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First Floor Lobby, City Hall, 495 S. Main Street, 89101
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a permit?

  1. Make sure you are within the city jurisdiction
  2. Estimate your permit fees

Prior to the building process, there is a planning and development process that may involve required zoning, aesthetic review, variances and permit approval. In addition, subdividing and land development requirements will require engineering review. Call 702-229-6251 and a representative will assist you in filling out required permit applications. Only a Nevada licensed contractor may obtain a building permit for commercial construction.

Amnesty Program

We have a year-round amnesty program that allows homeowners to self-disclose non-permitted or non-code-compliant work in their homes without experiencing any penalties for the required plan review and permit fees. For more information or to self-disclose, email BuildingInfo@LasVegasNevada.gov or call 702-229-6251.

Pay Permit Fees

Pay Development Permit Fees

Building & Safety Info

The 2021 International Building Code (IBC) and International Fire Code (IFC) were adopted in September 2022. The effective date of these codes is March 23, 2023. For a listing of the codes visit our resource page.  Effective January 1, 2020, all NEW commercial, residential, and civil building plans MUST be submitted electronically. 

Permit Technicians 702-229-1081 | Email

Customer Service 702-229-6251 | Email

Plans Examiner | Email

Dispatch 702-229-6914

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Building Express Plan Review

The owner/builder team meets with the plansexaminers and they work until plans are approved and permits are ready to beissued. The cost is a non-refundable $550 administrative fee and $660 per hourover and above the regular published plan review fees. The keys to a successfulexpress appointment includes a pre-review appointment to evaluate your plans inthe design stage and point out potential problem areas. The fee for apre-review appointment starts at $176 per hour. To make an appointment, pleasecall 702-229-6251.

Civil Express Plan Review

This program can substantially reduce the review time of civil plans if the plans have been properly designed and prepared.The express program has a $300 application fee, a $54 admin fee and minimum plan check fee of $500 (see the bond estimate for the actual plan check fee) that will be due at the time of submittal. A follow up express review meeting will be scheduled a minimum of one week from the time of submittal. The express review meetings are charged at $600 per hour with a minimum of one hour, and any additional time over the hour will be calculated to the next quarter hour.

To schedule, please email Express@LasVegasNevada.gov

Typical Plans Check Delays

  • We thoroughly review all aspects of submissions for code compliance, there are some common issues to avoid.
  • Improper setbacks
  • Plans don't match approved elevations
  • Missing or improper truss calculations and layout
  • Inconsistencies between plans
  • Problems with fire walls and fire barriers
  • Exiting problems
  • Fire resistant assembly details incomplete
  • International Energy Conservation 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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