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 (2011) 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.

Master Plan

The Land Use Element of the Douglas County Master Plan (2011) contains the future land uses for Douglas County. Douglas County has regional and community plans which cover all 737.7 square miles of the county, There are 5 regional plans and 14 community plans in Douglas County. The future land use for each area or an individual parcel may be viewed here.


There are 26 base zoning districts and 8 zoning overlay districts in Douglas County. Each zoning district regulates the type and intensity of land uses permitted in each district. The Douglas County Official Zoning Maps may be viewed here.

Additional Information

For information on land uses or development regulations in Douglas County, please contact the Planning Technician at 775-782-6217 or email the Planning Department.

The Public Counter is located on the second floor of the Minden Inn in Room 202.

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (appointment recommended)

Email the Planning Department

Helpful links:

Application & Fees

Master Plan (Land Use)

Title 20 - Development Regulations

Floodplain Information

Documents & Informational Guides

Douglas County Planning Commission

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Planning Division

Sam Booth

Planning Manager

1594 Esmeralda Avenue

PO Box 218

Minden, NV 89423


Ph: 775-782-6210

Fx: 775-782-9007

Planning Division
Staff Directory

Linda Doherty 
Planning Technician
Coleen Zepeda
Development Coordinator
Lucille Rao
Assistant Planner
Associate Planner
Senior Planner