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Typical Plans Check Delays
Although we try to thoroughly review all aspects of submissions for code compliance, some problems seem to recur more frequently than others. Following are frequent reasons for delays in plan approval:

  • Improper setbacks.
  • Plans don’t match approved elevations.
  • Missing or improper truss calculations and layout.
  • Inconsistencies between plans -- i.e. architectural and plumbing plans don’t match, or plumbing and civils don’t match.
  • Problems with area or occupancy separation walls.
  • Exiting problems.
  • Fire resistive assembly details incomplete.
  • Model Energy Code incorrectly calculated.
  • Accessibility - routes of access for handicapped not shown.
  • Electrical load calculations not provided, or incorrect.
  • Civil drawings not submitted or approved -- grading plans, flood studies, traffic studies, bonds and agreements, etc.

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References used by the city of Las Vegas:

  • International Building Code
  • Uniform Plumbing Code
  • Uniform Mechanical Code
  • National Electrical Code
  • Model Energy Code
  • Uniform Fire Code

City of Las Vegas supplements to the:

  • Uniform Administrative Code
  • International Building Code
  • Uniform Plumbing Code
  • Uniform Mechanical Code
  • National Electrical Code
  • Uniform Fire Code
  • City Zoning Ordinances
  • Development Standards
  • Downtown Redevelopment Plan



Contact Information

Building and Safety Department
Development Services Center
333 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89106 (Map)
Phone: (702) 229-6251
E-mail

Business Hours: Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 to 5:30 p.m., CLOSED Friday.

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