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Washoe County Development Code
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The Development Code is Chapter 110 of Washoe County Code. 
This site includes amendments adopted through October 22, 2013.
washoe county development code (4.96MB)


For smaller files, choose one of the following divisions of the Development Code:
table of contents & amendment summary  (195KB)
division one - introduction and organization (74KB)
division two - area plan regulations (547KB)
division three - regulation of uses (665KB)
division four - development standards (2.5MB)
division five - signs (103KB)
division six - subdivision regulations (285KB)
division seven - infrastructure availability and financing (232KB)
division eight - procedures (552KB)
division nine - general provisions (368KB)
index (22KB)
interpretations (187KB)
New!  Article 440, Public School Facilities Design Standards (Ordinance 1524)
New!  Medical Marijuana Establishment Use Types (Ordinance 1527) effective April 18, 2014

 **  Please Note:  Effective January 20, 2012, with the adoption Ordinance 1479, Chapter 130, Community Services Department, several department and division names were modified to reflect the new organizational structure.  The new structure is not reflected in most Chapter 110 articles! 

Functions of Public Works, Water Resources, Building and Safety, Parks and Open Space and Community Development are now housed within new divisions of the Community Services Department (CSD).  For example, Community Development functions are now housed within the Planning and Development Division.  For more on the CSD:  CSD homepage

Warning! The Washoe County Development Code is a dynamic document subject to revision. Please contact the Planning and Development Division to be sure you are viewing the most recent version.

For information on other chapters of the Washoe County Code, including the most recent ordinances, please contact the Office of the County Clerk at 775.328.3084. Click here to access other chapters of the Washoe County Code.



For questions regarding the Development Code, contact:
Planning and Development Division Planning Counter
Phone: 775.328.6100
Fax: 775.328.6133
E-mail: planning@washoecounty.us

For questions regarding Planning and Development Division web pages contact:
Donna Fagan, Office Assistant III
Phone: 775.325.8050
Fax: 775.328.6133
E-mail: dfagan@washoecounty.us