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Title 19 Initiative Ordinances
Title 20 Consolidated Development Code
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D (Sewer Facilities and Non-Residential Wastewater Discharge Ordinance)
Appendix E (Backflow and Cross-Connection Control Ordiance)
Appendix F (Water Facilities)
20.01 General Provisions; Consistency with Master Plan; Right to Farm
20.02 Development Permits
20.04 Application Process and Official Filing Date
20.06 Decision by the Director
20.08 Review by Advisory Body
20.10 Review and Decision by Planning Commission
20.100 Public Facilities and Improvement Standards
20.12 Review and Decision by Board of County Commissioners
20.14 Conditional Approval
20.20 Notice Provisions
20.200 Surveys
20.220 Installing Utilities Underground
20.24 Public Hearing Procedures
20.28 Post Decision Proceedings
20.30 Expiration of Approval of Development Permit
20.300 Impact Fees
20.32 Revocation of Permit
20.34 Enforcement
20.38 Board of Adjustment
20.40 Fees
20.400 Development Agreements
20.44 Rounding of Quantities
20.440 Density Bonus Agreements
20.460 Reimbursement Agreements
20.470 Maintenance Districts
20.471 Maintenance District 1 - Monterra
20.50 Floodplain Management
20.500 Transfer Development Rights
20.550 Growth Management
20.560 Building Permit Allocation and Growth Management
20.600 General Provisions
20.602 Pre-application Conference
20.604 Special use permits
20.606 Variances
20.608 Amendment to Master Plan
20.610 Zoning Administration
20.612 Specific Plan
20.614 Design Review
20.618 Sign Permit
20.620 Temporary Use Permit
20.650 Zoning Districts and Standards
20.654 Agriculture and Forestry and Range Districts
20.656 Residential Districts
20.658 Non-Residential Districts
20.660 Use Regulations
20.662 Agricultural, Forest and Range, and Residential Land Use District Specific Standards (Table)
20.664 Agricultural, Forest and Range, and Residential Land Use Specific Standards
20.666 Non-Residential Specific Standards for Permitted, Development Permitted and Special use permit Uses (Table)
20.668 Non-Residential Uses Specific Standards
20.672 Livestock Overlay (LO) Zoning District
20.674 Manufactures Housing (MH) District
20.675 Mixed-use Commercial (MUC) Overlay District
20.676 Planned Development (PD) Overlay District
20.678 Residential Office (RO) Overlay District
20.680 Genoa Historic (GH) Overlay District
20.682 Clustered Residential Subdivision (CR) Overlay
20.685 Gaming District (GD) Overlay
20.690 Property Standards
20.691 Property Maintenance
20.692 Off-Street Parking and Loading
20.694 Landscape Standards
20.696 Sign and Advertising Control
20.698 Nonconforming Uses and Structures
20.700 Applicability and Procedures
20.702 Zoning Districts and Standards
20.703 Tahoe Area Plan Regulations
20.704 General Provisions
20.708 Subdivision Application Procedure and Approval Process
20.712 Parcel Maps
20.714 Division of Agricultural Land for Conservation Purposes
20.716 Division of Land into Large Parcels
20.718 Division of Land for Agricultural Purposes
20.720 Assurance for Completion and Maintenance of Improvements
20.768 Land Readjustment
20.770 Boundary Line Adjustment
20.800 General Provisions
20.810 Administration
20.820 Building Permits
20.830 Site Improvement Permits
20.840 Encroachment Permits
20.900 Numbering Structures and Naming Streets
Effective Date
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County Codes
Title 20 Consolidated Development Code
20.34 Enforcement
20.34.010 Procedures
20.34.020 Remedies
20.34.030 Penalties

20.34.010 Procedures

A. Any activity contrary to the provisions of this title is declared to be unlawful, and may constitute a public nuisance if the activity is or may become a detriment or menace to the public health, welfare, and safety.  Unless the activity is deemed a public nuisance subject to the notice procedures set forth in Chapter 20.691 of this Title, the following procedures shall apply to the enforcement of the provisions of this title:
                  1. Upon written or oral notice given to the code enforcement officer, building inspector, or other appropriate County official of a violation of this title, the County code enforcement officer, or his representative(s), upon determining that an activity is unlawful shall deliver to the party or parties in violation of this title, a written notice of violation and order to comply with the provisions of this title within ten days or other reasonable time frame established in the written notice.
                  2. Upon failure of the party or parties to comply with this title within ten days of the mailing of the notice or other time-frame established by the notice of violation, or to appeal the written notice of violation in accordance with Chapters 20.691.290 to 20.691.300 of this Title, and upon receipt by the district attorney of a written statement signed by the code enforcement officer, building inspector or director setting forth the violations, the background of the violation, the parties involved, the date of delivery of notice to comply, and the date of inspection on which it was determined that the party had not complied within the time limits allowed for compliance, the case is considered referred to the district attorney’s office for a decision concerning the filing of criminal charges.
                  3. Enforcement by injunction.  Compliance with the provisions of this title may also be enforced by injunction order at the suit of the county or one or more owners of real property situated within an area affected by the regulations of this title.
4. The civil penalty provisions of Chapter 20.691.310 and/or 20.691.320 may be applied by the Director and/or his designee to any party or parties engaging in activity contrary to the provisions of this Title.  (Ord. 1405, 2014; Ord. 1010, 2002; Ord. 763, 1996; Ord. 641, 1994; Ord. 329, 1980; Ord. 167, 1968)


20.34.020 Remedies
All remedies provided for by this title shall be cumulative and not exclusive. The conviction and punishment of any person hereunder shall not relieve any person from the responsibilities of correcting prohibited conditions or removing prohibited buildings, structures or improvements, nor prevent the enforced correction or removal thereof. (Ord. 763, 1996; Ord. 641, 1994; Ord. 329, 1980; Ord. 167, 1968)

20.34.030 Penalties
Any person, firm or corporation, whether as principal agent, employee or otherwise, found to be violating any provision of this title or violating or failing to comply with any order or regulation made hereunder, is guilty of a misdemeanor. The person, firm or corporation is guilty of a separate offense for each day and every separate offense during which the violation of this title or failure to comply with any order or regulation as committed, continued or otherwise maintained. (Ord. 763, 1996; Ord. 641, 1994; Ord. 329, 1980; Ord. 167, 1968)