Residential Building Code – 2018 IRC and Appendix Q

Statewide, Nevada


Name Residential Building Code – 2018 IRC and Appendix Q
Municipality Statewide
Zoning Districts Residential
Effective Date 01/16/2023
Municipal Code NV Residential Building Code 2018
Code Link
Authority Department of Administration State Public Works Division


About this appendix: Appendix Q relaxes various requirements in the body of the code as they apply to houses that are 400 square feet in area or less. Attention is specifically paid to features such as compact stairs, including stair handrails and headroom, ladders, reduced ceiling heights in lofts and guard and emergency escape and rescue opening requirements at lofts.

Key Contacts

Permitting & Code Enforcement

Tel: (775) 684-4141

State Public Works Division

Northern Office

515 E. Musser St., Suite 102
Carson City, NV 89701
Tel: (775) 684-4141
Fax: (775) 684-4142

Las Vegas Office

2300 McLeod St
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Tel: (702) 486-5115
Fax: (702) 486-5094


State Adopted Codes

Updated:  December 2023 – Laura

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Building Code — Legislation that speaks to how to construct a tiny house.

Zoning Code — Legislation that speaks to how the lot will be used.


ADU — Accessory Dwelling Unit

DMV — Division of Motor Vehicles

IB — Industrialized Buildings

IRC — International Residential Code

PUD — Planned Unit Development

RV — Recreational Vehicle

SF — Single Family Dwelling

T — Transitional Housing

UDO — Unified Development Ordinance

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