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View Washoe County Phase 2 Guidelines for businesses. Also see: Governor Sisolak's May 26, 2020 Phase 2 update and the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery infographic.


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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.

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 hosts Permanent Overflow Shelter Community Meeting

Post Date:10/23/2017 4:06 PM
Media and the public are advised that the City of Reno will host a Permanent Overflow Shelter Community Meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Reno City Hall.

The meeting is being held to discuss the possible development of a permanent overflow shelter at 250 Sage Street, and to gather input about this location as the potential site for an overflow shelter. City staff will present information about the process and be available to answer questions.

Please be advised, also, that this meeting will not be live streamed at

Background: On August 9, 2017, Reno City Council unanimously approved to direct staff to determine Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) applicability and conduct public outreach regarding the possible use of 250 Sage Street as a permanent overflow shelter site. Read the Staff Report.
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