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.
Community Development News
Fiscal Impact Analysis (FIA) Guidelines are now required
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, email@example.com.