Planning Department

What We Do

The Planning Division is responsible for protecting the public health, safety, and general welfare of Douglas County residents and property owners by reviewing development proposals to insure compliance with the Douglas County Master Plan (2020) and related zoning and land division regulations contained in the Consolidated Development Code (Title 20). The Planning Division provides the staff support for the Douglas County Planning Commission.

For information on land uses or development regulations in Douglas County, please contact the Planning Department at 775-782-6200 or email the Planning Department.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment online to visit the public counterclick here


Public counter hours are Monday - Friday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. You must sign in on the Ipad in the lobby of the Minden Inn.

NOTICE: The Genoa Historic District Commission has recommended revisions to Chapters 2.28 and 20.680 of the Douglas County Code, relative to the Genoa Historic District Commission and the Genoa Historic (GH) Overlay District. The revisions will be presented to the Planning Commission on June 13, 2023. A copy of the revisions can be found here. A clean version can be found here.