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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

New Building Inspections Mobile App Makes it Quick and Simple to Book Inspections

Post Date:02/13/2018 11:03 AM

As part of its priority to ensure an efficient and dependable business environment, the City of Reno’s latest mobile application makes the process of scheduling and managing building inspections faster and easier. 

The new Reno Building Inspections mobile app, released in February 2018, allows contractors and homeowners to request inspections on their active Reno permits with just a few clicks.

Through the app, you can: 

  • Quickly schedule multiple inspections of an active permit without a log-in.   
  • Cancel or reschedule an inspection.
  • Use your smartphone to view all your Reno building and fire permits, inspection results, and inspection history
  • Easily view your permits by adding them to MyList. 

 Download the app for free through the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store

“Our Building and Safety team is dedicated to providing a prompt and efficient customer experience. This new app is a continuation of that commitment,” Building and Safety Manager Dan Holly said. “Through the Reno Building Inspections app, we expect to save customers time by making it quick and easy to schedule and manage their inspections.”

The new app replaces the automated phone inspection request line. The inspection request phone number (775-334-2396) printed on the back of building permits issued approximately before January 9, 2018 is no longer in use. 

Customers can also use the OneNV website for building inspection and permit needs. Check out the OneNV information page to learn more.

Questions about the Reno Building Inspections mobile app can be directed to BuildingHelp@Reno.Gov

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