COVID-19 Updates

Please pay attention to our COVID-19 web page, our social media, emails and other credible sources of news for the most recent updates and information.

Broad view of the City of Reno

 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

Part 3 of the Draft Zoning Code Available for Public Review

Post Date:12/17/2019 12:59 PM

The last section of the draft zoning code is now available for public review and input. Part 3 focuses on administration and procedures. It details the proposed rules for processing and reviewing land development projects. The chapters outline the steps and requirements for a project to make its way from application to decision. 

“We are excited to release this final section of draft code language. The community now can see how all three parts work together to provide for a process that is more predictable and transparent,” Community Development Director Arlo Stockham said. “Our goal through January 2020 is to get as many issues about the drafted language on the table as possible, so I encourage you to share your thoughts! This will help us create a revised draft that is informed by what our community wants to see in the code.”

Members of the public may provide feedback by emailing CodeUpdate@Reno.Gov, calling (775) 334-4636, or using the interactive online commenting tool

The City is in the process of scheduling workshops with the Planning Commission and City Council in early 2020. The purpose will be to go over the draft code language and the public input received. Following those meetings, a revised version of the draft code is scheduled to be released in April 2020 for a second round of public review and input.

You can find all three parts of the draft code and learn more about the project by visiting Reno.Gov/Zoning.

Return to full list >>

Meetings and Events