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

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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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Electronic Building Permit Submissions

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

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City of Reno continues Master Plan discussions

Public invited to two upcoming ReImagine Reno open houses

Post Date:02/13/2017 1:06 PM

The City of Reno Master Plan update, also known as ReImagine Reno, is continuing this month with two open houses at McKinley Arts and Culture Center. The meetings are open to the public and media.

Both meetings will focus on getting input on draft policies that will impact specific types of areas in town, such as corridors, centers and neighborhoods:

Area-Specific Policies Open House #1

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.

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Area-Specific Policies Open House #2

Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.

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Following an overview presentation at the open houses, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about the latest draft components.

Those who are planning to attend the open houses are encouraged to review the draft design principles. The document explains how to determine which principles would apply to different types of places in our community and how they may be implemented in the future. This draft policy component of the Master Plan will be the main topic covered during the two open houses.

More About ReImagine Reno

ReImagine Reno is the project name of the City of Reno’s Master Plan update. It kicked off in spring 2015 and is expected to be completed in summer 2017. Nearly 6,000 people participated in the first round of public engagement. For more information, visit

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