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.
Community Development News
City Begins to Vet Potential Amendments to Development Standards
Community asked for feedback by July 15
“We want to ensure the updates to development standards align with the new Master Plan and make the code more user-friendly for residents and local businesses,” Community Development Director Arlo Stockham said. “We look forward to getting feedback through this first step on development standards and then diving into the specific changes with the community as this process continues.”
Development standards are design requirements for development and construction. These ordinances supplement building codes and generally focus on exterior requirements for buildings and property improvements, including design requirements and natural resource protection standards.
In addition to providing comments online, members of the community are invited to attend the June 19, 2019 Reno Planning Commission meeting and July 24, 2019 Reno City Council meeting where these topics are planned to be discussed.