Code Enforcement

Code enforcement complaints may be reported by completing a form and emailing it or mailing it to the address on the form.

If you need additional assistance with the Complaint Form or have further questions, please contact the County Manager's Office at (775) 463-6531.

PUBLIC NUISANCE DEFINED


Lyon County Code 6.01.02:


Unsafe and unsanitary structures, accumulation, maintenance and existence of refuse are declared to be public nuisances.
A. Any building or structure which is unfit for use or habitation, or which is unsafe or unsanitary, or a fire menace, or a danger to life or health, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance.

B. Any person who shall maintain or use, or who shall permit to remain upon any premises owned or occupied by him in the county, any building or structure which is unfit for use or habitation, or which is unsafe, or unsanitary, or a fire menace, or a danger to life or health, shall be deemed guilty of maintaining a nuisance.

C. The accumulation, maintenance, and existence of, including, but not limited to: weeds; grasses; brush; leaves; thistles; debris; refuse; rubbish; glass or metal containers; trash; filth; garbage, whether animal or vegetable; offal; rags; cesspools; scrapped or abandoned materials of all kinds, including bricks, cement, concrete, glass, plaster, wood and wood shavings, rubber, paper or wire; dismantled, abandoned or temporarily inoperative motors, machinery, equipment, automobiles, vehicles, trailers and the parts, materials or cast off articles therefrom upon any yard, lot, parcel or premises within view of any place of residence including, but not limited to, any neighboring residence, public road, street or thoroughfare and exposed to open view from such residence, public road, street, alley or thoroughfare is unlawful and hereby declared to be a public nuisance.

D. Any violation of chapter 487.290 of the Nevada Revised Statutes is declared to be a public nuisance.

E. Any land use violation as defined in title 10 of this code is declared to be a public nuisance. (Ord. 511, 7-5-2007)

PROCESS


Once a complaint is received the alleged offender is served with notice and given 30 days to comply with the notice. Lyon County can extend the time period if the alleged offender is determined to be attempting to comply.

Lyon County Code 6.01 provides for the processes to be followed in the event the alleged offender does not comply. Those processes can include criminal and/or civil remedies