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Posted: 4/30/2015 6:14:49 PM EDT
I am currently looking for some property near Reno or Carson City for vacation property.  I plan on building some small cabins (by myself) and this will be our getaway/retreat and eventually retirement property.  How is this area and Nevada as a whole in regards to building permits?  I know many places don't need permits if the structure is under a certain square footage.  Does anyone here have any experience with this?
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 8:43:57 PM EDT
Im pretty sure you are only alowd a 10'×10' box with no electrical or plumbing, and it cant be a residence (living space)
So, good news for your horse!

They are getting pretty crazy up here with permits. Standard homes are requiring sprinklers now and the new WUI codes....wildland fire stuff??  No open eves, fire proof siding, etc. It sucks!
Its tuff, as a general contractor, to explain all this new crap to clients....lol


other option......if you are far enough out in the boonies.....haul building materials at night....what cabin?
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 9:15:58 PM EDT
There are still some places in Nevada that don't require a building permit but the major metropolitan area's are never going to be among them.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 10:26:30 PM EDT
Dang.  It will be on 20-40 acres and should be outside of city proper.  Maybe stick some axles on it and call it a camper trailer?
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 1:36:15 AM EDT

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Dang.  It will be on 20-40 acres and should be outside of city proper.  Maybe stick some axles on it and call it a camper trailer?
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Stay out of Washoe County, it's more trouble than it's worth.

 
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 1:44:22 AM EDT
There is an old saying, "T'is easier to seek forgiveness than permission".

Might apply here?
Don't PO the neighbors and you might not have an issue until the county drone surveillance catches up to you.
Don't put it on a foundation, use skids so it's "Portable".
Also put it back away from the property line.

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