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    Desert Rainbow

    Photo Credit: Sb Sullivan

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    Couple sitting at Wingfield Park

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    Service Dog, Nala, at the Truckee River

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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.

National Community Development Week
April 21 - 26, 2014

"40 Years of Building Strong Communities"

The City of Reno Mayor Cashell and the City Council issued a proclamation supporting the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program through the celebration of National Community Development Week, April 21 - 26, 2014.  

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the CDBG program.  These two valuable programs have made tremendous contributions to the viability of the housing stock, infrastructure, public services, and economic vitality of our community.  Safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities have been made available to low- and moderate-income persons. 

To view the proclamation, please visit the 12th floor of City Hall at One East First Street, Reno, NV. 

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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 Commission 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

Sewer Payments

Parking Tickets

Services Available on the 12th Floor and Online:


Homeless Programs  

Housing Resources 

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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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