Counties in Nevada
Types of local government
Local government in Nevada consists of:
- 16 county governments
- 19 incorporated city governments.
There are also 138 special districts and 17 independent school districts.
In addition, there are many unincorporated towns. While unincorporated towns may have a local board, most services and governance are provided by the respective county.
Incorporated cities in Nevada may be classified as:
- Charter city: of which there are 12 (Boulder, Caliente, Carlin, Carson City, Elko, Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Reno, Sparks, Wells, and Yerington)
- General law city: of which there are 7 (Ely, Fallon, Fernley, Lovelock, Mesquite, West Wendover, and Winnemucca)
Initiative process availability
The local units of government in Nevada that make the initiative process available are:
- General law cities, all 7 of which have a state mandated initiative and referendum process for ordinances.
- Charter cities, all 12 of which have a state mandated initiative and referendum process for charter amendment. All 12 charter cities also defer to the state law requirements for initiative for ordinances as well.
- General law counties, all 16 of which have a state mandated initiative and referendum process for ordinances.
County website evaluations
- See also: Evaluation of Nevada county websites
As of 2009:
- Only two Nevada counties, Nye and Washoe, put their budgets online.
- Seven counties included information on their websites about public government meetings.
- 10 included information about the county's elected officials.
- 10 included information about the county's administrative officials.
- Four gave information about permits and zoning in the county.
- None of the counties put information on their websites about external audits.
- None of the counties provided information about contracts with county vendors.
- None of the county websites disclosed whether the county belonged any government sector lobbying associations.
- None of the county websites provided information on how to request public records using the Nevada Open Records Act.
- Three county websites provided some information about county taxes.
Counties without websites
As of early February 2009, only one Nevada county did not have a website.
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