The Community Development Department is responsible for the physical development of the City. The six core service areas of the department include: housing and neighborhood development, planning, engineering, building and safety inspections, business licensing, and code enforcement.
Community Development Department Mission
The Community Development Department aims to improves people's lives through responsible planning, building, business inspections, and the promotion of a wide variety of housing types. The department strives to serve all of its customers in a prompt, efficient, and ethical manner.
Community Development News
As a part of its efforts to support affordable housing, the City of Reno is developing an ordinance that could allow for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to be built within certain locations of the city.
12/13/2017 12:30 PM
The City of Reno, Acting in Community Together in Organizing Northern Nevada (ACTIONN) and their regional partners have collaborated to provide a temporary solution to providing additional shelter to the homeless as winter weather has moved into the region.
12/07/2017 10:08 AM
As part of a joint effort between numerous jurisdictions and industry representatives in Northern Nevada, the City of Reno Building and Safety Division is taking part in the process to review, amend, and adopt the latest building codes.
12/04/2017 2:30 PM
At a Special Meeting of the Reno City Council on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10 a.m., Council will consider adoption of the new City of Reno Master Plan, created through the ReImagine Reno process, and repeal of the existing plan.
11/06/2017 12:18 PM
Media and the public are advised that the City of Reno will host a Permanent Overflow Shelter Community Meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Reno City Hall.
10/23/2017 4:06 PM
The City of Reno is excited to unveil the first renovated home as part of the Neighborhood Renewal Program. A ribbon cutting will take place on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10 a.m. at 1411 E. 10th St. in Reno.
10/06/2017 1:08 PM