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Community Development Department

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.

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.

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. These Zoning Verification Letter Applications will be accepted beginning on Monday, June 30, 2014:

Medical Marijuana Establishment - Zoning Verification Letter Application (PDF)

Reno's Master Plan

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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