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. 


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City of Reno to host Affordable Housing Workshop on September 21

Post Date:09/19/2016 9:37 AM

The Reno City Council and Redevelopment Agency Board will participate in an Affordable Housing Workshop on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Reno City Hall.

Council could take action on the following agenda item:

B.1 - Review of affordable housing related to plans, policies, and programs and potential direction to staff on strategies to address the city's affordable housing efforts moving forward.

This workshop was requested by Council and is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the housing market in Reno, the needs of the local community, best practices from around the country, and existing programs and activities in the Reno region. The end goal of this workshop is identifying ways Reno can take action to better address issues centered around affordability.

City staff will participate in the facilitation of the workshop, in addition to representatives of Economic and Planning Systems (EPS) and Vecino Group, among others. View the Staff Report for more information.

Meetings can be streamed at or viewed on Charter Channel 194.

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