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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
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Title 20 Consolidated Development Code
20.768 Land Readjustment
20.768.010 Amending maps
20.768.020 Modifications to approved tentative maps
20.768.030 Reversion of maps and lot consolidations or reversion of division of land to acreage
20.768.040 Merger and resubdivision of land without reversion to acreage
20.768.050 Vacation or abandonment of street or easement
20.768.060 Administrative vacation or abandonment of public utility easements owned or controlled by Douglas County.

20.768.010 Amending maps
    A.  Certificate of amendment. If an error or omission is found in any subdivision map, record of survey, parcel map, map of division into large parcels, or reversionary map, and the correction does not change or purport to change the physical location of any survey monument, property line or boundary line, the error or omission may be corrected by the filing and recordation of a certificate of amendment authorized by the board. The certificate of amendment shall contain the items required by NRS 278.473(2). 
    B.  Amending map. If an error or omission is found in any recorded subdivision map, record of survey, parcel map, map of division into large parcels, or reversionary map, and the correction changes or purports to change the physical location of any survey monument, property line or boundary line, the correction may be effected by the filing of an amended map pursuant to the procedures of this section. This procedure may be utilized only to correct errors or omissions which do not result in a change of the number of lots, result in significant changes to the area of any lot or the amount of land reserved or dedicated for public use and improvements, or result in the removal of any covenants or restrictions attached to the final approved or recorded map. 
    C.  Procedures for amending map. The same procedures and requirements shall be applied to the application for an amended map as to the original land division, except, in the case of subdivisions, only those procedures for the approval and filing of a final subdivision map shall apply. The amending map shall be in the format and shall contain the certificates required by NRS 278.477(2). (Ord. 763, 1996)
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20.768.020 Modifications to approved tentative maps
    A.  Applicability. Whenever the owners of land or their representatives desire to modify an approved tentative map or conditions of approval, an application shall be filed with the department. Those requests resulting in no net change or reduction in the number of parcels, the re-design of the map involving less than ten percent of the total number of parcels or land area, minor clarification of a condition resulting in no impact to public health or safety, or changes to map design resulting from the mapping of environmental constraints or historic sites, an application for a minor amendment may be filed. All other requests shall constitute a major amendment. 
    B.  Procedures for processing a minor amendment. An application for a minor amendment shall be filed with the department, on the form provided, with the applicable fees. The director is the designated authority for minor amendments. The applicant shall be notified in writing of the decision regarding the request within 30 working days of the official filing date. The decision of the director may be appealed. 
    C.  Procedures for processing a major amendment. Major amendments shall be processed in the same manner as the original application for division of land. With the consent of the department, the applicant may incorporate the previous applications and procedures by reference, to the extent that the amendment makes no material changes on the matters addressed therein. (Ord. 763, 1996)
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20.768.030 Reversion of maps and lot consolidations or reversion of division of land to acreage
    A.    All applications for a reversion of map and lot consolidation or reversion of division of land to acreage must be filed with the community development department on the appropriate forms and meet all applicable submittal requirements.  The director of the community development department, or his designee, shall be the final decision maker regarding reversion of maps and lot consolidations or reversion of division of land to acreage.  
    B.  The applicant shall pay a fee as set by the board. 
    C.  All applications for reversion of maps and lot consolidations or reversion of land to acreage must comply with NRS 278.490.
    D.  Easements.  Reversion of maps and lot consolidations or reversion of division of land to acreage does not automatically eliminate any public utility, irrigation, or other private easement that may exist along a lot line.  It is the responsibility of the property owner(s) to resolve any and all interest of record. 
    E.  All applications of reversion of maps and lot consolidation or reversion of division of land to acreage must include a reversion to acreage map which contains the same survey dimensions as the pervious recorded map. 
    F.   Appeal.  A decision of the director made under this section may be appealed in the matter provided for in chapter 20.28. (Ord. 1311, 2010)

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20.768.040 Merger and resubdivision of land without reversion to acreage
  A.  An owner or governing body that owns two or more contiguous parcels may merge and resubdivide the land into new parcels or lots without reverting the preexisting parcels to acreage pursuant to NRS 278.490.
    B.  Streets and easements will remain in effect after the merger and resubdivision of land, unless abandoned in accordance with the provisions of this code and NRS. 
    C.  All applications of a merger and resubdivision of land must be filed with the community development department on the appropriate forms meeting all applicable submittal requirements. 
    D.  The applicant shall pay a fee as set by the board.
    E.  All applicants for merger and resubdivision of land must comply with NRS 278.4925, 278.4955, 278.496 and 278.4965.
    F.  All applications for merger and resubdivision of land must follow the same county approval process as the initial tentative map.  (Ord. 1311, 2010)
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20.768.050 Vacation or abandonment of street or easement
Any abutting property owner desiring the vacation or abandonment of any street or easement or portion thereof shall file a petition in writing with the department. The petition for vacation or abandonment of the street or easement shall be processed in accordance with the procedures set forth in NRS 278.480. A vacation or abandonment of a street easement may be approved in conjunction with the approval of a tentative map pursuant to NRS 278.349. The board may initiate the vacation or abandonment of a street or easement by resolution. (Ord. 1311, 2010; Ord. 801, 1998; Ord.763, 1996; Ord. 390, 1981)
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20.768.060 Administrative vacation or abandonment of public utility easements owned or controlled by Douglas County.
    A.  Purpose.  For the purposes of this section, a public utility easement is an easement owned or controlled by Douglas County and which runs in favor of the County.  Pursuant to NRS 278.480(11) and through the use of the procedure contained in this section, the director of the community development department, or his designee, is authorized to take final action on the vacation or abandonment of a public utility easement owned or controlled by Douglas County. 
    B.  General procedure.  The owner of property who seeks abandonment of a public utility easement involving his property shall file an application with the community development department on the forms provided by the department.  The applicant shall pay a fee as set by the board.  The applicant shall provide written verification that all public utility or video service providers have approved the application.  The application shall also include a legal description and exhibit prepared and signed a surveyor licensed in the state of Nevada, unless the county engineer waives the requirements of retaining a state licensed surveyor for the preparation of the documents.  The director shall provide all conditions of approval to the applicant in writing within 45 days of receiving an application. 
    C.  Decision.  The director of the community development department, or his designee, may issue a written order abandoning a public utility easement after:
        1.  Receiving a complete application; 
        2.  Providing notice to each owner of property abutting the easement to be abandoned.  Such notice must be provided by mail pursuant to a method that provides confirmation of delivery and does not require the signature of the recipient.  Property owners shall be given 10 days to respond; 
        3.  Obtaining writing approval from all public utility or video service provides indicating that they no longer request the reservation of the easement(s); 
        4.  Verification that the applicant has fulfilled all prescribed conditions, and; 
        5.  A determination that the subject public utility easement is no longer necessary or useful to Douglas County and that the public will not be materially injured by the proposed vacation
    D.  Other easements.  The abandonment of a public utility easement pursuant to this section does not affect an easement held by a private utility company even if such private utility easement was created by the same instrument or it has same legal description, and also does not affect an easement held by the public as distinguished from an easement held by Douglas County or a public utility owned or controlled by Douglas County. 
    E.  Appeal.  A decision of the director made under this section may be applied in the manner provide for in chapter 20.28.  (Ord. 1311, 2010)

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