Clark County - Solar and Wind Building Permit Guides

March 06, 2017


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 checklists 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.


Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Nevada
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)


Name: Solar Photovoltaic Systems Building Permit Guide
Name: Wind Generators Building Permit Guide


Name: Building Division and Permit Application Center
Address: 4701 W. Russel Road
Las Vegas NV 89118
Phone: (702) 455-3000
Name: Laughlin Building Services
Address: Regional Government Center
Laughlin NV 89029
Phone: (702) 298-2436
Name: Overton Building Services
Address: Clark County Community Services
Overton NV 89040
Phone: (702) 397-8087

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.