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Wind Energy in Washoe County 

A series of community workshops were held in 2010 to discuss wind machines. 
Below are the audio files from each of the workshops.

january 28 workshop audio

february 4 workshop audio

february 11 workshop audio 

march 4 workshop audio 

utility scale wind power resource guide (24KB)

residential scale wind power resource guide (24KB)



 Workforce Housing Needs Assessment of Incline Village and Crystal Bay

final report (December 2009) (1.91MB)


Verdi Historic and Architectural Context Report

The Verdi Historic and Architectural Context Report documents the history of Verdi and provides a preliminary examination of architecture as preserved through photographs and remaining structures.   This project has been funded with assistance of the Nevada State Preservation Office through a Department of Interior Grant.

In 2003, with the assistance of a Historic Preservation Fund grant, Washoe County prepared a survey of historic architectural and historic archaeological resources within the unincorporated portions of the County, not including tribal lands (Kimball and Kautz 2004). In 2005, the County received a second grant to prepare a study of how it could go about completing an inventory of historic architecture in order to apply for CLG status. With the realization that the size of the County and the number of properties to be surveyed would require a number of years to complete, a strategy was proposed that would divide the County into distinct areas and focus work in one such area each year.  Accordingly, Washoe County planning staff contracted the services of Kautz Environmental Consultants, Inc. (KEC), a Reno firm with experience conducting architectural documentation, to assist them in that initial phase.

report (18.8MB)

map (12MB)


Don't Risk Grading without a Permit!

As more construction occurs in the unincorporated areas of the County, less flat land is available upon which to build.  As a result, the County has seen a significant increase in the number of grading permit applications submitted.  Unfortunately, there has also been an increase illegal grading activity.

Please be aware that contractors grading without a permit will be reported to the Nevada State Contractor's Board.  In addition, property owners who have their parcel graded without the appropriate permits can face a possible criminal citation, including fines and/or jail time.

For detailed information about the County's grading regulations, please review Article 438 of the Washoe County Development Code.

Click here for a grading permit application!


Incline Village/Crystal Bay Nuisance Workshop Report

A community workshop hosted by the Incline Village, Crystal Bay Citizen Advisory Board and Washoe County Community Development was held February 16, 2008.  The below listed reports reflect the input received at that meeting.  The report is divided into two parts.  The first portion of the report is staff's effort to categorize the comments under topical headings/subheadings.  The second portion of the report is the list of comments as provided by each table.

Report - part 1

Report - part 2 





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