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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:
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.

City Seeks Input on Potential Text Amendment to the Development Agreement Section of the Reno Development Code

Post Date:  June 25, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Reno is providing an additional opportunity to submit comments on the proposed draft ordinance amendment to Reno Municipal Code.

TXT20-00006 (Development Agreement) - A request has been made to amend Reno Municipal Code Title 18, specifically Chapter 18.20 (Development Agreements).  This request is associated with the Title 18 Code Update "Renovation" and will propose revised text intended to facilitate the use of voluntary agreements as allowed pursuant to NRS 278.0201 through 278.0207, inclusive.

The draft Text Amendment under consideration includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Enhanced reference to NRS requirements. 
  • Removal of regional requirements and discretionary permits (PRS, SUP, PUD, and SPD requirements).
  • Removal of text that is redundant of NRS requirements.

In an effort to protect public health, we are asking that all comments be submitted in writing, in lieu of a public workshop, to the Planning Division at or via US Postal Service to the City of Reno, Planning Division, P.O. Box 1900, Reno, NV, 89505 by 5 p.m. on July 15, 2020.

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

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.

RSVP and Additional Information

Area-Specific Policies Open House #2

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

RSVP and Additional Information

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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