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Local Victim Domestic Battery Services
PO Box 980
Virginia City, Nevada 89440
County General Victim Services
Lyon County Human Services
620 Lake Avenue
Silver Springs, Nevada 89429
The City Attorney handles litigation involving the City of Fernley only. For private matters, consult a private attorney or legal service agency. If you need an attorney but can't afford to pay for one, there are agencies which may assist you, such as Nevada Legal Services.
Please contact the Fernley Municipal Court at 775-784-9870.
Discovery/Request for a report for misdemeanor criminal cases prosecuted by the City of Fernley can be ordered by sending a written request to the City Attorney's Office. These reports will ONLY be released in redacted form to the victim and the defendant.
Non-Lawyer Discovery Request Form
A subpoena is a command by the court, and your appearance is not optional, it is required. A bench warrant could be issued for your failure to appear. The City Attorney's Office will want to speak to you prior to trial, so it is a good idea to call the City Attorney's Office upon receipt of the subpoena to arrange to speak with the City Attorney or the assistant. The City Attorney can be reached by calling 775-784-9860.
All felony cases in Lyon County are handled by the Lyon County District Attorney's Office and they can be reached by calling 775-575-3353.
Information about court dates or outstanding warrants can be obtained by calling the Fernley Municipal Court at 775-784-9870.
The Lyon County Sheriff's Office handles criminal matters and they can be reached by calling 775-463-9600. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.
When you were ordered by the Fernley Municipal Court to perform Community Service, you were given instructions on the day of sentencing, regarding dates and times. For questions, you may contact the Municipal Court at 775-784-9870.
You may contact the City Manager's Office by calling 775-784-9858.
The following is a list of contact phone numbers for each elected official.
Mayor Roy Edgington: 775-784-9857
Councilwoman Ward One, Raymond Lacy: 775-784-9852
Councilman Ward Two, Dan McCassie: 775-784-9855
Councilman Ward Three, Stan Lau: 775-784-9854
Councilman Ward Four, Albert Torres: 775-784-9853
Councilman Ward Five, Fran McKay: 775-784-9856
View public meeting agendas and minutes. Audio recordings are available in our document center.
You may also contact the City Clerk's Office by calling 775.784.9830.
We value your attendance and input at our meetings, and the public is always encouraged to attend.
Regular Council Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Fernley Planning Commission meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Neighborhood Watch meetings are the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm in the City Hall Community Room.
Fernley Convention & Tourism Authority Board meets twice a year, once in June and again in December. Day/time will be posted a couple of weeks prior to meeting.
To request public records from the City of Fernley, contact the City Clerk's Office by calling 775.784.9830 or complete the online request form.
City Hall is located at 595 Silver Lace Blvd Fernley, NV 89408.
OpenGov is a financial transparency website which displays government finances over a multi-year period. The default view displays usually displays expenses broken down by department.
To focus on specific data - like a fund, department, expense type, or any combination - use the menu on the left side panel. The "By" drop-down allows you to specify which breakdown you want the graphs and table rows to represent on the graph. You can analyze the expense and revenues data by fund, department, or type.
Yes. Use the Data Filter on the left side panel to make specific selections within the data. The Data Filter shows you the hierarchical relationships of Funds, Departments, and Account Types. You'll notice the title of the graph you are viewing on top along with the account type selector. You can use the filter to see the data of most interest to you.
Hover over any area of the graph to see the actual or budgeted amounts for that period. Or, just scroll down to see a table with detailed information.
In the upper right hand corner, you will see options for the different graphs and tables. There are five graph types overall: an area graph, an area graph by percentage, a line graph, a pie graph, and a bar chart. There is also a table view below any chart or graph. The table allows you to zoom-in on the detailed financial data selected in the chart or graph above.
In reviewing multiple years of data, you may see "spikes" in the individual years; this can be due to unexpected expenses, such as a hard winter, equipment failure, a capital project, or a specific event that required additional funds. You can drill-down into our OpenGov site to learn more about what exactly those expense or revenues are categorized.
Yes, there are Share and Download buttons in the upper right corner. You can share any view on a social network or by email. There are also options to download the displayed data in .csv spreadsheet and .png image formats.
Use the Help menu on the top right corner to navigate to the "Budget 101" primer to learn more about multi-fund accounting.
Use the Help menu on the top right corner to navigate to the "contact" option to send your message to your organization.
Councilwoman Ward Four, Susan Seidl: 775-784-9853
We value your attendance and input at our meetings, and the public is always encouraged to attend.
Regular Council Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.Fernley Planning Commission meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.Fernley Convention & Tourism Authority Board meets twice a year, once in June and again in December. Day/time will be posted on the website several weeks prior to meeting.
Neighborhood Watch, held by the Lyon County Sheriff's Office, meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm in the City Hall Community Room.
These formats generally fit a non-solicited grant application, while solicited applications will provide the format they prefer for the grant. Much of the information on these sites will apply to the different sections of the solicited application.
Grant writing classes are also available from the University of Nevada Reno.
Each site is specific to the funder, whether it be federal, state, or private foundation funding. Become familiar with which funders would support your area, and then research those sites. Internet search engines are very helpful in narrowing down the field of potential funders.
Additional information on available grants in usually provided in professional journals or magazines, or in by subscription periodicals.
To reserve a picnic area or park area for a small private gathering, simply call the City Parks Department at 775.784.9914, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The office is closed on holidays. You will need complete the reservation form.
Please visit the Lyon County Assessor’s https://gsaportal.lyon-county.org/.
Assessor Date Inquiry Helpful Instructions to Search
Type in the address in the Search All Records box. As you type, the address will self-populate. Select the address you wish to search and then hit enter. Click the parcel # to view the parcel summary, value summary, document, transfer and sales history, etc. Scroll to the bottom of the page under Land Lines to find the Zone.
Chapter 41. - Sign Regulations
Sec. 32.41.010. - Definitions.
Sec. 32.41.020. - Signs exempt from a sign permit.
Sec. 32.41.030. - Prohibited signs.
Sec. 32.41.040. - Official signs and safety signs.
Sec. 32.41.050. - Directory signs.
Sec. 32.41.060. - On-premises signs for businesses in agricultural areas.
Sec. 32.41.070. - Temporary subdivisions sales signs, on-site.
Sec. 32.41.080. - Subdivision or homebuilder off-premises signs.
Sec. 32.41.090. - Permanent for lease/rent signs.
Sec. 32.41.100. - Advertising on vehicles.
Sec. 32.41.110. - Traffic hazards.
Sec. 32.41.120. - Utility lines.
Sec. 32.41.130. - Owners consent required.
Sec. 32.41.140. - Freestanding signs, maximum area and height.
Sec. 32.41.150. - Wall or projecting signs.
Sec. 32.41.160. - Temporary signs.
Sec. 32.41.170. - Residential area identification signs.
Sec. 32.41.180. - Roof-mounted signs.
Sec. 32.41.190. - Construction and maintenance of signs.
Sec. 32.41.200. - Projection limits.
Sec. 32.41.210. - Variance to sign area or number of signs.
Sec.32.41.220. - Master sign plan required.
Sec.32.41.230. - Billboard signs.
Sec.32.41.240. - Sign lighting.
Sec.32.41.250. - Non-conforming signs.
1) Definition: An attached or detached dwelling unit or guest house, with or without kitchen facilities, intended for occupation by paying or non-paying persons, guests, members of the family or persons employed on the premises, and located on the same parcel as a permitted principal use. Accessory dwellings do not include dwellings which this development code specifically designates as being part of an allowed principal use and which are allowed as a use by right. Mobile homes cannot be used as accessory dwellings in any zoning district.
2) Parking requirements: A minimum of one off-street parking space must be provided in addition to any parking required for the main dwelling or principal use.
3) Additional provisions:
a) Accessory dwellings may be detached from the structure housing the principal use provided it is on the same parcel as the main structure, except in the agricultural zoning district where the accessory dwellings may be located where appropriate for the agricultural operation with which it is associated.
b) Accessory dwellings shall not exceed a gross floor area 1,000 square feet or more than 50 percent of the main structure's floor area, whichever is less, or have more than one bedroom.
c) Accessory dwellings within non-residential zoning districts are limited to 1,200 square feet in livable area, and must be accessory to a primary permitted use on the same parcel. A person may utilize an existing residential structure, regardless of size, as an accessory dwelling in a non-residential zoning district.
d) Where the unit is attached, a separate entrance to the accessory dwelling is allowed, but only one entrance may be visible from the front property line.
e) The property owner must live on the property and maintain one of the units as the primary residence.
f) Deed restrictions. Before obtaining a building permit, the property owner shall file with the county recorder a declaration or agreement of restrictions which has been approved by the city attorney as to its form and content, containing a reference to the deed under which the property was acquired by the owner stating that:
1. The accessory dwelling unit shall be considered legal only so long as either the primary residence or the accessory dwelling is occupied by the owner of the property;
2. The accessory dwelling cannot be sold separately;
3. The restrictions shall be binding upon any successor in ownership of the property, and lack of compliance may result in legal action against the property owner.
g) Only one accessory dwelling unit per parcel is allowed.
h) The accessory dwelling shall be compatible with the primary dwelling in terms of architectural style and building materials.
i) The accessory dwelling shall utilize the same water, electric, and gas meters as the principal dwelling unit. If the site is served by a well or septic, all applicable NRS and NAC standards shall be met.
j) On parcels of less than one acre, all accessory dwellings shall be single-story.
k) Accessory dwellings shall be in conformance with the setback requirements of the zoning district in which it is located
l) Accessory dwellings shall not obtain a separate address.
City of Fernley Development Code – Chapter 32.28.70
Under Animals (5) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, chickens may be kept in any zoning district as an accessory use if the following standards are complied with:
a. Roosters are prohibited.
b. The keeping of chickens is limited based on parcel size:
1. Parcel size between zero and 2,000 square feet may keep up to two hens.
2. Parcel sizes between 2,001 and 6,000 square feet may keep up to four hens.
3. Parcel sizes between 6,001 and 10,000 square feet may keep up to five hens.
4. Parcel sizes greater than 10,000 square feet may keep up to two hens for every 2,000 square feet of parcel size, not to exceed 16 hens.
c. Chickens shall be restricted from accessing the front yard.
d. The chickens shall be provided a covered enclosure (coop) and must be kept in the covered enclosure. The coop must be a minimum of five feet from any property line.
e. Coop shall be clean and odor free.
f. If the city receives a complaint, and after being given at least 24 hours' notice, a property owner that exercises the privilege of keeping chickens on their property agrees to allow inspections by the administrator for compliance with the standards of this chapter.
Always be prepared for changing weather conditions, and follow the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Winter Driving Tips.
Receive a high-water bill? Generally, the culprit is a toilet. Since you live in the home and are responsible for its day to day upkeep, pay attention to whether a toilet and other water sources are running constantly. A drip in a sink won’t markedly affect your water bill, but a running toilet, even one barely noticeable, can increase your bill tens of thousands of gallons (and $100s of dollars) over a very short period of time. Toilets can have this happen to them at any time and keeping an eye and ear out for signs of a running toilet is an important part of living in a place of your own. Be on the lookout for a constant or intermittent sound even when the toilet is not and has not been in use. These noises are always a good indicator. But the reality is sometimes the trickle in a toilet is so quiet that the first thing you will notice is, well, a high-water bill.
Not the toilet? Other high-water usage causes:
Figuring out causes of high water usage is the key and, of course, taking steps to reduce the usage as you work to fix the underlying problem. If you suspect you may have a leak, call our office and we will have one of our field personnel go out and see if the meter is moving while no water is being used in your house. If the meter is turning, this may indicate you have a leak on the property and you will want to locate the leak and fix it. If you have any questions or suspect a leak, please contact the Utility Department at 775-785-9930. Possible Leak
The City is responsible for maintaining main lines. Anything from the meter box to the residence is the owner's responsibility. If you suspect you may have a leak, call our office and we will have one of our field personnel go out and see if the meter is moving while no water is being used in your house. If the meter is turning, this may indicate you have a leak on the property and you will want to locate the leak and fix it. If you have any questions or suspect a leak, please contact the Utility Department at 775-785-9930.