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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. 


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.

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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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