Desert Conservation Program
Pay Disturbance Fees
ATTENTION ALL DEVELOPERS AND CONSTRUCTION PERSONNEL:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE DESERT TORTOISE & THE CLARK COUNTY MULTIPLE SPECIES HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN
Prior to development on private or other non-federal property in Clark County, Nevada, the developer must obtain a grading or building permit from the appropriate City or County agency. The permitting office for the City or the County will collect a mitigation fee of $550 per acre, if one has not previously been paid. This is a one-time fee that funds the Desert Conservation Program. This program provides endangered species act compliance through mitigation and conservation for 78 plant and animal species, including the desert tortoise. Additional requirements can be found in our developer requirements handout.
Development or ground disturbance on federal property is handled by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the federal land managing agency. You may contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service at 702-515-5000.
Disturbance Fee Payment Locations for Non-federal Properties
Mitigation fee form is not available online, please visit the City or County agency where your project is located.
Unincorporated Clark County
4701 North Russell Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
(702) 455-3000 Fax (702) 221-0630
731 South Fourth Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
(702) 229-6371 Fax (702) 383-9767
240 Water Street
Henderson, Nevada 89009
(702) 267-3620 Fax (702) 267-3605
City Hall - 401 California Avenue
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
(702) 293-9282 Fax (702) 293-9392
North Las Vegas
2266 Civic Center Drive
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
(702) 633-1200 Fax (702) 649-4696
10 East Mesquite Blvd.
Mesquite, Nevada 89027
(702) 346-2835 Fax (702) 346-5382
|The Desert Conservation Program receives the $550 per acre disturbance fees (also known as section 10 fees) from all Cities and the County and uses those funds to implement the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP). Section 2.1.9 of the MSHCP describes the $550 per acre disturbance fee to be paid for each non-municipal acre (up to 130,000) disturbed under the MSHCP Section 10(a)(1)(B) permit. In addition, external funding sources are used to augment the section 10 fees.