Frequently Asked Questions
To exceed these limits a person can apply for a Dog/Cat Fancier's Permit through the City Clerk's office at 1751 College Avenue or contact Animal Control.
With a Fancier's Permit, a person is still not allowed to keep and maintain more than a total of six (6) adult dogs or six (6) adult cats over the age of four (4) months.
To exceed these limits a person can apply for a Dog/Cat Special Use Permit (Breeder) through the City Clerk's office at 1751 College Avenue or contact Animal Control.
Even with a Special Use Permit, a person is still not allowed to keep and maintain more than a total of eight (8) dogs or ten (10) cats.
Each household is allowed four (4) or less laying hens not used for commercial or breeding purposes kept in a secured chicken coop. Roosters are not allowed.
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Planning and Zoning regulations do apply whether or not a Building Permit is required.
For additional information, see the City of Elko Fence handouts.
See the Residential Remodel Plan Submittal Checklist.
Even if a permit is not required, the structure must still meet all Building and Planning & Zoning codes, including required setbacks from property lines.
BUSINESS LICENSES & OTHER PERMITS
You can also call 775-777-7138 for assistance.
An organized event, whether indoor or outdoor: a) that is held on public property or streets, non-profit organization property, or non-residential private property; b) that can reasonably be expected to cause a public gathering; c) where two (2) or more vendors are present or where the public is charged admission for entry; and d) that is not part of the normal course of business at the location.
Special Event Applications and instructions can be found here.
SPECIAL EVENTS BEER AND WINE LIQUOR LICENSE: A license issued by the city which permits the sale, serving or giving away of beer and/or wine only by the licensee at a special event, with the duration of said license not to exceed a period of one week.
A Special Event Liquor Application and instructions can be found here.
CITY COUNCIL & ADVISORY BOARD MEETINGS
The City offers two methods to live stream the Elko City Council meeting. Viewers can select between two modes: passive observation or active participation during the meeting. You can choose how you wish to watch from here.
For all City Council meetings you can watch and participate in live meetings either in person at Elko City Hall @ 1751 College Avenue; Elko, NV or via the GoTo Meeting link provided in the agenda or on our website here.
Most Advisory Board meetings are held live at Elko City Hall @ 1751 College Avenue, Elko, NV. If they are also being held via GoTo Meeting it will be on the agenda and on the website.
As of February 2022, we started a new software system. Meetings after February 2022 to present can be found here.
Looking up meetings can be tricky. Click here for instructions.
Information for meetings prior to February 2022 can be found at this link.
People typically call code enforcement when they observe violations of local building, zoning, housing, or land use codes and regulations. Common situations that prompt people to contact code enforcement include:
Property Maintenance: When a property is in disrepair, has overgrown vegetation, or poses safety hazards, neighbors or concerned citizens may call code enforcement to ensure that the property owner complies with maintenance and safety codes.
Zoning Violations: If someone is using their property in a manner that is not consistent with the local zoning laws, such as running a business in a residential area, it may lead to a code enforcement complaint.
Building Code Violations: Construction projects that don't meet building code standards, lack proper permits, or are unsafe can prompt individuals to contact code enforcement.
Nuisance Complaints: Complaints related to noise, odors, trash accumulation, and other nuisances may fall under the jurisdiction of code enforcement.
Rental Property Issues: Tenants or neighbors may contact code enforcement if they believe that a rental property violates health and safety codes or is not being properly maintained.
Illegal Signs: Violations of sign ordinances, such as illegal advertising signs or signage that obstructs public visibility, can lead to code enforcement calls.
Health and Sanitation Concerns: Reports of unsanitary conditions, pests, or other health-related issues in a property can trigger code enforcement investigations.
Permitted Land Use: In some cases, people might want to confirm if a particular land use or construction project is permitted in their area before it begins, and they contact code enforcement to inquire about the rules.
Property Disputes: Neighbor disputes over property boundaries, fences, or other property-related issues may result in code enforcement involvement.
Environmental Concerns: Complaints related to environmental issues, such as illegal dumping or contamination, might also be directed to code enforcement.
PARKS AND RECREATION
You can also contact the park department at 775-777-7260.