Building Department

The Building Department is now accepting applications electronically. To ensure accurate submittals for Building, please complete the following:

NOTICE: Effective Immediately - Connection Fee Notice - Please CLICK HERE.

    1) All General Building Applications may be sent to [email protected]. Submitting electronically via a file sharing program (ie Dropbox, etc) is preferred. If you do not have a file sharing program, we can create a folder on for you. Please let us know.   Plans must be bookmarked. Please make sure you have followed the requirements matrix on page 4 of the application and have all of the items before submitting.

    2) All EZ Permit ApplicationsSolar & Generator Applications can be emailed directly to [email protected].

    3) Our counter hours still apply and these submittals will be considered Monday-Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

What We Do

The Building Division provides building plan check and inspections in a friendly, fast, and efficient manner to ensure construction meets all applicable codes.

The Public Counter is located on the second floor of the Minden Inn in Room 202.

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Email the Building Department

To schedule a building inspection, please call 775-782-9006. All inspections called in prior to 3:30 pm will be scheduled for the next day upon availability.

Helpful links:

Building Division

Tim Davis

Building Official

Mailing Address:

Attn: Building Department Douglas County

PO Box 218 Minden, NV 89423


Fx: 775-782-9007

Public Counter Hours

1594 Esmeralda Ave Minden, NV 89423

Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

By Appointment:


Effective July 1, 2019

Douglas County Community Development Department
has adopted the following building codes:

2018 International Building Code
2018 International Residential Code
2018 Uniform Mechanical Code
2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
2017 National Electrical Code
2018 International Energy Conservation Code
2018 International Fuel Gas Code

All plans submitted shall be designed to these codes.

Building Division
Staff Directory

Lani Collins
Plans Examiner
Nick Nadler
Building Inspector
Lamont McCann
Building Inspector
Brad Simko
Building Inspector
Cody McWilliams
Building Inspector
Becky Spates
Development Coordinator