Permit Exemptions

  1. Building Code
  2. Residential Code
  3. National Electric Code
  4. Uniform Mechanical Code
  5. Plumbing Code

Items Exempt From Permits - Section 105.2

  • One story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses, livestock shelters and greenhouses provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet.
    The key in this exception is detached, with a minimum of at least 6 feet of separation between other buildings on a residential lot.
  • Fences not over 7 feet high
  • Retaining walls, which are not over 4 feet high, measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall.
  • Sidewalks, decks, platforms, and driveways not more than 30 inches above adjacent grade and not over any basement or story below and which are not parts of an accessible route.
  • Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a Group R-3 occupancy, as applicable in Section 101.2, which are less than 24 inches deep in ground or less than 5 feet deep when installed entirely above ground (Note: This is a Humboldt County ordinance changing the International Building Code)
  • Painting, papering and similar finish work
  • Shade cloth structures constructed for nursery storage (non-hazardous materials) or agricultural purposes and not including service systems provided the roof area does not exceed 250 square feet. Permits for temporary shade cloth structures shall be determined by the Building Official. (Note: This is a Humboldt County ordinance changing the International Building Code)

Attach an Awning to a Manufactured House

If attaching awning to a manufactured home the following criteria must be met. Every project shall be reviewed individually. Plans are required for dormer construction.

  1. The walls of the manufactured home have to support on a full foundation. The owner shall provide evidence of support.
  2. The walls of the manufactured home shall be minimum of 2 by 4, 24 inches o.c.
  3. No support is permitted from the ends of eaves or ends of trusses of the manufactured home.
  4. The manufactured home has to met real property conversion standards to be able to add load on to the manufactured home.
  5. Singlewides typically will not be permitted to add load to the manufactured home unless a Nevada engineer's stamped drawing is submitted.
  6. Construction of dormers, which hip back on to the manufactured home roof.
    1. Trusses of the manufactured home roof shall be a minimum of 2 by 4 or 30 pound roof
    2. Support on a full foundation
    3. A minimum load of the dormer shall be cantilevered type construction, which distributes most of or the load back to the new buildings roof
    4. Size of the dormer may also effect the requirement for engineering
    5. Your plans are wet stamped by a Nevada engineer
  7. Ledgers to the wall of the manufactured home shall be attached with lags and lags shall connect to every stud.