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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:
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

Reno Mayor hosts Housing Town Hall

Post Date:09/03/2019 1:51 PM
Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve invites the community to a Housing Town Hall on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Renown Regional Medical Center’s Mack Auditorium.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking will be free to the public as well. Registration is not required, but is highly recommended.

Schieve, who announced the town hall in February during this year’s State of the City address, will make opening remarks and facilitate a discussion to be had by housing experts in the Reno area.

“It’s extremely important that we continue this conversation,” Schieve said. “That’s why we are bringing together our partners and community to listen to what we’ve done, to share where we're going and to hear from our experts. I encourage all of you to join us for this opportunity to engage with your government. Be part of our team.”

Like many communities around the country, Reno is facing housing challenges. From rising rents and housing prices to an increasing homeless population, our community is coming together to begin addressing these needs and finding solutions for the future. Join Schieve for a Housing Town Hall where you can learn about new projects, hear from local experts, and explore solutions as a community.

There will be an information expo starting at 5 p.m., during which attendees will have the opportunity to visit booths manned by various housing groups and organizations in our community. 

The roundtable discussion, or town hall, will begin at 6 p.m. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions as well.

More housing resource information is available at
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