Building and Safety 

The department provides standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, location and maintenance of all buildings and structures and certain specifically regulated equipment within the city.

Goals & Strategies

Goals and strategic issues include improving the efficiency and customer service through the following actions:

  • Reviewing projects in a timely manner
  • Reducing the backlog of pending projects
  • Improving inspection quality through continuing education
  • Adopting new building-related codes which are compatible with other local jurisdictions
  • Restructuring the Division’s document processing and storage

Commonly Referenced Data

The Southern Nevada Amendments for the various codes listed below are posted on the Southern Nevada Building Officials website.

Currently Adopted Codes
2020 Building and Safety Division Administrative Code
2018 International Building Code
2018 International Existing Building Code
2018 International Residential Code
2018 Uniform Mechanical Code
2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
2017 National Electrical Code
2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
2018 International Energy Conservation Code
2018 International Fire Code
Other Pertinent Data  
Snow Load Zero
Frost Depth Zero
Wind Load 99 miles per hour
Wind Exposure Site Specific per ASCE 7
Seismic Zone D0
  1. Community Development

    Physical Address
    401 California Avenue
    Boulder City, NV 89005

    Phone: 702-293-9282
    Fax: 702-293-9392

    Office Hours

    Monday through Thursday

    7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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