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Elko County Building and Safety

As Director of Building & Safety, our staff and I would like to welcome you to the Elko County Building & Safety’s web site. We would like to thank you for your interest in Elko County and the services that we provide.

The Building & Safety Department consists of four sections: Administration, Building Permit Center, Plan Review and Field Inspections. Each section is involved in the processing, review, approval and inspection for construction projects.

The Building & Safety Department is staffed by a building official, two building inspectors, and two permit technicians. Our department has served a vital role in the development of Elko County since 1969. We plan to continue providing the best possible service for our community in the future. 

Please browse through our site and if you need further assistance or information, please contact our office and we will be glad to assist you in any way possible.

Thomas Ingersoll, CBO
Director of Building & Safety


Mission Statement:
It is the mission at the Building & Safety Department to promote life safety, health and welfare of the county’s residents and visitors by ensuring that construction projects comply with the minimum intent of the codes, and the use of all buildings and structures provide for safety within Elko County. We are responsible for the administration and compliance of the International & Uniform Building Codes and the National Electrical Code as adopted by our County Commissioners. (commissioner’s link)

We recognize the continuing need for developing improved safety standards in the constantly evolving construction methods, procedures and materials. We understand the importance of communication with developers, contractors and property owners to assist in achieving their goals and objectives. “Communication Prevents Frustration”!

We will provide courteous, prompt, and professional service for our community.

We will demonstrate honesty, integrity and fairness in all aspects of our responsibilities.

We will constantly strive for excellence in our ethical conduct while performing comprehensive plan review, field inspections, and investigative services for all residential, commercial and industrial construction within Elko County.