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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. 


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 submittal of building permit applications and plans.

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Fiscal Impact Analysis (FIA) Guidelines are now required

Post Date:08/19/2019 9:45 AM

The Fiscal Impact Analysis Guidelines are now required for applicants to follow in preparation of a Fiscal Impact Analysis (FIA). 

The Guidelines will help standardize the impact of development requests and provide a more streamlined, consistent approach for evaluating fiscal impact analysis findings for development applications reviewed by the Planning Commission and City Council. 

The City of Reno requires a Fiscal Impact Analysis (FIA) for submittals that substantially impact the future fiscal health of the City of Reno to comply with annexation provisions set forth in NRS Chapter 268, Reno Municipal Code, and the City of Reno Master Plan. 

Independent Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. worked with Reno staff, City Council, and the development community to develop Fiscal Impact Analysis Guidelines as part of the development application requirements.

Staff also plans to provide Council with a 12-month report regarding staff and development community experiences applying the fiscal impact analysis guidelines.  Feel free to send feedback regarding your experience using the guidelines to Senior Planner Sienna Reid,

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