• By Albert Depew

Development Engineering Division

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Contact Us:

108 E. Proctor St.                                           Permit Center Location Map
Carson City, NV  89701
Telephone:  (775) 887-2300
Fax:  (775) 887-2283

Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Closed for Lunch 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Closed Holidays 

About Us

The Development Engineering Division is responsible for site civil engineering plan review, permitting, and inspections. Areas of purview may include grading, storm drainage, potable water, reclaimed water, sanitary sewer, franchised utilities (gas, power, communications), street improvements, curb & gutter, sidewalks, parking lot paving, striping and signage.

We also provide a number of other resources to the community including flood plain information, flood elevation certificates, water and sewer utility maps, public storm drain maps, archived record drawings for past site civil projects, land division maps, records of survey, and public right-of-way and easement records. 

Design Standards

The Carson City Development Standards have been prepared to provide in one convenient location the various City design requirements for developing and constructing private and public projects within the City.  They are supplemented with the Carson City Standard Details for Public Works Construction / 7-2001

The Development Standards can be found at the following links: 

FEMA Flood Program

The Development Engineering Division keeps FEMA flood maps and elevation certificates on file and will gladly assist the public with obtaining information for specific properties within Carson City.  Information regarding FEMA flood maps and insurance may also be found at the following web site:  http://www.fema.gov/hazard/flood/info.shtm

EPA Stormwater Program

Information regarding the EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program can be found at the following web site:  http://cfpub1.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=6

Mandatory Sewer Connection Program

The Mandatory Sewer Connection Program was created and defined by Resolution No. 1995-R-31 to protect the groundwater supply from contamination from septic systems in the southeast area of Carson City. The resolution requires that all properties in the designated areas must sewer their properties using the Carson City sewer system, as it becomes available. The resolution allows for the waiving of the current sewer connection fee and permit fees if the property owners connect within two (2) years of notification that sewer has become available.  The Southeast Carson City Mandatory Sewer Connection Program area is defined as being bounded by parcels adjacent to the south side of Clear Creek Road and Snyder Avenue to the south, east side of Highway 395 to the west, south of Kingsley Lane to the north, and BLM property east of Gentry Lane.

Commonly Requested Forms

Carson City Street Name Search

Encroachment Permit

Downtown Encroachment Permit Application
Parklet Policy Manual

Material Testing Agreement

Permit Application

BSDW Separation Guidelines 2013

BSDW Vertical Conflicts Summary

BSDW Water Project Approval


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who do I call if my septic system fails?

A: Please call the Health Department for information, 887-2190.

Q: Who do I call for information on wells?

A: Please call the Health Department for information, 887-2190.