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Title 1 General Provisions
Title 2 Administration and Personnel
Title 3 Revenue and Finance
3.02 Local Government Investments
3.03 Central Cashiering
3.04 County-City Relief Tax
3.06 Douglas County Sales and Use Tax Ordinance of 1999
3.08 Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax
3.10 Additional Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax
3.12 Occupancy Tax
3.14 Transient Lodging Rental Tax
3.16 Aviation Fuel Tax
3.20 Open Space Assessments
3.24 Residential Construction Tax (School)
3.25 Residential Construction Tax (Transportation)
3.26 Residential Construction Tax (Parks)
3.28 Funds to Assist Victims of Domestic Violence
3.32 Fund for Medical Assistance to Indigent Persons
3.34 Funds to Support Programs of Dispute Resolution
3.36 Funds for the Prevention or Treatment of Alcohol or Drug Abuse and for Genetic Marker Testing
3.40 Funds for the Provisions of Justices’ Court Facilities
3.42 Filing Fees on Civil Actions for Pro Bono Programs and Legal Services for Abused Children and Victims
3.44 Account for the Acquisition and Improvement of Technology in the Office of the County Assessor
3.46 Allocation of fine money for violation section 9.453.336 (Marijuana possession)
3.48 Filing Fees on Civil Actions in District Court for Court Security
3.50 Surcharge for Enhancement or Improvement of Telephone System used for Reporting Emergency
3.60 Utility Operator License Fee
3.70 Transient Lodging License Tax
Title 5 Business Licenses and Regulations
Title 6 Animals
Title 8 Health and Safety
Title 9 Criminal Code
Title 10 Vehicles and Traffic
Title 12 Streets and Other Public Places
Title 13 Parks
Title 14 Airports
Title 18 Town Annexation and Service Districts
Title 19 Initiative Ordinances
Title 20 Consolidated Development Code
Effective Date
Table of Ordinances
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Title 3 Revenue and Finance
3.20 Open Space Assessments
3.20.010 Purpose
3.20.020 Definitions
3.20.030 Applications
3.20.040 Criteria

3.20.010 Purpose
The purpose of this chapter is to allow applicants to qualify for open space assessment pursuant to chapter 361A of NRS. (Ord. 354 §3 (part), 1980)
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3.20.020 Definitions
    A.  "Open space real property" means land: 
        1.  Located within an area classified pursuant to NRS 278.250 and subject to regulations designed to promote the conservation of open space and the protection of other natural and scenic resources from unreasonable impairment; 
        2.  Devoted exclusively to open space use; and 
        3.  Any improvements on the land are used primarily to support the open space use and are not primarily to increase the value of surrounding developed property or to secure an immediate monetary return.
    B.  "Open space use" means the current employment of land, the preservation of which use would conserve and enhance natural or scenic resources, protect streams and water supplies, maintain natural features which enhance control of floods or preserve sites designated as historic by the division of historic preservation and archeology of the state department of conservation and natural resources. (Ord. 616, 1993)
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3.20.030 Applications
Owners of real property seeking an open space assessment must apply for the open space assessment. An application must be submitted on forms supplied by the county assessor. The filing, contents, and execution of the application must be in accordance with NRS 361A.190. The approval or denial of the open space assessment must be in accordance with chapter 361A of NRS. (Ord. 616, 1993)
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3.20.040 Criteria
The following criteria must be used in considering an application for open space assessment: 
    A.  The land must be privately owned. 
    B.  The land must meet the definition of open space real property. 
    C.  Except for designated historic sites, the minimum size of a parcel of land eligible for an open space assessment is twenty acres, and there is no maximum size. 
    D.  There is no minimum size for designated historic sites, and there is no maximum size. 
    E.  Except for designated historic sites, the land must: 
        1.  Be designated as range-forest under the master plan or be used for grazing, range, non-irrigated agricultural land, forest, private open; and 
        2.  Have a slope greater than thirty percent. (Ord. 616, 1993)
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