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Washoe County Development Code
Amendment History

October 22, 2013 Amendments
Article 306: Accessory Uses and Structures
Article 310: Temporary Uses and Structures
(Interpretation 13-2 added, Interpretation 11-5 removed) 

June 25, 2013 Amendments (364KB)
Article 226: Warm Springs Area
Article 302: Allowed Uses
(Interpretation 13-1 added, Interpretation 95-1 removed) 

February 26, 2013 Amendments (400KB)
Article 304: Use Classification System
Article 902: Definitions

July 30, 2012; September 25, 2012; and October 23, 2012 Amendments (1.3MB)
Article 302: Allowed Uses
Article 304: Use Classification System
Article 420: Storm Drainage Standards
Article 438: Grading Standards
Article 910: Enforcement
(Interpretation 08-1 removed) 

March 27, 2012 Amendments (640KB)
Article 206: High Desert Area
Article 302: Allowed Uses
Article 304: Use Classification System
Article 322: Group Care Facilities
Article 410: Parking and Loading
Article 432: Open Space Standards
Article 902: Definitions
(Interpretation 12-1 added) 

November 8, 2011 and January 24, 2012 Amendments (604KB)
Article 106: Master Plan Categories and Regulatory Zones
Article 226: Warm Springs Area
Article 302: Allowed Uses
Article 304: Use Classification System
Article 306: Accessory Uses and Structures
Article 326: Wind Machines
Article 406: Building Placement Standards
Article 502: Billboard Regulations
Article 504: Sign Regulations
(Interpretations 11-3 and 11-5 added)  

January 11, 2011 and January 25, 2011 Amendments (916KB)
Article 406: Building Placement Standards
Article 416: Flood Hazards
(Interpretation 11-1 added)  

September 28, 2010 Amendments (476KB)
Article 302: Allowed Uses
Article 304: Use Classification System
Article 306: Accessory Uses and Structures
Article 902: Definitions

July 13, 2010 Amendments (1.85MB)
Article 100: Introduction and Organization:  Title and Contents
Article 102: State and Regional Regulatory System
Article 104: County Growth Management System
Article 106: Master Plan Categories and Regulatory Zones
Article 202: Area Plan General Regulations
Article 204: Forest Area
Article 206: High Desert Area
Article 208: North Valleys Area
Article 210: South Valleys Area
Article 212: Southeast Truckee Meadows Area
Article 214: Southwest Truckee Meadows Area
Article 216: Spanish Springs Area
Article 218: Sun Valley Area
Article 220: Tahoe Area
Article 222: Truckee Canyon Area
Article 224: Verdi Area
Article 226: Warm Springs Area
Article 302: Allowed Uses
Article 306: Accessory Uses and Structures
Article 328: Geothermal Resources
Article 406: Building Placement Standards
Article 412: Landscaping
Article 416: Flood Hazards
Article 424: Hillside Development
Article 432: Open Space Standards
Article 436: Street Design Standards
Article 602: General Subdivision Provisions
Article 604: Design Requirements
Article 606: Parcel Maps
Article 608: Tentative Subdivision Maps
Article 610: Final Subdivision Maps
Article 618: Boundary Line Adjustment
Article 702: Adequate Public Facilities Management System
Article 706: Impact Fees
Article 806: Vacations and Abandonments of Easements or Streets
Article 808: Administrative Permits
Article 810: Special Use Permits
Article 812: Projects of Regional Significance
Article 814: Development Agreements
Article 816: Specific Plans (Deleted)
Article 818: Amendment of Development Code
Article 820: Amendment of Master Plan
Article 821: Amendment of Regulatory Zone (New)
Article 902: Definitions
Article 904: Nonconformance
Article 906: Fees 

June 22, 2010 Amendments (336KB)
Article 302: Allowed Uses
Article 304: Use Classification System
Article 326: Wind Machines

February 23, 2010 Amendments (648KB)
Article 302: Allowed Uses
Article 304: Use Classification System
Article 324: Communication Facilities
Article 410: Parking and Loading
(Interpretations 93-2, 93-3, 93-6, 93-7 removed)  

January 12, 2010 Amendments (408KB)
Article 420: Storm Drainage Standards
(Interpretation 93-5 removed; Interpretation 09-1 added)  

June 23, 2009 Amendments (272KB)
Article 306: Accessory Uses and Structures
Article 310: Temporary Uses and Structures
(Interpretation 97-1 removed)  

November 10, 2008 Amendments (212KB)
Article 916: Establishment of Committees

July 22, 2008 Amendments (1.2MB)
Article 206: High Desert Area
Article 210: South Valleys Area
Article 216: Spanish Springs Area
Article 218: Sun Valley Area
Article 222: Truckee Canyon Area
Article 302: Allowed Uses
Article 306: Accessory Uses and Structures
Article 314: Manufactured Home Parks
Article 324: Communication Facilities
Article 332: Aggregate Facilities
Article 334: Mining
Article 418: Significant Hydrologic Resources
Article 436: Street Design Standards
Article 504: Sign Regulations
Article 810: Special Use Permits

June 24, 2008 Amendments (244KB)
Article 314: Manufactured Home Parks

June 10, 2008 Amendments (795KB)
Article 302: Allowed Uses
Article 304: Use Classification System

March 25, 2008 Amendments (283KB)
Article 602: General Subdivision Provisions
Article 606: Parcel Maps
Article 608: Tentative Subdivision Maps
Article 612: Division of Land Into Large Parcels
Article 618: Boundary Line Adjustment

December 11, 2007 Amendments (367KB)
Article 416: Flood Hazards
Article 902: Definitions
Article 920: Definitions for Floodplain Management

November 13, 2007 Amendments (232KB)
Article 306: Accessory Uses and Structures

October 23, 2007 Amendments (826KB)
Article 100: Introduction and Organization:  Title and Contents
Article 302: Allowed Uses
Article 304: Use Classification System
Article 306: Accessory Uses and Structures
Article 310: Temporary Uses and Structures
Article 312: Fabricated Housing
Article 322: Group Care Facilities
Article 606: Parcel Maps
Article 706: Impact Fees
Article 804: Variances
Article 806: Vacations and Abandonments of Easements or Streets
Article 808: Administrative Permits
Article 810: Special Use Permits
Article 820: Amendment of Comprehensive Plan
Article 902: Definitions

June 12, 2007 Amendments (231KB)
Article 306: Accessory Uses and Structures

August 22, 2006 Amendments (272KB)
Article 438: Grading Standards

June 27, 2006 Amendments (292KB)
Article 706: Impact Fees

March 14, 2006 Amendments (906MB)
Article 106: Regulatory Zones
Article 216: Spanish Springs Area
Article 220: Tahoe Area
Article 304: Use Classification System
Article 306: Accessory Uses and Structures
Article 406: Building Placement Standards
Article 500: Signs:  Title and Contents
Article 502: Billboard Regulations
Article 504: Sign Regulations
Article 606: Parcel Maps
Article 806: Vacations and Abandonments of Easements or Streets
Article 820: Amendments of Comprehensive Plan
Article 902: Definitions
Article 910: Enforcement
Article 912: Establishment of Commissions, Boards and Hearing Examiners
Article 916: Establishment of Committees

January 25, 2005 Amendments (3.5MB)
Article 416: Flood Hazards

September 14, 2004 Amendments (.5MB)
Article 330: Domestic Pets and Livestock

July 13, 2004 Amendments (.7MB)
Article 324: Communication Facilities

June 8, 2004 Amendments (.5MB)
Article 220: Tahoe Area

May 25, 2004 Amendments (1.2MB)
Article 300: Regulation of Uses: Title and Contents
Article 302: Allowed Uses
Article 304: Use Classification System
Article 306: Accessory Uses and Structures
Article 330: Domestic Pets and Livestock
Article 902: Definitions

May 11, 2004 Amendments (1.9MB)
Article 104: County Growth Management System
Article 302: Allowed Uses
Article 324: Communication Facilities
Article 414: Noise and Lighting Standards
Article 434: Regional Development Standards within Cooperative Planning Areas and all of Washoe County
Article 438: Grading Standards
Article 808: Administrative Permits
Article 810: Special Use Permits
Article 902: Definitions
Article 912: Establishment of Commissions, Boards and Hearing Examiners
Article 914: Establishment of Department
(This amendment also deleted Interpretation 96-5 and incorporated Interpretations 03-3, 04-1, 04-2 and 04-3)

October 28, 2003 Amendments  (765KB)
Article 324: Communication Facilities
Article 604: Design Requirements
Article 608: Tentative Subdivision Maps
Article 612: Division of Land into Large Parcels

October 14, 2003 Amendments (502KB)
Article 306: Accessory Uses and Structures

September 9, 2003 Amendments (610KB)
Article 504: On-Site Sign Regulations

May 27, 2003 Amendments (806KB)
Article 400: Development Standards: Title and Contents
Article 706: Impact Fees
Article 800: Procedures: Title and Contents
Article 912: Establishment of Commissions, Boards and Hearing Examiners

March 11, 2003 Amendments (757KB)
Article 434: Regional Development Standards within Cooperative Planning Areas and all of Washoe County
Article 822: Provisions for Amendments to Local Master Plans and Zone Changes in Areas Subject to Cooperative Planning Under the Regional Plan Settlement Agreement

December 10, 2002 (457KB)
Article 502: Off-Premise Sign Regulations

November 26, 2002 (797KB)
Article 302: Allowed Uses
Article 304: Use Classification System
Article 412: Landscaping

February 12, 2002 and March 12, 2002 Amendments (2.6MB)
Article 212: Southeast Truckee Meadows Area
Article 304: Use Classification System
Article 502: Off-Premise Sign Regulations
Article 606: Parcel Maps
Article 608: Tentative Subdivisions
Article 610: Final Subdivision Maps
Article 612: Division of Land into Large Parcels
Article 804: Variances
Article 806: Vacations and Abandonments of Easements or Streets
Article 810: Special Use Permits
Article 814: Development Standards
Article 816: Specific Plans
Article 818: Amendment of Development Code
Article 820: Amendment of Comprehensive Plan
Article 902: Definitions
Article 912: Establishment of Commissions, Boards and Hearing Examiners
Article 914: Establishment of Department

2001
November 27, 2001: Articles 406 and 902
November 13, 2001: Article 906
January 23, 2001: Articles 400, 418 and 902


2000
November 28, 2000: Article 804
July 25, 2000: Articles 306 and 902
July 11, 2000: Articles 302, 304, 700 and 706 (also removed Interpretation 94-3 and 94-5)
April 11, 2000: Articles 416 and 902
January 11, 2000: Articles 106, 304, 306, 312, 322, 606, 608, 610, 612, 614, 804, 808, 810, 814, 818, 820, 902 and 916

1999
August 24, 1999: Articles 226 and 902
June 8, 1999: Articles 208 and 706
May 25, 1999: Articles 104 and 404
May 11, 1999: Article 436

1998
November 10, 1998: Articles 210, 410, 606, 608, 610, 612, 614, 616, 806 and 814
October 13, 1998: Articles 216, 302, 304, 308, 332, 334, 804, 808 and 810
August 25, 1998: Article 310
August 11, 1998: Article 504
July 31, 1998: Article 422
June 16, 1998: Articles 106, 206, 218, 302, 304, 312, 314, 406 and 420
May 26, 1998: Articles 500 and 502
May 12, 1998: Articles 220 and 226
January 13, 1998: Articles 222, 300, 302, 304, 324, 402 and 706

1997
June 10, 1997: Article 220
April 15, 1997: Article 106

1996
December 10, 1996: Too numerous to list - created Community Development Department and repealed references to Comprehensive Planning Department and Development Review Department
August 27, 1996: Articles 308 and 902
July 9, 1996: Articles 302, 304, 308, 312, 322, 324, 406, 414, 800, 804, 906, 908, 912 and 916 (repealed 802)
May 14, 1996: Articles 618, 804 and 810
April 9, 1996: Articles 208, 216, 222, 224, 226, 400, 432 and 604
February 13, 1996: Articles 204, 214 and 902

1995
October 10, 1995: Articles 206, 218, 300, 306, 312, 400, 406, 410, 706 and 804
January 24, 1995: Article 306

1994
December 27, 1994: Articles 210, 416, 804, 810 and 902
December 13, 1994: Articles 206, 320, 340, 400, 414 and 902
September 20, 1994: Articles 340, 420, 436, 604 and 902
July 12, 1994: Articles 106, 302, 304 and 912
May 17, 1994: Articles 100, 302, 306, 310, 404, 406, 410, 606, 608, 610, 612, 614, 616, 802, 902 and 904
January 18, 1994: Articles 424 and 902
January 11, 1994: Articles 302 and 304

1993
November 16, 1993: Articles 106, 302, 306, 324, 502, 902 and 904
July 20, 1993: Articles 202, 204, 206, 208, 210, 214, 216, 218, 222, 224, 226, 302, 304, 306, 308, 310, 312, 314, 316, 320, 322, 324 and 334
June 22, 1993: Articles 402, 404, 406, 408, 410, 422, 602, 604, 606, 608, 610, 612, 614, 616 and 618
May 25, 1993: Articles 104, 106, 702, 704, 802, 804, 806, 808, 810, 812, 814, 816, 818, 820, 902 and 916
May 11, 1993: Article 312
February 9, 1993: Articles 208, 218, 412 and 902

1992
December 22, 1992: Original adoption

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