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Do I need a building permit for a shed (accessory building) and what are the setbacks?

The Sparks Municipal code requires that all accessory buildings over 200 square feet be issued a building permit. The accessory building must be placed in the rear yard at a…

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Do I need a temporary use permit?

A temporary use permit is required for the following uses: Seasonal sales (Christmas tree or pumpkin lots), construction yards, farmer’s markets, garage and yard sales, outdoor events, model home complexes…

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Do I need a temporary sign permit?

A temporary sign permit is required for any sign that is to be used on short term basis and is not permanently attached to a structure or ground. This includes…

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Can I have chickens?

Chickens may be kept in any SF, MF, MUD-MR or MUD-RN zoning district. No roosters are permitted. Limits apply based on parcel size. Poultry may not have access to the…

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What are the deadlines to submit an application?

The deadline for the application depends on the type of application. The application packet includes the submittal schedule and filing fees. Use the link to access Development Applications and associated…

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How do I find out what my land use designation is?

Use the “What’s My Zoning?” map on the City’s webpage under Planning and Zoning and change the layer to Land Use to identify your property either using your street address…

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How do I find out what my zoning is?

Use the “What’s My Zoning?” map on the City’s webpage under Planning and Zoning to identify your property using either your street address or Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN). Link.

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Fire Prevention Bureau – Public Fire Safety Education / Events

COMMUNITY OUTREACH Our Fire Prevention personnel, throughout the year, promote fire safety education in schools and businesses using tools such as an interactive Fire Safety House and full-sized Fire Safety…

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City Council and Redevelopment Agency 2016 Archive

2016 City Council and Redevelopment Agency Approved Minutes

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Host or Produce an Event in Sparks

The City of Sparks plays host to a variety of outdoor special events, primarily on Victorian Square and the Sparks Marina, from spring through fall. With fundraising walks, concerts and…

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