Junk in Douglas County is defined as articles of personal property that have outlived their usefulness in their original form, or articles of personal property that have been discarded and are no longer used for their manufactured purpose, regardless of value. Please see Title 20, Chapter 20.691.020 Property Maintenance Definitions.
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Call the Senior Code Enforcement Officer at (775) 782-6214 or send an email. You may also submit a
No. Home occupation permits are not required. However there are standards contained in Douglas County Code that require that home occupations not cause or create nuisances, limit the number of employees, and other provisions that limit the impact on neighborhoods. Contact the Planning Technician, 775-782-6217, if you have questions.
In general the case is prioritized and usually a site inspection occurs within two business days. After a site inspection, the number and types of violations are recorded if they are present. An enforcement notice is written detailing codes violated, corrective action that is needed, and a due date that the violation(s) have to be corrected by. These notices are sent to the property owner and tenant if known. After the due date another inspection takes place. If the violations are corrected the case is closed. If the owner continues to choose not to correct the violations, cases can be referred to the District Attorney for criminal charges to be filed or Code Enforcement can assess civil penalties. Though most code cases are resolved in a short amount of time, on occasion a case will take months to come to a successful resolution due to the unwillingness of property owners or tenants.
RV occupation is limited to 7 consecutive days and no more than 14 days total in a year.
It depends. Poultry is regulated under animal keeping. Animal keeping is allowed on parcels zoned SFR 1 and above with at least 1 acre. There are also some properties zoned SFR 1/2 that are in a Livestock Overlay Zone that allows the keeping of animals with some provisions. Generally if you live in a residential area on less than 1/2 acre you are not allowed to keep poultry. Contact the Planning Technician to find out what your parcel is zoned. 775-782-6217.
Cargo containers, metal storage containers, or sea cargo containers are not allowed on a vacant parcel or on any parcel zoned below SFR 1. On properties zoned SFR 1 or greater, with at least 1 acre, containers are allowed with a minor design review and have to meet certain conditions. Conditions include one per acre with a maximum of 2 in residentially zoned districts, painted similar to house or earth tones, screened with a fence, and not modified to occupy humans or animals. Contact the Planning desk for more information 775-782-6217.
You can get a temporary sign permit for banners, A-frames, and inflatable devices. Please see Title 20 Code Section 20.696 Sign and Advertising Control. For questions about getting a permit you can contact the Planning Technician at 775-782-6217 or visit them on the 2nd floor of 1594 Esmeralda in the Minden Inn.
No. An unregistered vehicle or otherwise junk vehicle needs to either be in an enclosed building or in a rear or side yard screened with a 6 foot fence from adjacent properties and right of ways.