Development Code & Revisions

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Development Code

The new version of the Henderson Development Code was adopted on January 19, 2010.

The online Development Code is available in PDF format and always includes the most recent updates to the Code. This version is offered to the user because of the printer-friendly feature. Each chapter is available separately in the links below.

Ordering a Hard Copy

A spiral-bound hard copy can also be purchased for $38 or on CD for $1 from the Community Development Department located on the first floor in City Hall.

To place an order, please call 702-267-1500 or submit your request using Contact Henderson. Please allow at least one week for printing.

Please note: A revision to the Code was adopted on November 17, 2020.  Click here to see the latest revisions.

Plant List

As referenced in the Development Code, the SNRPC Regional Plant List provides recommended plant materials to meet code requirements as well as helpful information for over 600 trees and plants that grow well in our desert environment.

Online Interactive Zoning and Land Use Maps

The City's online interactive zoning and land use map application provide visual reference of the latest current planned land use and zoning designations.

Please contact the Community Development and Services Department staff at 702-267-1500 to purchase hard copy maps, obtain more detailed information, or receive answers to your questions.

Development Code Update

The City is currently in the process of updating the Development Code to ensure alignment with the vision and goals of Henderson Strong Comprehensive Plan, accordance with Federal and State statutes, compliance with current case law, application of best planning and sustainability practices, and to remain responsive to changes since its last update in 2010.

The City aims to craft an updated Development Code that:

  • Implements Henderson Strong Comprehensive Plan, including the vision for priority areas;
  • Promotes high quality design through effective regulations;
  • Provides clear decision-making protocols and streamlines review process, increasing efficiency and predictability;
  • Is clear, concise, understandable, and easy to use.

Public Comment Period Closed - November 21, 2021

Review the full Draft Development Code that was released for public comment on October 1, 2021.

Compiled Draft - March 15, 2022

Review the full Compiled Draft Development Code that was submitted for potential adoption at the March 15, 2022 City Council meeting.

Compiled Draft - April 5, 2022

Review the full Final Compiled Draft Development Code that has been prepared for potential adoption at the April 19, 2022 City Council meeting.


For more information or with specific questions, please email or call 702-267-1500.

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