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
The Community Development Department announced the 2018 schedule for Community Development Conversations, a quarterly series that provides for informal conversations on trends, issues, concerns, and news related to the development and business industries.
02/14/2018 9:40 AM
The new Reno Building Inspections mobile app, released in February 2018, allows contractors and homeowners to request inspections on their active Reno permits with just a few clicks.
02/13/2018 11:03 AM
City of Reno and community partners celebrate opening of Community Assistance Center's Early Learning Center 2
Today, the City of Reno and its community partners joined together to celebrate the opening of the new Early Learning Center 2 preschool facility at Reno’s Community Assistance Center (CAC).
01/30/2018 12:17 PM
The City of Reno is looking for community input on the draft rules and regulations for the proposed Motel Inspection Program. Attend an upcoming workshop to learn more.
01/24/2018 9:00 AM
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