The Community Development Department is responsible for the physical development of the City. The core service areas of the department include: housing and neighborhood development, planning, engineering, building and safety inspections, and business licensing.
Electronic Building Permit Submissions
We are now accepting electronic submittal of building permit applications and plans.
Community Development News
Following several months of collecting input from the community, the Reno Planning Commission and Reno City Council will review and discuss the first draft of the updated zoning code at two special meetings focused on the code update.
01/16/2020 11:05 AM
The last section of the draft zoning code is now available for public review and input. Part 3 focuses on administration and procedures.
12/17/2019 12:59 PM
Customers who are applying for a building permit and submitting plans can now do so electronically. The program is available for all commercial and residential permits.
12/13/2019 4:42 PM
So far, more than one dozen projects with over 1,600 total units have been proposed, far outpacing expectations.
12/06/2019 5:29 PM
Two more open houses are scheduled in December 2019 as a part of the City of Reno's project to update its zoning code. The community is invited to attend and learn how to get involved in the process.
12/05/2019 10:38 AM
As part of the City of Reno’s effort to update its development regulations, the second part of the City of Reno draft zoning code is now available for public review and input.
11/15/2019 2:37 PM
As part of the City of Reno's effort to update its development regulations, the second part of the City of Reno draft zoning code is available for public review and input. The chapters of draft code released in November focus on development standards.
11/12/2019 12:05 PM
The City of Reno is seeking input on a potential ordinance to license massage establishments as privileged activity under Reno Municipal Code.
11/04/2019 11:43 AM
The City of Reno and Volunteers of America (VOA) Northern California and Northern Nevada held a graduation ceremony and celebration for nine members of the current class of the Reno Works program.
10/22/2019 1:46 PM