Nevada Permit, Building Code and Licensing Information

Nevada Building Code and Licensing Information

Summary of State Building Code Program: Updated 11/15/18

  • Local jurisdicitons will be updating their codes on 1/1/2019 to the 2018 ICodes.
  • Nevada has a set of statewide building codes (except for residential, electrical, mechanical and plumbing).
  • The office of State Fire Marshal handles code enforcement for schools, health care facilities, state buildings (fire protection only) and commercial buildings in rural areas. They are still on the 2012 IBC and
  • The State Public Works Division is handling the design review and construction of the state-owned buildings and this office has adopted 2012 IBC, 2012 UPC; 2012 UMC and the 2011 NEC.
TYPE OF CODE CODE TITLE* TECHNICAL BASIS APPLICABILITY
Building 2012 International Building Code (IBC) IBC Schools, health care facilities, state buildings (fire only) and commercial buildings in rural areas
Building/ Residential None**
Plumbing 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code UPC
Electrical 2011 National Electrical Code NEC
Mechanical 2012 Uniform Mechanical Code UMC
Wildfire Prevention 2009 or 2012 International Wildland Urban Interface Code IWUIC Statewide
*The office of State Fire Marshal is enforcing the inspection of schools, health care facilities, state buildings (fire protection only) and commercial buildings in rural areas.

 

**Residential dwelling construction complies with local jurisdictions which have adopted a building code.

Responsible Office: Department of Public Safety

Contact: Albert Ruiz

Title: Bureau Chief Fire Protection & Engineering

Department: State Fire Marshal

Address: 107 Jacobson Way

Carson City, Nevada 89701

Phone: (775) 684-7500

Reference Materials/Website

State Fire: http://fire.nv.us
State Energy http://energy.nv.gov/Programs/Building_Energy_Codes/
State Licensing Division

Contractor licensing is required by the State of Nevada.

http://www.nvcontractorsboard.com/

http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx

State Forester http://forestry.nv.gov
State Environmental Affairs http://ndep.nv.gov/
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