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 submissions of building permit applications and plans for residential construction, residential solar, and sign permits.
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City of Reno seeking nominations for 2019 Historic Preservation Awards
The City of Reno’s Historical Resources Commission is seeking nominations for its annual awards program for outstanding achievements in Historic Preservation. The nomination deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019.
Awards are given in six categories. Two categories — Distinguished Service and Advocate — are given to an individual or group. Three categories recognize outstanding work related to the preservation of Residential or Non-Residential properties and Historic Landmarks. The final category honors an outstanding Historical Project, such as a publication, research project, media production or other initiative.
The Historical Resources Commission first introduced its Historic Preservation Awards in 1997. Previous recipients include The Chism House, Lake Mansion, neon sign collector and restorer Will Durham, the Historic Reno Preservation Society (HRPS) and The Depot.
This year’s recipients will be announced and recognized by the City of Reno in May as part of Nevada's Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness Month.