COVID-19 Updates

View the Washoe County Phase I Guidelines to learn more about the requirements for businesses to reopen under Phase 1.


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.


Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Not sure which Department you're looking for? Learn more about our Departments below...

City Attorney

The City Attorney’s Office serves as an important resource for the City of Reno. The Office consists of two primary divisions, Civil and Criminal. Each division is headed by a Chief Deputy City Attorney.

City Clerk

The City Clerk functions as the Clerk of the Council and maintains all official records of the City, pursuant to the Reno City Charter, Section 3.040. This includes providing for all public notifications, a comprehensive legislative tracking system for council action and minutes, as well as the indexing of all documents for archiving and retrieval.

City Manager's Office

The City Manager's mission is to carry out the policies and programs approved by the City Council and to provide administrative leadership.

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission is established by the State of Nevada Legislature in the Reno City Charter, Article IX. The Commission is an autonomous body of seven City of Reno citizens. Commissioners have no other connection to the City of Reno and are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council to serve a five year term.

Community Development

The Community Development Department is responsible for the physical and economic development of the City. The activities of the Department range from maintaining the long range plans for the City to reviewing plans for new buildings and issuing business licenses.

Department of Information Technology

The Department of Information Technology operates all of the City's major information systems, including public safety dispatch, Citywide networks, software implementation and Geographic Information Systems.

Economic Development & Redevelopment

Created in 1983. the Economic Development & Redevelopment Agency serves as the economic development arm of the City of Reno. The Redevelopment Agency has the power to: buy private property for resale; reallocate property and sales tax increment in order to finance the redevelopment program of the community; and use other incentives to foster redevelopment of blighted properties.


The Finance Department serves many important functions for our city and maintains several services used by Reno citizens and businesses. Finance services include sewer, revenue, purchasing and accounts payable.

Fire Department

The Reno Fire Department will provide our citizens and visitors the best possible all risk emergency service in the protection of lives and property.

Human Resources

The Department of Human Resources is responsible for planning, coordinating and administering a comprehensive human resources management program for the City of Reno. Employment opportunities can be found on the Jobs & Recruitment page.

Municipal Court

As a separate and co-equal branch of government, the Court is responsible for the adjudication of traffic and criminal misdemeanor violations, and code violations that occur within the limits of the City of Reno. The Court also provides treatment and supervision to offenders who participate in its various specialty court programs, promoting public safety and accountability in those seeking recovery.

Parks, Recreation & Community Services

The City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services department offers a wide range of activities. From sport leagues and facilities to youth and senior services to parks and trails, there are hundreds of ways to participate in our community!

Police Department

The Reno Police Department is nationally recognized as a model for Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving.

Public Safety Dispatch

The City of Reno Public Safety Dispatch department is a regional 9-1-1 emergency response center that provides service to the citizens of Reno and the surrounding areas within Washoe County.

Public Works

The Public Works Department offers many services to City's residents and visitors. We design, operate and maintain city-owned facilities, sewer, storm drain, and road infrastructure.