Q: Where can I find a complete list of the currently adopted codes and/or the Southern Nevada Code Amendments (SNCA)?
A: The Building Departments web site has a complete list of the currently adopted codes. Click here to view them.
Q: What forms do I need to submit for a permit and are they on-line?
A: The Building Departments website will provide you with all of the forms you will need to submit drawings for review. For ease of use many are interactive and can be filled out and printed. To determine which forms are required for your specific project, refer to the applicable How To Guide.
Q: I have turned in my plans. How long will my first plan review take?
A: The amount of time to receive the first plan check review is dependent on the amount of plans in the queue awaiting review. At the time of submittal the permit technician will provide an estimated date for completion of the first review. You may also view the
Plan Review Queue Report on our website to see current plan review queue information.
Q: How can I track the status of my plan review?
A: Plan status tracking for all project types is available through our
Citizen Access Portal website.
Q: How can I determine how much the fees are and when do I have to pay them?
Permit Fee Calculator is available on our website to assist in the calculation of permit and plan review fees. However, this calculation program does not provide information on development fees, which are due at the time of permit issuance. Additional fee information is provided in printable guides available on our
Permit Fee Calculator page.
Plan review fees for projects exceeding $10,000 are due at the time of submittal. Permit and development fees are due at the time of permit issuance.
Q: I have received my correction letter and I need to speak to my plan reviewer. How can I contact the plan reviewer?
A: All correction letters contain the name, contact hours, fax number and direct line to the plan reviewer. The staff member who completed the review will be able to assist you with questions related to the correction letter and plans. Please contact this person directly.
Q: I have received a correction letter and it only addresses the architectural review. Will I be receiving additional letters?
A: Clark County utilizes many plan review specialists. Therefore it is likely additional plan review correction letters may be received from other plan review specialists addressing the remaining disciplines.
Q: My permit has been issued and my plans are approved. I need to revise my plans. Do the revisions require approved, how long will it take? Do I need a separate permit?
A: Revisions require an additional review and approval. Many minor revisions can be done at the front counter. More complex revisions that require submittal are typically completed within seven days of submittal. Revision that do not add to the scope of work do not require an additional permit, however if the revision adds to the structures scope of work a supplemental permit will be required.
Q: How much will a revision cost?
A: Plan review fees for plan revisions will be charged at the hourly rate of $105 per hour.
Q: Is it legal for the owner or tenant of a commercial building, or his representative, to perform the services of a contractor for work on that building without being licensed under NRS 624?
A: No, the Nevada State Contractor Board regulates contractor requirements, additional information regarding the Nevada State Contractors Board rules and regulations may be found at
Q: If I disagree with a plans examiner's code interpretation or an item in a correction letter, can I get a second opinion?
A: Yes! The Building Division has a
Second Opinion Program. Second opinions are available upon request. At our public counter, ask to speak with a Plans Examination supervisor if you disagree with a code interpretation. You will receive a second opinion on the spot!
If you disagree with an item in a plan review correction letter, complete our
Request for Code Interpretation form. You will receive a written response within three business days.