Code Requirements

The Storey County Fire Protection District currently maintains an inter-local contract with the State of Nevada and Storey County Community Development for all plan reviews and inspections. These inter-local contracts have been established to offer our customers a true one-stop-shop for building in Storey County. 

It is the responsibility of the State Fire Marshal to adopt the newest International Fire Codes. We must then adhere to these codes and cannot be less stringent than the codes in which they have adopted. Our department can, however, be more stringent than codes adopted by the State Fire Marshal, and we have implemented amendments to the State Codes.

Commercial and residential buildings require the general contractor or owner to submit plans for fire and life safety review. Please refer to the Storey County Community Development permit application for submittal. You may also refer to Storey County Community Development policies for a step-by-step guide for residential and/or commercial construction. These are listed as Policy #006 (Residential Construction) and Policy #008 (Commercial Construction). 

For the policy on Fire Pump Size - Fire Flows, click here.  

You may click here if you are interested in submitting an Alternate Means and Methods (AM&M) of construction. 

Inspections

Annual inspections are required for all brick and mortar businesses that require a business license. If you wish to schedule this inspection directly, please email us at building@storeycounty.org 

Due to the environment and constant threat of wildfires within our county, the Fire Protection District will maintain this service for residential wild land fire safety inspections. These are referred to as 30 foot clearance inspections.

Another valuable resource to the home owner is a publication from the Nevada Cooperative Extension, Living with Fire.