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Development Review
Prior to the building process, there is a planning and development process that might involve such required approvals as zoning, aesthetic review, variances and use permits. In addition, subdividing and land development requirements will require engineering review by the Civil and Planning Development Division.

For more information, call (702) 229-6251.

A representative will assist you in filling out required permit applications. Important: Only a Nevada licensed contractor may obtain a building permit for commercial construction.

A checklist of required plans and other documentation is attached to the building permit form. Generally, these items include: civil, plot, site, grading plans, landscape and building plans, including architectural, structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical drawings, and fire protection system.

The permit applications, plans, and other documentation are then reviewed for completeness by a plans technician.

If the plans are found to be complete, the applicant pays a plans check fee (65% of the estimated permit fee and a zoning check fee of 5% of the estimated permit fee) and the project is entered into the plans check process. You will be given a plans check number, which you should use in all inquires about the status of your project.

If the plans are found to be incomplete, you will be requested to provide revisions or missing information.

A one-stop cashier takes cash, checks, debit and credit cards for all transactions, and ample free parking is provided

Pre-Review Appointments
We offer pre-review appointments at which time we will evaluate your plans in the design stage and point out potential problem areas. This will assist you in understanding our requirements for a complete submittal. The fee for a pre-review appointment starts at $160 per hour. To make an appointment, please call Building & Safety Information at (702) 229-6251.

Frequently Asked Questions – Permit Applications

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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