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Community Development Department


Community Development Department Mission

To assist citizens and businesses in achieving compliance with the laws and policies adopted by the Reno City Council, the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency and the Nevada Legislature in a customer and business friendly manner, and improve neighborhoods and housing opportunities for disadvantaged residents.

The Community Development Department is responsible for the physical and economic development of the City. The activities of the Department range from maintaining the long range plans for the City to reviewing plans for new buildings and issuing business licenses.

Important Links

Share Your Vision for Reno's Future!

ReImagineReno_Logos_082715  Reimagine Reno is an opportunity for everyone who cares about the City to help plan for our future.  Get involved at Reno.Gov/ReImagineReno.

Learn about the proposed Regional Technology Fee.

Sign-Up for Community Development Email Updates!

Reno's Master Plan

Proposed Ordinance Change for Plumbing and Electrical Apprentice and Journeyman Certificates

The Reno City Council will be considering the adoption of new requirements for Plumbing and Electrical Apprentice and Journeyman Certificates. A public workshop has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on October 5, 2015 on the first floor of Reno City Hall.

In compliance with NRS 237.080, local governments are to notify trade associations or owners and officers of businesses that are likely to be affected by the adoption of the proposed rule, that you may submit data or arguments to the governing body, or its designee, if you believe the adoption of the referenced rule will either: (a) impose a direct and significant economic burden upon business, or (b) directly restrict the formation, operation or expansion of a business. Any data or arguments must be received no later than September 18, 2015.

The proposed rule pertains to the adoption of amendments to Reno Municipal Code Title 14; Chapter 14.04 entitled “Building and Housing Code.” by adding new Sections, and to RMC 14.04.120, entitled “Uniform Plumbing Code,” and amending Sections and and adding an additional Section to RMC 14.04.125 entitled “National Electric Code.” The proposed rule includes Apprentice and Journeyman certification requirements for all persons engaged in Electrical and Plumbing work conducted within the city limits that require permits issued by the City of Reno.

The Reno City Council will be hearing and considering these amendments at their regularly scheduled meetings on October 7, 2015 and October 28, 2015.  City Council meetings take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Reno City Council Chambers located at 1 East 1st Street, Reno, NV  89501.  The agendas for the meetings will be posted at City Hall and on the City Website by going to the meeting portal on the Friday before each meeting.

You may view the proposed ordinance in order to formulate data or arguments here: Title 14 Amendments updated 08-31-2015.

The Business Impact Statement was prepared pursuant to Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 237.090 to address the proposed impact of requiring certifications for all Apprentice and Journeyman Plumbers and Electricians engaged in Plumbing and Electrical work conducted within the City limits.

If you have questions or comments please contact Dan Holly, Building and Safety Manager, at (775) 334-3805 or fax (775) 334-2043.  You can also email and/or call Reno Direct with any input or questions at (775) 334-4636 or

Services Available at the 2nd Floor Counters and Online

Building Permits

Inspection Requests

Business Licenses

Planning - Engineering Services

Located within the Planning Division are Medical Marijuana Establishment Zoning Verification Letter Applications and Ordinance 6335

Administrative Interpretation Request Form for Title 18, "Annexation and Land Development".  A request was made by the City Attorney for "justification of the existing policy of exempting the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) road projects from obtaining a grading permit and reconciliation of the language of the SUP/Variance (LDC14-00015) with the existing policy".  Please read the Administrative Interpretation 15-01

Sewer Payments

Parking Tickets

Services Available on the 12th Floor and Online


Homeless Programs

Housing Resources

The Nevada Housing Division announces the Hero to Home Mortgage program which was designed to honor those serving or who have served our country with the dream of home ownership.  

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We Want to Hear from YOU

As customers of the Community Development Department, we value your opinion, and appreciate your feedback.   Please take a moment to complete our Online Survey, and provide us with your thoughts.  If you prefer to complete the survey at a later time, please click on the Online Survey link listed in the blue column on the left.  Thank you for your time.


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