COVID-19 Updates

Please pay attention to our COVID-19 web page, our social media, emails and other credible sources of news for the most recent updates and information.

Broad view of the City of Reno

 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. 



City Seeks Input on Potential Text Amendment to the Development Agreement Section of the Reno Development Code

Post Date:  June 25, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Reno is providing an additional opportunity to submit comments on the proposed draft ordinance amendment to Reno Municipal Code.

TXT20-00006 (Development Agreement) - A request has been made to amend Reno Municipal Code Title 18, specifically Chapter 18.20 (Development Agreements).  This request is associated with the Title 18 Code Update "Renovation" and will propose revised text intended to facilitate the use of voluntary agreements as allowed pursuant to NRS 278.0201 through 278.0207, inclusive.

The draft Text Amendment under consideration includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Enhanced reference to NRS requirements. 
  • Removal of regional requirements and discretionary permits (PRS, SUP, PUD, and SPD requirements).
  • Removal of text that is redundant of NRS requirements.

In an effort to protect public health, we are asking that all comments be submitted in writing, in lieu of a public workshop, to the Planning Division at or via US Postal Service to the City of Reno, Planning Division, P.O. Box 1900, Reno, NV, 89505 by 5 p.m. on July 15, 2020.

Community Development News

City of Reno hosts Historic Marker unveiling

Post Date:08/21/2019 4:52 PM
The City of Reno is proud to unveil the first Historic Marker in the Historical Resources Commission's new marker program. The public and media are invited to an unveiling event on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. at 236 North Virginia Street in Reno. The marker is a tribute to Harold's Club.

“As we move forward as a city and community, these nostalgic reminders of the past become all the more important,” said Reno City Councilmember Jenny Brekhus, also the Council liaison to the Historical Resources Commission. “It is paramount that we continue to preserve our history and find these opportunities to commemorate where we came from.”

History of Harold’s Club

The opening of Harold’s Club on Virginia Street in 1935 by the Smith family changed the face of Reno and helped usher in the modern age of gaming in Nevada. With an emphasis on customer service and its innovative marketing — which included women dealers and its 2,300 “Harold’s Club or Bust” billboards spread across the country — Harold's brought gaming to the forefront and made Reno a destination.

Along with neighboring casinos, Harold’s also lobbied for a regulatory body to ensure respectability and accountability in casino operations. The Nevada Gaming Control Board (1955) and Nevada Gaming Commission (1959) were the result, setting a model for the country.
Return to full list >>

Meetings and Events