Where can I submit my plans for review?
The Clark County Building Department is located at 4701 W. Russell Road. (Corner of Cameron and Russell, 1 Light East of Decatur)
When can I submit my plans?
Plan submittals are accepted Monday thru Friday, from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.
How can I find the status of my plan review?
How long is the Plan Review process?
Can plan submittals be mailed?
No. All plan submittals received via US mail or private carrier will not be accepted.
What documents are needed prior to issuance of permit(s)?
• Clark County Water Reclamation District Receipt or
• Southern Nevada Health District receipt (Septic) or
• Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (Septic over 5,000) or
Other Applicable Agencies:
• City of Las Vegas
• City of North Las Vegas
• Moapa Valley Water
• Virgin Valley Water
• City of Henderson
• Big Bend Water
Quality Assurance Agreement (QAA) (Field Services Info & Phone)
• Air Quality Dust Permit
• Well Drillers Log
• Notarized Property Line Authorization Forms
• Verification of Manufactured Home Serial Number or Certification of Origin
ALL ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE TO EACH TYPE OF PERMIT ISSUED.
Who can obtain building permits?
ALL commercial projects including apartments and condominiums must be issued to a licensed contractor.
• A licensed contractor may obtain building permits if they hold a valid and active Nevada State Contractors License
• Covering the scope of the work authorized by the permit and covered by the correct type of license
• A valid and active Clark County Business License
• Permits may be obtained by owner/builders who are exempt from contractor licensing requirements under the provisions of Nevada Revised Statue (NRS)624.
• Applicants may be considered an owner/builder when they own their property and are building or improving a residential structure on the property for their own occupancy that is not intended for sale.
What are the requirements for issuance of permits?
If permit is issued to a contractor:
For a contractor to obtain a permit, he/she must have both a current Nevada State Contractor's License and a current Clark County Business License.
When using a pre-printed company check, the company name must exactly match the name on the Contractor's License If payment is to be made by other than a pre-printed company check, the following is required:
1. An original current State Contractor’s Card (not a facsimile or a copy) of the company licensed to pull the permit
2. A letter from the company licensed to pull the permit on company letterhead signed by a company principal or representative, listing the check number, the name of the company’s check being used and authorizing a specific person to pull the permit.
Per the State Contractor's Board, we may only recognize company names registered as licensed contractors – not dba’s or subsidiaries.
What is the payment policy for permit issue?
If permit is issued to a owner/builder:
1. Must pay with property owner’s personal check or cash, and will be required to complete an owner/builder affidavit to certify proof of ownership.
2. If the owner is not able to come into our office to pick up the permit, he/she must submit a notarized letter authorizing a specific person to act on his behalf for the one-time issuance of the permit. This authorizes the agent to sign all documents required for issuance of the permit.
My permit has expired. What can I do?
22.02.325 Renewal of Permits. Before work can be recommenced, upon the expiration of a permit, a permit renewal shall be obtained, and the fee therefore shall be one half the amount required for an initial permit for such work, provided no changes have been made or will be made in the original approved construction documents. The permit(s) will be re-examined to ensure accordance with Sections 22.02.220 through 22.02.235, including verification of water and sanitation service, and provided further that not more than one year has passed since the last approved inspection or since the issue date of the permit(s). A construction permit can be renewed only one time and for a period of time not to exceed 180 days. After one year (365 days) following the last approved inspection or since the issue date of the permit(s), the permittee must file an application for new permit(s) in accordance with Sections 22.02.220 through 22.02.235, including a new verification of water and sanitation service and pay full Department fees as applicable. After expiration, construction documents submitted for review may be returned to the applicant or destroyed by the Building Official.
EXCEPTION: Billboard Signs and Cellular Tower Sites. Permits that have expired pursuant to this section shall not be renewed. The applicant must file for a new permit.
How do I renew an expired permit?
• Fill-out a new appropriate permit application
• In the description of work state “Renewal of Permit”
• Bring the completed application to the Permit Issue section, at which time the fees will be determined and a renewal permit will be issued.
How do I renew an expired grading or sign permit?
• Fill-out a new building or sign permit application
• In the description of work state “Renewal of Permit”
• Bring the completed application and the original Clark County approved red stamped plans to the Permit Issue section. The submittal will be routed for approvals and customer notified when ready to pick-up and renewal permit issued.
How do I determine the renewal fees of an expired permit?
• If a permit has been expired for less than 1-year from the original issuance date or the last approved inspection, the fees charged will be ½ of the permit fee originally paid.
• If a permit has been expired for more than 1-year from the original issuance date or the last approved inspection, the full permit fee originally charged will be paid.
• The permit fees charged do not include any development fees.