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Title 1 General Provisions
1.04 General Provisions
1.04.010 Short title and citation
1.04.020 Definitions
1.04.030 Grammatical interpretation
1.04.040 Provisions considered as continuations of existing ordinances
1.04.050 Effect of repeal of ordinances
1.04.060 Severability of parts of code
1.04.070 Preparation of revisions to the Douglas County Code.
1.04.080 Revisions to the Douglas County Code and publication.

1.04.010 Short title and citation
This code shall be known as the Douglas County Code and it shall be sufficient to refer to this code as the Douglas County Code in any prosecution for the violation of any provision thereof. (Ord. 222 §1, 1974)
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1.04.020 Definitions
The following words and phrases whenever used in the ordinances of the county of Douglas, state of Nevada, shall be construed as defined in this section unless from the context a different meaning is intended or unless different meaning is specifically defined and more particularly directed to the use of such words or phrases:
    A. "Auditor" means county comptroller appointed pursuant to NRS 251.170(2) (a). 
    B. "
Board" means the board of commissioners of the County of Douglas, State of Nevada. 
    C. "Code" means the Douglas County Code. 
    D. "
Computation of time" means the time in which any act is to be done. Such time shall be computed by excluding the first day and including the last day, and if the last day is a legal holiday, Saturday or Sunday, that day shall be excluded. 
    E. "County" means the County of Douglas, State of Nevada, or the area within the territorial limits of the County of Douglas, State of Nevada.
    F. "
May" is permissive. 
    G. "Month" means a calendar month. 
    H. "Must" and "shall".  Each is mandatory. 
    I. "
Oath" shall be construed to include an affirmation. 
    J. "
Owner" applied to a building or land includes any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant or lessee of the whole or of a part of such building or land. 
    K. "Person" means natural person, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, association, club, company, corporation, business, trust, organization, or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer or employee of any of them. 
    L. "
Personal property" includes money, goods, chattels, rights in action and evidences of debt. 
    M. "Preceding" and "following" mean next before and next after respectively.
    N. "
Property" includes real and personal property. 
    O. "Real property" includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. 
    P. "
State" means the State of Nevada. 
    Q. "
Tenant" and "occupant", applied to a building or land, includes any person who occupies the whole or a part of such building or land, whether alone or with others. 
    R. "
Title of office" Use of the title of any officer, employee, board or commission shall mean that officer, employee, department, board or commission of Douglas County. 
    S. "
Written" includes printed, typewritten, mimeographed or multigraphed. 
    T. "
Year" means a calendar year, except where otherwise provided. (Ord. 629 §1, 1993; Ord. 222 §2, 1974)
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1.04.030 Grammatical interpretation
 The following grammatical rules shall apply in this code: 
    A.
Gender. The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter genders. 
    B.
Singular and plural. The singular number includes the plural and the plural includes the singular. 
    C.
Tenses. Words used in the present tense include the past and the future tenses and vice versa, unless manifestly inapplicable. 
    D.
Use of words and phrases. Words and phrases not specifically defined shall be construed according to the context and approved usage of the language. (Ord. 222 §3, 1974)
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1.04.040 Provisions considered as continuations of existing ordinances
The provisions appearing in this code, as far as they are in substance the same as those of ordinances existing at the time of the effective date of this code, shall be considered as continuations thereof and not as new enactments. (Ord. 222 §4, 1974)
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1.04.050 Effect of repeal of ordinances
The repeal of an ordinance shall not revive any ordinance in force before or at the time the ordinance repealed took effect. The repeal of an ordinance shall not affect any punishment or penalty incurred before the repeal took effect, nor any suit, prosecution or proceeding pending at the time of the repeal for any offense committed under the ordinance repealed. (Ord. 222 §5, 1974)
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1.04.060 Severability of parts of code
It is declared to be the intention of the board of commissioners that the sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this code are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, or section of this code is declared unconstitutional or invalid by the valid and final judgment or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction, such unconstitutionality or invalidity shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs and sections of this code. (Ord. 222 §6, 1974)
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1.04.070 Preparation of revisions to the Douglas County Code.
The Douglas County District Attorney's Office shall prepare revisions to the Douglas County Code upon passage of an ordinance pursuant to NRS 244.116 through 244.119. (Ord. 1295, 2009)
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1.04.080 Revisions to the Douglas County Code and publication.

    A.  In preparing the annotations and keeping the Douglas County Code current, the Douglas County District Attorney is authorized: 
         1. to adopt such system of numbering as he deems practical,
         2. to cause the revision to be published as he deems convenient. 
    B.  The Douglas County District Attorney, in keeping the Douglas County Code current, shall not alter the sense, meaning or effect of any ordinance, but may renumber sections and parts of sections thereof, change the wording of head notes, rearrange sections, change reference numbers or words to agree with renumbered chapters or sections, subsitute the word "chapter" for "article" and the like, substitute figures for written words and vice versa, change capitalization for the purpose of uniformity, correct inaccurate references to the titles of officers, the names of departments or other agencies of the County, and such other name changes as are necessary to be consistent with the laws of this County and correct manifest clerical or typographical errors.
    C.  The Douglas County District Attorney shall substitute the name of any agency, officer or instrumentality of the County or political subdivision whose name is changed by law or to which powers, duties and responsiblities have been transferred by law, for the name which the agency, officer, or instrumentality previously used or which was previously vested with the same powers and charged with the same duties and responsibilities. (Ord. 1295, 2009
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