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Posted on: August 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Lyon County Hosts Code Enforcement Workshop

Louis Cariola Presents to BOCC During 8.28.23 Code Enforcement Workshop

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August 28, 2023                                           


Lyon County Hosts Code Enforcement Workshop

Yerington, Nevada – On Monday, August 28, 2023, the Lyon County Board of County Commissioners hosted a Code Enforcement Workshop to discuss the current code enforcement process as well as hear staff recommendations and public comment on proposed improvements.

Code enforcement inspects and enforces the Lyon County Code as it applies to public nuisances, improper use of property zoning, illegal connection to or lack of utilities, construction without building permits, and other public safety issues. The County’s code enforcement policy is to achieve voluntary compliance with reported and discovered code violations. Lyon County Code Enforcement opens and closes approximately 30 cases every month with a typical closure rate of 80%. At any specific point in time, approximately 200 cases are active. 

Lyon County Community Development Director Louis Cariola presented, “The goal is not the collection of fines or to be overly regulatory.” Lyon County Community Development department collaborates closely with the District Attorney’s Office, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and the four fire protection districts to identify the appropriate resolution on a case-by-case basis, prioritizing violations that present an imminent threat to the public health and safety or the environment. Lyon County Human Services Case Managers are also involved to assist residents with mental health and basic needs.

Lyon County Community Development will utilize the information and feedback shared during the August 28th workshop to draft a proposed ordinance and present draft language to the regional Citizen Advisory Boards and Planning Commission before coming back to the Board of County Commissioners for possible adoption. 

To File a Code Enforcement Complaint

Code enforcement complaints may be reported by completing a complaint online.

If you need additional assistance with the Complaint Form or have further questions, please contact Code Enforcement Office at (775) 344-8326.


The complete workshop agenda and back up materials are posted online at Residents can view recordings of previous Board of County Commission meetings on the Lyon County YouTube Channel.  

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