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I received a post card alerting me of a proposed project that is scheduled for Planning Commission and/or City Council. How can I tell the city that I support it/oppose it?

For Planning Commission, there are several ways you can respond:

Mail - check the appropriate box on the postcard and mail it back to the Planning Department’s address as listed on the postcard.

Fax - check the appropriate box on the postcard and fax to 702-464-7499.

Email – email your response to planning@lasvegasnevada.gov

Phone- If you would like to contact your Council Representative, please call 702-229-6405.

For City Council, there are several ways you can respond:

Mail - check the appropriate box on the postcard and mail it back to the Office of the City Clerk’s address as listed on the postcard.

Fax - check the appropriate box on the postcard and fax to 702-382-4803.

Phone - If you would like to contact your Council Representative, please call 702-229-6405.

How do I find out if there are any Special Overlays or Master Plans that affect my property?

Information available includes jurisdiction, lot size, ownership, general plan designation, zoning, previous case history, applicable municipal code and whether it is located in a master plan or overlay area. Go to the Parcel Viewer Map. Click on the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner. Type in the address (include directional if applicable) or APN (do not include dashes between numbers) and press enter. Type in the address (include directional if applicable) or APN (do not include dashes between numbers) and press enter. The map should relocate to the requested address, with an open window that provides some preliminary information regarding the property. Click on the property to activate additional windows of information. g. Use the arrow in the top right hand corner to navigate through the windows.

What is the General Plan and how does it affect my property? How does it relate to zoning?
The General Plan, or 2020 Las Vegas Master Plan, designates what types of activities may generally occur at a given property, i.e. residential, commercial or industrial. The general plan designation controls the density and/or intensity of the land use allowed. It also provides the longterm goals and objectives that have been adopted for the City of Las Vegas. The zoning code (Unified Development Code; or UDC) is the implementation tool for the general plan. Zoning districts must be compatible with the general plan designation for a property, with specific uses permitted in accordance with Unified Development Code Title 19.12 for each district.
How do I start the development process for my property?
A pre-application conference may be requested to discuss the proposed development at CLV EPLAN.
How do I find out what is planned on a specific property?
Project and permit information for a specific property may be looked up online at by clicking here.
How do I find out the required setbacks on a property?
Setbacks for individual zoning districts may be found in the Unified Development Code Title 19.06 (residential districts) and 19.08 (commercial and industrial districts). Some Master Plan areas, i.e. Summerlin, Cliff’s Edge, have their own setback requirements. If a property is located within the boundaries of a Master Plan area, the individual plan should be consulted.
How do I find out what uses (i.e. what business) I can conduct on my property?
Permitted use tables for each zoning district are found in the Unified Development Code Title 19.12. Some Master Plan areas have their own permitted use tables. If a property is located within the boundaries of a Master Plan area, the individual plan should be consulted.
Where can I find property information?
Information available includes jurisdiction, lot size, ownership, general plan designation, zoning, previous case history, applicable municipal code and whether it is located in a master plan or overlay area. Go to the Parcel Viewer Map. Click on the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner. Type in the address (include directional if applicable) or APN (do not include dashes between numbers) and press enter. The address or parcel number should appear below the typed entry. Click on it. The map should relocate to the requested address, with an open window that provides some preliminary information regarding the property. Click on the property to activate additional windows of information. Use the arrow in the top right hand corner to navigate through the windows.
Where is the Department of Planning located? What are the days and hours of operation for the Department? How can I contact the Department?
The Department of Planning is located in the Development Services Center at 333 N. Rancho Drive. Offices are located on the third floor. Front counter stations are located on the first floor. The department is open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Department may be reached at 702-229-6301