Per County Code Chapter 16.08, Newsracks are regulated within the H-1 zoning district in Clark County. Permits are issued annually through a lottery process. This year's lottery drawings was held on June 13, 2011.
Information about the 2011 Newsrack Permit Random Drawing
Clark County has identified 1,410 available newsrack locations within the H-1 gaming overlay district. Per County Code, these locations will be assigned to interested applicants through a random drawing process.
Newsrack Permit Application Package
Newsrack Permit Location Listing
For further information contact Chris Bramley, Newsrack Supervisor (702) 455-7543.
Clark County Code Chapter 16.08 - NEWSRACKS
The H-1 zoning district in Clark County has been designated by the board of county commissioners as the limited resort and apartment district. All resort hotel casinos with live gaming in Clark County are located within H-1 zoning districts and, therefore, this district serves as the tourist industry center. As such, the sidewalks in the H-1 district accommodate an extraordinary high volume of pedestrian traffic. Existing pedestrian traffic counts for Las Vegas Boulevard South regularly total over two thousand pedestrians per hour during peak periods on average days, and this pedestrian traffic increases during peak vacation times and on holiday weekends. This pedestrian volume is expected to increase as more rooms and casino areas are developed within the district.
The sidewalk in this district is also used for dispensing publications through the use of dispensing racks or newsracks. Unregulated, these racks may cluster in numbers exceeding fifty to one hundred racks in one location in the district. Such concentrations are not only unattractive, but also serve to inhibit the pedestrian use of the sidewalk. Therefore, in order to preserve or enhance the aesthetic quality of the gaming resort district, to foster oness and to promote the public health, welfare and safety of pedestrians while providing convenient access to publications, the board of county commissioners hereby amends and adopts the following legislation to accomplish this purpose. View the full Chapter online.