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
Issues related to zones and uses in residential areas are next on the list to be discussed as part of the Zoning Code RENOvation project. The community is invited to review the latest issue sheet and provide comments.
05/10/2019 12:59 PM
The City of Reno and Volunteers of America (VOA) Northern California and Northern Nevada celebrated a graduation ceremony for eight members of the current class of the Reno Works program.
04/30/2019 4:17 PM
The City of Reno is exploring changes to the Reno Municipal Code (“RMC”) related to adult businesses. A public hearing is scheduled for April 24, 2019.
04/12/2019 4:30 PM
Over the next several months, the Zoning Code RENOvation team will release a series of issue sheets that break down some of the key issues under consideration in the comprehensive update to the zoning code. The community is encouraged to provide input.
04/10/2019 4:27 PM
The City of Reno’s Historical Resources Commission is seeking nominations for its annual awards program for outstanding achievements in Historic Preservation.
03/18/2019 2:34 PM
Catholic Charities has opened a warming center in the St. Vincent's Dining Room at 325 Valley Road as of Monday, February 25, 2019 from 6 to 9 a.m.
02/25/2019 12:17 PM