Governor Sisolak signs emergency directive to order non-essential businesses to close

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:
Per the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative, all non-essential businesses have been ordered to temporarily close to the public until April 16, 2020. Read this guide for additional information on operational restrictions and mandatory closures for certain types of businesses. The latest information will be available at Reno.Gov/COVID19.

In an effort to provide relief for businesses affected by the COVID-19 business restrictions, the City of Reno is extending the time for businesses to pay their license fees. The deadline for any business license fees due between March 27, 2020 and April 30, 2020 may be extended 30 days. Any other business that has been unable to pay fees due to the COVID-19 state of emergency may request an extension on a case by case basis. If you have questions, please call 775-334-2090 or email Due to high call volume, please leave a voicemail and a staff member will call you back as soon as possible. 


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: 09/30/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  
  • Location: Neil Road Recreation Center
    3925 Neil Rd.
    Reno, Nevada 89502
  • 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! Please join us for the Zoning Code RENOVation open house on Monday, Sept. 30. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the gym at the Neil Road Recreation Center.

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!  

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.

View the draft code and comment online here.


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

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