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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
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20.30 Expiration of Approval of Development Permit
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20.44 Rounding of Quantities
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20.471 Maintenance District 1 - Monterra
20.50 Floodplain Management
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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
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Title 20 Consolidated Development Code
20.672 Livestock Overlay (LO) Zoning District
20.672.010 (LO) Purpose
20.672.020 (LO) Applicability
20.672.030 (LO) Permitted uses
20.672.040 (LO) Standards

20.672.010 (LO) Purpose
These regulations are intended to establish standards and conditions for the raising or keeping of livestock and other farm animals on parcels of less than one net acre within the county while protecting the public health, safety and general welfare. (Ord. 763, 1996; Ord. 674, 1994)

20.672.020 (LO) Applicability
The Livestock Overlay (LO) district is created as a combining zoning classification to be superimposed on a parcel within the SFR-1 or SFR-1/2 zoning districts where the parcel size is between one-half gross acre (inclusive) and one net acre in size where a landowner desires to raise or keep livestock or large farm animals. (Ord. 763, 1996; Ord. 674, 1994)

20.672.030 (LO) Permitted uses
The permitted uses within the LO district shall be the same as that of the underlying zoning. (Ord. 763, 1996; Ord. 674, 1994)

20.672.040 (LO) Standards
Notwithstanding section 20.660.010.D, parcels of one-half gross acre (inclusive) to one net acre are entitled to raise or keep livestock and large farm animals with the following restrictions: 
    A.  The parcels must be within a LO district to raise or keep livestock or other large farm animals. 
    B.  Animal Units. The keeping or raising of livestock and other large farm animals as permitted under this chapter shall be permitted in accordance with the table of animal units set forth below and the density standards which follow:

Animal Type

Animal Unit Equivalency

One horse, mule or donkey


One cow, steer or bull


One pig, llama or alpaca


One pony, miniature horse, donkey or burro


One sheep or goat


    C.  Density. Livestock and farm animals may be established at the density of one animal unit for each 10,000 square feet of lot area. In no event shall the density of animals exceed the maximum provided for under these provisions. All fractional densities are rounded down to the nearest whole number.
Example: On a 21,000 square foot lot, only two animal units would be permitted. 
    D.  Calculations. For permitted animals, animal categories may be combined so that the unit equivalency of the combined categories is equal to or less than the permitted density in paragraph C, above. Example: On a 30,000 square foot lot in the Livestock Overlay district, the following combination would be permitted. 
        5 sheep = 5 x 0.20 = 1.00
        1 horse = 1 x 1.00 = 1.00
        1 cow = 1 x 1.00 = 1.00
        Total allowable animal units = 3.00 
    E.  The offspring of animals are allowed and are not to be counted until they are weaned or of a self-sufficient age. 
    F.  Setbacks. All buildings used to house livestock and large farm animals including barns, stables and other similar accessory structures shall be located behind the residence on the lot and shall maintain side and rear yard setbacks of a minimum of ten feet. All other animal enclosures including corrals, pens, feeding areas paddocks, uncovered stables and other similar enclosures shall be located a minimum of ten feet from all property lines and must not be located less than 50 feet from any primary residence (other than the residence of the owner or keeper of the animals) located off-site.     
    G.  All corrals, stables, pens, cages, or other places in which any animal is kept or harbored must at all times be maintained in a sanitary manner. All manure must be disposed of on a weekly basis. (Ord. 763, 1996; Ord. 674, 1994)