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Title 20 Consolidated Development Code
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Appendix D (Sewer Facilities and Non-Residential Wastewater Discharge Ordinance)
Appendix E (Backflow and Cross-Connection Control Ordiance)
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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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Title 20 Consolidated Development Code
20.654 Agriculture and Forestry and Range Districts
20.654.010 Agriculture and forest and range minimum development standards (Table)
20.654.020 Permitted, development permitted, and special use permit uses (Table)

20.654.010 Agriculture and forest and range minimum development standards (Table)

MINIMUM DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS

 A-19

FR19/403

Maximum Density

1DU/19 gross ac4

  1DU/19 gross ac4

  1DU/40 gross ac

Minimum Lot Area (net acre)

194

194 (private)

40 (public)

Average Lot Width (feet)

Average Corner Lot Width (feet)

 500

500

500

500

Front Yard Setback (feet)

30

30

Rear Yard Setback1(feet)

30

30

Side Yard Setback Minimum1(feet)
Dwelling Unit Separation2 (feet)

20
20

20
20

Side Yard Setback, Street Side (feet)1

30

30

Distance Between Buildings (feet)

10

10

Maximum Structure Height (feet)

35

35


DU = Dwelling Unit
ac = Acre

(Ord. 1482, 2017; Ord. 1224, 2008; Ord. 1167, 2006; Ord. 763, 1996; Ord. 641, 1994; Ord. 568, 1992; Ord. 535, 1991; Ord. 497, 1989; Ord. 377, 1981; Ord. 167, 1968)

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  1. See chapter 20.664 for accessory dwelling and accessory structure requirements.
  2. Accessory Dwellings may be attached. See Accessory dwellings.
  3. The distinguishing feature between the 19 acre and 40 acre minimum parcel sizes in the Forest and Range district is public or private ownership.
  4. Parcels created pursuant to chapter 20.714 may be less than 19 acres in size, and may be of greater density than IDU/19 gross acres.
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    20.654.020 Permitted, development permitted, and special use permit uses (Table)

    The following list represents those uses (subject to the provisions of this title) in the agricultural and forestry and range districts which are permitted by right (P), subject to design review (D), requires special use permit and design review approval (S), requires approval of a temporary use permit (T), or are prohibited (X). Uses not listed in this table are prohibited.
    Note: Italics denote that Specific Standards apply (see chapter 20.664). 

    20.654.020 Uses (See section in chapter 20.660 for use description)

    A-19

    FR19/40

    .010 Agricultural and related limited commercial uses  

       (A) Agricultural products processing and storage

    P

    P

       (B) Agricultural products retail outlet

    S

    X

       (C) Aquaculture

    S

    S

       (D) Animal keeping

    P

    P

       (E) Commercial stock yard

    S

    S

       (F) Commercial meat and poultry processing facility

    S

    S

       (G) Commercial nursery

    D

    D

       (H) Keeping of non-domestic animals

    S

    S

       (I) Limited agricultural uses

    P

    P

       (J) Limited commercial uses

    P

    P

       (K) Open agricultural uses

    P

    P

     

     

     

    .020 Commercial and business service uses 

       (G) Kennel

    D

    D

       (H) Dog fancier or breeder kennel

    P

    P

        (I) Dog rescue kennel

    P

    P

        (J) Pet service

    P

    P

     

     

     

    .030 Forestry uses 

       (A) Forestry

    P

    P

     

     

     

    .040 Industrial uses 

        (F) Saw mill        

    X

    S

     

     

     

    .050 Institutional and uses of community significance 

       (A) Cemetery

    S

    S

       (B) Church

    D

    D

       (C) Community center and related facilities

    S

    S

       (D) Day care center (large)

    S

    S

       (E) Day care center (small)

    P

    P

       (F) Emergency care facility

    X

    X

       (G) Educational facility

    S

    S

       (H) Small group care or group home

    D

    D

       (I) Large group care or group home

    X

    X

       (J) Hospital

    X

    X

       (K) Judicial center

    X

    X

       (L) Nursing, convalescent and residential care facility

    X

    X

       (M) Post office

    X

    X

       (N) Uses of community significance

    S

    S

     

     

     

    .060 Lodging uses  

       (A) Bed and breakfast

    S

    S

        (B) Campground

    X

        (C) Overnight lodging

    X

    X

        (D) Resort lodge, conference center, or guest ranch

    X

    S

     

     

     

    .070 Mining uses 

         (A) Open and subsurface mining        

    X

    X

     

     

     

    .080 Office uses  

       (None permitted)

    X

    X

     

     

     

    .090 Recreational uses  

       (A) Equestrian facility1

    D/S

    D/S

       (B) Golf course

    S

    S

       (C) Health clubs

    X

    X

       (D) Indoor recreation

    X

    X

       (E) Membership club

    X

    X

       (F) Motorized racing

    X

    X

       (G) Non-motorized racing

    S

    S

        (H) Outdoor recreation, day use

    S

    S

        (I) Outdoor recreation, night use

    S

    S

        (J) Park or playfield, day use

    D

    D

        (K) Park or playfield, night use

    S

    S

        (L) Public recreation center

    X

    X

        (M) Ski area

    X

    S

     

     

     

    .100 Residential uses 

         (A) Boarding house        

    P

         P

        (B) Clustered development

    P

    P

        (C) Manufactured home park

    X

    X

        (D) Multi-family dwelling

    X

    X

        (E) Single family dwelling

    P

    P

     

     

     

    .110 Retail and personal services  

       (C) Building material store

    X

    X

       (N) Veterinary clinic, with outdoor holding facilities

    D

    S

       (O) Veterinary clinic, without outdoor holding facilities

    D

    S

     

     

     

    .120 Transportation uses  

       (A) Private airports

    S

    S

       (B) Public airports

    X

    X

       (C) Airport related uses

    X

    X

       (D) Heliport

    S

    S

       (E) Helistop

    S

    S

       (F) Park and ride facility

    S

    S

     

     

     

    .130 Utility and public service uses  

       (A) Central office of telecommunication company

    X

    X

       (B) Fire station

    S

    S

       (C) Major facility of a public or private utility

    X

    X

       (D) Public or quasi-public facility other than listed

    X

    X

       (E) Public safety telecommunications site

    D

    D

       (F) Sewer or water transmission lines

    P

    P

       (G) Sewage treatment facility

    X

    X

       (H) Telecommunications site

    D

    D

       (I) Telecommunication facility2

    D/S

    D/S

       (J) Utility service facility

    P

    P

       (K) Water reservoir

    S

    S

       (L) Water tank, water treatment facility or sewer lift station

    D

    D

       (M) Wind energy conversion system, commercial

    X

    S

       (N) Treated effluent irrigation

    D

    D

        (O) Solar Photovoltaic Facility(6)     X        X

     

     

     

    .140 Warehouse uses  

       (None permitted)

    X

    X

     

     

     

    .150 Accessory uses  

       (A) Accessory agriculture retail sales 

    P

    P

       (B) Accessory dwelling

    P/D3

    P/D3

       (C) Accessory outside storage

    P

    P

       (D) Accessory structure

    P

    P

       (E) Grading for more than 500 cubic yards

    S

    S

       (F) Home occupation

    P

    P

       (G) Household pets

    P

    P

       (H) Non-commercial telecommunications site, one structure meeting district regulations

    P

    P

       (I) Non-commercial telecommunication site, all others

    D

    D

       (J) Solar energy systems

     P

    p

        (K) Stationary tank storage (above ground)

    P

    P

       (L) Wind energy conversion, micro other

    P

    P

        (M) Wind energy conversion system, micro

    D5

    D5

        (N) Wind energy conversion system, small

    S5

    S5

        (O) Metal Storage containers, sea cargo, cargo or similar containers

    P/D4

    P/D4

        (P) Special Occasion Home

    S

    S

     

     

     

    .160 Temporary uses  

       (A) Emergency non-commercial telecommunication facility

    T

    T

       (B) Temporary batch plant

    T

    T

       (C) Temporary construction or sales office

    T

    T

       (D) Temporary dwelling unit

    T

    T

       (E) Seasonal sales lots

    T

    T

       (F) Wind energy conversion system, commercial use test site

    X

    T


    Key:
    D - Requires design review
    S - Requires special use permit and design review
    X - Prohibited
    P - Permitted by right (may require building permit)
    T - Requires temporary use permit
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        1.  See use regulations of chapter 20.660.
        2.  Special use permit required for facilities that exceed the maximum height of the applicable zoning district. 
        3. 
    Permitted by right for agricultural purposes; design review for non-agricultural purposes. See section 20.664.010 for specific standards. 
        4.  Parcels less than 19 acres require a design review.   
        5.  See Chapter 20.664 for specific standards and required zoning permits as dictated by height of structure.
        6.  Solar Photovoltaic Facility is not allowed in FR-19, and is allowed in the FR-40 subject to supplemental standards and a Special Use Permit.  The FR-40 zoning must have a minimum of 40 acres in area.
    (Ord. 1492, 2017; Ord. 1457, 2016; Ord 1436, 2015; Ord. 1416, 2014; Ord. 1381, 2013; Ord. 1374, 2012; Ord. 1318, 2010; Ord. 1315, 2010; Ord. 1313, 2010; Ord. 1215, 2007; Ord. 1170, 2006; Ord. 1007, 2002; Ord. 908, 2000; Ord. 871, 1999; Ord. 801, 1998; Ord. 763, 1996; Ord. 641, 1994; Ord. 619, 1993; Ord. 612, 1993; Ord. 569, 1992; Ord. 529, 1991; Ord. 167, 1968)

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