COVID-19 Updates

View Washoe County Phase 2 Guidelines for businesses. Also see: Governor Sisolak's May 26, 2020 Phase 2 update and the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery infographic.


Please pay attention to our COVID-19 web page, our social media, emails and other credible sources of news for the most recent updates and information.

For Customers:
The Community Development Department is adjusting its processes and procedures in response to COVID-19. The changes allow business operations to continue for customers without requiring face-to-face interactions. Read this information for how these changes may impact you if you normally do business with the Community Development Department.

For Businesses:
Check out Reno.Gov/BusinessLicense:

  • For information on Phase 2 reopening requirements
  • To learn about and apply for the business license relief program. 


The Community Development Department is responsible for the physical development of the City. The core service areas of the department include: housing and neighborhood development, planning, engineering, building and safety inspections, and business licensing.

Electronic Building Permit Submissions

We are now accepting electronic submittal of building permit applications and plans.

Learn more about Electronic Building Permit Submissions

Community Development News

Meetings and Events

Zoning Code RENOvation Open House - Zoning Districts and Uses

  • Date: 09/24/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  
  • Location: McKinley Arts and Culture
    925 Riverside Dr.
    Reno, Nevada 89503
  • Introduction: Join us to give feedback on the draft code for Reno zoning districts and uses.

The City of Reno is updating its land development code. The update considers targeted changes to zoning regulations and development standards. Public input is an important part of this project, and we invite you to get involved!  RSVP Here!  An RSVP is not required to attend any of these meetings, but it does help us plan the events. Please RSVP so we know you are coming!  

Please join us for the Zoning Code RENOVation open house on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the McKinley Arts and Culture Center.

This meeting will focus on gathering input on the draft sections of code that detail:

  • The proposed set of zoning districts;
  • The land uses allowed in those zoning districts; and
  • The standards that apply to certain land uses.

 You can view the draft code and comment online here.


You can find more information about the project at Reno.Gov/Zoning.

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