The city of Las Vegas has extended its amnesty program that waives penalties on self-disclosed residential construction work done without permits. The city’s amnesty program is available year-round. The city has been participating with other local government entities across the valley in a similar program that ends in May, but city leaders decided to continue the program for city of Las Vegas residents.
City of Las Vegas homeowners will be subject to paying normal fees for permits, inspections and plan reviews, but not penalties. Fees for residential-related construction range from $60 to more than $400, depending on the project.
The primary goal of the Residential Amnesty Program is to encourage safety through code compliance.
The city’s amnesty program allows homeowners to obtain permits without penalties for work performed on:
• Room additions of less than 600 square feet
• Interior or exterior alterations
• Kitchen or bathroom remodeling
• Patio covers
• Electrical or plumbing work
• Block wall repairs, installations and replacements
• Furnace and air conditioning replacement
• Hot water heaters and water softeners
• Self-contained hot tub installations
• Fences greater than six feet in height
• Sheds or accessory structures greater than 120 square feet
• Garage conversions
• Retaining walls up to four feet in height
To find out more about the amnesty program, a homeowner may visit the city of Las Vegas Building & Safety Department, located in the Development Services Center, 333 North Rancho Drive. Residents may also get more information by calling the department at (702) 229-6251 or by visiting the city’s website: www.lasvegasnevada.gov.