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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
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
Table of Ordinances
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County Codes
Title 20 Consolidated Development Code
20.700 Applicability and Procedures
20.700.010 Declaration
20.700.020 Applicability to land areas
20.700.030 Applicability of other regulations
20.700.040 Historic structures
20.700.050 Scenic corridors

20.700.010 Declaration
This division is known and may be cited in all proceedings as the “Tahoe Basin Regulations,” consisting of chapters 20.700 through 20.702 of the Douglas County Development Code. (Ord. 898, 2000)
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20.700.020 Applicability to land areas
The provisions of the Tahoe Basin Regulations apply to those lands within Douglas County that are subject to the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact. (Ord. 898, 2000; Pub. L. No. 96-551; 94 Nev. Stat. 3233)
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20.700.030 Applicability of other regulations
    A.  All development within the area subject to this division is required by federal and state law to comply with the provisions of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA). 
    B.  Other chapters and sections of the Douglas County Development Code apply to the area subject to this division to the extent a provision meets the purpose and intent of this division, the County’s primary role of performing design review and building inspection in the Basin, the County’s derogation to TRPA’s planning and zoning jurisdiction and enforcement authority under the Bi-State Compact, Regional Plan, Community Plans, and Plan area Statements. 
    C.  All development within the area subject to this division must comply with the provisions of the Plan Area Statements or Community Plans unless specifically provided otherwise in this division. 
    D.  In case of conflicts between the provisions of the Douglas County Development Code and TRPA regulations, the most restrictive provision applies, provided that the Douglas County Development Code provision applies only if it conforms to the Bi-State Compact, TRPA Regional Plan, Community Plans, and Plan Area Statements. 
    E.  The terms used in the TRPA regulations, Plan Area Statements, and Community Plans are defined in chapters 11, 12, 21 and 90 of the TRPA Code of Ordinances. 
   F.  The provisions of the Tahoe Basin Regulations do not apply to properties within an adopted Area Plan, subject to provisions of Chapter 20.703, Tahoe Area Plan Regulations.  (Ord. 1386, 2013; Ord. 1006; 2002; Ord. 898, 2000)
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20.700.040 Historic structures
The construction, reconstruction, repair, maintenance, and demolition of designated historic structures shall conform to chapter 67 of the TRPA Code of Ordinances. (Ord. 1386, 2013; Ord. 898, 2000)
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20.700.050 Scenic corridors
All development within scenic highway corridors, as defined by chapter 66 of the TRPA Code of Ordinances, is subject to the provisions of that chapter. (Ord. 1386, 2013; Ord. 898, 2000)
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