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Building Safety Month 2013

Building Safety Month 2013

Building Safety Month 2013 will be celebrated during the month of May to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and maintain safe, sustainable and resilient homes and buildings in the United States and around the globe. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.

This year's theme is Building Safety Month: Code Officials Keep You Safe

Each week of Building Safety Month spotlights a specific area of building safety:

Homeowner's Night
May 14, 2013 - 5:30 to 8:30 P.M.
Development Services Center inside City Hall
240 Water St, Las Vegas, NV 89015

The City of Henderson will also be hosting a special Homeowner's Night on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 inside the Development Services Center in City Hall from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at which will be dedicated to answering questions and handling items for homeowners. There will be a short educational session from 5:30 6:00 PM regarding the building permit process and importance of obtaining permits. At 6:00 PM, there will be staff available to answer questions and process permits.

The Residential Amnesty Program

The City of Henderson in the month of May is allowing homeowners to pull permits without penalties on residential construction that may have been performed without a permit.

During the amnesty period, which coincides with Building Safety Month, homeowners in Henderson will be subject to paying normal fees for permits , but would not incur the penalty associated with permitting work already completed without a permit. The primary goal of the Residential Amnesty Program is to encourage safety and ensure compliance of all construction to adopted building codes. Obtaining building permits is not only mandated by law but will also guard your safety and helps ensure you protect what is likely your single largest investment: your home.

The Residential Amnesty Program includes but is not limited to the following types of residential construction projects:

  • Room additions

  • Interior or exterior alternations

  • Kitchen or bathroom remodeling

  • Patio covers

  • Electrical or plumbing work

  • Block wall repairs, installations and replacements

  • Furnace and air conditioning replacement

  • Hot water heaters

  • Self-contained hot tub installations

  • Fences

  • Sheds or accessory structures greater than 120 square feet

  • Garage conversions

  • Retaining walls up to 4 feet in height