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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
20.810 Administration
20.810.010 Enforcement, violations, and penalties
20.810.020 Stop work orders
20.810.030 Notice of correction
20.810.040 Building and fire board of appeals
20.810.050 Nonliability of county

20.810.010 Enforcement, violations, and penalties
The building official is established as the code enforcement agency for this part. (Ord. 802, 1998)
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20.810.020 Stop work orders
Whenever any work is being done contrary to the provision of this part, or other pertinent laws or ordinances implemented through the enforcement of this code, the building official may order the work stopped by notice in writing served on any persons engaged in or causing the work to be done, and any persons must stop work until authorized in writing by the department to proceed with the work. (Ord. 802, 1998)
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20.810.030 Notice of correction
If the building official determines that any improvements required by a building permit or site improvement permit have not been or are not being constructed in accordance with the requirements of the permit and the work does not pose a threat to the health, safety and welfare of the public, or threatens the overall integrity of the project, the building official may issue a written notice of correction. The notice of correction must state the nature of the problem, the corrective action to be taken and the time frame in which the corrective action must be taken to resolve the problem. (Ord. 802, 1998)
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20.810.040 Building and fire board of appeals
Section 112 of the IBC and IRC is replaced by the following language: 
    A.  In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the building official about the application and interpretation of the currently adopted building and uniform codes, there is created a building and fire board of appeals consisting of members who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to building construction and fire-safety, who are not employees of the jurisdiction. The board shall not waive the requirements of this code. The building official is an ex officio member of the board and will act as its secretary, but has no vote on any matter before the board. The building and fire board of appeals appointed by the board will convene when an appeal has been filed. The board may adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business, and must render all decisions and findings in writing to the appellant with a duplicate copy to the building official. 
    B.  The building and fire board of appeals has no authority to interpret the administrative provisions of this code except for decisions of the building official about modifications, alternative materials, alternate designs, methods of construction and uncovering work for inspections. 
    C.  The board of commissioners must appoint five members to the building board of appeals, one of whom must be an architect or engineer licensed by the State of Nevada, one of whom must be a general contractor licensed by the State of Nevada, one of whom must be a person with experience as a fire protection professional, one of whom must represent the insurance industry, and one of whom should represent the public at large. 
        1.  The terms for all board members are for a period of two years. If a position becomes vacant for any reason, the vacancy must be filled for the duration of the unexpired term of the member by a majority vote of the board. 
    D.  Any individual may appeal an order decision or determination made by the building official, except as limited by 20.810.040B, to the building and fire board of appeals by filing a written notification of appeal with the secretary to the board of appeals within 10 working days of the decision. The board of appeals must hold a hearing within 20 days from the receipt of the written notice of appeal unless an extension of the time limit is agreed to by the appellant. If written notification has not been made by the applicant within the time frame, the action of the building official is final. 
    E.  All hearings on appeal pursuant to this section are open to the public. All written materials introduced must be identified for the record, and the board may request the production of records and the appearance of persons necessary for their deliberations. The technical rules of evidence do not apply. Any evidence presented to the board of appeals must be relevant to the issue before the board. 
    F.  At the conclusion of the hearing the building and fire board of appeals must rule within 20 days from the date of the hearing and state its findings and recommendations with respect to the appeal. (Ord. 1211, 2007; Ord. 1131, 2005; Ord. 802, 1998; Ord. 711, 1995; Ord. 641, 1994; Ord. 450, 1986; Ord. 437, 1985)
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20.810.050 Nonliability of county
This chapter must not be construed to relieve from responsibility any party owning, operating, controlling or installing any improvement for damages to persons or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the county be liable for any such damages by reason of the inspection authorized herein or the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. (Ord. 802, 1998)
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