City Of Sparks

Building Permits

Building & Safety Division
Sparks City Hall
431 Prater Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Phone: (775) 353-2306
Fax: (775) 353-2470
Hours:  8:00 to 5:00 Monday - Friday
We have adopted the 2012 building codes
for a complete list of codes and helpful links click here.
Permit Services Division
 Please see links to the left  for permit applications and additional information. We have tried to organize this information with our customers' needs in mind. We have separate web pages for commercial, residential, and other projects. 
Building & Safety Division
Our mission is to serve all persons in a positive and courteous manner and help ensure that the City of Sparks continues to be a healthy, safe, attractive, and enjoyable place to live, work, or visit.
We accomplish this by:   
  •  Ensuring the Health and Safety of the Public
  •  Providing information to the public
  •  Working with other City departments for a coordinated effort
  •  Verifying that structures are designed and built in compliance with construction codes
  •  Employing qualified, professional, experienced staff in code administration, plan review and inspections
  •  Protecting and serving the public by assuring safe building practices through active code enforcement

Building Permits

Building permits are necessary for construction work performed on any portion of buildings, structural features, including the roof, frame, walls and foundations. Separate permits may be required for electrical, plumbing and mechanical work related to your project. Typically a building permit is required to demolish, construct, alter, repair or change the occupancy of a structure.

If you're thinking about replacing your water heater or converting part of your garage into an office, ask yourself one simple question  before you open your tool box: "Do I need Permits?" Even small home improvement projects may require a building permit. Faulty installations can cause fires, flood damage and other hazards, and also force you to make costly repairs before you can sell your house. Permits and the inspections that come with them protect your family's safety and the value of your property by ensuring the work meets adopted building codes.

Examples of work that does require a permit

  • Fences
  • Water heaters and Furnaces
  • Pools and Spas
  • Sheds and play houses over 200 sq ft
  • Demolitions
  • Relocating or addition or plumbing and electrical
  • Roofing

Examples of work that does not require a permit

  • Replace existing doors and windows
  • Replacing floor covering, cabinets, and molding
  • Replacing light or plumbing fixtures
  • Clearing stoppages or repairing leaks without altering existing plumbing
  • Replacing stucco or drywall if less than 100 sq ft

If you ever have any questions on what projects need to have a permit, please click to see Section of  the Sparks Municipal Code for further information.


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