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Commercial Building Permits are required for New Commercial Buildings.


If a permit is required, this guide may help you through the permit process. A Flow Chart is also available for your assistance.

A General Commercial Building Permit Package consists of:

  • One General Commercial Building Permit Application with all required signatures and information including correct address
  • Three sets of complete building plan packages (site plans, architectural, structural, plumbing, mechanical and electrical)
  • One soils report (Pad Certification) which must be wet-stamped by Nevada-Engineer
  • One Grading and Drainage Certification
  • Two pre-engineered truss drawings and hanger hardware called out if used
  • Two structural calculations (if required)
  • Two energy calculations (’06 IECC)
  • One copy of receipt from Virgin Valley Water District (for paid water impact fees).

Preparing the documents

  1. Print off or pick up a General Commercial Building Permit Application. Fill out all information and sign application. Plumbing, mechanical and electrical contractors must sign the permit prior to submitting.
  2. When plans include a restaurant or any food services, plans must be approved by the Health Department prior to submittal to the Building Department.
  3. When plans are drawn by:
    1. Architect or Engineer – Plans must be wet stamped and signed on every page.
    2. Contractor – Plans must list contractor information and be signed on every applicable page.

Submitting the Application

  1. Bring the Commercial Building Permit Package to the Mesquite Building Department, located in City Hall at 10 E. Mesquite Blvd.
  2. A $1,000.00 submittal fee must be paid when application is submitted. This fee will be applied to the permit.
  3. Plan review time is approximately 10-21 working days each time the application is submitted. Complete and accurate plans will shorten the time needed for review and resubmittal.

Corrections and Resubmitting

  1. If corrections are needed on the plans, the plan reviewer will call for you to pick up the plans. Plan Review Comments will be with the plans listing the corrections needed.
  2. Make the corrections and resubmit a full General Commercial Building Permit Package, Comment Sheet, and Sign-Off Sheet. No further payment is needed for resubmittal.

Picking up the Approved Permit

  1. The Permit Technician will call when the permit is approved and tell you if additional fees are required.
  2. Come in to the Mesquite Building Department and pay any additional fees. You will be given a copy of the permit, an approved set of plans, an inspection card and your receipt.
  3. If you are not sure of what inspections will be required, talk to the Permit Technician before you leave.

What’s the Next Step?

Click here for instructions on scheduling inspections.