Clark County - Solar and Wind Building Permit Guides (Nevada)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Nevada
Additional Place applies to Clark County
Name Clark County - Solar and Wind Building Permit Guides
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Last DSIRE Review 2012-08-16
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

Incentive Source


Clark County, Nevada has established guides for obtaining building permits for wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for both residential and commercial purposes. The guides outline applicable codes for both types of systems, including building codes, electrical codes, and development codes. In addition, the guides provide checklist for the minimum submittal requirements for permits.

Zoning approval is required for all projects prior to permit application submittal, and solar PV projects should be submitted as an electrical permit application. Wind systems require both planning and zoning approval before permit applications are turned in. Residential wind projects must submit residential building and residential electrical permit applications, and commercial wind projects must submit commercial electrical sub permit applications.

Solar permit applications must include minimum electric design information to confirm that the systems is in compliance with the National Electric Code. Single-family residential installations can use an electrical sub-permit application, and all commercial installations require both an electric sub-permit application and a plan signed by a Nevada-licensed electrical contractor or engineer. For both wind and solar systems of more than 600 volts AC or DC, or with more than 800 amperes of production capability, electrical designs must be prepared by a Nevada-licensed electrical engineer.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Building Division and Permit Application Center
Department Clark County
Division Department of Development Services
Address 4701 W. Russel Road
Place Las Vegas, Nevada
Zip/Postal Code 89118
Phone (702) 455-3000

Contact Name Laughlin Building Services
Department Clark County
Division Department of Development Services
Address Regional Government Center
Address 2 101 Civic Way
Place Laughlin, Nevada
Zip/Postal Code 89029
Phone (702) 298-2436

Contact Name Overton Building Services
Department Clark County
Division Department of Development Services
Address Clark County Community Services
Address 2 320 N. Moapa Valley Blvd.
Place Overton, Nevada
Zip/Postal Code 89040
Phone (702) 397-8087


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Solar Photovoltaic Systems Building Permit Guide

Authority 2: Wind Generators Building Permit Guide

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"