Frequently Asked Questions

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Planning Commission Item: How can I voice my support or opposition to an item or application on a Planning...
There are several ways. Please include the hearing date and either the application number or agenda item number when su... (more)

Home Business: What do I need to do to operate a business out of my home? Are there restrictions?
You can download the ... (more)

Copies of Planning Documents: How can I get copies of plans or exhibits from a planning or master sign pla...
Customers now have access to view entitlement files online. Before submitting a records request, please visit the link ... (more)

Conditional Use Permit: What is a conditional use permit and how do I get one?
A Conditional Use Permit is a discretionary approval process for uses with unique or widely varying operating characteri... (more)

Zoning Regulations: What is the zoning classification of my property and the zoning regulations for develop...
You can use our interactive zoning map online to... (more)

Vacation Rental Concerns:  I believe I am impacted by an illegal short-term vacation rental home. ...
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Sign Permit: How do I obtain a sign permit?
A sign permit, which is required for certain wall and freestanding signs, may be obtained at the Building Department at ... (more)

Building Information: I see a building being constructed on a certain property. How can I find out what it...
Please call or email us. We'll need to know the exact property the construction is on, so if you can give us an address... (more)

Planning Commission Meetings: Where can I find information and agendas for an upcoming Planning Commission ...
Please visit our website for current, future, and past ... (more)

Zoning: What is Zoning?
Zoning is the division of land into districts. These districts have uniform zoning regulations including those on land u... (more)

Parking Requirements: What are the parking requirements for my development?
The City's parking requirements are different for each type of use/business. They can be found in ... (more)

Landscaping Requirements Residential: What landscaping is required in my front yard? Is anything prohibited?
The Zoning Ordinance requires 2 24-inch box trees, 7 5-gallon shrubs, and 7 1-gallon ground covers for every residential... (more)

Zone Change Application: Where can I find zone change applications?
All of our applications are availab... (more)

House Setbacks: What are the required setbacks for my house?
Residential setbacks are determined by the zoning district in which a house is located. In some cases, they are also de... (more)

City Maps: What maps are available for download or purchase? Where can I get them?
There are many maps available, from zoning maps to trail maps to ZIP Code boundary maps online and are printable, intera... (more)

City Plans: How can I find out information on the College Area Plan, the Serene Country Estates Neighborhoo...
We have copies of all of these plans available on the ... (more)

Zoning Regulations: How do I file an application for a variance of the zoning or landscaping regulations?
To file an application to the Planning Commission, contact the Community Development Department between the hours of 7:3... (more)

Vacation Rentals:  Where can I find information on the new Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance?
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Household Hazardous Waste: Can I recycle such items as batteries and fluorescent light bulbs?
Once no longer useful, many common household items can be dangerous to human health and the environment if they are disp... (more)

Recycling Locations: Where can I drop off items I would like to recycle?
Numerous local businesses collect items that can be recycled or in some cases, donated to charitable organizations that ... (more)

Parcel Maps: Where can I get a copy of the recorded parcel map for my property?
Clark County is the official record keeper of all recorded maps for all of Clark County. The website is very friendly a... (more)

Variance: What is a variance?
A Variance is the means by which the Planning Commission may grant relief from a provision of the Development Code becau... (more)

Street Abutting Property: Is the street abutting my property a public or a private street?
The general rule is that brown street signs denote a private street and green signs are used for public streets. If yo... (more)

Land Use: What is Land Use?
Land use is what determines how a piece of property is/or will be zoned. The land use is directly related to zoning of ... (more)

Planning Commission Agenda: How do I receive a Planning Commission agenda?
An agenda may be obtained at the Community Development Department, or call (702) 267-1500. You can also request to be pu... (more)

Subdivide Property: How do I split or subdivide my property?
There are several methods for dividing a property into one or more parcels, but not all of them apply to all types of di... (more)

Development Code Book: Where can I purchase a copy of the City of Henderson Development Code Book?
The City of Henderson Development C... (more)

Neighborhood Zoning Map: Where can I purchase a copy of the zoning map for my neighborhood?
Full-size current zoning maps are available from the Community Development Department, 240 Water Street, First Floor, He... (more)

Kiosk Signs: How can my school/organization get a panel on the City of Henderson Kiosk signs located throu...
The City of Henderson Kiosk signs allow public facilities, public schools, higher education facilities, and residential ... (more)

Golf Course Closure: I've heard that a golf course in the city is closing and I'm concerned about what coul...
Please let us know your concerns by submitting a case. At this time, we know of issues with both Legacy Golf Course and... (more)

West Henderson Land Use Plan: When will the West Henderson Land Use Plan update be complete?
The West Henderson Land Use Plan update is now complete. It was heard at the Planning Commission meeting on October 16,... (more)

Final Maps: Where can I get a copy of the recorded final map for my property?
Clark County is the official record keeper of all recorded maps for all of Clark County. The website is very friendly a... (more)

Sustainability: What is sustainability?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines sustainability as "meeting the needs of the present without compr... (more)

Conserve Energy: What types of products should I consider using in order to save energy?
There are lots of opportunities to conserve energy with the choices you make. The Energy Star program recommends taking ... (more)

Building Setbacks: What are the required setbacks for my business or non-residential building?
Much like residential building setbacks, commercial, industrial, and other non-residential building setbacks are determi... (more)

West Henderson: Where is the West Henderson area?
The area referred to as West Henderson is currently bordered by the Anthem and Seven Hills master-planned communities to... (more)

West Henderson Land Use Plan: What is the West Henderson Land Use Plan?
The West Henderson Land Use Plan is a part of the City's Comprehensive Plan for future development of the City. This pl... (more)

Common Landscaping: Can my neighborhood remove its common area landscaping and/or landscape buffers?
In many of Henderson’s subdivisions and master plans, common landscaping is required by the Zoning Ordinance and m... (more)

Curbside Recycling: Are recycling opportunities available in Henderson?
If you live in a single-family home, curbside recycling of standard household items is available from Republic Services.... (more)

Bike Trails: Where can I find a map of bike trails in Henderson?
Henderson is updating our Master Bikes and Trails Plan, but the current version is available at: ... (more)

Golf Course Landscaping: I can see some dead, dying, or overgrown landscaping at the golf course near my ho...
If you notice that a golf course has dead or dying landscaping, or is visibly unmaintained, especially if you believe it... (more)

Household Hazardous Waste: Can I put household hazardous waste, such as old gasoline, used batteries, oil o...
Can I put household hazardous waste, such as old gasoline, used batter... (more)

Seniors: How many Seniors live in Henderson?
Please see the city's Demographic... (more)

Damaged Trees: Who do I contact to report a damaged or dead tree in a park or public area?
Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 267-4000 or send a comment through Contact Henderson.... (more)

Aircraft Noise: Where/to whom do I report excessive aircraft noise?
For all aircraft-related noise issues, please contact the Clark County Aircraft Noise Hotline at 702-261-3694.... (more)

Incentives of Renewable Energy Sources: What programs or incentives are available to encourage the use of r...
The City of Henderson is considering a financial assistance program to help residents purchase and install photovoltaic ... (more)

Boulder Highway Zoning Changes: How will my property along Boulder Highway will be impacted by proposed zon...
The City is considering mixed-use zoning for most of the properties along Boulder Highway, and the new regulations are d... (more)

Boulder Highway Investment Strategy : How can I obtain information on the Boulder Highway Investment Strate...
The RTC is expanding their BRT service from Downtown Las Vegas to Henderson along Boulder Highway. In response, the Cit... (more)

LEED: What is LEED?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System encourages and accelerates global ... (more)

Annexed Property: Will my property be annexed into the City?
Private property owners whose land is outside of Henderson's corporate boundaries may apply for annexation provided that... (more)

BLM Auction: How can I purchase land at an upcoming BLM land auction?
General information on the BLM's land sale process can be found by visiting the ... (more)

Urban Forestry: What is urban forestry?
Urban Forestry is the management, care and maintenance of all the trees in the urbanized area. The benefits of urban tr... (more)

Recycling Programs: I've heard about a recycling pilot program offered in other parts of the county. How c...
Republic Services is testing a residential recycling pilot program where residents can use a single container for all th... (more)

City Data: What data is available and where can it be found?
GIS data is available for download from the City's GIS web pa... (more)

Henderson Population: What is the current population of Henderson?
Henderson population is currently estimated as 310,446 (as of February 28, 2018). Henderson is the second-largest city ... (more)

Population Projections: What are the population projections for Henderson?
To obtain population projections, please visit the City's ... (more)

Limited Transition Area: What is the Limited Transition Area (LTA)?
The Limited Transition Area is an area of approximately 502 acres of federally-owned lands in "West Henderson." These la... (more)

Energy Rebates: What financial assistance is available to help me save energy?
At the local level, NV Energy offers rebates to purchase renewable energy products such as solar panels, wind turbines, ... (more)

Green Efforts: How is the City being "green"?
The City's "green" efforts include constructing its new facilities to LEED standards, retrofitting existing facilities t... (more)

Green Incentives: What incentives does the City provide for the community to be "green"?
The City's newly adopted Development Code provides a menu of options to encourage new development to build in an environ... (more)

Transit Service: How do I plan a trip if I want to use transit service?
The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) provides a Transit Trip Planner on their website to help you navigate their... (more)

Club Ride: What is Club Ride?
Club Ride is a commuter program administered by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) to encourage alternative co... (more)

Air Quality: Where can I view the air quality forecast for today and the next few days?`
The Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management monitors air quality conditions throughout the L... (more)

City Square Miles: How many square miles does the city cover?
The City of Henderson encompasses approximately 106 square miles.... (more)

Green Building Program: Does the City of Henderson have an official Green Building Program?
The City Council has not adopted a separate Green Building Program for the City of Henderson. The City supports the Sou... (more)

Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan : What is the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP)?
For more information on the Clark County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan visit the ... (more)

Bus Rapid Transit Information: Where can I find more information regarding proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT...
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is leading the effort to create a network of BRT service... (more)

Lawn Mower Exchange: What is the "lawn mower exchange" program I've been hearing about?
The City of Henderson has partnered with the Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management to prom... (more)

Save Money: How can I save money on my energy bill?
The easiest way to save money on your bill is to use less energy. That ranges from turning off and unplugging unused app... (more)

Park Turf: How are the City's parks being "green"?
The City has been removing non-functional "ornamental" turf from its parks in order to save millions of gallons of water... (more)

Green Building: What is "green building"?
"Green building" is constructing our facilities in a manner that is environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, and wate... (more)

Green Businesses: What is the City doing to encourage the development of "green" businesses?
The City's Economic Development staff actively works to attract new "green" businesses to the city and fosters the devel... (more)

Off-Highway Vehicles: Why are some areas closed to Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) use and where can I get more ...
The Bureau of Land Management owns most of the land surrounding the developed areas of Henderson and Las Vegas and has s... (more)

BLM Disposal Boundary: What is the BLM Disposal Boundary?
The disposal boundary was originally designated in 1998 under the SNPLMA to address concerns over federal management of ... (more)

Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act : What is the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act (SNPL...
For SNPLMA information visit the Bureau of Land Management SNP... (more)

Boulder Highway Investment Strategy: What is the Boulder Highway Investment Strategy?
The Boulder Highway Corridor has been identified as a major route for future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service in the Las ... (more)