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Title 20 Consolidated Development Code
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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
20.656 Residential Districts
20.656.010 Residential district development standards (Table)
20.656.020 Permitted, development permitted, and special use permit uses (Table)

20.656.010 Residential district development standards (Table)

Minimum Development Standards

SFR-T
3,0006,7

SFR-T
4,0006, 7

SFR-T
6,0007

SFR-T
8,0007

SFR-
8,000 

SFR-12,000

 SFR-
1/2

 SFR-
1

 SFR-
2

MFR

 RA-
5

 RA-
10

Lot Area Maximum

Density/Gross Acre

14.52

10.89

7.26

5.51

5.51

3.61

2

1

0.5

161

0.2

0.1

Minimum Net Lot Acre (square feet)

3000

4000

6000

8000

8000

12000

21780

1 ac

2 ac

90004

5 ac

10 ac

Average Lot Width (feet)

Average Corner Lot Width (feet)

30

40

60

70

70

77

100

100

100

120

120

120

150

150

60

66

200

200

300

300

Minimum Lot Depth
(feet)

30

40

60

80

100

100

100

100

150

100

250

300

Front Yard Setback
(feet)

8

10

10

12

20

20

30

30

30

10

30

30

Rear Yard Setback
(feet)2, 3, 5

10

10

10

10

15

20

30

30

30

10

30

30

Side Yard Setback
(feet)3,4

0

5

5

5

5

10

10

20

20

10

20

20

Side Yard Setback, Street Side
(feet)

5

5

10

10

15

15

20

30

30

10

30

30

Distance Between Buildings (feet)3,4

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

Maximum Structure Height (Feet)

35

35

35

35

35

35

35

35

35

35

 35

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(Ord. 1308, 2010; Ord. 1293, 2009; Ord. 1253, 2008; Ord. 1167, 2006; Ord. 1053, 2003; Ord. 862, 1998; Ord. 801, 1997; Ord. 763, 1996; Ord. 641, 1994; Ord. 524, 1990; Ord. 203, 1973; Ord. 167, 1968)
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  1. Projects that are ten units or greater in size in this zoning district are subject to the affordable housing provisions of this code. Density bonus units may be available (See chapter 20.440).
  2. For parcels adjoining alleys, the yard setback adjoining the alley may be reduced to a minimum of three feet.
  3. See chapter 20.664 for accessory dwelling and accessory structure requirements.
  4. For multi-family residential projects, the minimum net lot area includes all common areas, parking, landscaping and building areas associated with a project for the purpose of creating building envelopes or condominium units.
  5. For reverse corner lots, the rear yard setback may be reduced to that of the side yard setback in the respective zoning district
  6. No project proposing attached housing or establishment of single-family residential – traditional 3,000 or 4,000 zoning districts is allowed in the Towns of Minden and Gardnerville unless the project is a planned development.
  7. See chapter 20.664 for single-family residential – traditional requirements.
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20.656.020 Permitted, development permitted, and special use permit uses (Table)

The following list represents those uses (subject to the provisions of this title) in the Residential 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)

 

 

20.656.020 Uses (See section in chapter 20.660 for use descriptions)

 

 

 

 

 

SFR-T 3,000

SFR-T 4,000

SFR-T 6,000

SFR-T 8,000

SFR-8,000

SFR-12,000

SFR-1/2

 SFR -1

SFR - 2

MFR

 

 

 

 

RA-5

RA-10

.010 Agricultural and related limited commercial

(A) Agricultural products processing and storage

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

P

(D) Animal keeping

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

P

P

X

P

P

(I)  Limited agricultural uses       

X

X

X

X

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(K) Open agricultural uses            

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

P

.020 commerical and business service uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(G)  Kennel

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

S

S

(H) Dog fancier or breeder kennel

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

P

P

X

P

P

(I) Dog rescue kennel

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

P

P

X

P

P

(J) Pet service

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

P

P

X

P

P

.030 Forestry uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(None permitted)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

.040 Industrial uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(None permitted)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.050 Institutional and uses of community significance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(A) Cemetery

X

X

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

(B) Church

X

X

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

(D) Day care center (large)

X