Category: Community Services

Lakeside Drive to be closed for culvert replacement project

A portion of Lakeside Drive in Reno will be closed for approximately seven weeks as Washoe County Community Services Department replaces storm drainage pipes.

Closures will begin on February 15 on Lakeside Drive between Evans Creek and Davis lane. During the road closure period, traffic message boards will be located at two locations on South McCarren Boulevard and one traffic message board on Lakeside and Davis Lane. Motorists are advised to follow the designated detour route.

Please note that the above road closure and detour plan are subject to change. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your cooperation. For further inquiries or updates, please call Washoe311 at 3-1-1 or email 

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Washoe County offers EZ Permits online for building permits

Licensed contractors applying for permits for electrical, HVAC, plumbing, fireplaces and inserts, reroofs, and water heaters can now apply online, pay and receive an immediate permit without having to wait for processing.  With the new system, homeowners applying for these same permits will experience expedited processing with minimal wait times. 

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Tips for winter weather in Washoe County

Washoe County Roads is talented, but the best service is done in partnership with the community. While the crew is focused on public roads and access, residents also play a key role in keeping our community safe. How fast and efficient we complete snow control measures is largely dependent on support within our community. If each of us did the following, countless hours would be saved removing snow and ice from our roadways.

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Washoe County will be installing security fencing to protect North Spanish Springs Detention Facility

Washoe County Community Services Department (CSD) will be installing perimeter security fencing around the North Spanish Springs Floodplain Detention Facility, starting in October. This project will both protect the facility and infrastructure and reduce the sound and dust impacts around the facility.

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