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
Community Asked for Input on Potential Zoning Code Changes regarding Procedures
As part of the Zoning Code RENOvation project, the City is seeking input on potential changes to its zoning code regarding procedures. Issue Sheet 3A (Administration and Procedures) discussions recommendations related to the following topics:
Development review process improvements;
New tools for design alternatives and flexibility;
Project approval findings; and
Planned Unit Developments (PUDs) and Specific Plan Districts (SPDs).
In addition to providing comments online, members of the community are invited to attend the Aug. 21, 2019 Reno Planning Commission meeting and Sept. 11, 2019 Reno City Council meeting where these topics are planned to be discussed.