Governor Sisolak signs emergency directive to order non-essential businesses to close

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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:
Per the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative, all non-essential businesses have been ordered to temporarily close to the public until April 16, 2020. Read this guide for additional information on operational restrictions and mandatory closures for certain types of businesses. The latest information will be available at Reno.Gov/COVID19.

In an effort to provide relief for businesses affected by the COVID-19 business restrictions, the City of Reno is extending the time for businesses to pay their license fees. The deadline for any business license fees due between March 27, 2020 and April 30, 2020 may be extended 30 days. Any other business that has been unable to pay fees due to the COVID-19 state of emergency may request an extension on a case by case basis. If you have questions, please call 775-334-2090 or email Due to high call volume, please leave a voicemail and a staff member will call you back as soon as possible. 


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Electronic Building Permit Submissions

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Washoe Legal Services hosts three Renters’ Rights Seminars at Reno City Hall

Post Date:10/01/2019 3:38 PM

The City of Reno will assist Washoe Legal Services in presenting three public seminars about renters' rights during October 2019 at Reno City Hall. The meetings will be held on October 7, October 14, and October 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Reno City Council Chamber, located at 1 East First Street.

The community is invited to learn about the rights and protections that tenants have against such issues as unsanitary housing conditions and illegal evictions, and how renters may seal prior eviction records.

The schedule and topics of discussion for the three seminars are as follows:

  • October 7, 2019: Bedbugs and Code Enforcement
  • October 14, 2019: Eviction Rules and Procedures
  • October 21, 2019: Eviction Sealing

A Spanish language translator will be available, and the seminars will be livestreamed on the City of Reno’s Facebook page.

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