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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

Electronic building permit submittal program expands to commercial permits

Post Date:12/13/2019 4:42 PM

Customers who are applying for a building permit and submitting plans can now do so electronically. The program, which originally launched in July 2019 for certain types of applications, is now available for all commercial and residential permits. 

The electronic submittal program provides a streamlined approach to submitting building permit applications and plans by increasing the efficiency of the process and increasing communication with customers. The electronic submittal process allows users to:

  • Submit applications via email;
  • Upload required plans and other documents 24 hours a day from anywhere; and
  • Check the status of the permit review process online.

Twenty-five percent of building permit applications submitted in November 2019 were submitted electronically. 

“We are excited to expand this service for our customers. We’ve come a long way in a short period of time, and we look forward to continuing to listen to our customers and work with them to improve the program,” Building and Safety Manager Chris Pingree said.

Applications, forms, instructions, and other materials about the electronic submittal process are available online. The City of Reno also offers free weekly training sessions on the electronic building permit and plan submittal process. Through May 2020, the sessions are scheduled on Thursdays from 2:30-4 p.m. They are held at Reno City Hall on the 6th Floor in the large conference room. RSVP to Plans Examiner Daniela Monteiro.

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