- Building Department
The Nye County Building and Safety Department ensures that all residential, commercial, and other construction meets or exceeds the minimum requirements of codes that have been adopted by Nye County, within the Pahrump Regional Planning District (PRPD).
For information on permits, fees, and inspections please contact Nye County Building and Safety.
ANY INQUIRY PERTAINING TO THE ZONING OF A PROPERTY OR PERMISSIVE USES WITHIN A ZONING DISTRICT MUST BE DIRECTED TO THE NYE COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT AT 775-751-4249.
Snow Load 0
Live/Dead Load 20 / 10
Wind 115 mph - Residential
Wind Commercial : Category II - 95 mph; Category III - 100 mph; Category IV - 105 mph
Forms of Payment Accepted
Check, Money Order, Cashiers Check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover card.
Codes Effective within Nye County
- 2018 Int’l Building Code
- 2018 Int’l Residential Code
- 2018 Int’l Energy Conservation Code
- 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
- 2018 Uniform Mechanical Code
- 2018 Int’l Mechanical Code
- 2018 Int’l Property Maintenance Code
- 2018 Int’l Swimming Pool, and Spa Code
- 2017 National Electric Code
- 2018 Int’l Fire Code
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022
The Nye County Building and Safety Division will transition to the 2018 ICC Building Valuation Data Tables to establish the valuation of projects submitted, for the purpose of calculating fees for permit issuance. This change is consistent, and in alignment with the Nye County Resolution # 2004-29, wherein it was established that valuation per square foot for various types of construction is to be based on the most recent edition of the Building Valuation Data published in the Building Standards as published by the International Code Council.
This transition will take effect July 1st 2022 and will update each year on July 1st to the most recent tables published, to be consistent with the latest Building Valuation Data as established in Nye County Resolution # 2004-29.