Building & Safety Division

** May is Amnesty Month**

If you own a home with construction activity that was not properly permitted through the City, you may qualify to permit the activities with no penalty under the Amnesty Program.  This program is being offered throughout the month of May.  Please contact our department for more information.
For more information on Building Safety Month, please visit the International Code Council website by using the following links: 

Week 1:  Mentoring the Next Generation of Building Professionals

Week 2:  Building Design Solutions for All Ages

Week 3:  Manage the Damage - Preparing for Natural Disasters

Week 4:  Investing in Technology for Safety, Energy & Water Efficiency
The City of Boulder City Building and Safety Division 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 in the Community Development Department's Building and Safety Division through the following actions:

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

Code Editions

Current code editions in effect for the City of Boulder City include:

  • 2017 Building and Safety Division Administrative Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2011 National Electrical Code
  • 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2012 Uniform Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
The Southern Nevada Amendments for the various codes listed above are posted on the Clark County website.

Other Pertinent Data

Other pertinent data that citizens of Boulder City might need:

  • Snow Load (Zero)
  • Frost Depth (Zero)
  • Wind Load (115 mph)
  • Wind Exposure (Site specific per ASCE 7)
  • Seismic Zone (D0)

Accessing Permanent Address Files

The Building and Safety Division is in the process of filing all permanent address files electronically.  Please bear with us as we undertake this very large project, as it will take months to complete.  To see if a particular property has been scanned, please visit our online portalRead our instructions (PDF) to learn how to access a permanent address file online.