Community Development

Building Department

Effective June 1, 2020 the Building Department will continue to accept electronic submittals only. Please be advised the Building Department will allow public access by appointment only. Only one person may be present at the appointment.

 If you need assistance submitting electronically please contact us at:

(775) 777-7220



City of Elko, Nevada Building Department maintains 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.

Property owners are responsible for retaining the services of a Nevada State registered Design Professional prior to the start of any work.  Submission of a building permit application with the proper number of completed drawings must be submitted before a permit will be issued.  Construction professionals are issued in 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. 

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
  • Inspections will be scheduled between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm.  Due to the volume of inspections, we are unable to schedule specific times or accommodate am/pm inspection requests. 
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   dayshours location   


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

Elko City Hall 
1753 College Avenue
Elko, NV  89801

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