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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
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County Codes
Title 20 Consolidated Development Code
20.830 Site Improvement Permits
20.830.010 Site improvement permits defined
20.830.020 Permits required
20.830.030 Work exempt from permit
20.830.040 Site improvement permit procedures
20.830.050 Retention of plans
20.830.060 Expiration of permits
20.830.070 Fees

20.830.010 Site improvement permits defined
A site improvement permit authorizes on-site construction over private property prior to the issuance of a building permit, and may include improvements within a public roadway associated with the on-site construction such as site grading, installation of public utilities, drainage improvements, road improvements including curbs, sidewalks and related features, up to and including Building Pad Certification. The site improvement permit is a separate permit which expedites the construction process. A building permit may be issued instead of a site improvement permit which includes all on-site work including work within abutting rights-of-way. (Ord. 802, 1998)
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20.830.020 Permits required
A site improvement permit is required for work, including grading, trenching, or construction of public or private utilities, drainage structures or roads unless the work is allowed under an existing building permit. (Ord. 802, 1998)
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20.830.030 Work exempt from permit
    A.  A site improvement permit is not required for the following: 
        1.  Work exempt from building permits pursuant to section 20.820.020; 
        2.  Clearing and grubbing; 
        3.  Other grading work exempted by section 1803 of the IBC; 
        4.  Work specifically approved under a building permit or encroachment permit issued under this part.
    B.  Exemption from the permit requirements of this code does not grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction. (Ord. 1131, 2005; Ord. 802, 1998)
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20.830.040 Site improvement permit procedures
    A.  The property owner or his authorized representative must tender a completed site improvement permit application to the community development department on a form furnished by the department. The application must contain the following information: 
        1.  A description of the work to be covered by the permit. 
        2.  A legal description of the land on which the proposed work is to be done, street address or similar description that identifies and definitely locates the proposed work. 
        3.  The application must be accompanied by grading plans, improvement plans, diagrams, studies, computations and specifications and other data drawn to scale and clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of this code and all relevant laws, ordinances, rules and regulations. For applications involving design reviews which are located within the towns of Genoa, Gardnerville or Minden, a 318 General Improvement District or TRPA, the applicant must provide a copy of any required permit or the plans shall be reviewed by the respective agency. 
        4.  An itemized engineer’s estimated value of work, signed, stamped and dated by a Nevada professional engineer where plans, studies or computations are required to or have been prepared by a Nevada professional engineer, or an itemized contractor’s executed contract with estimated value of work, signed and dated with the contractor’s license number and limit. 
        5.  The signature of the applicant or the applicant’s authorized representative.
    B.  A site improvement permit may include all site improvements including, but not limited to grading, utility installation, drainage improvements, and road construction or may be phased to allow for the separation of grading or site preparation and actual construction of on and off site utilities and improvements. The application, plans, specifications, computations and other data filed by an applicant for a permit must be reviewed by the director or his designee. The plans may be reviewed by other departments of this jurisdiction and agencies to verify compliance with any applicable laws under their jurisdiction. If the director finds that the work described in an application for a permit and the plans, specifications and other data filed with the application conform to the requirements of this code, other pertinent laws and ordinances, that the plans have been signed by all responsible agencies where applicable, that security has been posted, and that all required fees have been paid, the director shall issue a site improvement permit. (Ord. 802, 1998)
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20.830.050 Retention of plans
    A.  One set of approved stamped plans, specifications and computations must be retained by the department and one set of approved stamped plans and specifications must be kept on the site of the construction work at all times during which the work authorized is in progress. 
    B.  The department must retain one permanent set of approved stamped improvement plans, specifications and computations, including all required “as-builts.” (Ord. 802, 1998)
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20.830.060 Expiration of permits
    A.  Every site improvement permit issued by the department under the provisions of this code will expire and become void if the work authorized by the permit is not commenced within 180 days from the date of the permit, or if the work authorized by the permit is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work is commenced for a period of 180 days. Before any work can be recommenced, a new permit must be first obtained and a fee in the amount of one half that required for a new permit for the work, provided no changes have been made or will be made in the original plans and specifications for the work, the plans were approved under the prevailing development code provisions, and that any suspension or abandonment has not exceeded one year. In order to renew action on a permit after expiration, the permittee must obtain a new permit for the work and pay a new full permit fee. 
    B.  Any permittee holding an unexpired permit may apply for an extension of the time within which work may commence under that permit when the permittee is unable to commence work within the time required by this section for good and satisfactory reason. The director may extend the time for action by the permittee for a period not exceeding 180 days on written request by the permittee showing that circumstances beyond the control of the permittee have prevented action from being taken. No permit may be extended more than once. 
    C.  Every site improvement permit issued by the department expires and becomes void after a period of two years from the date of issuance. When a 180-day extension has been granted for commencement of work, it expires after a period of two years and six months from the date of issuance. Before work can be recommenced, a new permit must be obtained, and fee in the amount of one-half that required for a new permit for the work, provided no changes have been made or will be made in the original plans and specifications for the work, and provided that the plans were approved under the prevailing uniform codes. (Ord. 802, 1998)
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20.830.070 Fees
Fees for site improvement permits are established by resolution of the board. (Ord. 802, 1998)
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