Who can I contact regarding submittal requirements?
You may contact the Development Review Division of Public Works directly at (702) 455-4600.

What is a tentative map (major subdivision map)?
A tentative map is a request filed with the zoning administrator to review a proposed major subdivision map. (see Comprehensive Planning web site for further information)

What is a final map (major subdivision map)?
A final map is a major subdivision map process when subdividing residential lots into 5 lots or more, or for a commercial/industrial subdivision map.

What is a reversionary map (minor or major)?
A reversionary map is a map to revert back to acreage or to a configuration previously mapped. You can remove a map that has previously recorded by recording a reversionary map.  This map will take the property back to a previous state, or its original state.

What is the processing time to record a major subdivision map?
Once technical review is submitted, we have 30 calendar days to issue comments.  You will respond to those comments, and each second/ subsequent review, we have 10 days to issue new comments.  Once all comments have been addressed, and off-site improvement plans have been approved, you can schedule a mylar appointment, which we have 10 days to route for final signature.

 When can I file a final map technical review?
You can file your final map technical review once you have an approved tentative map, conditionally accepted/approved drainage and traffic studies (if required), and your off-site improvement plans have been submitted.

What is a parcel map (minor subdivision map)?
A parcel map is a minor subdivision map process when subdividing residential lots into 4 lots or less.  You can also process a commercial parcel map with 4 lots or less, but will not have the commercial status (to process further records of survey) as you would with a commercial subdivision map (final map).

What is a boundary line adjustment?
A boundary line adjustment is an adjustment of the property between two existing legal –parcels by conveying title interest.  A boundary line adjustment can be filed if there is a construction error (built over property line), or there is a conflict between two surveys.  A boundary line adjustment only moves the ownership lines, and not the platted lines.

What is the processing time to record a minor subdivision map?
Preliminary review, we have 30 calendar days to issue comments.  Technical review, we have 30 calendar days to issue comments.  You will respond to those comments, and each second/ subsequent review, we have 10 days to issue new comments.  Once all comments have been addressed, and off-site improvement plans have been approved, you can schedule a mylar appointment, which we have 10 days to route for final signature.

What is the processing time for an amended map?
The processing time for an amended map is the same as any other map submittal.

When do I have to file a new tentative map for an amended map?
You must file a new tentative map prior to submittal of an amended final map if you are changing the original boundary of the map, adding additional lots, or changing street configuration.

Can I file an extension of time on my minor or major subdivision map? If so, how many?
Yes, you can file an extension of time.  For minor subdivision maps, you can file as many extensions as needed; however, with each approval, the County reserves the right to re-review your project and add additional conditions based on the area (right-of-way, off-sites, etc).For a major subdivision map, you can file an extension of time as long as you have an active tentative map.  You will either get one year or to the expiration date of the tentative map, whichever is less.

Can I file an extension of time on my tentative map?
When the tentative map (TM) is approved, you get two years to record a final map.  If you record a phase of the final map, then we will add one additional year to the TM expiration (based on the first recorded map, month/day).  If you do not record another phase before the new expiration date, you can file one extension of time to be approved by the Planning Commission.  If you are not phasing the map, and nothing has recorded, you are not able to file an extension of time on the TM.  You will need to get a new TM approval.

What is a Restrictive Covenant Running with the Land?
It is a list of restrictions and covenant properly recorded in the Clark County Recorder’s Office which shall run with the land, binding all property owners, their successors and assigns for any improvements to said property deferred for construction until such time as deferred improvements may be called upon to be installed in the future by Clark County.

When would I be required to execute a Restrictive Covenant Running with the Land?
Restrictive Covenant agreements are required for maps that require less than full off-site improvements at the time of subdividing.  The covenant shall require the construction of full off-site improvements in the future when requested by the Director of Public Works or Director of Development Services.  This requirement may be satisfied by participation in a special improvement district that causes the installation of the required improvements.

What is a Pedestrian Access Agreement and Covenant?
This document is an Agreement and Covenant between Clark County and the property owner to provide pedestrian access, rights of ingress and egress over the curb-return driveways and/or sidewalk ramps on commercial property.  It also addresses the maintenance responsibilities and compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.  When recorded in the Clark County Recorders Office it shall run with the land and is binding on all property owners, their successors and assigns.

What is the difference between the Pedestrian Access, Utility, Streetlight and Traffic Control Device Easement and the Pedestrian Access Agreement and Covenant?
The Pedestrian Access, Utility, Streetlight and Traffic Control Device Easement is needed when the conditions require a detached sidewalk with the development of the property, it addresses the need for the sidewalks utilities, streetlights, traffic control devices and appurtenances thereto.  The Pedestrian Access Agreement provides for the Curb Return Driveways only.

When are full off-sites required?
Each parcel is field inspected so that the development code is applied uniformly throughout the county.  

  • If the smallest resulting parcel is five (5) gross acres or greater, the off-site improvements required by Title 30 shall temporarily be deferred until further development, subject to the owner signing an off-site improvement agreement with a restrictive covenant running with the land.
  • If the smallest parcel is less than five (5) acres, prior to acceptance and approval of the parcel map the minimum improvements may be required: For public streets: fire hydrants, sidewalk, curb and gutter, paving of half-streets, street lights, street name signs, traffic signs, pavement markings and other applicable traffic control devices. For private streets, paving, street name signs, traffic control devices, curbs and gutters.
  • In areas where building lots are 20,000 square feet or larger, the Director may waive the requirements for sidewalks and street lights. Fire hydrants may only be waived by the Clark County Fire Department.
  • Full off-site improvements shall be required when a parcel map is located: Across the street from, or immediately adjacent to, existing full off-site improvements. In this case, the developer shall provide matching off-site improvements.  
  • Within six hundred sixty (660) feet of existing full off-site improvements, in any direction from the parcel map, provided the parcel map has a street frontage of a nominal three hundred (300) feet, which shall include frontage on private streets.
  •  For a second or subsequent minor subdivision, with respect to (a) single parcel; or (b) a contiguous tract of land under the same ownership, or ownership by a partnership or corporation of which an individual is a principal or officer, or ownership by persons of first degree of consanguinity, any reasonable improvement may be required, but no more than would be required for a major subdivision.

When is paving required?
If the project is located in a designated PM-10 Non-Attainment Area of Clark County as shown on the adopted map, regardless of the distance from a paved road.  

Paving shall also be required when any parcel is within a nominal six hundred sixty (660) feet (based on one-sixty-fourth (1/64) of a section) of a paved road, or a road for which paving is committed.  The road providing access to the parcel, as well as dedicated and private streets within, and adjoining parcel, shall be paved.

What about graveled roads?
Gravel shall be required when the parcel is more than six hundred sixty (660) feet from a paved road, or a road for which paving is committed, when the parcel is outside the PM-10 Non-Attainment Area.  The road providing the access to the parcel, as well as dedicated and private streets within or adjoining the parcel, shall, as a minimum be graveled.  If the smallest resulting parcel is two (2) acres or greater, only the dedicated road, or roads providing the access to the parcels must be graveled.  

All graveled rights-of-way accepted for dedication will not be accepted for maintenance and repair.  The owner(s) of record, their heirs, assigns or successors of the divided parcel remain liable and are required to maintain such roads until maintenance is accepted by the County.  

Within the PM-10 Non-Attainment Area, minimum paving requirements shall comply with Clark County Air Quality Regulations and shall not be waived.

When is a drainage study required?
If the parcel is located in a FEMA designated flood zone then a drainage study is required and shall not be waived.  All parcel maps are submitted to Development Review Division after field inspection is completed to determine if a drainage study is required on a case by case basis.

How is right-of-way dedication determined?
For all development which abuts or contains a street for which insufficient dedication has been secured when located within the property lines of the development.

  1. Right-of-way dedication requirements are required for:

A. Arterials or Limited Access Arterials, Township and Range Lines:  One hundred and twenty or more feet (120+) in width.
B. Arterials, Section Lines: One hundred or more feet (100+) in width.
C. Collectors and Quarter Section Lines: Eighty or more feet (80+) in width.
D. Local streets (public), including sixteenth and sixty-fourth section lines: minimum sixty feet (60+) in width.
E. Local residential streets (public) within a single family residential subdivision: minimum forty-seven (47') feet in width.  This minimum width of thirty-seven (37') feet back of curb to back of curb shall not be waived or varied.
F. Non-through streets at lengths greater than one hundred and fifty (150') shall be required to dedicate a turnaround area in accordance with the improvement standards of Title 30.
G. In accordance with the conditions of an approved technical study.
H. All property owners along a street alignment must dedicate their portion (approximate 1/2) of required right-of-way.  Off-set street alignment dedication must be approved.
I. The County may require additional dedication of right-of-way for public purposes.

2.  Private Streets and Access Easements.  Minimum widths required by the Fire Department may not be waived.

A.   All private street and access easements greater than 150’ in length that serve more than one (1) dwelling unit shall have a minimum width of thirty-seven feet (37’) with a minimum thirty-six foot wide (36’) drivable surface per Clark County Improvement Standards.  All private street easements greater than 150’ in length shall terminate in a county-approved turnaround.  These minimum width requirements shall not be waived or varied.
B.   All private street and access easements less than 150’ in length (including the length of the turnaround) that serve more than one (1) dwelling unit up to a maximum of six (6) dwelling units shall have a minimum width of twenty-five feet (25’) with a minimum 24-foot wide (24’) drivable surface.  These minimum width requirements shall not be waived or varied.
C.   A private access easement serving only one (1) dwelling unit with no frontage on public or private streets shall have a minimum width of twenty (20’) feet and need not terminate in a county-approved turnaround. (See figure 30.52-1
D.   Private streets may be established without being included within private residential lots within subdivisions if: 1) a homeowners association assumes responsibility for the maintenance of the private street lots and 2) lots are proportionately assessed for the private street lot.

3.  Legal Access.  Each lot shall have a minimum street frontage of twenty feet or be accessed by a minimum twenty-foot wide (20’) access easement or driveway.  Minimum widths required by the Fire Department may not be waived. 

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