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Building Permits

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PLEASE BE ADVISED: Flood Damage Assessment will be the top priority for the Building Inspectors until further notice.  If your property has structural damage, please contact us at

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775-353-2210

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We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.  

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For current flood information, please click here.

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FLOOD RECOVERY: All affected buildings are required to pull building permits (depending on scope) and comply with Flood Resistant Construction. If you have questions about repairing flood damage or preparing your building for future floods, please call or send an email using the contact information below. If you would like to apply for an over-the-counter permit, please consider using our online portal. Asbestos acknowledgments and authorization letters still apply.

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Building & Safety Division

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Sparks City Hall\r\n431 Prater Way\r\nSparks, NV 89431\r\nPhone: (775) 353-2306\r\nFax: (775) 353-2470\r\nEmail: permitservices@cityofsparks.us\r\nHours:  8:00 to 5:00 Monday – Friday

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The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code has been adopted\r\n Effective July 1, 2016\r\nFor a complete list of codes and helpful links click here.

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Permit Services Division\r\nPlease see the links to the right for permit applications and additional information. We have tried to organize this information with our customers’ needs in mind by separating commercial, residential, and other projects.

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Building & Safety Division\r\nOur goal is to provide efficient plan review, permitting, inspection and public education to ensure a safely built environment to protect citizens and visitors of the City of Sparks.

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We accomplish this by:

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  • Providing information to the public
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  • Working with other City departments for a coordinated effort
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  • Verifying that structures are designed and built in compliance with construction codes
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  • Employing qualified, professional, experienced staff in code administration, plan review and inspections
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  • Protecting and serving the public by assuring safe building practices through active code enforcement
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Building Permits

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Building permits are necessary for construction work performed on any portion of structural features including the roof, frame, walls and foundations. Separate permits may be required for electrical, plumbing and mechanical work related to your project. A building permit is required to demolish, construct, alter, repair or change the occupancy of a structure.

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If you’re thinking about replacing your water heater or converting part of your garage into an office, ask yourself one simple question before you open your tool box: “Do I need a permit?” Even small home improvement projects may require a building permit. Faulty installations can cause fires, flood damage and other hazards, and also force you to make costly repairs. Permits and the inspections that come with them protect your family’s safety and the value of your property by ensuring the work meets adopted building codes.

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Examples of work that requires a permit:

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Fences\r\nWater heaters and Furnaces\r\nPools and Spas\r\nSheds and play houses over 200 sq ft\r\nDemolitions\r\nRelocating or addition of plumbing and electrical\r\nRoofing

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Examples of work that does not require a permit:

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Replace existing residential doors and windows\r\nReplacing floor covering, cabinets and molding\r\nReplacing residential light or plumbing fixtures\r\nClearing stoppages or repairing leaks without altering existing plumbing\r\nReplacing stucco or drywall if less than 100 sq ft

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For more information regarding projects that need a permit, please click to see Section 15.05.104.2 of  the Sparks Municipal Code .