Washoe County is seeking public input on processes for dedication of water rights
Community Services Department hosting an open house Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.

Reno, Nevada. Aug. 17, 2017. The Washoe County Community Services Department’s Planning and Building Division is hosting an open house regarding a proposed amendment to Washoe County Code Chapter 110 (Development Code). The proposed update focuses on revising the County’s water rights dedication requirements in recognition of the evolution of processes and procedures in the State Engineer’s Office and other factors. In part, the amendment aims to limit the County’s water rights role to reviewing projects for conformance with State water law.

The open house is Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Washoe County Administration Complex.  The public is free to stop by anytime during the open house hours. County staff will be available to discuss the proposed amendment until 6 p.m.

Following public input, the amendment will be discussed by the Washoe County Planning Commission. The public hearing is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. 

Who: Community Services Department

What: Open house for proposed amendments to the Development Code

When: Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Stop by anytime from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Slide Mountain Conference Room at the Washoe County Administration Complex

1001 East Ninth Street, Reno

Building A, Second Floor, West End

Contacts: Vahid Behmaram, Water Management Planner Coordinator at 775.954.4647 or; or Kelly Mullin, Planner at 775.328.3608 or  

For more information on the proposed amendment, view the staff report that outlines the reasons for the update, or review the proposed amendment online.

The facilities in which this workshop is being held are accessible to the disabled. Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations or assistance (e.g. sign language interpreters or assisted listening devices) at the meeting should notify the Washoe County Planning and Building Division at 775.328.3600 two working days prior to the meeting.


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