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Nevada Contractor License and Building Codes



State of Nevada Contractor & Building Information


Nevada Division of Building Safety

Nevada State Contractors Board
The Nevada State Contractors Board is committed to promoting public confidence and trust in the competence and integrity of licensees and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.
The Board is empowered with determining the qualifications of applicants prior to licensing, setting forth conditions for licenses, such as limiting the field and scope of the operations of a licensed contractor, bond requirements and establishing maximum contractual limits. The Board is also empowered to promulgate rules and regulations necessary for implementing and enforcing the enabling statute, NRS 624, and to discipline licensees found in violation of the statute.
The procedure for determining applicant qualifications relating to licensure are contained in NRS 624.250 through 624.270. Qualification for a contractors license is determined by written management and trade examinations, extensive and detailed investigation of the applicant’s qualifications, background, ability, experience, competence, general character and established proof of financial responsibility. The process provides some assurance to the Board and to the public that a licensee is competent and qualified at the time of initial licensure.
For more information visit: Nevada State Contractors Board.

Check a Nevada Contractor License
To check to see if an electrician is licensed, or to check the status of an Electrical Contractor in the State of Nevada go to: Search Nevada Licensed Contractors

Nevada Building Permits – Manufactured Housing Division
The Nevada Legislature has mandated that the Manufactured Housing Division ensure structures manufactured off site or in a manufacturing plant are constructed, transported, installed and repaired in a manner that provides a reasonable degree of safety and protection to the public
For more information visit: Nevada Building Permits Manufactured Housing Division.

Nevada Housing Division
The Nevada Housing Division (NHD), a division of the Department of Business and Industry, was created by the Nevada Legislature in 1975 when it was recognized that a shortage of safe, decent, and sanitary housing existed throughout the State for persons and families of low- and moderate-income.
For more information visit: Nevada Housing Division.

Growing Business In Nevada
The Department of Business and Industry is a cabinet level agency in Nevada State government. Our objective is to encourage and promote the development and growth of business and to ensure the legal operation of business in order to protect consumers by maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment. The Director’s office manages a number of programs and initiatives to address the needs of small businesses, homeowners and consumers including small business advocacy, bond programs, access to capital, housing retention programs, constituent services and fraud prevention and education.
For more information visit: Growing Business In Nevada.

Nevada County and City Codes
For building code information visit: Nevada County and City Codes.


Nevada Electrical Codes

NEC® National Electrical Code Adoption:
The NEC is adopted and enforced at the local level.

Please Note: Due to the nature of the electrical code adoption process, we cannot guarantee complete accuracy of this information. Please notify us of any changes you may be aware of.

Nevada Energy Codes

The Nevada Energy Code is adopted and required by the Nevada Energy Office. This code sets minimum energy efficient buildings.
For more information visit: Nevada Building Energy Codes Program.





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