[Rev. 11/21/2013 10:22:09 AM--2013]

TITLE 20 - COUNTIES AND TOWNSHIPS: FORMATION, GOVERNMENT AND OFFICERS

CHAPTER 243 - COUNTIES: CREATION; BOUNDARIES; SEATS; ABOLISHMENT

CREATION AND BOUNDARIES OF SPECIFIC COUNTIES; COUNTY SEATS

Churchill County

NRS 243.010           Creation—1861; boundaries redefined 1951 and 1983.

NRS 243.015           Organized as distinct county—1864.

NRS 243.020           Boundary line between Churchill and Lander Counties—1869.

NRS 243.025           Boundary line between Nye, Churchill and Esmeralda Counties—1875.

NRS 243.027           Boundary line between Churchill and Lyon Counties—1969.

NRS 243.030           County seat at Fallon.

 

Clark County

NRS 243.035           Creation—1909.

NRS 243.040           County seat at Las Vegas.

 

Douglas County

NRS 243.045           Creation—1861; northern boundary redefined 1965; boundary line between Lyon and Douglas Counties redefined 1967.

NRS 243.050           County seat at Minden.

 

Elko County

NRS 243.055           Creation—1869.

NRS 243.060           Boundaries defined—1871.

NRS 243.065           Portion of Elko County detached and attached to Eureka County—1877.

NRS 243.070           Boundary line between Elko and White Pine Counties established—1925.

NRS 243.075           County seat at Elko.

 

Esmeralda County

NRS 243.080           Creation—1861.

NRS 243.085           Boundary line between Nye, Churchill and Esmeralda Counties—1875.

NRS 243.090           Portion of Esmeralda County detached and attached to Lyon County—1883.

NRS 243.095           Portion of Esmeralda County detached to form Mineral County—1911.

NRS 243.100           Portion of Esmeralda County detached and attached to Nye County; boundary line between Nye and Esmeralda Counties—1913.

NRS 243.105           County seat at Goldfield.

 

Eureka County

NRS 243.110           Creation—1873; boundaries redefined 1969.

NRS 243.115           Portion of Elko County detached and attached to Eureka County; boundary line between Elko and Eureka Counties—1877.

NRS 243.120           Portion of White Pine County detached and attached to Eureka County—1881.

NRS 243.130           Boundary lines between Eureka, Lander and Nye Counties to be established—1929.

NRS 243.137           Boundary line between Eureka and Lander Counties—1969.

NRS 243.140           County seat at Eureka.

 

Humboldt County

NRS 243.145           Creation—1861.

NRS 243.150           Boundary line between Humboldt and Lander Counties established—1873.

NRS 243.155           Portion of Humboldt County detached to form Pershing County—1919.

NRS 243.160           County seat at Winnemucca.

 

Lander County

NRS 243.165           Creation—1862.

NRS 243.170           Boundaries defined—1864.

NRS 243.175           Additional territory may be added—1866.

NRS 243.180           Boundary line between Lander and Churchill Counties—1869.

NRS 243.185           Boundary line between Lander and Humboldt Counties established—1873.

NRS 243.190           Surveyor General to establish boundary line between Lander and Nye Counties—1929.

NRS 243.200           Surveyor General to establish boundary lines between Lander, Nye and Eureka Counties—1929.

 

Lincoln County

NRS 243.210           Creation—1866.

NRS 243.215           Portion of Nye County detached and attached to Lincoln County—1875.

NRS 243.220           Portion of Lincoln County detached to form Clark County—1909.

NRS 243.225           County seat at Pioche.

 

Lyon County

NRS 243.230           Creation—1861.

NRS 243.235           Boundaries redefined 1864, 1965, 1967 and 1969.

NRS 243.240           Portion of Esmeralda County detached and attached to Lyon County—1883.

NRS 243.245           Boundaries confirmed—1899.

NRS 243.250           Portion of Mineral County detached and attached to Lyon County—1933.

NRS 243.255           County seat at Yerington.

 

Mineral County

NRS 243.260           Creation—1911.

NRS 243.265           Portion of Mineral County detached and attached to Lyon County—1933.

NRS 243.270           County seat at Hawthorne.

 

Nye County

NRS 243.275           Creation—1864; boundaries redefined 1865.

NRS 243.280           Additional territory may be added—1866.

NRS 243.285           Portion of Nye County detached and attached to Lincoln County—1875.

NRS 243.290           Boundary line between Nye, Churchill and Esmeralda Counties—1875.

NRS 243.293           Boundary line between Nye and Clark Counties established—1985; boundaries redefined 2001.

NRS 243.295           Portion of Nye County detached and attached to White Pine County—1875.

NRS 243.300           Portion of Esmeralda County detached and attached to Nye County; boundary line between Nye and Esmeralda Counties—1913.

NRS 243.305           Surveyor General to establish boundary line between Lander and Nye Counties—1929.

NRS 243.310           Surveyor General to establish boundary lines between Lander, Nye and Eureka Counties—1929.

NRS 243.315           County seat at Tonopah.

 

Pershing County

NRS 243.325           Creation—1919.

NRS 243.330           County seat at Lovelock.

 

Storey County

NRS 243.335           Creation—1861.

 

Washoe County

NRS 243.340           Creation—1861; boundaries redefined 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1983 and 2005. [Effective through June 30, 2013, and after that date unless the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County and the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County, respectively, on or after July 1, 2013, and on or before June 30, 2015, adopt a resolution approving the revisions in the boundary line between the respective Counties described in section 1 or 1.5 of chapter 94, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at pages 307 and 310, respectively.]

NRS 243.340           Creation—1861; boundaries redefined 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1983 and 2005; subsequent boundary revisions approved by affected counties. [Effective on the date of the adoption, on or after July 1, 2013, and on or before June 30, 2015, of a resolution by the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County and the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County, respectively, approving only the revisions described in the amendatory provisions of section 1 of chapter 94, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 307, to the boundary line between the respective Counties.]

NRS 243.340           Creation—1861; boundaries redefined 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1983 and 2005; subsequent boundary revisions approved by affected counties. [Effective on the date of the adoption, on or after July 1, 2013, and on or before June 30, 2015, of a resolution by the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County and the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County, respectively, approving only the revisions described in the amendatory provisions of section 1.5 of chapter 94, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 310, to the boundary line between the respective Counties.]

NRS 243.340           Creation—1861; boundaries redefined 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1983 and 2005; subsequent boundary revisions approved by affected counties. [Effective on the date of the adoption, on or after July 1, 2013, and on or before June 30, 2015, of resolutions by the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County and the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County, respectively, approving all the revisions described in the amendatory provisions of sections 1 and 1.5 of chapter 94, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at pages 307 and 310, respectively, to the boundary line between the respective Counties.]

NRS 243.345           Lake County created—1861.

NRS 243.350           Lake County changed to Roop County—1862.

NRS 243.355           Consolidation of Washoe and Roop Counties—1883.

NRS 243.360           County seat at Reno.

 

White Pine County

NRS 243.365           Creation—1869.

NRS 243.370           Portion of Nye County detached and attached to White Pine County—1875.

NRS 243.375           Portion of White Pine County detached and attached to Eureka County—1881.

NRS 243.380           Boundary line between Elko and White Pine Counties established—1925.

NRS 243.385           County seat at Ely.

SURVEY AND ESTABLISHMENT OF BOUNDARIES

NRS 243.390           Surveys of boundaries required.

NRS 243.395           Duties of county surveyors.

NRS 243.400           Reports and maps to be made.

NRS 243.405           Expenses of survey to be prorated.

NRS 243.410           Compensation for expenses.

NRS 243.415           Construction of NRS 243.390 to 243.415, inclusive.

PROCEDURE FOR ABOLISHMENT OF COUNTIES

NRS 243.420           Approval of act by voters.

NRS 243.425           County commissioners to call special election.

NRS 243.430           Printing and form of ballots.

NRS 243.435           Conduct of election.

NRS 243.440           Expenses of election.

NRS 243.445           Canvass of votes; transmission of certified abstract.

NRS 243.450           Abstract filed; result certified to Governor.

NRS 243.455           Proclamation by Governor.

PROCEDURE FOR RELOCATION OF COUNTY SEATS

NRS 243.460           Relocation of county seats.

NRS 243.465           Petition for removal of county seat: Requirements; notice; hearing.

NRS 243.470           Sufficiency of petition; proposition to be submitted to voters; limitation on withdrawing names from petition.

NRS 243.475           Order of election: Contents; publication.

NRS 243.480           Form and canvass of ballots; certification of returns.

NRS 243.485           County records, offices, property and prisoners to be removed to new county seat; penalty.

NRS 243.490           Notice of establishment of new county seat; actions and proceedings.

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CREATION AND BOUNDARIES OF SPECIFIC COUNTIES; COUNTY SEATS

Churchill County

      NRS 243.010  Creation—1861; boundaries redefined 1951 and 1983.  There shall be a county, to be known as Churchill County, to include all that part of the State of Nevada within the boundaries described as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of Lyon County, and running thence east along the northern line of Esmeralda County to the northeast corner of Esmeralda County; thence northeast to the southwest corner of Lander County; thence north along the western line of Lander County to the 40th degree of north latitude; thence west along the 40th degree of north latitude to where it strikes the eastern boundary line of Washoe County; thence southerly along the eastern boundary of Washoe County to a point 100 feet north of the centerline of the abandoned Central Pacific Railroad; thence northeasterly along the north side of the abandoned Central Pacific Railroad and parallel thereto, at a distance from the centerline thereof of 100 feet, to a point 100 feet northwesterly of the centerline of state highway Route 1 (U.S. 40), that point bearing N. 1°57¢03² W. a distance of 1,396.21 feet from the south quarter section corner of Section 5, T. 20 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence N. 46°09¢30² E. along a line 100 feet northwesterly of and parallel to the centerline of state highway Route 1 (U.S. 40) a distance of 5,513.00 feet, more or less, to a point 100 feet northwesterly of the centerline of the abandoned Central Pacific Railroad, the point bearing S. 75°38¢21² W. a distance of 1,429.07 feet from the south quarter section corner of Section 33, T. 21 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northeasterly along the north side of the abandoned Central Pacific Railroad, parallel thereto and at a distance from the centerline thereof of 100 feet, to a point 16 miles from the east side of the bridge across the Truckee River, belonging to the Central Pacific Railroad Company, at the Town of Wadsworth; thence southerly to a point on the Carson River 3 miles below Honey Lake, Smith’s Old Station; thence southerly to the point of beginning.

      [9:24:1861; A 1869, 88; 1951, 440]—(NRS A 1983, 565)

      NRS 243.015  Organized as distinct county—1864.  Churchill County, with its western boundary fixed on the line of longitude 41°40¢ west, as established by DeGroot’s map of Nevada Territory, published in 1863, and with its other boundaries as established by law, is organized into a distinct county, with all the rights, privileges and immunities thereunto belonging.

      [1:62:1864; RL § 1454; NCL § 1880]

      NRS 243.020  Boundary line between Churchill and Lander Counties—1869.  The east line of the County of Churchill, and the west line of the County of Lander, being the dividing line between the Counties, shall be established and defined in this section as: Commencing at a point where a line drawn due north and south through the Mount Airy Station would strike the south line of the County of Humboldt, if extended; thence in a southwesterly direction to the dividing ridge or center of Cone’s Pass—a pass so-called—in a range of mountains extending south of and including New Pass Station, called the New Pass Mountains; thence in a southerly course along the center of the range of mountains to a point on the north line of Esmeralda County, immediately north of the Town of Ellsworth; the line to be so fixed and established along and over the course before mentioned as to place on the westerly side thereof, and which shall be included in the County of Churchill, all lands which shed or flow their waters into or toward the Edwards Creek Valley, and on the easterly side thereof, and which shall be included in the County of Lander, all lands which shed or flow their waters into or toward the Smith or Smith’s Creek Valley, or the Reese River Valley.

      [1:74:1869; B § 4069; cited BH § 5014; cited C § 5112; RL § 1455; NCL § 1881]

      NRS 243.025  Boundary line between Nye, Churchill and Esmeralda Counties—1875.  The boundary line between the County of Nye and the County of Churchill and the County of Esmeralda shall be as described in NRS 243.290.

      [1:50:1875; cited BH §§ 5014, 5018, 5024; cited C §§ 5103, 5106; RL § 1451; NCL § 1877]

      NRS 243.027  Boundary line between Churchill and Lyon Counties—1969.  The boundary line between Churchill and Lyon Counties is hereby defined and established as follows:

 

       Commencing at the intersection of the east line of section 17, T. 14 N., R. 29 E., with the county boundary line between Lyon County and Mineral County, the true point of beginning of the following described line; thence along the line as follows:

       Northerly along the east line of sections 17, 8 and 5 to the northeast corner of section 5, T. 14 N., R. 29 E.; thence westerly along the north lines of sections 5 and 6 to the northwest corner of section 6, T. 14 N., R. 29 E.; thence northerly along the east line of sections 36 and 25, T. 15 N., R. 28 E., to the northeast corner of section 25; thence westerly along the north line of section 25 to the northwest corner of section 25; thence northerly along the east line of section 23 to the northeast corner of section 23; thence westerly along the north line of section 23 to the northwest corner of section 23; thence northerly along the east line of section 5 to the northeast corner of section 15; thence westerly along the north line of section 15 to the northwest corner of section 15; thence northerly along the east line of section 9 to the northeast corner of section 9; thence westerly along the north line of section 9 to the northwest corner of section 9, thence northerly along the east line of section 5 to the northeast corner of section 5, T. 15 N., R. 28 E.; thence westerly along the north line of sections 5 and 6 to the southeast corner of section 36, T. 16 N., R. 27 E.; thence northerly along the east line of sections 36 and 25 to the northeast corner of section 25; thence westerly along the north line of section 25 to the northwest corner of section 25; thence northerly along the east line of section 23 to the northeast corner of section 23; thence westerly along the north line of section 23 to the northwest corner of section 23; thence northerly along the east line of section 15 to the northeast corner of section 15; thence westerly along the north line of section 15 to the northwest corner of section 15; thence northerly along the east line of section 9 to the northeast corner of section 9; thence westerly along the north line of section 9 to the northwest corner of section 9; thence northerly along the east line of section 5 to the northeast corner of section 5, T. 16 N., R. 27 E.; thence westerly along the township line between T. 16 N. and T. 17 N. to the southeast corner of section 31, T. 17 N., R. 27 E.; thence northerly along the east line of section 31 to the northeast corner of section 31; thence westerly along the north line of section 31 to the northwest corner of section 31, T. 17 N., R. 27 E.; thence northerly along the range line between R. 26 E. and R. 27 E. to the northeast corner of section 25; thence westerly along the north line of section 25 to the northwest corner of section 25; thence northerly along the east line of section 23 to the northeast corner of section 23; thence westerly along the north line of section 23 to the northwest corner of section 23; thence northerly along the east line of section 15 to the northeast corner of section 15; thence westerly along the north line of section 15 to the northwest corner of section 15; thence northerly along the east line of section 9 to the northeast corner of section 9; thence westerly along the north line of section 9 to the northwest corner of section 9; thence northerly along the east line of section 5 to the northeast corner of section 5, T. 17 N., R. 26 E.; thence westerly along the north line of section 5 to the northwest corner of section 5, T. 17 N., R. 26 E.; thence northerly along the east line of section 31 to the northeast corner of section 31, T. 18 N., R. 26 E.; thence westerly along the north line of section 31 to the northwest corner of section 31; thence northerly along the range line between R. 25 E. and R. 26 E. to the northeast corner of section 1, T. 18 N., R. 25 E.; thence continuing northerly along the range line to the northeast corner of section 13, T. 19 N., R. 25 E.; thence easterly along the south lines of sections 7 and 8 to the south 1/4 corner of section 8, T. 19 N., R. 26 E.; thence northerly along the quarter section line of sections 8 and 5 to the north 1/4 corner of section 5, T. 19 N., R. 26 E.; thence continuing northerly along the quarter section lines of sections 32, 29, 20, 17, 8 and 5, T. 20 N., R. 26 E.; thence easterly along the township line between T. 20 N. and T. 21 N. to the southeast corner of section 32, T. 21 N., R. 26 E.; thence northerly along the east lines of sections 32, 29, 20, 17, 8 and 5, T. 21 N., R. 26 E.; thence easterly along the township line between T. 21 N. and T. 22 N. to the south 1/4 corner of section 33, T. 22 N., R. 26 E.; thence northerly along the quarter section line to the center quarter corner of section 33, T. 22 N., R. 26 E.; thence easterly to the east 1/4 corner of section 33; thence northerly to the northeast corner of section 33, T. 22 N., R. 26 E.; thence westerly along the north line of section 33 to the present county line between Churchill County and Lyon County, the termination of the line.

 

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 1112)

      NRS 243.030  County seat at Fallon.  After the first Monday in January 1904, the county seat of Churchill County shall be located at the City of Fallon in Churchill County.

      [1:27:1903; RL § 1453; NCL § 1879]

Clark County

      NRS 243.035  Creation—1909.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 243.293, the County of Clark is hereby erected out of the following territory: All that portion of Lincoln County lying south of the 3rd standard parallel south of Mount Diablo baseline is hereby detached from Lincoln County and the County of Clark erected therefrom.

      [1:11:1909; RL § 1456; NCL § 1882]—(NRS A 1985, 1655)

      NRS 243.040  County seat at Las Vegas.  The City of Las Vegas is the county seat of Clark County.

      [2:11:1909; RL § 1457; NCL § 1883]—(NRS A 1979, 341)

Douglas County

      NRS 243.045  Creation—1861; northern boundary redefined 1965; boundary line between Lyon and Douglas Counties redefined 1967.

      1.  There shall be a county, to be known as Douglas County, to include all that part of the State of Nevada within the boundaries described as follows: Beginning at Mason’s Ranch on the Walker River and running westerly in a straight line to the mouth of Clear Creek; thence along the middle of Clear Creek to its source; thence due west to the California line; thence south and southeasterly along the line to the western boundary of Lyon County; thence northerly along the boundary to the place of beginning.

      2.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in subsection 1, the north boundary line of Douglas County is redefined on March 2, 1965, and such north boundary line is particularly described as follows: Beginning at Mason’s Ranch on the Walker River and running westerly in a straight line toward the mouth of Clear Creek to a point where such line intersects the centerline of Eldorado Canyon in section 18, T. 14 N., R. 22 E.; thence northeasterly down the centerline of Eldorado Canyon, a distance of 500 feet, more or less, to its intersection with a point on the north boundary of such section 18 which is also common to a point on the south boundary of section 7, T. 14 N., R. 22 E., the southeast corner of the new south boundary of Carson City and from which point the southeast corner of such section 7 bears S. 89°51¢ E. a distance of 1,386 feet; thence westerly along the new south boundary of Carson City to the Nevada-California state line. All township and range references are to the Mount Diablo Base and Meridian.

      3.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in subsections 1 and 2, the boundary line between Douglas County and Lyon County is redefined on July 1, 1967, and such boundary line is particularly defined as follows: Beginning at a point on the south boundary of Carson City and the north boundary of Douglas County, which point is in Eldorado Canyon and lies on the south boundary of section 7, T. 14 N., R. 22 E., such point being further described as bearing N. 89°51¢ W. a distance of 1,386 feet from the southeast corner of section 7, T. 14 N., R. 22 E., this point being a common point to Carson City, Douglas County and Lyon County, Nevada; thence east along the south section line of sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, T. 14 N., R. 22 E.; thence continuing east along the south section line of sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, T. 14 N., R. 23 E.; thence continuing east along the south section line of the unsurveyed sections 7 and 8, to the northeast corner of section 17, T. 14 N., R. 24 E.; thence south along the east section line of the unsurveyed sections 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 14 N., R. 24 E.; thence continuing south along the east section line of sections 5, 8 and 17 to the east-west quarter section line of section 17, T. 13 N., R. 24 E.; thence west along the quarter line of sections 17 and 18 to the northeast corner of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of section 18, T. 13 N., R. 24 E.; thence south along the east line of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of section 18 to the southeast corner of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of section 18, T. 13 N., R. 24 E.; thence west along the south line of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of section 18 to the east section line of section 13, T. 13 N., R. 23 E.; thence south along the east section line to the southeast corner of section 13, T. 13 N., R. 23 E.; thence west along the south section line of sections 13, 14 and 15 to the northeast corner of section 21, T. 13 N., R. 23 E.; thence south along the east section line of sections 21 and 28 to the southeast corner of section 28, T. 13 N., R. 23 E.; thence west along the south section line of section 28 to the northeast corner of section 32, T. 13 N., R. 23 E.; thence south along the east section line of section 32, to the southwest corner of section 33 and the south township line of T. 13 N., R. 23 E.; thence continuing south along the east section line of sections 5, 8, 17 and 20 to the southeast corner of section 20, T. 12 N., R. 23 E.; thence west along the south section line of section 20 to the northeast corner of section 30, T. 12 N., R. 23 E.; thence south along the east section line of sections 30 and 31 to the southwest corner of section 32, T. 12 N., R. 23 E.; thence east along the south section line of section 32, T. 12 N., R. 23 E., to the northeast corner of section 5, T. 11 N., R. 23 E.; thence south along the east section line of sections 5 and 8 to the southwest corner of section 9, T. 11 N., R. 23 E.; thence east along the south section line of section 9 to the north-south quarter section line of section 16, T. 11 N., R. 23 E.; thence south along the north-south quarter section line of section 16 to the south section line of section 16, T. 11 N., R. 23 E.; thence east along the south section line of section 16 to the northeast corner of section 21, T. 11 N., R. 23 E.; thence south along the east section line of sections 21, 28 and 33 to the southeast corner of section 33, T. 11 N., R. 23 E.; thence west along the south section line of section 33, T. 11 N., R. 23 E., to the northeast corner of section 4, T. 10 N., R. 23 E.; thence south along the east section line of sections 4, 9 and 16 to the southwest corner of the N 1/2 of the N 1/2 of section 15, T. 10 N., R. 23 E.; thence east along the south line of the N 1/2 of the N 1/2 of section 15 to the east section line of section 15, T. 10 N., R. 23 E.; thence north along the east section line of section 15 to the southwest corner of section 11, T. 10 N., R. 23 E.; thence east along the south section line of sections 11 and 12 to the northeast corner of section 13, T. 10 N., R. 23 E.; thence south along the east section line of sections 13, 24, 25 and 36 to the southeast corner of section 36 and the south township line of T. 10 N., R. 23 E.; thence continuing south along the east line of sections 1 and 12, T. 9 N., R. 23 E., to the southwest corner of section 7, T. 9 N., R. 24 E.; thence east along the south section line of section 7 to the northeast corner of section 18, T. 9 N., R. 24 E.; thence south along the east section line of sections 18, 19, 30 and 31 to the southeast corner of section 31, T. 9 N., R. 24 E.; thence continuing south along the east section line of the unsurveyed sections 6, 7, 18, 19 and 30, T. 8 N., R. 24 E., to the Nevada-California state line. All township and range references are to the Mount Diablo Base and Meridian.

      [2:24:1861; B § 4052; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1442; NCL § 1866]—(NRS A 1965, 130; 1967, 972; 1969, 318)

      NRS 243.050  County seat at Minden.  After January 1, 1916, the county seat of Douglas County shall be located and be at what is known as the town or townsite of Minden in Douglas County.

      [1:134:1915]

Elko County

      NRS 243.055  Creation—1869.  All that portion of the present County of Lander lying within the following boundaries: East of a line drawn north and south through a point on the Central Pacific Railroad track, 3 miles west of the machine shop of the Central Pacific Railroad Company, situated in the Town of Carlin, and north of a line drawn east and west through the most northerly part or portion of the military post or camp known as Camp Ruby (being the northerly line of the proposed County of White Pine), is hereby created a new county, to be known as the County of Elko.

      [Part 1:94:1869; B § 4075; cited BH § 5016; cited C § 5105; RL § 1458; NCL § 1885]

      NRS 243.060  Boundaries defined—1871.  The boundary lines of the County of Elko are hereby defined and established as follows: Commencing at the northwest corner of Utah Territory and running thence south along the western boundary of Utah Territory to the present southeast corner of Elko County, as established by an act of the Legislature of the State of Nevada, approved March 5, 1869 (NRS 243.055), thence west along the south boundary of Elko County to the present southwest corner of Elko County; thence north along the east boundary of Lander County to the 41st parallel of north latitude; thence west with the parallel to the east boundary of Humboldt County; thence north along the east boundary of Humboldt County to the south boundary of Oregon; then east along the south boundary lines of Oregon and Idaho Territory to the place of beginning.

      [1:39:1871; B § 4077; cited BH § 5016; cited C § 5105; RL § 1459; NCL § 1886]

      NRS 243.065  Portion of Elko County detached and attached to Eureka County—1877.  The territory described in NRS 243.115 is detached from Elko County and attached to and made a part of Eureka County.

      [Part 1:24:1877; cited BH §§ 5016, 5017; cited C § 5105; RL § 1464; NCL § 1892]

      NRS 243.070  Boundary line between Elko and White Pine Counties established—1925.  A line beginning at the southeast corner of Section 15 and the northeast corner of Section 22, T. 26 N., R. 70 E., on the Utah-Nevada line, running thence westerly on the south line of Sections 15, 16, 17 and 18 through T. 26 N., R. 70 E.; thence westerly on the south line of Sections 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 through T. 26 N., R. 69 E.; thence along the south line of the above-numbered sections through T. 26 N., Ranges 68, 67, 66, 65, 64, 63, 62, 61, 60, 59, 58, 57, 56 and 55 E., to the present corner of Eureka, White Pine and Elko Counties, is hereby designated as the boundary line between the Counties of Elko and White Pine.

      [1:113:1925; NCL § 1887]

      NRS 243.075  County seat at Elko.  The county seat of Elko County is located at the City of Elko in Elko County.

      [Part 1:94:1869; B § 4075; cited BH § 5016; cited C § 5105; RL § 1458; NCL § 1885]

Esmeralda County

      NRS 243.080  Creation—1861.  There shall be a county, to be known as Esmeralda County, to include all that part of Nevada Territory within the boundaries described as follows: Beginning at a point where the 37th degree of north latitude intersects the 116th meridian, and running west along the 37th degree to the California line; thence along the line in a northwesterly direction to the summit of the divide between the east and west forks of the Walker River; thence along the divide in a northerly direction to the headwaters of Desert Creek; thence following down the middle of Desert Creek to a point where it debouches from the mountain; thence following the base of the mountain to the west branch of the Walker River; thence across the river to the base of the mountain; thence following the base of the mountain in a direct line, as near as may be, to Mason’s Ranch; thence due east to the 116th meridian; thence south along the 116th meridian to the place of beginning.

      [1:24:1861; B § 4051; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1441; NCL § 1865]

      NRS 243.085  Boundary line between Nye, Churchill and Esmeralda Counties—1875.  The boundary line between the County of Nye and the County of Churchill and the County of Esmeralda shall be as described in NRS 243.290.

      [1:50:1875; cited BH §§ 5014, 5018, 5024; cited C §§ 5103, 5106; RL § 1451; NCL § 1877]

      NRS 243.090  Portion of Esmeralda County detached and attached to Lyon County—1883.  The territory described in NRS 243.240 is detached from Esmeralda County and annexed to Lyon County.

      [Part 1:74:1883; cited BH §§ 5018, 5022; cited C §§ 5106, 5111; RL § 1476; NCL § 1904]

      NRS 243.095  Portion of Esmeralda County detached to form Mineral County—1911.  The territory described in NRS 243.260 is detached and set aside from Esmeralda County and the County of Mineral erected therefrom.

      [Part 1:13:1911; RL § 1479; NCL § 1907]

      NRS 243.100  Portion of Esmeralda County detached and attached to Nye County; boundary line between Nye and Esmeralda Counties—1913.  The boundary line between the County of Nye and the County of Esmeralda shall be as described in NRS 243.300, and the territory described in NRS 243.300 is detached and set aside from Esmeralda County in the manner therein designated.

      [Part 1:221:1913] + [Part 2:221:1913] + [Part 3:221:1913] + [Part 4:221:1913]

      NRS 243.105  County seat at Goldfield.  After May 1, 1907, the county seat of Esmeralda County shall be located at the Town of Goldfield in Esmeralda County.

      [1:4:1907; RL § 1461; NCL § 1889]

Eureka County

      NRS 243.110  Creation—1873; boundaries redefined 1969.  The County of Eureka is hereby created, with the following boundaries: All that portion of the State of Nevada bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point on the north boundary line of Lander County, equidistant between the northeast and northwest corners of Lander County; thence running southerly along the line established in NRS 243.137 to the south boundary line of Lander County; thence running east along the south boundary line of Lander County to the southeast corner of Lander County; thence running north along the east boundary line of Lander County to the northwest corner of White Pine County; thence running west along the south boundary line of Elko County to the southwest corner of Elko County; thence running along the west boundary line of Elko County to the northeast corner of Lander County; thence running west along the north boundary line of Lander County to the place of beginning.

      [Part 1:46:1873; B § 4080; cited BH § 5017; cited C § 5107; RL § 1462; NCL § 1890]—(NRS A 1969, 657)

      NRS 243.115  Portion of Elko County detached and attached to Eureka County; boundary line between Elko and Eureka Counties—1877.  The following described territory, now a portion of Elko County, is hereby detached from Elko County, and is hereby attached to and made a part of Eureka County: All that territory embraced within the following boundaries: Commencing at a point where the Central Pacific Railroad crosses the east boundary line of Eureka County, and running thence southerly to a point where the 116th meridian crosses the east and west line between Eureka and Elko Counties; thence westerly along the east and west line to the southwest corner of Elko County; thence northerly along the present dividing line between Eureka and Elko Counties to the place of beginning; the same embracing and transferring from Elko County to Eureka County all that portion of territory commonly known as the Mineral Hill Strip, and the line surveyed by the county surveyor of Eureka County during 1875, commencing at a point where the Central Pacific Railroad crosses the east boundary line of Eureka County, and running thence southerly to a point where the 116th meridian crosses the east and west line between Eureka and Elko Counties, is hereby fixed and established as the boundary line between the Counties.

      [Part 1:24:1877; cited BH §§ 5016, 5017; cited C § 5105; RL § 1464; NCL § 1892]

      NRS 243.120  Portion of White Pine County detached and attached to Eureka County—1881.  The following described territory, now a portion of White Pine County, is hereby detached from White Pine County and is hereby attached to and made a part of Eureka County: All that territory lying west of the following boundaries: Commencing at a point on the summit of the Diamond Range of mountains, where the present east boundary line of Eureka County and the west boundary line of White Pine County cross the summit; thence following the summit of the Diamond Range of mountains to the south line of Elko County, the same transferring from White Pine County to Eureka County all that portion of White Pine County west of the above-described summit of the Diamond Range of mountains.

      [1:70:1881; cited BH § 5017; cited C § 5107; RL § 1465; NCL § 1893]

      NRS 243.130  Boundary lines between Eureka, Lander and Nye Counties to be established—1929.  The establishment of the boundary lines between Eureka, Lander and Nye Counties shall be in the manner described in NRS 243.200.

      [1:133:1929] + [2:133:1929]

      NRS 243.137  Boundary line between Eureka and Lander Counties—1969.  The boundary line between Eureka and Lander Counties is hereby defined and established as follows: Beginning at a point on the east boundary of section 18, T. 36 N., R. 48 E., at the intersection of the east boundary of section 18 and the Elko County line; thence southerly along the east boundary of sections 18, 19, 30 and 31 of T. 36 N., R. 48 E., to the southeast corner of section 31; thence westerly along the south boundary of section 31 to the NW corner of section 5, T. 35 N., R. 48 E.; thence southerly along the west boundary of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 35 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 32; thence westerly along the north boundary of section 5, T. 34 N., R. 48 E., to the NW corner of section 5; thence southerly along the west boundary of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32 of T. 34 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 32; thence continuing southerly along the west boundary of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 33 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 32; thence westerly along the north boundary of section 5, T. 32 N., R. 48 E., to the NW corner of section 5; thence southerly along the west boundary of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 32 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 32; thence continuing southerly along the west boundary of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 31 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 32; thence easterly along the south boundary of section 32 to the NW corner of section 5, T. 30 N., R. 48 E.; thence southerly along the west boundary of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 30 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 32; thence easterly along the south boundary of section 32 to the NW corner of section 5, T. 29 N., R. 48 E.; thence southerly along the west boundary of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 29 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 32; thence continuing southerly along the west boundary of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 28 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 32; thence continuing southerly along the west boundary of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 27 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 32; thence continuing southerly along the west boundary of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 26 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 32; thence easterly along the south boundary of section 32 to the NW corner of section 4, T. 25 N., R. 48 E.; thence southerly along the west boundary of sections 4, 9, 16, 21, 28 and 33, T. 25 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 33; thence continuing southerly along the west line of sections 4, 9, 16, 21, 28 and 33, T. 24 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 33; thence continuing southerly along the west boundary of sections 4, 9, 16, 21, 28 and 33, T. 23 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 33; thence continuing southerly along the west boundary of sections 4, 9, 16, 21, 28 and 33, T. 22 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 33; thence continuing southerly along the west boundary of sections 4, 9, 16, 21, 28 and 33, T. 21 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 33; thence westerly along the south boundary of section 32, T. 21 N., R. 48 E., to the N 1/4 corner of section 5, T. 20 N., R. 48 E.; thence southerly along the north-south 1/4 section line of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 20 N., R. 48 E., to the S 1/4 corner of section 32; thence continuing along the north-south 1/4 section line of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 19 N., R. 48 E., to the S 1/4 corner of section 32; thence continuing southerly along the north-south 1/4 section line of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 18 N., R. 48 E., to the S 1/4 corner of section 32; thence westerly along the south boundary of section 32 to the NW corner of section 5, T. 17 1/2 N., R. 48 E., (unsurveyed); thence southerly along the west boundary of sections 5 and 8, T. 17 1/2 N., R. 48 E., (unsurveyed), to the SW corner of section 8; thence continuing southerly along the west boundary of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 17 N., R. 48 E. (unsurveyed), to the SW corner of section 32; thence continuing southerly along the west boundary of sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 and 32, T. 16 N., R. 48 E., to the SW corner of section 32; thence westerly along the south boundary of section 31, T. 16 N., R. 48 E., to the NW corner of section 5, T. 15 N., R. 48 E.; thence southerly along the west boundary of section 5 to its intersection with the Nye County line. All township and range references are to the Mount Diablo Base and Meridian.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 656)

      NRS 243.140  County seat at Eureka.  The county seat of Eureka County is located at the Town of Eureka. A courthouse and other necessary county buildings must be provided by the Board of County Commissioners of Eureka County.

      [2:46:1873; B § 4081; cited BH § 5017; cited C § 5107; RL § 1463; NCL § 1891]—(NRS A 2001, 474)

Humboldt County

      NRS 243.145  Creation—1861.  There shall be a county, to be known as Humboldt County, to include all that part of the Territory of Nevada within the boundaries described, as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of Storey County; thence running easterly along the Immigrant Road leading to the Sink of the Humboldt, to the 40th degree; thence east along the line to the eastern boundary of the Territory of Nevada; thence north along the eastern boundary to the northern boundary of the Territory of Nevada; thence west along the boundary line to the northeastern corner of Lake County; thence south along the boundary lines of Lake and Washoe Counties to the point of beginning.

      [8:24:1861; B § 4058; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1448; NCL § 1872]

      NRS 243.150  Boundary line between Humboldt and Lander Counties established—1873.  The boundary line between Humboldt and Lander Counties is hereby defined and established as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of Lander County and running due south on the present line between Humboldt and Lander Counties, to a point due west of Battle Mountain Station; thence due west 12 miles; thence in a direct line to the present northeast corner of Churchill County.

      [1:113:1873; B § 4071; cited BH §§ 5019, 5020; cited C §§ 5108, 5109; RL § 1467; NCL § 1895]

      NRS 243.155  Portion of Humboldt County detached to form Pershing County—1919.  The territory described in NRS 243.325 is detached and set aside from Humboldt County and the County of Pershing erected therefrom.

      [Part 1:62:1919; 1919 RL p. 2694; NCL § 1874]

      NRS 243.160  County seat at Winnemucca.  After May 1, 1873, the county seat of Humboldt County shall be located at the City of Winnemucca in Humboldt County.

      [1:14:1873; cited BH § 5019; RL § 1466; NCL § 1894]

Lander County

      NRS 243.165  Creation—1862.  The County of Lander is hereby created, to include all that portion of the Territory of Nevada within the boundaries described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of the 40th meridian of longitude west from Washington with the 42nd degree of north latitude, or northern boundary line of Nevada Territory; thence running south on the line of the 40th meridian of longitude, through the Counties of Humboldt and Churchill, to the 39th degree of north latitude, or northern boundary line of Esmeralda County; thence east along the northern boundary line of Esmeralda County to the eastern boundary line of the Territory of Nevada; thence north, following the eastern boundary line of the Territory of Nevada, to the northern boundary line of the Territory of Nevada; thence west along the northern boundary line to the place of beginning.

      [1:58:1862; B § 4062; cited BH § 5020; cited C § 5109; RL § 1469; NCL § 1897]

      NRS 243.170  Boundaries defined—1864.  All that portion of the Territory of Nevada within the limits hereinafter described is hereby included within the limits of Lander County: Commencing at the intersection of the 39th degree, with a line drawn due north and south from the Mount Airy Station; thence north to the 40th degree of latitude of northern boundary of Churchill County; thence east along the 40th degree of latitude west from Washington, to the 40th degree of meridian of longitude; thence north on the 40th degree of longitude to the northern boundary of Nevada Territory; thence east along the boundary line to the 115th degree of longitude west from Greenwich, or the eastern boundary of Nevada Territory; thence south along the eastern boundary to the 39th degree of north latitude; thence west along the 39th degree of north latitude to the place of beginning.

      [1:108:1864; B § 4063; cited BH § 5020; cited C § 5109; RL § 1470; NCL § 1898]

      NRS 243.175  Additional territory may be added—1866.  Whenever, by consent of Congress, additional territory shall be added to the State of Nevada, on its eastern or southern border, or both, then, until further provided by law, all such added territory lying east of Lander County shall be a part of Lander County; but if any new county or counties shall be created or organized in the eastern or southern part of this state, then any part of such new additional territory lying directly east or south of such new county or counties shall belong, respectively, to such new county or counties.

      [Part 1:84:1866; B § 4086; cited BH §§ 5020, 5024; cited C §§ 5109, 5112; RL § 1468; NCL § 1896]

      NRS 243.180  Boundary line between Lander and Churchill Counties—1869.  The boundary line between Lander County and Churchill County shall be as described in NRS 243.020.

      [1:74:1869; B § 4069; cited BH § 5014; cited C § 5112; RL § 1455; NCL § 1881]

      NRS 243.185  Boundary line between Lander and Humboldt Counties established—1873.  The boundary line between Lander and Humboldt Counties shall be as described in NRS 243.150.

      [1:113:1873; B § 4071; cited BH §§ 5019, 5020; cited C §§ 5108, 5109; RL § 1467; NCL § 1895]

      NRS 243.190  Surveyor General to establish boundary line between Lander and Nye Counties—1929.  Within 60 days after March 21, 1929, the Boards of County Commissioners of the Counties of Nye and Lander shall invite the Surveyor General to proceed to determine and establish the boundary line between the counties. Upon the completion of the determination and establishment of the boundary line between the counties and the filing by the Surveyor General of his or her report, the boards of county commissioners of the counties shall each pay one-half of the expense therefor, as shown by the verified claim of the Surveyor General.

      [1:89:1929] + [Part 2:89:1929]

      NRS 243.200  Surveyor General to establish boundary lines between Lander, Nye and Eureka Counties—1929.

      1.  Without delay, the Surveyor General shall proceed to establish the indefinite and uncertain boundaries between Lander and Eureka Counties, and between Lander and Nye Counties, subject to the joint cooperation of Lander, Eureka and Nye Counties, in the manner following: After March 26, 1929, the Surveyor General shall forthwith notify the district attorney of each of the Counties of Lander, Nye and Eureka of the enactment of this section, whereupon the district attorneys shall lay the subject matter of this section before the boards of county commissioners of their respective Counties for their consideration. If the boards of county commissioners of all of the Counties shall, within 60 days after submission to them of the subject matter hereof, notify the Surveyor General of their assent to a survey to establish the boundaries, and an agreement to share the expense thereof equally, then the Surveyor General shall proceed to determine and establish the county boundaries.

      2.  The boundaries established by the Surveyor General under the provisions of this section shall be binding upon the Counties.

      [1:133:1929] + [2:133:1929]

Lincoln County

      NRS 243.210  Creation—1866.  All that portion of the State of Nevada situate within the following boundaries shall be and constitute the County of Lincoln: Beginning at the Red Bluff Springs (about 15 miles east of Reveille District) and running thence due east to the state line of this state; thence south along the state line to the southerly boundary line of this state; thence along the southerly boundary line to a point due south of Red Bluff Springs; thence north to the place of beginning.

      [1:48:1866; A 1867, 129; B § 4066; cited BH § 5021; cited C § 5110; RL § 1471; NCL § 1899]

      NRS 243.215  Portion of Nye County detached and attached to Lincoln County—1875.  The following described territory, now a portion of Nye County, is hereby detached from Nye County and is hereby attached to and made a part of Lincoln County: All that territory embraced within the following boundaries: Commencing on the north line of Lincoln County at a point where the 115th parallel of longitude crosses the line; thence due north 45 miles, more or less, to a point due west of the north line of A. Prairie’s farm (northeast of Patterson Station); thence from that point west of A. Prairie’s farm due east 51 miles, more or less, to the east line of the State; thence south along the state line 45 miles, more or less, to the present north line of Lincoln County; and thence west along the north line of Lincoln County to the place of beginning.

      [1:36:1875; cited BH §§ 5021, 5024; cited C § 5110; RL § 1472; NCL § 1900]

      NRS 243.220  Portion of Lincoln County detached to form Clark County—1909.  The territory described in NRS 243.035 is detached and set aside from Lincoln County and the County of Clark erected therefrom.

      [1:11:1909; RL § 1456; NCL § 1882]

      NRS 243.225  County seat at Pioche.  The county seat of Lincoln County is located at the Town of Pioche in Lincoln County.

      [1:26:1871; cited BH § 5021; RL § 1473; NCL § 1901]

Lyon County

      NRS 243.230  Creation—1861.  There shall be a county, to be known as Lyon County, to include all that part of the State of Nevada within the boundaries described as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of Washoe County; thence following the north line of Carson City in a southeasterly direction to the Half Way House, between Silver City and the urban service district of Carson City; thence following the line of Carson City to Douglas County; thence following the northerly boundary of Douglas County to the 119th meridian of west longitude; thence north 5 miles; thence, by direct line, northwesterly to a point on the Carson River 1 mile below Reed’s Station; thence north 3 miles; thence westerly by a direct line to the southern boundary of the Gold Hill Mining District, but running so as to include in this county the Devil’s Gate Toll House; thence, continuing westerly in the same course, to the eastern boundary of Washoe County; and thence southerly along the eastern boundary of Washoe County to the place of beginning.

      [5:24:1861; B § 4055; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1445; NCL § 1869]—(NRS A 1969, 320)

      NRS 243.235  Boundaries redefined 1864, 1965, 1967 and 1969.

      1.  The eastern boundary line of Lyon County is hereby changed from the present boundary as established by law to the line of longitude 41°40¢ west from Washington, as laid down on DeGroot’s map of Nevada Territory, published in 1863.

      2.  All other boundaries of Lyon County, affected by the change of the eastern boundary, shall follow the lines of that portion of Churchill County ceded to Lyon, as established by law.

      3.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in subsections 1 and 2, the boundary line between Lyon and Washoe Counties in the vicinity of Fernley and Wadsworth is hereby established as provided in NRS 243.340.

      4.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section or NRS 243.230, the boundary line between Lyon and Douglas Counties is hereby established as provided in NRS 243.045.

      5.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section or NRS 243.230, the boundary line between Lyon and Churchill Counties is hereby established as provided in NRS 243.027.

      [1:109:1864; B § 4060; cited BH § 5022; cited C § 5111; RL § 1474; NCL § 1902] + [2:109:1864; B § 4061; cited BH § 5022; cited C § 5111; RL § 1475; NCL § 1903]—(NRS A 1965, 337; 1967, 974; 1969, 1113)

      NRS 243.240  Portion of Esmeralda County detached and attached to Lyon County—1883.  All that portion of Esmeralda County lying west of a line commencing at a point on the boundary line between California and Nevada where the Counties of Esmeralda and Douglas corner, and running thence in a northeasterly direction to a point on the north boundary line of Esmeralda County where the Carson and Colorado Railroad crosses the line, is hereby detached from Esmeralda County and annexed to Lyon County.

      [1:74:1883; cited BH §§ 5018, 5022; cited C §§ 5106, 5111; RL § 1476; NCL § 1904]

      NRS 243.245  Boundaries confirmed—1899.  The territory over which Lyon County has exercised jurisdiction for the period of 5 years prior to March 6, 1899, in the assessment and collection of taxes, in the selection of grand and petit jurors, in the establishment of voting precincts and the holding of elections therein, is hereby declared to be within the boundaries of that county.

      [1:30:1899; cited C § 5111; RL § 1477; NCL § 1905]

      NRS 243.250  Portion of Mineral County detached and attached to Lyon County—1933.  All that portion of the County of Mineral, as now constituted, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point where the westernmost part of Mineral County intersects the Nevada-California boundary line; thence along the Nevada-California boundary line in a southeasterly direction until the Nevada-California boundary line intersects the south boundary line of T. 7 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the south boundary of T. 7 N., Ranges 25, 26 and 27 E., M.D.B. & M., to the southeast corner of T. 7 N., R. 27 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along range line on the east boundary of Townships 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 N., R. 27 E., M.D.B. & M., to the northeast corner of T. 11 N., R. 27 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the north boundary of T. 11 N., R. 27 E., to the northwest corner of that township and range; thence northerly on line between Ranges 26 and 27 E., M.D.B. & M., to a point where the line intersects the present Mineral-Lyon County boundary line; thence along the present Lyon-Mineral County boundary line in a southwesterly direction to the point of beginning, is and the same is hereby severed and withdrawn from the County of Mineral, as now constituted, and the same is hereby added and annexed to the County of Lyon, as the same is now constituted.

      [1:193:1933]

      NRS 243.255  County seat at Yerington.  After May 1, 1911, the county seat of Lyon County shall be located at the city of Yerington in Lyon County.

      [1:8:1911; RL § 1478; NCL § 1906]

Mineral County

      NRS 243.260  Creation—1911.  The County of Mineral is hereby erected out of the following territory: All that portion of Esmeralda County lying northerly of a line drawn, commencing at the intersection of the Mount Diablo baseline with the Von Schmidt’s survey of the boundary line between Nevada and California, running thence east to the southeast corner of T. 1 N., R. 32 E., on the Mount Diablo baseline; thence northeasterly to the southwest corner of T. 7 N., R. 38 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing in the same direction intersecting the boundary line between the Counties of Nye and Esmeralda, which territory is hereby detached and set aside from Esmeralda County, and the County of Mineral erected therefrom.

      [1:13:1911; RL § 1479; NCL § 1907]

      NRS 243.265  Portion of Mineral County detached and attached to Lyon County—1933.  The territory described in NRS 243.250 is detached from Mineral County and attached to and made a part of Lyon County.

      [1:193:1933]

      NRS 243.270  County seat at Hawthorne.  The City of Hawthorne is designated and made the county seat of Mineral County, at which place shall be maintained the county and judicial offices and the necessary county buildings.

      [2:13:1911; RL § 1480; NCL § 1908]

Nye County

      NRS 243.275  Creation—1864; boundaries redefined 1865.  The County of Nye is hereby created, to include, except as otherwise provided in NRS 243.293, all that portion of the State of Nevada within the boundaries described as follows: Beginning at the 37th degree of north latitude with the 115th meridian of longitude west from Greenwich, and running thence west, along the northern boundary of the Territory of Arizona, to its intersection with the California line; thence northwesterly along the California line to the meridian of longitude 117°30¢ west from Greenwich; thence due north to the boundary line of Churchill County; thence in an easterly direction to the O’Donnell Pass, on the West Gate and Ione Road; thence in an easterly direction to the mound in Reese River Valley, about 3 miles southwesterly from the Town of Washington; thence due east to the eastern boundary of the State; thence south along the eastern boundary of the State to the place of beginning.

      [1:102:1864; A 1865, 352; B § 4065; cited BH § 5024; cited C § 5112; RL § 1481; NCL § 1909]—(NRS A 1985, 1655)

      NRS 243.280  Additional territory may be added—1866.  Whenever, by consent of Congress, additional territory shall be added to the State of Nevada, on its eastern or southern border, or both, then, until further provided by law, all such added territory lying south or east, or both, of Nye County shall be a part of Nye County; but if any new county or counties shall be created, or organized, in the eastern or southern part of this state, then any part of such new additional territory lying directly east or south of such new county or counties shall belong, respectively, to such new county or counties.

      [Part 1:84:1866; B § 4086; cited BH §§ 5024, 5020; cited C §§ 5109, 5112; RL § 1468; NCL § 1896]

      NRS 243.285  Portion of Nye County detached and attached to Lincoln County—1875.  The territory described in NRS 243.215 is detached from Nye County and attached to and made a part of Lincoln County.

      [1:36:1875; cited BH §§ 5021, 5024; cited C § 5110; RL § 1472; NCL § 1900]

      NRS 243.290  Boundary line between Nye, Churchill and Esmeralda Counties—1875.

      1.  The boundary line between the County of Nye and the Counties of Churchill and Esmeralda shall be as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the meridian of longitude 40°7¢ west from Washington with the eastern boundary line of California; thence northerly along the meridian of longitude to its intersection with the 38th parallel, north latitude; thence northwesterly to the Hot Springs, on the Wellington and Reese River Road; thence northerly to the 39th parallel of north latitude; thence easterly to O’Donnell’s Pass, on the Ione and West Gate Road; and from thence the boundary line shall remain as heretofore established by law.

      2.  The meridian of longitude shall be established from the official survey made by Colonel A. W. Von Schmidt of the state line between the States of California and Nevada, to be ascertained by his astronomical observations and also from the mile posts set by him on the survey; and if it be found necessary to ascertain by calculations from Colonel A. W. Von Schmidt the meridian of longitude, all expenses attaching thereto shall be borne equally by the Counties of Nye and Esmeralda.

      [1:50:1875; cited BH §§ 5014, 5018, 5024; cited C §§ 5103, 5106; RL § 1451; NCL § 1877] + [2:50:1875; cited BH §§ 5014, 5018, 5024; cited C §§ 5103, 5106; RL § 1452; NCL § 1878]

      NRS 243.293  Boundary line between Nye and Clark Counties established—1985; boundaries redefined 2001.  The boundary line between Nye and Clark Counties is as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of the north line of T. 16 S., R. 54 E., M.D.B. & M. and the meridian running north-south passing through “Red Bluff Springs,” Nevada; thence west along the north boundary of section 3, T. 16 S., R. 54 E., 400 feet more or less, to the north quarter corner of section 3, T. 16 S., R. 54 E.; thence southerly along the center 1/4 section line through sections 3, 10, 15, 22, 27 and 34 to the south quarter corner of section 34, T. 16 S., R. 54 E.; thence east along the north boundary of section 3, T. 17 S., R. 54 E. to the north quarter corner of section 3, T. 17 S., R. 54 E.; thence southerly along the center 1/4 section line through sections 3, 10, 15, 22, 27 and 34 to the south quarter corner of section 34, T. 17 S., R. 54 E. and the north quarter corner of section 3, T. 18 S., R. 54 E.; thence southerly along the center 1/4 section line through sections 3, 10, 15, 22, 27 and 34 to the south quarter corner of section 34, T. 18 S., R. 54 E. and the north quarter corner of section 3, T. 19 S., R. 54 E.; thence southerly along the center 1/4 section line through sections 3, 10, 15, 22, 27 and 34 to the south quarter corner of section 34, T. 19 S., R. 54 E. and the north quarter corner of section 3, T. 20 S., R. 54 E.; thence southerly along the center 1/4 section line through sections 3, 10, 15 and 22 to the south quarter corner of section 22, T. 20 S., R. 54 E. and the north quarter corner of section 27, T. 20 S., R. 54 E.; thence east along the north boundary of sections 27, 26 and 25, T. 20 S., R. 54 E. to the range line between Ranges 54 and 55 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence southerly along that range line to the intersection of the state line between Nevada and California.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1654; A 2001, 2283)

      NRS 243.295  Portion of Nye County detached and attached to White Pine County—1875.  The territory described in NRS 243.370 is detached from Nye County and attached to and made a part of White Pine County.

      [1:52:1875; cited BH §§ 5024, 5027; cited C §§ 5112, 5116; RL § 1487; NCL § 1915]

      NRS 243.300  Portion of Esmeralda County detached and attached to Nye County; boundary line between Nye and Esmeralda Counties—1913.

      1.  The boundary line between Nye County and Esmeralda County shall be determined by a joint survey as provided in this section. The County of Nye shall appoint a competent surveyor, who shall act with a competent surveyor to be appointed by the County of Esmeralda. The two surveyors so appointed shall appoint a third competent surveyor. The appointing power herein provided shall be vested in the Boards of County Commissioners of the two Counties, where the Counties are vested with the appointing power. The three surveyors appointed as herein provided shall constitute a board of surveyors, who shall jointly run and determine the actual boundary line between the Counties, according to NRS 243.290, beginning at the Nevada-California line and running thence northerly and northwesterly to the Hot Springs mentioned in NRS 243.290. The survey shall be in accordance with the practice of the United States Surveyor General’s office in running township lines and establishing monuments thereon.

      2.  The expense of the survey provided for in this section shall be divided equally between Esmeralda and Nye Counties. The survey shall be completed on or before January 1, 1914, and blueprints of maps and a copy of the field notes of the survey shall be filed with the county clerk of each county and with the Surveyor General of Nevada and with the United States Surveyor General for Nevada.

      3.  The board of surveyors, as herein provided, are further directed and required to include within the boundaries of Nye County all those certain sections specified in section 1 of chapter 89, Statutes of Nevada 1903, and all of such sections of land so described and specified are hereby made a part of Nye County, and the board of surveyors shall include such parcels of land within the boundaries of Nye County in such a manner as a majority of the board of surveyors may deem wise.

      4.  The surveyed boundary line as determined according to the provisions of this section shall be the true boundary line between the Counties of Nye and Esmeralda.

      [1:221:1913] + [2:221:1913] + [3:221:1913] + [4:221:1913]

      NRS 243.305  Surveyor General to establish boundary line between Lander and Nye Counties—1929.  The Surveyor General shall establish the boundary line between Lander and Nye Counties in the same manner provided in NRS 243.190.

      [1:89:1929] + [2:89:1929]

      NRS 243.310  Surveyor General to establish boundary lines between Lander, Nye and Eureka Counties—1929.  The establishment of the boundary lines between Eureka, Lander and Nye Counties shall be in the manner described in NRS 243.200.

      [1:133:1929] + [2:133:1929]

      NRS 243.315  County seat at Tonopah.  After May 1, 1905, the county seat of Nye County shall be located at the Town of Tonopah in Nye County.

      [1:4:1905; RL § 1482; NCL § 1910]

Pershing County

      NRS 243.325  Creation—1919.  The County of Pershing is hereby created out of the following territory: All of that portion of Humboldt County, as now constituted, lying west and south of a line drawn as follows: Beginning at a point where the 7th standard parallel north crosses the westerly boundary line of Humboldt County; thence east along the 7th standard parallel north to the point of intersection of that parallel with the range line between Ranges 28 and 29 E.; thence south along the range line to the corner of Townships 34 and 35 N., Ranges 28 and 29 E.; thence east along the township parallel between Townships 34 and 35 N. to the corner of Townships 34 and 35 N., Ranges 38 and 39 E.; thence south along the range line between Ranges 38 and 39 E. to the corner of Townships 32 and 33 N., Ranges 38 and 39 E.; thence east along the township parallel between Townships 32 and 33 N. to the corner of Townships 32 and 33 N., Ranges 41 and 42 E.; thence south along the range line between Ranges 41 and 42 E. to the point of intersection of the range line with the boundary line between Humboldt and Lander Counties.

      [1:62:1919; 1919 RL p. 2694; NCL § 1874]—(NRS A 1983, 565)

      NRS 243.330  County seat at Lovelock.  The City of Lovelock is designated and made the county seat of Pershing County, at which place shall be erected and maintained the county and judicial offices and the necessary county buildings.

      [2:62:1919; 1919 RL p. 2694; NCL § 1875]

Storey County

      NRS 243.335  Creation—1861.

      1.  There shall be a county, to be known as Storey County, to include all that part of the State of Nevada within the boundaries described as follows: Beginning at the northwestern corner of Lyon County, and running thence in an easterly direction along the northern boundary of Lyon County to the northeastern corner thereof; thence north, in a straight line, to the road leading from the lower crossing of the Truckee River to the Sink of the Humboldt; thence westerly, along the road, to the Truckee River; thence up the middle of the Truckee River to the eastern line of Washoe County; thence southerly along the line to the place of beginning.

      2.  The boundaries of Storey County shall be:

      (a) Insofar as the Truckee River constitutes a common boundary between counties, the centerline of the Truckee River as such centerline existed on the effective date of section 6 of chapter XXIV, Laws of the Territory of Nevada 1861, and such boundary shall not change because of artificially created or natural changes made or which may be made in the course of the Truckee River; and

      (b) As specifically described in part in NRS 243.340.

      [6:24:1861; B § 4056; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1446; NCL § 1870]—(NRS A 1963, 269; 1973, 697)

Washoe County

      NRS 243.340  Creation—1861; boundaries redefined 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1983 and 2005. [Effective through June 30, 2013, and after that date unless the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County and the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County, respectively, on or after July 1, 2013, and on or before June 30, 2015, adopt a resolution approving the revisions in the boundary line between the respective Counties described in section 1 or 1.5 of chapter 94, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at pages 307 and 310, respectively.]

      1.  There shall be a county, to be known as Washoe County, to include all that part of the State of Nevada within the boundaries described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of Carson City, and running easterly along the northern boundary of Carson City to the county boundary monument common to Washoe County, Lyon County, Carson City and Storey County; thence N. 12°22¢55² W. 3,137.70 feet to the section corner common to sections 10, 11, 14 and 15, T. 16 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 11 and 14 to the section corner common to sections 11, 12, 13 and 14, T. 16 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 11 and 12 to the section corner common to sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, T. 16 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 1 and 2 to the east one-quarter corner of section 2; thence easterly along the east-west one-quarter section line to the range line common to R. 20 E. and R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along such range line to the township line common to T. 16 N. and T. 17 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 25 and 36, T. 17 N., R. 20 E., and sections 30 and 31, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 24 and 25, T. 17 N., R. 20 E., and sections 19 and 30, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 13 and 24, T. 17 N., R. 20 E., and sections 18 and 19, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 18 and 19 to the section corner common to sections 17, 18, 19 and 20, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 17 and 18 to the section corner common to sections 7, 8, 17 and 18, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the section line common to sections 7 and 18 to the south one-quarter corner of section 7; thence northerly along the north-south one-quarter section line to the one-quarter corner common to sections 6 and 7, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the section line common to sections 6 and 7 to the range line common to R. 20 E. and R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the range line to the township line common to T. 17 N. and T. 18 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the south one-quarter corner of section 36, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the north-south one-quarter section line to the one-quarter corner common to sections 25 and 36, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 25 and 36 to the range line common to R. 20 E. and R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 24 and 25, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M., and sections 19 and 30, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 19 and 30 to the section corner common to sections 19, 20, 29 and 30, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 19 and 20 to the section corner common to sections 17, 18, 19 and 20, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 17 and 18 to the section corner common to sections 7, 8, 17 and 18, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 7 and 8 to the section corner common to sections 5, 6, 7 and 8, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the section line common to sections 6 and 7 to the section corner common to sections 6 and 7 and sections 1 and 12, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing westerly along the section line common to sections 1 and 12 to the section corner common to sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 1 and 2 to the section corner common to sections 1 and 2 and sections 35 and 36, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 35 and 36 to the section corner common to sections 25, 26, 35 and 36, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 25 and 26 to the section corner common to sections 23, 24, 25 and 26, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 23 and 24, to the section corner common to sections 13, 14, 23 and 24, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 13 and 14 to the section corner common to sections 11, 12, 13 and 14, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 12 and 13 to the centerline of the Truckee River (as described in paragraph (a) of subsection 2 of NRS 243.335); thence down such centerline of the Truckee River to its lower crossing; thence S. 53°06¢03² E. to a point in the Immigrant Road further described as being a 1 1/46-inch iron pipe marked Storey, Lyon and Washoe; thence S. 27°53¢57² W., 2,021.40 feet along the easterly line of Storey County to a point in the section line common to sections 3 and 10, T. 20 N., R. 24 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section lines common to sections 3 and 10 to the easterly boundary of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, thence northeasterly along said Pyramid Lake Reservation Boundary to the section line common to sections 26 and 35, T. 21 N., R. 24 E.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 25, 26, 35 and 36, T. 21 N., R. 24 E.; thence continuing easterly along the section line common to sections 29, 30, 31 and 32, T. 21 N., R. 25 E. to the section corner common to sections 28, 29, 32 and 33, T. 21 N., R. 25 E.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 20, 21, 28 and 29 to the section corner common to sections 16, 17, 20 and 21, T. 21 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 16 and 21 to the section corner common to sections 15, 16, 21 and 22, T. 21 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 15 and 16, to the township line common to T. 21 N. and T. 22 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the section corner common to sections 33 and 34, T. 22 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 33 and 34 to the one-quarter corner common to sections 9 and 10, T. 22 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the one-quarter section line to the one-quarter corner common to sections 8 and 9, T. 22 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 4, 5, 8 and 9 to the township line common to T. 22 N. and T. 23 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the section line common to sections 31 and 32, T. 23 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 and 32 to the township lines common to T. 23 N., T. 24 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the range line common to R. 24 E. and R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the range line to the 40th degree of north latitude; thence westerly along the 40th degree of north latitude to the range line common to R. 23 E. and R. 24 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the common range lines continuously through each successive township to the Oregon line; thence westerly along the Oregon line to the California line; thence southerly along the California line to the place of beginning.

      2.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in subsection 1:

      (a) The common boundary line between Carson City and Washoe County is redefined on July 1, 1969, and that boundary line is hereby established as provided in section 1.030 of chapter 213, Statutes of Nevada 1969, as amended.

      (b) The common boundary line between Storey County and Washoe County is redefined on April 21, 1973, and that boundary line is established as provided in subsection 1 and NRS 243.335.

      [4:24:1861; B § 4054; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1444; NCL § 1868]—(NRS A 1965, 338; 1967, 724; 1969, 320; 1973, 31, 697; 1983, 566; 2005, 2220)

      NRS 243.340  Creation—1861; boundaries redefined 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1983 and 2005; subsequent boundary revisions approved by affected counties. [Effective on the date of the adoption, on or after July 1, 2013, and on or before June 30, 2015, of a resolution by the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County and the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County, respectively, approving only the revisions described in the amendatory provisions of section 1 of chapter 94, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 307, to the boundary line between the respective Counties.]

      1.  There shall be a county, to be known as Washoe County, to include all that part of the State of Nevada within the boundaries described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of Carson City, and running easterly along the northern boundary of Carson City to the county boundary monument common to Washoe County, Lyon County, Carson City and Storey County; thence N. 12°22¢55² W. 3,137.70 feet to the section corner common to sections 10, 11, 14 and 15, T. 16 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 11 and 14 to the section corner common to sections 11, 12, 13 and 14, T. 16 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 11 and 12 to the section corner common to sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, T. 16 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 1 and 2 to the east one-quarter corner of section 2; thence easterly along the east-west one-quarter section line to the range line common to R. 20 E. and R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along such range line to the township line common to T. 16 N. and T. 17 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 25 and 36, T. 17 N., R. 20 E., and sections 30 and 31, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 24 and 25, T. 17 N., R. 20 E., and sections 19 and 30, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 13 and 24, T. 17 N., R. 20 E., and sections 18 and 19, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 18 and 19 to the section corner common to sections 17, 18, 19 and 20, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 17 and 18 to the section corner common to sections 7, 8, 17 and 18, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the section line common to sections 7 and 18 to the south one-quarter corner of section 7; thence northerly along the north-south one-quarter section line to the one-quarter corner common to sections 6 and 7, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the section line common to sections 6 and 7 to the range line common to R. 20 E. and R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the range line to the township line common to T. 17 N. and T. 18 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the south one-quarter corner of section 36, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the north-south one-quarter section line to the one-quarter corner common to sections 25 and 36, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 25 and 36 to the range line common to R. 20 E. and R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 24 and 25, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M., and sections 19 and 30, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 19 and 30 to the section corner common to sections 19, 20, 29 and 30, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 19 and 20 to the section corner common to sections 17, 18, 19 and 20, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 17 and 18 to the section corner common to sections 7, 8, 17 and 18, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 7 and 8 to the section corner common to sections 5, 6, 7 and 8, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence North 47°38¢11² West a distance of 1133.28 feet; thence North 38°40¢56² West a distance of 268.28 feet; thence North 04°57¢57² West a distance of 1153.58 feet; thence North 02°01¢41² East a distance of 671.51 feet; thence North 12°25¢49² West a distance of 2504.99 feet to a point on the township line common to T. 20 N. and T. 21 N.; thence westerly along said township line to the section corner common to sections 1 and 2, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., and sections 35 and 36, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 35 and 36 to the section corner common to sections 25, 26, 35 and 36, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 25 and 26 to the section corner common to sections 23, 24, 25 and 26, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 23 and 24, to the section corner common to sections 13, 14, 23 and 24, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 13 and 14 to the section corner common to sections 11, 12, 13 and 14, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 12 and 13 to the centerline of the Truckee River (as described in paragraph (a) of subsection 2 of NRS 243.335); thence down such centerline of the Truckee River to its lower crossing; thence S. 53°06¢03² E. to a point in the Immigrant Road further described as being a 1 1/46-inch iron pipe marked Storey, Lyon and Washoe; thence S. 27°53¢57² W., 2,021.40 feet along the easterly line of Storey County to a point in the section line common to sections 3 and 10, T. 20 N., R. 24 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section lines common to sections 3 and 10 to the easterly boundary of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, thence northeasterly along said Pyramid Lake Reservation Boundary to the section line common to sections 26 and 35, T. 21 N., R. 24 E.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 25, 26, 35 and 36, T. 21 N., R. 24 E.; thence continuing easterly along the section line common to sections 29, 30, 31 and 32, T. 21 N., R. 25 E. to the section corner common to sections 28, 29, 32 and 33, T. 21 N., R. 25 E.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 20, 21, 28 and 29 to the section corner common to sections 16, 17, 20 and 21, T. 21 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 16 and 21 to the section corner common to sections 15, 16, 21 and 22, T. 21 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 15 and 16, to the township line common to T. 21 N. and T. 22 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the section corner common to sections 33 and 34, T. 22 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 33 and 34 to the one-quarter corner common to sections 9 and 10, T. 22 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the one-quarter section line to the one-quarter corner common to sections 8 and 9, T. 22 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 4, 5, 8 and 9 to the township line common to T. 22 N. and T. 23 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the section line common to sections 31 and 32, T. 23 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 and 32 to the township lines common to T. 23 N., T. 24 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the range line common to R. 24 E. and R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the range line to the 40th degree of north latitude; thence westerly along the 40th degree of north latitude to the range line common to R. 23 E. and R. 24 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the common range lines continuously through each successive township to the Oregon line; thence westerly along the Oregon line to the California line; thence southerly along the California line to the place of beginning.

      2.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in subsection 1:

      (a) The common boundary line between Carson City and Washoe County is redefined on July 1, 1969, and that boundary line is hereby established as provided in section 1.030 of chapter 213, Statutes of Nevada 1969, as amended.

      (b) The common boundary line between Storey County and Washoe County is redefined on April 21, 1973, and that boundary line is established as provided in subsection 1 and NRS 243.335.

      [4:24:1861; B § 4054; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1444; NCL § 1868]—(NRS A 1965, 338; 1967, 724; 1969, 320; 1973, 31, 697; 1983, 566; 2005, 2220; 2013, 307, effective on the date of the adoption, on or after July 1, 2013, and on or before June 30, 2015, of a resolution by the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County and the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County, respectively, approving only the revisions described in the amendatory provisions of section 1 of chapter 94, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 307, to the boundary line between the respective Counties)

      NRS 243.340  Creation—1861; boundaries redefined 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1983 and 2005; subsequent boundary revisions approved by affected counties. [Effective on the date of the adoption, on or after July 1, 2013, and on or before June 30, 2015, of a resolution by the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County and the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County, respectively, approving only the revisions described in the amendatory provisions of section 1.5 of chapter 94, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 310, to the boundary line between the respective Counties.]

      1.  There shall be a county, to be known as Washoe County, to include all that part of the State of Nevada within the boundaries described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of Carson City, and running easterly along the northern boundary of Carson City to the county boundary monument common to Washoe County, Lyon County, Carson City and Storey County; thence N. 12°22¢55² W. 3,137.70 feet to the section corner common to sections 10, 11, 14 and 15, T. 16 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 11 and 14 to the section corner common to sections 11, 12, 13 and 14, T. 16 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 11 and 12 to the section corner common to sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, T. 16 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 1 and 2 to the east one-quarter corner of section 2; thence easterly along the east-west one-quarter section line to the range line common to R. 20 E. and R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along such range line to the township line common to T. 16 N. and T. 17 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 25 and 36, T. 17 N., R. 20 E., and sections 30 and 31, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 24 and 25, T. 17 N., R. 20 E., and sections 19 and 30, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 13 and 24, T. 17 N., R. 20 E., and sections 18 and 19, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 18 and 19 to the section corner common to sections 17, 18, 19 and 20, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 17 and 18 to the section corner common to sections 7, 8, 17 and 18, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the section line common to sections 7 and 18 to the south one-quarter corner of section 7; thence northerly along the north-south one-quarter section line to the one-quarter corner common to sections 6 and 7, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the section line common to sections 6 and 7 to the range line common to R. 20 E. and R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the range line to the township line common to T. 17 N. and T. 18 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the south one-quarter corner of section 36, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the north-south one-quarter section line to the one-quarter corner common to sections 25 and 36, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 25 and 36 to the range line common to R. 20 E. and R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 24 and 25, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M., and sections 19 and 30, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 19 and 30 to the section corner common to sections 19, 20, 29 and 30, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 19 and 20 to the section corner common to sections 17, 18, 19 and 20, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 17 and 18 to the section corner common to sections 7, 8, 17 and 18, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 7 and 8 to the section corner common to sections 5, 6, 7 and 8, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the section line common to sections 6 and 7 to the section corner common to sections 6 and 7 and sections 1 and 12, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing westerly along the section line common to sections 1 and 12 to the section corner common to sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 1 and 2 to the section corner common to sections 1 and 2 and sections 35 and 36, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 35 and 36 to the section corner common to sections 25, 26, 35 and 36, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 25 and 26 to the section corner common to sections 23, 24, 25 and 26, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 23 and 24, to the section corner common to sections 13, 14, 23 and 24, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 13 and 14 to the section corner common to sections 11, 12, 13 and 14, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 12 and 13 to the centerline of the Truckee River (as described in paragraph (a) of subsection 2 of NRS 243.335); thence down such centerline of the Truckee River to the section line common to sections 10 and 11, T. 19 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 10 and 11 to the intersection of the section line common to sections 10 and 11 with the southern boundary of the right-of-way of Interstate Highway No. 80; thence continuing northeasterly along the southern boundary of the right-of-way of Interstate Highway No. 80 to the intersection of the southern boundary of the right-of-way of Interstate Highway No. 80 with the north-south centerline of section 32, T. 20 N., R. 22 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing southerly along the centerline of section 32 to the centerline of the Truckee River, as described in paragraph (a) of subsection 2 of NRS 243.335; thence down such centerline to its lower crossing; thence S. 53°06¢03² E. to a point in the Immigrant Road further described as being a 1 1/46-inch iron pipe marked Storey, Lyon and Washoe; thence S. 27°53¢57² W., 2,021.40 feet along the easterly line of Storey County to a point in the section line common to sections 3 and 10, T. 20 N., R. 24 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section lines common to sections 3 and 10 to the easterly boundary of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, thence northeasterly along said Pyramid Lake Reservation Boundary to the section line common to sections 26 and 35, T. 21 N., R. 24 E.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 25, 26, 35 and 36, T. 21 N., R. 24 E.; thence continuing easterly along the section line common to sections 29, 30, 31 and 32, T. 21 N., R. 25 E. to the section corner common to sections 28, 29, 32 and 33, T. 21 N., R. 25 E.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 20, 21, 28 and 29 to the section corner common to sections 16, 17, 20 and 21, T. 21 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 16 and 21 to the section corner common to sections 15, 16, 21 and 22, T. 21 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 15 and 16, to the township line common to T. 21 N. and T. 22 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the section corner common to sections 33 and 34, T. 22 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 33 and 34 to the one-quarter corner common to sections 9 and 10, T. 22 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the one-quarter section line to the one-quarter corner common to sections 8 and 9, T. 22 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 4, 5, 8 and 9 to the township line common to T. 22 N. and T. 23 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the section line common to sections 31 and 32, T. 23 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 and 32 to the township lines common to T. 23 N., T. 24 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the range line common to R. 24 E. and R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the range line to the 40th degree of north latitude; thence westerly along the 40th degree of north latitude to the range line common to R. 23 E. and R. 24 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the common range lines continuously through each successive township to the Oregon line; thence westerly along the Oregon line to the California line; thence southerly along the California line to the place of beginning.

      2.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in subsection 1:

      (a) The common boundary line between Carson City and Washoe County is redefined on July 1, 1969, and that boundary line is hereby established as provided in section 1.030 of chapter 213, Statutes of Nevada 1969, as amended.

      (b) The common boundary line between Storey County and Washoe County is redefined on April 21, 1973, and that boundary line is established as provided in subsection 1 and NRS 243.335.

      [4:24:1861; B § 4054; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1444; NCL § 1868]—(NRS A 1965, 338; 1967, 724; 1969, 320; 1973, 31, 697; 1983, 566; 2005, 2220; 2013, 310, effective on the date of the adoption, on or after July 1, 2013, and on or before June 30, 2015, of a resolution by the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County and the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County, respectively, approving only the revisions described in the amendatory provisions of section 1.5 of chapter 94, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 310, to the boundary line between the respective Counties)

      NRS 243.340  Creation—1861; boundaries redefined 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1983 and 2005; subsequent boundary revisions approved by affected counties. [Effective on the date of the adoption, on or after July 1, 2013, and on or before June 30, 2015, of resolutions by the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County and the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County, respectively, approving all the revisions described in the amendatory provisions of sections 1 and 1.5 of chapter 94, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at pages 307 and 310, respectively, to the boundary line between the respective Counties.]

      1.  There shall be a county, to be known as Washoe County, to include all that part of the State of Nevada within the boundaries described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of Carson City, and running easterly along the northern boundary of Carson City to the county boundary monument common to Washoe County, Lyon County, Carson City and Storey County; thence N. 12°22¢55² W. 3,137.70 feet to the section corner common to sections 10, 11, 14 and 15, T. 16 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 11 and 14 to the section corner common to sections 11, 12, 13 and 14, T. 16 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 11 and 12 to the section corner common to sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, T. 16 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 1 and 2 to the east one-quarter corner of section 2; thence easterly along the east-west one-quarter section line to the range line common to R. 20 E. and R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along such range line to the township line common to T. 16 N. and T. 17 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 25 and 36, T. 17 N., R. 20 E., and sections 30 and 31, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 24 and 25, T. 17 N., R. 20 E., and sections 19 and 30, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 13 and 24, T. 17 N., R. 20 E., and sections 18 and 19, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 18 and 19 to the section corner common to sections 17, 18, 19 and 20, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 17 and 18 to the section corner common to sections 7, 8, 17 and 18, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the section line common to sections 7 and 18 to the south one-quarter corner of section 7; thence northerly along the north-south one-quarter section line to the one-quarter corner common to sections 6 and 7, T. 17 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the section line common to sections 6 and 7 to the range line common to R. 20 E. and R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the range line to the township line common to T. 17 N. and T. 18 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the south one-quarter corner of section 36, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the north-south one-quarter section line to the one-quarter corner common to sections 25 and 36, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 25 and 36 to the range line common to R. 20 E. and R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the range line to the section corner common to sections 24 and 25, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M., and sections 19 and 30, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 19 and 30 to the section corner common to sections 19, 20, 29 and 30, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section line common to sections 19 and 20 to the section corner common to sections 17, 18, 19 and 20, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 17 and 18 to the section corner common to sections 7, 8, 17 and 18, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 7 and 8 to the section corner common to sections 5, 6, 7 and 8, T. 18 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence North 47°38¢11² West a distance of 1133.28 feet; thence North 38°40¢56² West a distance of 268.28 feet; thence North 04°57¢57² West a distance of 1153.58 feet; thence North 02°01¢41² East a distance of 671.51 feet; thence North 12°25¢49² West a distance of 2504.99 feet to a point on the township line common to T. 20 N. and T. 21 N.; thence westerly along said township line to the section corner common to sections 1 and 2, T. 18 N., R. 20 E., and sections 35 and 36, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 35 and 36 to the section corner common to sections 25, 26, 35 and 36, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 25 and 26 to the section corner common to sections 23, 24, 25 and 26, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 23 and 24, to the section corner common to sections 13, 14, 23 and 24, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 13 and 14 to the section corner common to sections 11, 12, 13 and 14, T. 19 N., R. 20 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 12 and 13 to the centerline of the Truckee River (as described in paragraph (a) of subsection 2 of NRS 243.335); thence down such centerline of the Truckee River to the section line common to sections 10 and 11, T. 19 N., R. 21 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing northerly along the section line common to sections 10 and 11 to the intersection of the section line common to sections 10 and 11 with the southern boundary of the right-of-way of Interstate Highway No. 80; thence continuing northeasterly along the southern boundary of the right-of-way of Interstate Highway No. 80 to the intersection of the southern boundary of the right-of-way of Interstate Highway No. 80 with the north-south centerline of section 32, T. 20 N., R. 22 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence continuing southerly along the centerline of section 32 to the centerline of the Truckee River, as described in paragraph (a) of subsection 2 of NRS 243.335; thence down such centerline to its lower crossing; thence S. 53°06¢03² E. to a point in the Immigrant Road further described as being a 1 1/46-inch iron pipe marked Storey, Lyon and Washoe; thence S. 27°53¢57² W., 2,021.40 feet along the easterly line of Storey County to a point in the section line common to sections 3 and 10, T. 20 N., R. 24 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section lines common to sections 3 and 10 to the easterly boundary of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, thence northeasterly along said Pyramid Lake Reservation Boundary to the section line common to sections 26 and 35, T. 21 N., R. 24 E.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 25, 26, 35 and 36, T. 21 N., R. 24 E.; thence continuing easterly along the section line common to sections 29, 30, 31 and 32, T. 21 N., R. 25 E. to the section corner common to sections 28, 29, 32 and 33, T. 21 N., R. 25 E.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 20, 21, 28 and 29 to the section corner common to sections 16, 17, 20 and 21, T. 21 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly along the section line common to sections 16 and 21 to the section corner common to sections 15, 16, 21 and 22, T. 21 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 15 and 16, to the township line common to T. 21 N. and T. 22 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the section corner common to sections 33 and 34, T. 22 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 33 and 34 to the one-quarter corner common to sections 9 and 10, T. 22 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the one-quarter section line to the one-quarter corner common to sections 8 and 9, T. 22 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 4, 5, 8 and 9 to the township line common to T. 22 N. and T. 23 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the section line common to sections 31 and 32, T. 23 N., R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the section lines common to sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 and 32 to the township lines common to T. 23 N., T. 24 N., M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly along the township line to the range line common to R. 24 E. and R. 25 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the range line to the 40th degree of north latitude; thence westerly along the 40th degree of north latitude to the range line common to R. 23 E. and R. 24 E., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly along the common range lines continuously through each successive township to the Oregon line; thence westerly along the Oregon line to the California line; thence southerly along the California line to the place of beginning.

      2.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in subsection 1:

      (a) The common boundary line between Carson City and Washoe County is redefined on July 1, 1969, and that boundary line is hereby established as provided in section 1.030 of chapter 213, Statutes of Nevada 1969, as amended.

      (b) The common boundary line between Storey County and Washoe County is redefined on April 21, 1973, and that boundary line is established as provided in subsection 1 and NRS 243.335.

      [4:24:1861; B § 4054; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1444; NCL § 1868]—(NRS A 1965, 338; 1967, 724; 1969, 320; 1973, 31, 697; 1983, 566; 2005, 2220; 2013, 307, 310, effective on the date of the adoption, on or after July 1, 2013, and on or before June 30, 2015, of resolutions by the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County and the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County, respectively, approving all the revisions described in the amendatory provisions of sections 1 and 1.5 of chapter 94, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at pages 307 and 310, respectively, to the boundary line between the respective Counties)

      NRS 243.345  Lake County created—1861.  There shall be a county, to be known as Lake County, to include all that part of the Territory of Nevada within the boundaries described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of Washoe County, and running easterly along the northern boundary of Washoe County to the mouth of the Truckee River; thence due east to the summit of the first range of mountains east of the Truckee River; thence in a northerly direction, along the range, and the main granite range of mountains, to the Oregon line; thence west, along the line, to the summit of the Sierra; thence south, along the summit, to the place of beginning.

      [7:24:1861; B § 4057; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1447; NCL § 1871]

      NRS 243.350  Lake County changed to Roop County—1862.  The name of the County of Lake is changed to that of Roop.

      [1:5:1862]

      NRS 243.355  Consolidation of Washoe and Roop Counties—1883.  The Counties of Washoe and Roop shall hereafter form but one county, to be known as Washoe County. The County shall embrace the territory within the present boundaries of Washoe and Roop Counties.

      [Part 1:4:1883; cited BH §§ 5026, 5028; cited C § 5115; RL § 1485; NCL § 1913]

      NRS 243.360  County seat at Reno.  After April 3, 1871, the county seat of Washoe County shall be located at the City of Reno in Washoe County.

      [1:13:1871; cited BH § 5026; RL § 1483; NCL § 1911]

White Pine County

      NRS 243.365  Creation—1869.  The County of White Pine is hereby created with the following boundaries: All that portion of the State of Nevada lying east of a line running due north and south through the most westerly part of the house known as Shannon’s Station, on the westerly slope of Diamond Mountains, in Lander County, on the road from Austin to Hamilton in that county, and south of a line running due east and west through the most northerly part of Camp Ruby, and north of the present line between the Counties of Nye and Lander, as located by Thomas J. Reed, County Surveyor of Lander County, made in 1868.

      [1:60:1869; B § 4072; cited BH § 5027; cited C § 5116; RL § 1486; NCL § 1914]

      NRS 243.370  Portion of Nye County detached and attached to White Pine County—1875.  The following described territory, now a portion of Nye County, is hereby detached from Nye County and is hereby attached to and made a part of White Pine County: All that territory embraced within the following boundaries: Commencing at a point now known as the southeast corner of Eureka County; thence running due east along the south line of White Pine County 90 miles, more or less, to the east line of the State of Nevada; thence running south along the state line 30 miles, more or less, to a point due east from the north line of A. Prairie’s farm; thence from that point due west 52 miles, more or less, to the 115th meridian west of Greenwich; and thence northwesterly 60 miles, more or less, to the place of beginning.

      [1:52:1875; cited BH §§ 5024, 5027; cited C §§ 5112, 5116; RL § 1487; NCL § 1915]

      NRS 243.375  Portion of White Pine County detached and attached to Eureka County—1881.  The territory described in NRS 243.120 is detached from White Pine County and attached to and made a part of Eureka County.

      [1:70:1881; cited BH § 5017; cited C § 5107; RL § 1465; NCL § 1893]

      NRS 243.380  Boundary line between Elko and White Pine Counties established—1925.  The boundary line between Elko County and White Pine County shall be as described in NRS 243.070.

      [1:113:1925; NCL § 1887]

      NRS 243.385  County seat at Ely.  After August 1, 1887, the county seat of White Pine County shall be located at the City of Ely in White Pine County.

      [1:15:1887; RL § 1488; NCL § 1916]

SURVEY AND ESTABLISHMENT OF BOUNDARIES

      NRS 243.390  Surveys of boundaries required.  The boards of county commissioners of the several counties of this state are hereby authorized and required to have made an accurate survey of the boundaries between the several counties within this state, in which the same have not been established according to law. The boards of county commissioners of the counties adjoining are required to arrange for the making of such survey and notify the county surveyors of their respective counties thereof.

      [1:47:1866; B § 4089; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1489; NCL § 1917]

      NRS 243.395  Duties of county surveyors.

      1.  The county surveyors of the several counties where the boundaries have not been established by survey shall meet at such time and place as the boards of county commissioners of the counties shall designate and proceed to survey the boundary lines between the same.

      2.  If the surveyor or surveyors of any county or counties shall fail to meet the surveyor or surveyors of the county or counties adjoining, at the time and place designated by the boards of county commissioners, the surveyor or surveyors of the county or counties, who may be present, shall proceed to make the survey, and the same shall be the established boundaries between such counties.

      [2:47:1866; B § 4090; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1490; NCL § 1918] + [3:47:1866; B § 4091; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1491; NCL § 1919]

      NRS 243.400  Reports and maps to be made.  The county surveyors of the several counties where such boundaries are surveyed shall make out a report and maps of the boundaries, one copy to be deposited with the county clerks of the counties, and a joint copy of the counties adjoining to be transmitted to the Division of State Lands of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

      [4:47:1866; B § 4092; cited BH § 1920; cited C § 5101; RL § 1492; NCL § 1920]—(NRS A 1957, 655; 1977, 1123)

      NRS 243.405  Expenses of survey to be prorated.  The expenses of such surveys shall be borne jointly by the several counties pro rata according to the number of miles surveyed on the line of each county.

      [5:47:1866; B § 4093; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1493; NCL § 1921]

      NRS 243.410  Compensation for expenses.  The boards of county commissioners of the counties on the line of which such surveys shall be so made are authorized to allow reasonable and proper compensation and all necessary expenses incurred in making the surveys. Upon such allowance, the county auditors of such counties, respectively, are directed to draw their warrants on the county treasurers therefor, in favor of the person or persons entitled to the same.

      [6:47:1866; B § 4094; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1494; NCL § 1922]

      NRS 243.415  Construction of NRS 243.390 to 243.415, inclusive.  Nothing in the provisions of NRS 243.390 to 243.415, inclusive, shall be construed so as to compel or force the boards of county commissioners of the several counties of this state to have any county line or lines surveyed and established, except where such county line or lines are now, or may hereafter be, in dispute by reason of the settlement of persons and the ownership of property along such county line or lines.

      [7:47:1866; B § 4095; cited BH § 5013; cited C § 5101; RL § 1495; NCL § 1923]

PROCEDURE FOR ABOLISHMENT OF COUNTIES

      NRS 243.420  Approval of act by voters.  Whenever any act of the Legislature abolishes a county in this State, such act shall not become effective until approved by a majority of all the qualified voters of the county affected voting at a special election to be called for that purpose.

      [1:109:1953]

      NRS 243.425  County commissioners to call special election.  The board of county commissioners of the county affected shall, within 60 days after the approval of the act by the Governor, cause an election to be held at the various places of voting in the county. The board of county commissioners shall give notice of the special election by publication once a week for 4 weeks in some newspaper published in the county or by posting written or printed notices at the several voting precincts in the county. The notice shall state the time and place of holding the election and for what purpose such election is held.

      [2:109:1953]

      NRS 243.430  Printing and form of ballots.  The board of county commissioners shall authorize and direct the county clerk to cause to be printed a sufficient number of ballots for the election. The title of the act shall be set out on the ballot and the question printed upon the ballot for the information of the voter shall be as follows: Shall the act (setting out the title thereof) be approved?

      [3:109:1953]

      NRS 243.435  Conduct of election.  The special election shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the law relating to general elections so far as the same can be made applicable.

      [4:109:1953]

      NRS 243.440  Expenses of election.  The board of county commissioners shall cause all expenses of printing, publication of notices and expenses of holding the election to be paid out of the county general fund.

      [5:109:1953]

      NRS 243.445  Canvass of votes; transmission of certified abstract.  The election officers shall make returns to the board of county commissioners, who shall, within 7 days thereafter, meet and canvass the vote. The county clerk must make a certified abstract thereof, seal such abstract, endorse it “election returns” and without delay transmit it by registered mail to the Secretary of State.

      [6:109:1953]

      NRS 243.450  Abstract filed; result certified to Governor.  The certified abstract of such returns must be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State, and, if it appears therefrom that a majority of all the qualified voters voting at the election have approved the act, the Secretary of State must certify the result of such vote to the Governor.

      [7:109:1953]

      NRS 243.455  Proclamation by Governor.  The Governor must thereupon issue a proclamation, stating therein the result of the vote in the county affected, and that the act has been approved by a majority of all the qualified voters voting at the election. The act shall become effective on the date of the proclamation.

      [8:109:1953]

PROCEDURE FOR RELOCATION OF COUNTY SEATS

      NRS 243.460  Relocation of county seats.  County seats may be removed and new locations selected as provided in NRS 243.460 to 243.490, inclusive.

      [1:69:1955]

      NRS 243.465  Petition for removal of county seat: Requirements; notice; hearing.  Whenever the residents of any county in this State shall file a petition with the clerk of the board of county commissioners, signed by qualified electors of the county, who are also taxpayers of the county as appears by the last real or personal property assessment roll, equal in number to at least 60 percent of the legal votes cast at the last preceding general election in the county, asking for the removal of the county seat of the county to some other designated place, the board of county commissioners shall fix a time for a public hearing upon the petition, which time shall be within 30 days after the filing of the petition, and the clerk of the board of county commissioners shall give notice thereof by publication in a newspaper published in the county as may be designated by the board, at least once in each week for 2 weeks, the first publication to be at least 2 weeks before the date of hearing.

      [2:69:1955]

      NRS 243.470  Sufficiency of petition; proposition to be submitted to voters; limitation on withdrawing names from petition.

      1.  At the time specified in the notice, the board of county commissioners shall meet and inquire into and determine the sufficiency of the petition and the validity of the signatures thereto, and if sufficient and signed by the required number, the board shall make an order directing that the proposition to remove the county seat to the place named in the petition be submitted to a vote of the qualified electors of the county at the next primary or general election.

      2.  No names may be withdrawn from the petition after the petition has been filed with the clerk of the board of county commissioners except in cases of actual fraud in the procuring of signatures to the petition.

      [3:69:1955]—(NRS A 1993, 1034)

      NRS 243.475  Order of election: Contents; publication.  The order shall state the time and places where the proposition is to be voted upon, and the board of county commissioners shall cause a certified copy of such order to be published in some newspaper of general circulation published in the county as may be designated by the board, at least once in each week for 2 weeks, the first publication to be at least 40 days before the date of the election.

      [4:69:1955]

      NRS 243.480  Form and canvass of ballots; certification of returns.  The ballots to be voted at the election must have printed thereon the words “For removal of the county seat to ................” (inserting the name of the place to which removal is proposed) and “Against removal of the county seat to ................” (inserting the name of the place to which removal is proposed). The ballot must be canvassed as in elections for county officers and the returns of the election must be certified by the county clerk to the Secretary of State, together with a certified copy of the order of the board of county commissioners and a sworn certificate of the publication thereof, to be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State.

      [5:69:1955]—(NRS A 1993, 1035)

      NRS 243.485  County records, offices, property and prisoners to be removed to new county seat; penalty.

      1.  If a majority of the votes cast on the proposition of removal is in favor of removal of the county seat, so soon as convenient buildings can be had at such new county seat the board of county commissioners shall cause all the county records, county offices and property pertaining thereto, and all county prisoners, to be removed to the new county seat.

      2.  Any county commissioner or other county officer who shall neglect or refuse to carry out any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

      [6:69:1955]

      NRS 243.490  Notice of establishment of new county seat; actions and proceedings.  When a new county seat shall have been established in accordance with NRS 243.460 to 243.490, inclusive, the board of county commissioners shall cause due notice thereof to be published in some newspaper of general circulation published in the county for 4 consecutive weeks, being four publications, and all suits, actions, process, prosecutions and proceedings already commenced or that may be commenced in the district court for the county shall proceed to final judgment and execution at such new county seat.

      [7:69:1955]