Are there any restrictions on where I may conduct my business?
Contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (702) 633-1537 before signing any lease or rental agreement. This is to ensure that the location is zoned properly for the intended use and whether a use permit or other type of approval is required prior to conducting business. Furthermore, depending upon the type of business, it is recommended that you contact the Building Safety Division at (702) 633-1536 for specific requirements related to the type of business proposed.
How do I file an application for a variance of the zoning or landscaping regulations?
A Planning and Zoning Department Application Packet is available on-line at www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com or at City of North Las Vegas Planning and Zoning Department 2250 North Las Vegas Boulevard North
North Las Vegas, NV 89030.
The application packet is used for all Planning and Zoning Department applications. The packet includes a blank application, an application matrix and checklist, submittal requirements and definitions, a tentative map checklist, a fee schedule and a meeting schedule for the Planning Commission and City Council. Applications are to be filed with the Planning and Zoning Department.
How do I know if the house I'm going to buy is in a flood zone?
Start by contacting the Development & Flood Control Division of the Public Works Department.
2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: (702) 633-1210
Fax: (702) 649-4696
How do I obtain a sign permit?
The City allows several different types of signs that can be constructed, and each sign can have its own requirements. Therefore, please check with the Planning and Zoning Department at (702) 633-1537, and the Building Safety Division at (702) 633-1536, before using or installing any type of sign, flag or banner, including balloons. Permanent and temporary signs require review and approval prior to issuance of permits and installation. Furthermore, installation of any sign must be performed by a licensed contractor.
What are the parking requirements for my development?
Required off-street parking is determined on the basis of the exterior area dimensions of a building, structure or use. Section 17.24.140 of the City's Zoning Ordinance provides a list of required parking spaces for residential and non-residential uses.
What are the population projections for the City of North Las Vegas?
The City's population projections are as follows:
Build out 586,548
What do I need to do to operate a business out of my home? Are there restrictions?
A home occupation is considered an accessory use to the home and the business must be conducted in a manner that the average neighbor, under normal circumstances, would not be aware of the existence of a business being operated out of the home.
First, report to the Business License Division to obtain a business license form and ensure your business is in compliance with business license regulations. Then report to the Planning and Zoning Department to file a Home Occupation application for their review and approval. If your request is allowed, Planning and Zoning staff will approve both the Home Occupation and Business License forms and collect the appropriate fee. Finally, report to the Business License Division to complete the business licensing requirements.
What if I need to use City owned land temporarily?
Contact the Public Works Department - Real Property Services Division regarding the use of any City owned property.
What if I want to amend or add other aspects to my business?
You must notify the Business License Division of any changes of address, phone number, business activity or ownership. We will be happy to provide you with the necessary paperwork and fee information related to the requested changes. To verify that the location is zoned properly for the intended use and whether a use permit or other type of approval is required, please contact the City's Planning and Zoning Department at (702) 633-1537.
What if I want to relocate my business to another location within the City?
You must obtain a new business license application for approval of the new location from the Business License Division. To verify the new location is zoned properly for the intended use and whether a use permit or other type of approval is required, please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (702) 633-1537.
What is a conditional use permit and how do I get one?
The City defines a conditional use permit as a use that because of special requirements or characteristics may be allowed in a particular zoning district only after review of the impact the use presents on neighboring properties and demonstrated compliance with certain conditions. Conditional use permits may be approved administratively (by staff) with a valid building permit or business license application. The City's Zoning Ordinance lists those uses that are allowed with approval of a conditional use permit. Individual desiring to apply for a conditional use permit must obtain an application packet from the Planning and Zoning Department. When filing the application, the applicant must provide evidence that the conditional use complies with the requirements listed within the Zoning Ordinance.
What is a setback?
A setback is the minimum distance by which any building or structure (e.g. storage shed, detached garage, casita, sign, etc..) must be separated from a street right-of-way or property line.
What is the current population of the City of North Las Vegas?
The current population estimate is 216,664. However, the City's population estimate is officially calculated annually and therefore subject to change. The City's estimation process is completed by September 30th of each year. The City's demographer will update the population estimate on a quarterly basis once the official estimate has been submitted to the State Demographer and presented to the Southern Nevada Planning Coalition (SNRPC).
What is the zoning classification of my property and the zoning regulations for development?
Contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 633-1537 with an Assessor's Parcel number or address in order to verify zoning and provide the specific uses and regulations for the zoning district.
What is zoning?
Zoning is the regulation of the use of real property by the City, it divides the City into districts of residential, commercial, industrial, or other uses. It must enact the regulations in accordance with a well-considered and comprehensive plan. Zoning helps assure property owners and residents that the characteristics of nearby areas will remain stable and that neighboring uses are compatible. Additionally, zoning regulations outline many of the development standards for the community. Both the Comprehensive Plan and the City's Zoning Ordinance (Title 17) are administered by the City's Planning and Zoning Department
Where can I purchase a copy of the zoning map for my neighborhood?
You may purchase a zoning map for $10 from:
City of North Las Vegas
Planning and Zoning Department
2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Who enforces my CC & R's?
The City does not get involved in the enforcement of local CC & R's. CC & R's are considered a private agreement between the property owner of the specific development. Enforcement of the CC & R's would be the responsibility of the homeowners and the Homeowners Association managing the CC & R's.