City of Elko, Nevada, Building Department has for years maintained an environment of both beauty and safety within the community of residential homes and commercial buildings by strict compliance with the adopted building and fire codes. Inspections of all new projects are mandatory, along with any addition or remodel work done to existing buildings.
In order for a new project to get under way, the owner is responsible for retaining the services of a Nevada State registered Design Professional and submitting the correct number of completed sets of plans to our office along with the proper application pages filled out completely.

Construction professionals are issued an Inspection Record card at the beginning of their project with the City approved job site set of plans. These items must be available on site during inspections. Prior to a building being occupied, the building department and other applicable departments will verify compliance of the approved codes and documents. A Certificate of Occupancy is then issued by the Building Department upon completion of the project prior to building occupancy.


Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building Official
Ted Schnoor

Building Inspectors
L. Layne Kenley
Christine Kuhlman

Technical Assistant
Janet Schwandt

Permit Technician
Melaunie Larreau

(775) 777-7220
(775) 777-7229 fax

Elko City Hall
1753 College Avenue
Elko, NV  89801

Please contact the Building Department at (775)777-7220 to request an inspection. Inspection requests must be made the business day before inspection is needed or called in and left on the voicemail of the Building Department before 8:00 a.m. the day of. Any request made after 8:00 a.m. will be scheduled the following business day or a same day inspection fee of $47.00 must be paid to the Building Department before the inspection will be scheduled. The following information is mandatory when calling in an inspection:

  • Contractor Name
  • Company Name
  • Phone he/she can be reached at
  • The permit/application number
  • The address of the project
  • The type of inspection requested
  • The day inspection is requested
  • The time inspection is requested (this means AM or PM only, specific times CANNOT be guaranteed)