Code Enforcement



A regional COVID-19 Business Operations Guide has been established, to be implemented in Reno, Sparks and unincorporated Washoe County. Please be advised, this document may be updated as the COVID-19 situation changes. Due to health and safety concerns for the public in light of COVID-19, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and his administration took actions starting on March 17, 2020 with regard to the operations of essential and non-essential businesses. On March 20, 2020, the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management adopted emergency regulations in Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 414 to define essential and non-essential businesses as well as the parameters for businesses to conduct business in Nevada during the public health emergency.This guide summarizes operational restrictions and mandatory closures for certain types of businesses during this public health emergency. Restrictions remain in effect until April 30, 2020. COVID-19 Business Operations


Please contact Washoe311 by dialing 3-1-1
or (775) 328 - 2003


Washoe County Code Enforcement Continues to Operate Through COVID-19

Phone: (775) 328 - 6106
(please leave a message as staff is working remotely)

Washoe County Code Enforcement continues to investigate all complaints for the unincorporated areas of Washoe County at this time.  To contact Washoe County Code Enforcement, please email us at or call us at (775) 328 -6106.  Due to theCOVID-19 situation, please allow 24-48 hours for a staff member to contact you.  Please be sure to leave a voicmail if you are calling as staff is working remotely.

The Washoe County Complex is open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Please refrain from traveling to the Washoe County Complex without first contacting Washoe County Code Enforcement by email or phone.

Mission Statement
Washoe County Code Compliance provides sensitive, courteous, and efficient services designed to ensure a good quality of life for all unincorporated Washoe County residents and property owners. These services protect the health, safety and welfare of County residents through fair and impartial enforcement of the Washoe County Business, Liquor and Gaming License Code (WCC Chapter 25), the Nuisance Code (WCC Chapter 50), and the Development Code (WCC Chapter 110).  Enforcement emphasizes voluntary compliance, followed when necessary by proper legal procedures.  These legal procedures are principally through the County’s Administrative Enforcement Code, but may result in a misdemeanor criminal action or in civil action through a Court, if warranted.
Complaint Procedures
How to Report a Complaint
The Code Enforcement Program is authorized by the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Washoe County Codes.
Washoe County Code (WCC):
Chapter 25 - Business Licenses, Permits and Regulations
Chapter 50 - Nuisance Code
Chapter 110 - Development Code
Chapter 125 - Administrative Enforcement Code


The Cities of Reno and Sparks enforce code separately.  You can reach them at: 
City of Reno Community Development
Code Enforcement Division 
1 East First Street
Reno, NV 89505
Phone: (775) 334-4636

City of Sparks City Hall
Code Enforcement Division 
431 Prater Way
Sparks, NV  89431
Phone:  (775) 353-4063

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Phone: (775) 328-6106
Fax: (775) 328-6133
Physical Location: 1001 E. Ninth Street, Bldg. A, 2nd Floor, Reno NV  89512 
Mailing:  1001 E. Ninth Street, Bldg. A, Reno, NV 89512