1.  If a board of county commissioners determines by competent evidence that money has been paid into the treasury of the county under any of the circumstances mentioned in NRS 354.220, the board of county commissioners, by its unanimous resolution, may direct the county treasurer to refund to the applicant the amount of money paid into the county treasury in excess of the amount legally payable.

Terms Used In Nevada Revised Statutes 354.240

  • county: includes Carson City. See Nevada Revised Statutes 104.4105
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • person: means a natural person, any form of business or social organization and any other nongovernmental legal entity including, but not limited to, a corporation, partnership, association, trust or unincorporated organization. See Nevada Revised Statutes 104.4111

2.  In the case of a claim for a refund of property tax, if the board has unanimously found that the applicant is entitled to a refund, it shall direct the county treasurer to refund to the applicant the amount claimed if the claim is made within 3 years after the tax was due. The county may withhold amounts refunded from its subsequent apportionments of revenues from property tax to the other taxing units in the county which levied a tax represented in the combined tax rate.

3.  If the county treasurer determines by competent evidence that money in the amount of $500 or less has been paid into the county treasury under any of the circumstances listed in NRS 354.220, the county treasurer may, upon receiving the written approval of the district attorney, refund to the applicant the amount paid which is in excess of the amount legally payable.

4.  In the case of a claim for a refund of property tax which has been authorized and approved in the manner provided in subsection 3, the county treasurer shall make a refund to the applicant in the amount claimed if the claim is made within 3 years after the tax was due. The county may withhold amounts refunded from its subsequent apportionments of revenues from property tax to the other taxing units in the county which levied a tax represented in the combined tax rate.

5.  A board of county commissioners may, in the case of a claim for a refund of a registration fee or deposit paid to the county department of parks and recreation, delegate the authority to approve all such claims of less than $1,000, to:

(a) The county manager or the designee of the county manager;

(b) The county administrator or the designee of the county administrator; or

(c) In a county that has neither a county manager nor a county administrator, any other county employee.

6.  A board of county commissioners may, in the case of a claim for a refund of any charges, fees or deposits paid to the county department of aviation, delegate the authority to approve all such claims of less than $100, to:

(a) The county manager or the designee of the county manager;

(b) The county administrator or the designee of the county administrator; or

(c) In a county that has neither a county manager nor a county administrator, any other county employee.

7.  A county treasurer, upon receiving written approval of a claim pursuant to subsection 5 or 6, may refund to the applicant the amount of the refund due.

8.  At the end of each month the county treasurer shall provide to the board of county commissioners a list of all refunds made by the county treasurer during that month. The list must contain the name of each taxpayer or other person to whom a refund was made and the amount of the refund. The county treasurer shall maintain a copy of the list and make it available for public inspection.