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Title 12 Streets and Other Public Places
12.04 Excavations
12.04.010 Permit--Required
12.04.015 Permit -- Certain Routine Maintenance Exempted
12.04.020 Permit -- Linear feet
12.04.030 Permit--Application
12.04.040 Permit--Bond requirements
12.04.050 Permit--Fees--Inspection fees
12.04.060 Specifications and special conditions to accompany permit
12.04.070 Actions of county engineer-- Reviewable
12.04.080 Violation--Penalty

12.04.010 Permit--Required
No Person, General Improvement District or District formed pursuant to chapter 318 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, town, unincorporated city or other political subdivision of the State of Nevada, may, excavate, grade, pave, level, fill or repair, or construct a sidewalk, crosswalk or curb in any public street, avenue, alley, dedicated public easement or right-of-way within the county without first making written application and obtaining a written permit to do so from the county engineer. The permit shall state the time, place and method for the work to be done.  
A “new street” is defined as a street that is less than three years of age since initial construction, reconstruction, or overlay.  Cutting of new streets is strictly prohibited except for emergency repairs to utilities.  (Ord. 1477, 2016; Ord. 159 §1, 1967)
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12.04.015 Permit -- Certain Routine Maintenance Exempted
Routine maintenance of existing improvements performed by a General Improvement District or the Towns of Gardnerville, Genoa or Minden will not be required to obtain a permit from the county engineer. For the purpose of chapter 12.04, the term “routine maintenance” shall mean improvements existing at the time any work commences, is necessary for the health and safety of the public, and is not intended to increase the number of users of any utility.  (Ord. 1477, 2016)

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12.04.020 Permit -- Linear feet
Utility installations of greater than 1,000 linear feet shall be required to obtain a site improvement permit (See Chapter 20.830).  (Ord. 1477, 2016)
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12.04.030 Permit--Application
The application required pursuant to section 12.04.010 shall contain the following information:
A. the name and address of applicant;
B. If the applicant is not the owner, the name of the owner for whom the work is to be done;
C. The general nature and extent of work to be done. If required by the county engineer, plans and specifications shall also be furnished;
D. Evidence satisfactory to the county engineer that the applicant has ascertained the location of all underground lines, pipes, sewers and works in the vicinity of any work to be done;
E. Such other pertinent information as may be reasonably required to fully set forth the nature and extent of the work; and 
F. The estimated time required for the completion of the work.   (Ord. 1477, 2016; Ord. 159 §2, 1967)
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12.04.040 Permit--Bond requirements
    A.  Before a permit pursuant to the provisions of this chapter is issued, the applicant may be required to execute to the county a bond in such sum as shall be designated as necessary for the proper protection of the county and conditioned that obligors of the bond will pay to the county the costs and expenses incurred by the county should the person obtaining the permit fail, neglect or refuse to properly complete the work authorized by the permit within the time limited by the permit. 
    B.  In lieu of special bonds to cover particular work, an applicant may maintain with the county a general bond in the sum of one thousand dollars conditioned and used for the same purpose as the special bond described in Subsection A, and covering all work to be done rather than any particular work. While the general bond is maintained, the applicant shall not be required to post a special bond, but shall be required to comply with all other provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 1477, 2016; Ord. 159 §3, 1967)
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12.04.050 Permit--Fees--Inspection fees
Permit and inspection fees or other charges, as fixed and established, from time to time, by the board of county commissioners, must be paid prior to the issuance of a permit unless alternate billing arrangements have been made and approved by the county engineer.  (Ord. 1477, 2016; Ord. 159 §4, 1967)
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12.04.060 Specifications and special conditions to accompany permit
At the time of the issuance of a permit, the county engineer shall supply the person obtaining the permit with specifications and special conditions designating the method of street cutting, excavation, disposal of excavated material, backfilling, the manner of replacement of concrete or asphaltic materials and other specifications as may be required to properly advise the person obtaining the permit. All work done under the permit shall be in accordance with the furnished special conditions and standard specifications set forth herein.
A. All improved roadways must be restored to at least the equivalent condition of the existing improvement, but in all cases must conform to the standard drawings and specifications as may be furnished by the county engineer.
B. Emergency excavations to arrest leaks are excluded from the permit requirements of chapter 12.04 but must otherwise comply with all county standards and applicable standard drawings and specifications.  (Ord. 1477, 2016; Ord. 159 §5, 1967)
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12.04.070 Actions of county engineer-- Reviewable
All actions of the county engineer pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be reviewable by the board of county commissioners, either upon its own motion or upon the request of any person who has been refused a permit or believes that he has been aggrieved. The action of the board of county commissioners on all review shall be binding upon the county engineer. (Ord. 1477, 2016; Ord. 159 §8, 1967)
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12.04.080 Violation--Penalty
Work started without a permit will be penalized by double charges for inspection and patching. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 1477, 2016; Ord. 159 §9, 1967)
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