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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
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Title 20 Consolidated Development Code
20.04 Application Process and Official Filing Date
20.04.010 Standardized forms
20.04.020 Determination of complete application
20.04.030 Douglas County design criteria and improvement standards
20.04.040 Official filing date
20.04.050 Processing of application and report

20.04.010 Standardized forms
Requests for development permits shall be made on applications provided by the community development department. The county may promulgate submittal requirements, instructions for completing forms, internal procedures for acceptance and filing of applications, and provisions for waiver by administrative guideline. For permits requiring a public hearing, the application shall include the names of all owners and, if a corporation, all stockholders and officers. (Ord. 763, 1996; Ord. 500, 1989; Ord. 390, 1981)

20.04.020 Determination of complete application
Within 3 working days after an application for a zoning permit or a land division permit has been received by the community development department, the director must determine whether the application is complete, including payment of applicable fees pursuant to NRS 278.02327.  If it is determined that the application is not complete, written notice must be forwarded to the applicant describing the additional information required.  The director may take no further action on the application unless the deficiencies are remedied.  If the official fails to make a determination of completeness within 3 working days without the written concurrence of the applicant, the application is deemed complete.  A determination of completeness does not constitute a determination of compliance with the substantive requirements of this title. (Ord. 1490, 2017; Ord. 1291, 2009; Ord. 1241, 2008; Ord. 801, 1997; Ord. 763, 1996; Ord. 494, 1989; Ord. 390, 1981)

20.04.030 Douglas County design criteria and improvement standards
All development applications shall be in conformance with the adopted Douglas County design criteria and improvement standards. (Ord. 763, 1996)

20.04.040 Official filing date
Except as provide in 20.40.050, following the determination that a development application is complete the director shall file the application, which will establish the official filing date, review it, forward it for review to any advisory body designated by this title, and prepare a report for the planning commission or board, as may be required, recommending approval, denial or continuance for redesign. The director shall schedule the matter for public hearing or make a final decision within the time and in the manner required by this title, the NRS, or by administrative guidelines. (Ord. 1490, 2017; Ord. 763, 1996)

20.04.050 Processing of application and report
A. The time for processing applications for development permits or acting on applications established by NRS or by this title shall commence on the official filing date.  The time-frames shall include, but shall not be limited to, those established by NRS and this title, as may be amended.  
B. Supplemental information or revisions to any application, including supporting materials, submitted by the applicant following the filing of the application and prior to the expiration of the period during which the county is required to take action, which is pertinent to the review and decision making process shall not be accepted and withdrawal of the current application and filing of the new development application including the supplemental information or revisions must be filed unless:
1. The director, at his sole discretion, determines a new development application is not necessary.  If the director determines a new development application is not necessary, the applicant shall be deemed to have expressly agreed the date the supplemental information or revisions were received by Community Development shall be treated as the official filing date for purposes of processing the application within applicable timeframes.
C. Pertinent supplemental information or revisions, as determined by the director, which may require a new application, include but are not limited to:
1. information or revisions which require other development permits not included as part of the original application; or
2. information or revisions impacting public facilities, improvements, or standards which were not analyzed with the original application; or
3. information or revisions which require Community Development to re-evaluate, modify or develop additional findings per the Douglas County Code or Douglas County Design Criteria and Improvement Standards; or
4. information or revisions effecting the purposes as set forth in NRS 278.0250 and which impact Community Development’s ability to timely and thoroughly evaluate and analyze the information or revisions on the application prior to a scheduled public hearing set in accordance with DCC 20.24.010.  (Ord. 1490, 2017; Ord. 763, 1996; Ord. 390, 1981)