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Code Changes Since 2016


Washoe County Code Disclaimer The Washoe County Code was last codified by Supplement No. 14 in January of 2016. Below is the listing of ordinances that may amend certain Code items after January 2016.

The table below shows the current ordinances passed by the Washoe County Board of Commissioners which effect the Washoe County Code. The current version of the Washoe County Code is Supplement 14. The following ordinances will not be reflected in the actual code until a new supplement is released.

When researching, make sure to check the appropriate sections of the Washoe County Code as well as the ordinances below for the most up to date information available.

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Bill #OrdinanceEffective DateOrdinance Summary
Bill #OrdinanceEffective DateOrdinance Summary
1753 1570
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Dec 18, 2015 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF THE "WASHOE COUNTY, NEVADA, SALES TAX REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2016A," FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFINANCING CERTAIN OUTSTANDING OBLIGATIONS; PROVIDING THE FORM, TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE BONDS AND OTHER DETAILS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
1754 1571
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Dec 18, 2015 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF THE "WASHOE COUNTY, NEVADA, GENERAL OBLIGATION (LIMITED TAX) PUBLIC SAFETY REFUNDING BONDS (ADDITIONALLY SECURED BY PLEDGED REVENUES), SERIES 2016B, " FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFINANCING CERTAIN OUTSTANDING OBLIGATIONS; PROVIDING THE FORM, TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE BONDS AND OTHER DETAILS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
1758 1573
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Feb 19, 2016 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RESTATING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ORDINANCE NO. 1570 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE BY WASHOE COUNTY, NEVADA, OF ITS SALES TAX REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2016A, AND PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO.
1759 1574
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Feb 19, 2016 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RESTATING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ORDINANCE NO. 1571 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE BY WASHOE COUNTY, NEVADA, OF ITS GENERAL OBLIGATION (LIMITED TAX) PUBLIC SAFETY REFUNDING BONDS (ADDITIONALLY SECURED BY PLEDGED REVENUES) SERIES 2016B, AND PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO.
1757 1575
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Feb 19, 2016 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING WASHOE COUNTY CODE CHAPTER 55 BY REPEALING CERTAIN PROVISIONS; BY AMENDING PROVISIONS RELATED TO KEEPING ANIMALS IN SANITARY CONDITIONS, ANIMAL WASTE DISPOSAL, CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, ANIMAL FIGHTING, PIGEON SHOOTS, ENDANGERING ANIMALS, AND RESTRAINING ANIMALS; AND BY REPEALING, ADDING AND REVISING VARIOUS DEFINITIONS.
1760 1576
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Mar 18, 2016 An Ordinance amending Washoe County Code Chapter 55 by creating provisions regulating commercial animal establishments (through an animal welfare permit) and revising definitions.
1761 1577
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Jul 01, 2016 An Ordinance providing for the full consideration of protests of the consolidation of the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and Sierra Fire Protection District; consolidating the Sierra Fire Protection District into one fire protection district which will be known as the "Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District"; providing for the dissolution of the Sierra Fire Protection District and its Board of Fire Commissioners; and providing for other matters properly relating thereto.
1763 1579
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Jul 01, 2016 Amends WCC Chapter 100 (Washoe County Building Code) to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code ("IECC") together with the 2015 Northern Nevada Energy Conservation Code Amendments, effective July 1, 2016.
1767 1581
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Jul 22, 2016 An ordinance adding an exemption to unlawful discharge of firearms; and updating the congested area boundaries and maps for the Greater Truckee Meadows and Environs, Spanish Springs area, New Washoe City and Old Washoe City.
1766 1580
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Aug 22, 2016 An Ordinance amending Chapter 100 of the Washoe County Code by (1) adding thereto a provision decreasing fees for various building permits, including general building permits, other inspection and permit fees, and plan review fees, (2) adding a new category of fees for projects with a value in excess of $10,000,000.00, (3) increasing the fee for the renewal of all permits other than building permits to 100% of the original permit cost, and (4) providing other matters necessarily connected therewith and pertaining thereto.
1764 1582
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Jul 22, 2016 An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 1000 in order to change the boundaries of District No. 24 (Groundwater Remediation); and providing other matters relating thereto.
1765 1583
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Jul 22, 2016 An Ordinance imposing a fee on the parcels of land in Washoe County, Nevada District No. 24 (Groundwater Remediation) to pay the costs of developing and carrying out a plan for remediation; and prescribing other matters relating thereto.
1769 1585
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Sep 02, 2016 Amends Washoe County Code Chapter 55 by adding provisions creating the animal services advisory board.
1773 1588
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Dec 23, 2016 An Ordinance authorizing the Chief Information Officer to negotiate and execute agreements with other public and private entities as are required to assure the continued present and future operation of Washoe County's emergency radio system(s) and to present such agreements to the Washoe County Board of Commissioners for final approval when required by law or policy; describing that such agreements may include, without limitation, provisions for sharing the use, governance, operation, maintenance, and upgrade of any Washoe county radio system with other public or private entities, unless otherwise prohibited by law; changing the title of Chief Information Management Officer to Chief Information Officer; and providing for other matters properly relating thereto.
1772 1589
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Dec 23, 2016 An Ordinance amending Chapter 100 of the Washoe County Code by adding thereto a new sub-section 100.102.7 exempting certain structures known as "Hoop Houses" or "High Tunnels" from the Building Code, and providing other matters necessarily connected therewith and pertaining thereto.
1774 1590
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Apr 01, 2017 An ordinance imposing additional 0.54% sales and use taxes as required by the passage of S.B. 411 of the 78th Nevada Legislature and Washoe County Question 1 (2016).
1775 1592
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Mar 10, 2017 Approves a Development Agreement amending and restating a Development Agreement originally approved in 2009 (DA09-001, Ordinance Number 1484) regarding the development of a 680 lot residential development on land described in Exhibit A and extending the deadline to file a final map to February 28, 2022.
1777 1593
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Mar 10, 2017 An ordinance amending the Washoe County Code at Chapter 5 (Administration and Personnel) by amending certain provisions relating to semi-annual accrual of personal leave and exclusion of sick leave due to bereavement when calculating accrual of personal leave.
1780 1596
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Jul 07, 2017 Approves an amendment to a Development Agreement originally approved in 2008 (DA08-005, Ordinance Number 1367) and first amended in 2010 (AC10-002, Ordinance Number 1435) regarding the development of a 210 lot residential development on land described in Exhibit A by extending the deadline for filing the first final map to June 6, 2021, with a possible additional one year extension to be granted at the discretion of the Director of Planning and Development.
1778 1594
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Jun 23, 2017 An ordinance amending the boundaries of Washoe County, Nevada District No. 24 (Groundwater Remediation).
1779 1595
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Jun 23, 2017 An ordinance levying a fee in Washoe County, Nevada District NO. 24 (Groundwater Remediation), ratifying action taken by County officers, and providing other matters related thereto.
1782 1597
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Jul 21, 2017 An ordinance approving a third amendment to a development agreement (Ladera Ranch, Tentative map case number TM05-011) originally approved in 2009 (Development Agreement DA09-004, ordinance number 1406) and first amended in 2010 (Amendment of Conditions AC11-002, ordinance number 1461), and second amended in 2015 (Development Agreement DA15-001, ordinance number 1551), to extend the deadline for filing the next final map to July 5, 2019.
1784 1599
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Aug 04, 2017 An ordinance amending the Washoe County code at Chapter 25 (Business Licenses) to create temporary marijuana establishment business licenses; to establish restrictions and application requirements for such licenses; and to provide approval and issuance standards for such licenses.
1781 1600
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Aug 18, 2017 Amends the Washoe County Code by revising provisions relating to the Washoe County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services by combining the two into the Department of Human Services.
1785 1601
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Oct 20, 2017 Amends Chapter 65 of the Washoe County Code by expanding the permissible use of the 911 telephone line surcharge to include the purchase and maintenance of portable event recording devices and vehicular event recording devices in accordance with 2017 NV Senate Bill 176; by clarifying the powers and duties of the 911 emergency response advisory committee; by adding related definitions; and by amending the advisory committee membership and terms of appointment.
1786 1602
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Nov 24, 2017 An ordinance adding electric vehicle charging stations to unlawful parking in designated zones; adding a provision for citation and fines for unlawful parking in an electric vehicle parking charging zone; and deleting reference to Pringle Way as property owned or controlled by Washoe County.
1791 1605
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Dec 29, 2017 An ordinance approving an Amended and Restated Development Agreement (Reno Technology Park; Sparks Energy Park) originally approved in January 2012 (Development Agreement Case Number DA11-001, ordinance number 1476), and first amended in July 2012 (First Amendment to Development Agreement, ordinance number 1495), which amendment permits the construction and operation of a certain Technology Park.
1792 1608
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Jan 19, 2018 Approves a Development Agreement regarding Tentative Subdivision Case Number TM14-001 (Pebble Creek Estates) which approved development of an 83-lot, single-family residential subdivision. Lots range in size from 35,025 to 53,072 square feet. This agreement extends the deadline for filing the first in a series of final subdivision maps from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2020.
1794 1609
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Apr 01, 2018 An ordinance amending Washoe County Code Chapter 55 by modifying provisions related to exotic animal permits; and by adding and revising various definitions.
1793 1610
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Apr 01, 2018 An ordinance amending Washoe County Code Chapter 55 by vacating the animal control board; and by amending provisions related to a variance permit to keep more than three dogs and/or seven cats over four months of age within a congested area of Washoe County.
1795 1611
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Mar 23, 2018 An ordinance amending the Washoe County Code at Chapter 5 (Administration and Personnel) by repealing provi9sions relating to family and medical leave at 5.270.
1796 1612
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Apr 01, 2018 An ordinance establishing a new fee for the recording of certain papers with the county recorder.
1799 1613
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Apr 06, 2018 Approves the cancellation of a series of development agreements associated with various ordinances that extended the deadlines for filing final maps in connection with tentative subdivision map case number TM05-016 (Harris Ranch Subdivision). The agreements are no longer needed and are proposed for cancellation by the developers of the applicable property because the tentative map or maps to which they correspond have since been superseded by a new tentative map or maps.
1797 1614
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Apr 06, 2018 Amends Chapter 65 of the Washoe County Code by modifying the permissible maximum 911 telephone line surcharge, by clarifying that the permissible use of the 911 telephone line surcharge includes the purchase and maintenance of portable event recording devices and vehicular event recording devices; and by specifying that the unencumbered fund balance shall not exceed $5,000,000 at the end of any fiscal year.
1802 1616
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Apr 20, 2018 Amends the Washoe County Code at Chapter 25 (Business License Ordinance), Chapter 53 (Miscellaneous Crimes), and Chapter 110 (Development Code) to provide for limited exemption of certain acts from criminal prosecution and for the licensing and land use authorization required to operate marijuana establishments.
1803 1617
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Apr 20, 2018 An ordinance amending the Liquor and Gaming License Ordinance to add definitions and create requirements of taverns or tavern-restaurants operating slot machines through a restricted or limited gaming license, together with other matters properly related thereto.
1798 1615
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Apr 06, 2018 Amends sections of Washoe County's Requirements and Schedule of Rates and Charges and Pretreatment Program for Sanitary Sewer Service Ordinance No. 1536 by revising the sanitary sewer connection privilege fees within the Spanish Springs service area.
1806 1620
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Jun 29, 2018 An ordinance amending the boundaries of Washoe County, Nevada District No. 24 (Groundwater Remediation).
1807 1621
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Jun 29, 2018 An ordinance levying a fee in Washoe County, Nevada District No. 24 (Groundwater Remediation), ratifying action taken by County officers, and providing other matters related thereto.
1808 1622
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Sep 07, 2018 Ordinance adopting Supplement 14
1812 1626
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Dec 07, 2018 Ordinance authorizing issuance of Washoe County Highway Revenue (Fuel Tax) Refunding Bonds, Series 2018
1813 1627
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Jul 01, 2019 An Ordinance amending the Washoe County Code Chapter 100 Buildings and Construction adopting 13 International and Uniform Codes
1815 1628
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Jan 18, 2019 An Ordinance amending Chapter 5 repealing and modifying sections regarding travel, transportation, and other expenses.
1814 1629
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Jan 18, 2019 An Ordinance amending Chapter 5 repealing and/or modifying sections about different programs and departments
1819 1631
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Mar 22, 2019 An ordinance authorizing the issuance of the Washoe County, Nevada, General Obligation refunding bonds, series 2019
1818 1632
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Apr 05, 2019 An ordinance establishing the Washoe County Affordable Trust Fund

Chapter 110

Supplement 14 does NOT include any ordinances pertaining to Chapter 110 of the County Code (Development Code). The Development Code is maintained by the Washoe County Community Services Department; However, ALL ordinances that are approved by the Board of County Commissioners are viewable and searchable on the Complete Ordinance List page. To view the Development Code you may visit the Community Services Department website at:

https://www.washoecounty.us/csd/planning_and_development/dev-code/index.php

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