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 NOTICE UPDATE************
The new and improved permitting/licensing/tracking software will be available Monday, October 31, 2016. To upgrade to the new regional platform, the permitting/tracking software and all of its components will NOT be AVAILABLE from 3:00 pm on Thursday, October 27, 2016, to 8:00 am Monday, October 31, 2016. On October 31, 2016, the permitting/licensing software and its components including the IVR (telephone inspection line) and the Virtual Permit Place (Citizen Access) online scheduling will be available for use. Please plan accordingly.
Please remember that Friday, October 28, 2016, is Nevada Day, and the city offices will be closed.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Learn about the proposed Regional Technology Fee.
On-Premise Digital Signs
On December 2, 2015 the Reno City Council adopted the ordinance associated with TXT13-00002 (On-Premise Digital Sign Ordinance). The adopted ordinance is now in effect.
Ordinance Change for Plumbing and Electrical Apprentice and Journeyman Certificates
Amendments to the Reno Municipal Code Title 14; Chapter 14.04 entitled “Building and Housing Code” were adopted by City Council on May 11, 2016. The amendments include 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.
For more information, please view the adopted Ordinance No. 6400.
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 RenoDirect@reno.gov.
Services Available at the 2nd Floor Counters and Online
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.
Services Available on the 12th Floor and Online
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.
Comment Card Questions and Suggestions
* During the workshop, comment cards were collected. Those comments that were not able to be discussed during the time allotted have been circulated to the workshop panelists for their remarks. Additionally, responses will be updated to the website as they are received.
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.