University of Vermont AAHS

Nevada Agricultural Protection Act

NEVADA STATUTES
TITLE 3. REMEDIES; SPECIAL ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS
CHAPTER 40. ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS IN PARTICULAR CASES CONCERNING PROPERTY ACTIONS FOR NUISANCE, WASTE AND WILLFUL TRESPASS ON REAL PROPERTY

 

40.140. Nuisance defined; action for abatement and damages; exceptions

1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, anything which is injurious to health, or indecent and offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the free use of property, so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property, including, without limitation, a building or place used for the purpose of unlawfully selling, serving, storing, keeping, manufacturing, using or giving away a controlled substance, immediate precursor as defined in NRS 453.086 or controlled substance analog as defined in NRS 453.043, is a nuisance, and the subject of an action. The action may be brought by any person whose property is injuriously affected, or whose personal enjoyment is lessened by the nuisance, and by the judgment the nuisance may be enjoined or abated, as well as damages recovered.

2. It is presumed:
(a) That an agricultural activity conducted on farmland, consistent with good agricultural practice and established before surrounding nonagricultural activities is reasonable. Such activity does not constitute a nuisance unless the activity has a substantial adverse effect on the public health or safety.
(b) That an agricultural activity which does not violate a federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation constitutes good agricultural practice.

3. A shooting range does not constitute a nuisance with respect to any noise attributable to the shooting range if the shooting range is in compliance with the provisions of all applicable statutes, ordinances and regulations concerning noise:
(a) As those provisions existed on October 1, 1997, for a shooting range in operation on or before October 1, 1997; or(b) As those provisions exist on the date that the shooting range begins operation, for a shooting range that begins operation after October 1, 1997.
A shooting range is not subject to any state or local law related to the control of noise that is adopted or amended after the date set forth in paragraph (a) or (b), as applicable, and does not constitute a nuisance for failure to comply with any such law.

4. As used in this section, "shooting range" means an area designed and used for archery or sport shooting, including, but not limited to, sport shooting that involves the use of rifles, shotguns, pistols, silhouettes, skeet, trap, black powder or other similar items.


202.450. Definition

1. A public nuisance is a crime against the order and economy of the state.

2. Every place:
(a) Wherein any gambling, bookmaking or pool selling is conducted without a license as provided by law, or wherein any swindling game or device, or bucket shop, or any agency therefor is conducted, or any article, apparatus or device useful therefor is kept;
(b) Wherein any fighting between animals or birds is conducted;
(c) Wherein any dog races are conducted as a gaming activity;
(d) Wherein any intoxicating liquors are kept for unlawful use, sale or distribution;
(e) Wherein a controlled substance, immediate precursor as defined in NRS 453.086 or controlled substance analog as defined in NRS 453.043 is unlawfully sold, served, stored, kept, manufactured, used or given away; or
(f) Where vagrants resort, is a public nuisance.

3. Every act unlawfully done and every omission to perform a duty, which act or omission:
(a) Annoys, injures or endangers the safety, health, comfort or repose of any considerable number of persons;
(b) Offends public decency;
(c) Unlawfully interferes with, befouls, obstructs or tends to obstruct, or renders dangerous for passage, a lake, navigable river, bay, stream, canal, ditch, millrace or basin, or a public park, square, street, alley, bridge, causeway or highway; or
(d) In any way renders a considerable number of persons insecure in life or the use of property, is a public nuisance.

4. Agricultural activity conducted on farmland consistent with good agricultural practice and established before surrounding nonagricultural activities is not a public nuisance unless it has a substantial adverse effect on the public health or safety. It is presumed that an agricultural activity which does not violate a federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation constitutes good agricultural practice.

5. A shooting range is not a public nuisance with respect to any noise attributable to the shooting range if the shooting range is in compliance with the provisions of all applicable statutes, ordinances and regulations concerning noise:
(a) As those provisions existed on October 1, 1997, for a shooting range that begins operation on or before October 1, 1997; or
(b) As those provisions exist on the date that the shooting range begins operation, for a shooting range in operation after October 1, 1997.

A shooting range is not subject to any state or local law related to the control of noise that is adopted or amended after the date set forth in paragraph (a) or (b), as applicable, and does not constitute a nuisance for failure to comply with any such law.

6. As used in this section, "shooting range" has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 40.140.

244.363

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 of NRS 40.140 and subsection 5 of NRS 202.450, the boards of county commissioners in their respective counties may, by ordinance regularly enacted, regulate, control and prohibit, as a public nuisance, excessive noise which is injurious to health or which interferes unreasonably with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property within the boundaries of the county.

 

266.335

The city council may:

1.Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 of NRS 40.140 and subsection 5 of NRS 202.450, determine by ordinance what shall be deemed nuisances.

2. Provide for the abatement, prevention and removal of such nuisances at the expense of the person creating, causing or committing such nuisances.

3. Provide that such expense of removal is a lien upon the property upon which the nuisance is located. Such lien must:

(a) Be perfected by filing with the county recorder a statement by the city clerk of the amount of expenses due and unpaid and describing the property subject to the lien.

(b) Be coequal with the latest lien thereon to secure the payment of general taxes.

(c) Not be subject to extinguishment by the sale of any property on account of the nonpayment of general taxes.

(d) Be prior and superior to all liens, claims, encumbrances and titles other than the liens of assessments and general taxes.

4. Provide any other penalty or punishment of persons responsible for such nuisances.

268.412

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 of NRS 40.140 and subsection 5 of NRS 202.450, the city council or other governing body of a city may, by ordinance regularly enacted, regulate, control and prohibit, as a public nuisance, excessive noise which is injurious to health or which interferes unreasonably with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property within the boundaries of the city.

 

Enacted in 1973, amended in 1977, 1985, 1997 and 1999.
Reviewed by AAHS in June 2001.



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