Building and Safety Division

The 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 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.

*UPDATE: The City of Boulder City is proposing to adopt the following codes, which will be considered by the City Council at their regularly scheduled council meeting on July 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

  • 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
  • Southern Nevada Amendments

By adopting these codes, Boulder City will align itself with the codes currently adopted by the City of Henderson, City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas and Clark County.

Boulder City is also proposing an update to its Building and Safety Division Administrative Code and Title 5 of the City Code. Those redlined documents are available for review below.

Building and Safety Division Administrative Code
Summary of Significant Changes to the Administrative Code
Title 5 of the City Code

Currently Adopted Codes
2017 Building and Safety Division Administrative Code
2012 International Building Code
2012 International Residential Code
2012 Uniform Mechanical Code
2012 Uniform Plumbing Code
2011 National Electrical Code
2012 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
2012 International Fire Code
Other Pertinent Data  
Snow Load Zero
Frost Depth Zero
Wind Load 115 miles per hour
Wind Exposure Site Specific per ASCE 7
Seismic Zone D0
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    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.

    Permit Intake/Issuance Hours
    Monday through Friday
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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