Poppies spring up around the Truckee Meadows
Poppies spring up around the Truckee Meadows

How high can my house or detached garage be?
Most residential areas in the County are limited to a 35-foot height standard. However, that may vary. In certain areas, the height is restricted to 2 stories and, in the Tahoe Basin, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency height is the standard, which may be significantly higher than 35 feet depending on topography.

A detached garage may be the same height as the home. However, a detached garage under 12 feet in height at the mid-point of the roof may qualify for a reduced setback. Call our Development Information Counter at 775.328.6100 and speak to a planner about the height standard for your area.