Who We Are
The Capital Projects Division consists of engineers and technicians who are responsible for the inventory, construction, major repair, and maintenance of assets and infrastructure owned by the City. Examples of assets and infrastructure are buildings, parks, streets, storm drains and sewers.
We provide engineering, surveying and project management services for Public Works and other City departments, such as the parks department and Police and Fire. We oversee the design and construction of new facilities as well as improvements to existing facilities. We work closely with contractors and consultants to ensure all assets are built to city specifications and stay within budgeted limits. It is our job to maintain and protect your investment.
Excavation & Encroachment Permits
The City of Reno requires all contractors who perform work within the right of way to be licensed and bonded with the City. To be added to the City's list of licensed and bonded contractors please review the criteria and submit a completed Contractor's application.
Once contractors are bonded they may apply for an excavation and encroachment permit to work within the City right of way. Working without a permit can result in penalties in the amount of triple the total permit fees for a first offense and quadruple the amount for the second offense.
Permit applications, drawings, and traffic control plans are submitted to Capital Projects at City Hall, 1 E. First Street, 8th Floor, where they are reviewed and approved. Once they are approved, contractors obtain their permit at 1 E. First Street, 2nd Floor. Approval time for most standard applications is approximately three business days.
As of January 1, 2016, the City of Reno manages 696 miles of streets, 23 miles of alleys, and 73 parking lots.
The Pavement Management group of Public Works uses a Pavement Management System (PMS) to assist in evaluating the pavement condition, serviceable life, and maintenance strategies for City owned roads, alleys, and parking lots. A PMS is a set of tools that includes software and engineering judgment to budget for and plan maintenance and rehabilitation projects to help minimize costs while improving overall pavement conditions. Elements of a PMS include: inventory, condition data, maps, software, and engineering judgment. Learn how we rate street condition.
If you have any questions or concerns about the City of Reno's Pavement Management Program, please contact Reno Direct. For maps showing street pavement conditions and reconstruction projects, please visit our GIS Mapserver website.
Find links to maps and lists of our current neighborhood street projects and a link to the Regional Transportation Commission's web site for regional street projects. Street Rehabilitation and Maintenance
Special Assessment Districts
A Special Assessment District (SAD) is an arrangement between property owners and the City of Reno to help fund infrastructure improvements and benefit the adjacent property owners.
SADs are created for the City's Neighborhood Street Rehabilitation projects as well as the Regional Transportation Commission's (RTC) arterial and collector street rehabilitation projects. SADs are typically created for street projects. Sometimes SADs are created by petition for commercial or industrial development opportunities or where participants desire to bring their infrastructure up to City standards so they can be accepted and maintained by the City.
For more information please visit the Special Assessment District web page or call (775) 334-2548.