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 City of Reno is looking for input on the draft rules and regulations for the proposed Motel Inspection Program.
06/14/2018 9:00 AM
Building permit customers looking to submit plan revisions or pick up approved permits will be welcomed to a new floor during their next visit to Reno City Hall. With the exception of application submittal, the sixth floor is now the location for customers to complete business related to building pe
05/23/2018 11:17 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.
05/21/2018 12:30 PM
As part of its National Preservation Month celebration, the City of Reno’s Historic Resources Commission announced the winners of the 2018 Historic Preservation Awards on Friday night.
05/18/2018 4:44 PM
The Community Development Department is hosting a community meeting to seek input on the draft of the City’s Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Action Plan.
05/08/2018 12:31 PM
The City of Reno and Volunteers of America (VOA) Northern California and Northern Nevada invite the public to a graduation ceremony for the current class of the Reno Works program on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Reno City Hall.
05/07/2018 11:44 AM
The City of Reno’s Historical Resources Commission is seeking nominations for its annual awards program for outstanding achievements in historic preservation. The nomination deadline is Friday, May 4, 2018.