Animal Control / Code Enforcement

The Animal Control / Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for capturing and impounding stray, unlicensed or nuisance animals, and for aggressively enforcing state and local animal control ordinances. The ACCO also looks for nuisance violations, including parking violations, garbage violations and health and sanitation ordinances.


   (A)   No person owning, leasing, occupying, or having charge or control of any premises or property shall maintain, keep, or permit to be maintained or kept, a nuisance thereon, nor shall any such person keep, maintain, or permit to be maintained or kept, such premises in a manner causing substantial diminution in the value of the other property in the neighborhood in which such premises are located.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to commit or maintain a public nuisance or willfully refuse to perform any legal duty relating to the removal of such public nuisance, and it shall be unlawful for any person or entity to rent or lease, or permit to be used, any building or portion thereof, knowing that the same is intended to be or is being used for, committing or maintaining any such nuisance. Said crime shall be a misdemeanor offense punishable as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code, in addition to any other penalties, abatement orders, injunctive relief and fines provided herein. Such punishment shall include, without limitation, a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or by a sentence of confinement in the city or county jail not to exceed six (6) months, or both such fine and imprisonment, in addition to any other penalties, abatement measures and fines authorized in this Chapter.
   (C)   The remedies provided herein are cumulative and the City may proceed under one or more such remedies. A Court of competent jurisdiction for a violation hereof shall have full authority to order all measures of abatement, civil penalty, criminal penalty, injunctive relief, assessment, costs, liens and abatement by the City as part of any sentencing or civil remedies as may be made consistent such matters found in this Chapter. Each day a violation continues, whether pursued criminally or civilly, constitutes a separate violation and/or offense. The Board of Council Members shall have full authority to order all fines, abatement measures and penalties as provided herein, except imprisonment.
   (D)   The transfer of the property interests of any person receiving notice herein shall not relieve that party from liability hereunder.
   (E)   A civil fine may be imposed in any court or administrative action to enforce the provisions of this chapter for up to five hundred dollars ($500.00)/day for each day of a continuing violation after notice of violation and the expiration of the time set forth therein to abate said violation. (Ord. 253, 9-14-2022)

Report a Code Violation
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Animal Control / Code Enforcement

101 S. 8th St
Carlin, NV 89822

Ph: (775) 777-7300
Fx: (775) 754-2483