Planned Network Maintenance

On Saturday, July 20, beginning at 8 a.m., the City will undergo planned network maintenance. Our website will still be available, however some pages that link to other applications such as City maps, Parking Tickets and Sewer Payments will be unavailable during this time. The outages are estimated to last 10 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

UAS Technical Capability Level (TCL) 4

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Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems - Unmanned Aircraft Systems LogoOn February 15, 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) publicly announced the State of Nevada as an award recipient for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) Technical Capability Level (TCL) 4 operation. This involves Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) flying in higher-density urban areas for tasks such as newsgathering, package delivery, and large-scale contingency mitigation. For the first time in U.S. Aviation history in a metropolitan area under beyond visual line of sight conditions, Nevada will conduct this NASA demonstration over several months in downtown Reno, Nevada. The State of Nevada UAS Test Site, under the leadership of the NIAS, was selected to execute the NASA UTM TCL 4 operation through an intensely competitive process with six other states.

The City of Reno is one of several partners in the NASA UTM TCL4 operation.

Important Dates

Downtown Reno - June 14-20, 23-25

  • Street closure: Lake Street from 1st to 2nd Street from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Some pedestrian restrictions from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • City Plaza restricted to only NIAS use and fenced off to the general public on all of the days listed above.
  • No City vehicles will be permitted to park at the City Plaza during this time.
  • No flying on June 21 (Cycle Nation) and June 22 (Reno Rodeo Parade) on the City Plaza.

Chism Street - June 14-July 2

  • Street closure: Chism Street from Dickerson to 2nd Street.
  • NIAS is responsible for maintaining City of Reno road closure street signs.

Idlewild Park - June 26-28* and July 1-2 and contingency flying on July 3

  • Street closure: Mastroianni Drive from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Some pedestrian restrictions from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • *Flying times restricted until 1 p.m. on June 28 due to Food Truck Fridays special event.
  • No flying on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30.




The Nevada (Smart Silver State) NASA UTM partners include: Uber Elevate, Switch, AirMap, Avision Robotics, Harris Corporation, AiRXOS a GE company, ANRA Technologies, WhiteFox Defense, Iris Automation, Drone America, Echodyne, Fortem, UltiSat, Inc., AviSight, Inc, Utah State University AggieAir, Deseret UAS, Telesis, College of Southern Nevada (CSN), Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, the Cities of Reno and Henderson, Town of Laughlin, Apex Unmanned, Ainstein, escAerospace, Viasat, University of Nevada Reno (UNR), international partners Institute of Aviation, Warsaw (ILOT), RelmaTech, Aerium Analytics, Canadian UAV, AVSS-Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions Inc, and ACAMP.

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Media Requests

Members of the news media can use our media request form to submit an inquiry regarding the UAS testing programs that are occurring with the City of Reno.