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

City of Reno Master Plan process moving forward

ReImagine Reno to receive direction on Design Principles and Citywide Policy Framework

Post Date:05/30/2017 8:57 AM

There will be a Joint Special Meeting of the Reno City Council and Planning Commission on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3 p.m. The entities will discuss ReImagine Reno, the project name of the City of Reno’s Master Plan update.

The entities will potentially take action on the following agenda items:

B.1 - Presentation by Clarion Associates, discussion and potential action by each entity regarding draft Design Principles for the updated City of Reno Master Plan.

B.2 - Presentation by Clarion Associates and Economic and Planning Systems, Inc., discussion and potential action by each entity regarding draft Citywide Policy Framework for the updated City of Reno Master Plan.

Read the “City Council and Planning Commission Prepare for Review of Master Plan Policies” newsletter for more information.

More About ReImagine Reno

ReImagine Reno kicked off in spring 2015 and is expected to be completed in fall 2017. Nearly 6,000 people participated in the first round of public engagement. Over the last few months, more than 750 people attended community events and participated in online surveys. For more information, visit
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