)693,084 (64.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms39,777 (22.4%)252,517 (23.5%)
Washoe County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Washoe CountyNevada
With Complete Plumbing Facilities177,038 (99.7%)1,072,380 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities175,759 (98.9%)1,068,166 (99.3%)