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Your Building Inspector’s assistance will help assure that your building project doesn’t end up like this! Your Building Inspector’s assistance will help assure that your building project will end up like this!

The core purpose of the Building Inspector’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Field Inspections on new and remodeled structures at various stages of construction to ensure compliance with various building codes.
  • Inspects for compliance of setback requirements.
  • Maintains records of filed inspections.
  • Checks plans of commercial, residential and industrial structures for compliance with various codes.
  • Reviews plans to determine appropriate fee amounts.
  • Provides information to architects, engineers and contractors regarding local ordinances and code requirements.
  • Investigates complaints of substandard structures.
  • Performs inspections relating to business license surveys.
  • Conducts special inspections of structures as requested.
  • Documents all aspects of permitted projects and inspections for the record.
  • Processes permits on all aspects of construction projects.
  • Recommends updates to ordinances per NRS (Nevada Revised Statues) and applicable Federal updates and guidelines.

The Office of the Building Inspector is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm  

You can reach the building inspector by email or phone.

Please call for an appointment or stop by the Building Inspector’s office from 8:00 am to 9:30 am or 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The building inspector is in and out of the office performing site inspections during the day, so you are encouraged to call ahead to make an appointment.

View the Winnemucca Municipal Codes (WMC Title 15) related to the building inspector’s office.

Building Inspector Department Forms:

Accessible Restroom

Additions - Residential

Application for Building and/or Fire Code Plan Review

Application for Building Permit

Application for Electrical Permit

Application for Manufactured Home/RV/Commercial Coach Permit

Application for Mechanical Permit

Basement Finish

Building License Building Survey

Cargo Container

Carport Handout

Commercial Coach Plan Submittal

Commercial Conversion From Residence

Commercial Projects Plan Submittal

Cross Section Example

Day Care Requirements

Decks Handout

Demolition Requirements

Design Criteria

Electrical - Temporary for Construction Sites

Electrical Calculation Worksheet - Residential

Electrical Service - Overhead


Fire Alarm Submittal List

Fire Sprinkler Submittal List

Footing Handout

Fuel Tanks/Dispensing Units

Garage - Detached - One Story Single Family

Garage Conversion To Living Space

Grading, Excavating, Sitework Requirements

Handyman Regulations

Homeowner Considering Building Project

Hot Tubs & Spas

Manufactured Home - Existing Homes - Foundation Installation

Manufactured Home - Mobile Home - Skirting

Manufactured Home Set-up Manual - Part 1

Manufactured Home Set-up Manual - Part 2

Manufactured Home Set-up Manual - Part 3

Manufactured Homes - Mobile Home - Conversion to REAL Property

Owner - Builder Affidavit of Exemption from Licensing Requirements - Residential Only

Patio Cover Handout

Permit Requirements

Post Frame/Pole Buildings - Non-Engineered

Prescriptive Energy Calculation Worksheet

Rafter Span Table

Residential - Single Family Dwelling - Permit Guide

Residential Plan Review Checklist

Residential Plan Review Checksheet

Rockery Walls

Special Inspection Testing Forms

Special Inspector Program

Stairs - Commercial

Stairs - Residential

Storage Building - Detached

Utility Burial and Support Requirements

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