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A Simple Guide To Nevada's Remodeling Permits and Regulations

In Nevada, the Housing Division – Manufactured Housing oversees how manufactured structures are built, moved, installed, and fixed. The laws, found in Chapters 489 and 461 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, make sure these activities are safe and up to standard.

If you’re planning to remodel your home in Nevada, it’s important to know about the necessary permits and regulations. This guide will help you understand when you need a permit, how to get one, and what to expect during the process.

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Why Permits are Necessary

Building codes are sets of rules designed to ensure that all buildings are safe and healthy to live in. Here’s why they are important:

Step-by-Step Guide for Online Permit Application

Step 1: Access the Online Portal

Go to the Nevada Housing Division – Manufactured Housing website. Look for the “Online Permit Application” section.

Step 2: Register or Log In

If you are a first-time user, you will need to register by providing your details. If you already have an account, simply log in.

Step 3: Select the Type of Permit

Choose the type of project you are undertaking from the list of categories that require a permit. This might include structural changes, electrical and plumbing repairs, roof replacements, etc.

Step 4: Fill Out the Application Form

Enter all required information about your project, such as location, scope, and any contractors involved. Be precise to make sure your application is processed without delays.

Step 5: Attach Required Documents

Upload any necessary documents that support your application. This could include plans, contracts, and other relevant paperwork.

Step 6: Pay the Permit Fee

Payment must be made online at the time of application. The website accepts Visa and MasterCard. Follow the prompts to complete your payment securely.

Step 7: Submit Your Application

Review your application and documents to ensure everything is correct. Then, submit your application. You will receive a confirmation email once it has been submitted successfully.

Step 8: Schedule an Inspection

After your permit is approved, you will need to log back into the portal to request an inspection. Inspections are typically scheduled within 1 to 3 days depending on the location and the Division’s staffing levels.

Step 9: Complete an Inspection Request Form

If you are an Owner/Builder or if you chose not to use the online portal, complete the “Inspection Request Form.” Attach it and submit it via email to permits@housing.nv.gov to schedule your inspection.

Tips for a Smooth Application Process

By following these steps, you can efficiently navigate the process of obtaining a permit for your manufactured housing project in Nevada, ensuring compliance and safety throughout your project’s duration.
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Types of Projects That Need a Permit

Here are the types of remodeling projects that require permits in Nevada:


Electrical Changes:
Plumbing Changes:
HVAC/Mechanical Changes:  
Structural Changes:  
Accessory Structures:    
For certain projects like roof repairs or structural changes, you need to have approved plans available during inspections.

Tips for Passing Inspections

Here are some tips to make sure your inspection goes smoothly and your project passes without issues:

FAQs about Nevada Remodeling Permits

You can apply for a permit yourself if you are an owner/builder. However, for some technical projects, hiring a licensed contractor who is familiar with the permitting process might be beneficial.
You typically need to submit detailed project plans, proof of property ownership, contractor details if applicable, and any other documents requested by the Nevada Housing Division.
If you fail an inspection, the inspector will provide a list of issues that need to be corrected. You will need to fix these issues and schedule another inspection. Work cannot continue until these issues are resolved.

Closing Thoughts

Navigating the permit process in Nevada doesn’t have to be so complicated. If you’re planning a remodeling project for your manufactured home and need help with permits, High Sierra is here to assist you.

We understand the intricacies of local regulations and can streamline the process, ensuring your project meets all safety standards and regulations without delay.

Contact High Sierra Remodeling & Construction today, and let’s make your home remodeling project a success with the right permits in place! (775) 242-6405