Washoe County Building Department

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Washoe County Building Department Contact Information

Address and Phone Number for Washoe County Building Department, a Building Department, at East Prater Way, Sparks NV.

Washoe County Building Department
1675 East Prater Way, Ste 107
Sparks, Nevada, 89434

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About the Washoe County Building Department

The Washoe County Building Department, located in Sparks, Nevada, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • Washoe County building codes and ordinances
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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Washoe County, Nevada
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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%)