For inspection questions not covered below, please contact our staff at E-mail Form Link.
How do I know if I need a permit?
Most construction items will need a permit. To be sure you can check the following link for projects that are exempt from permitting 15.72.140 HERE If still not sure if you need a permit please contact our permit staff.
Can I pull my permit myself?
For residential projects an owner of a property can pull permits only for the property that they live in. All other residential projects and commercial projects will need a licensed contractor to pull the permit.
How can I see if the contractor I have selected is licensed?
A contractor must be licensed by the state of Nevada and have a current North Las Vegas business license. To check on the state license go to NV Contractors Board Website
Do I need a permit to replace a water heater? Do I need an inspection?
Yes, you will need a permit for a water heater and it will need to be inspected.
Do I need a permit to install a patio cover on my house?
Yes, you can apply HERE
Do I need a permit for a fence?
No, provided the fence is not constructed of block or masonry and is under 6 feet in height. However, there are front yard limitations that need to be answered by Planning and Zoning, 633-1537.
What information do I need to build a block wall as the owner/builder?
A site plan showing location, length, and height of wall, and a letter from the adjacent property owners giving permission to construct such wall if the wall and/or footing is to be located on the property line. City of North Las Vegas standard details may be used for construction.
Can I pull an owner/builder permit to do work at my house, then hire someone to do the work?
Yes, you may. But you must hire a licensed Nevada contractor with the proper license to do that specific work. You can check their license at http://www.nvcontractorsboard.com
How can I find out how my plumbing or electrical systems are installed ? Will it show on the house plans?
The systems will show on the plans, for example it will show the receptacle or the sink, however it will not show the way it was installed in the field.
How can I obtain the plans for my house?
If you would like to request a copy of the plans for your house, please complete a Public Records Request through our website HERE.
How much does a permit cost?
To see the fees that are adopted by North Las Vegas you can review 15.72.170 of the North Las Vegas Municipal Code HERE.
Do all permits need plans/drawings?
No. Some permits like water heater, electrical panel upgrade, air conditioner change out, etc. do not need plans. You can simply apply for online permit Here.
Can I submit hard copies of plans for a permit?
No. All permits require digital plans/drawings.
How do I check the status of my plans review?
You must register and log into your CSS account Here.
How do I schedule an inspection?
Log into your CSS account Here.
How do I obtain my Certificate of Occupancy for a commercial building?
Send an email using E-mail Form Link and request the Certificate of Occupancy after all final inspections have been obtained and there are no outstanding fees or revisions.
How do I get a Certificate of Occupancy for my house?
The permit for the property becomes the Certificate of Occupancy after the final inspections have been obtained.
How long is my permit good for?
Your permit expires 6 months from the date of issuance. Please, contact our permit staff (702-633-1536) if your permit expires and we may renew it for a minimal fee, depending on the permit and how long it has expired.