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
The City of Reno will assist Washoe Legal Services in presenting three public seminars about renters' rights during October 2019 at Reno City Hall.
10/01/2019 3:38 PM
Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve invites the community to a Housing Town Hall on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Renown Regional Medical Center’s Mack Auditorium.
09/03/2019 1:51 PM
The City of Reno has introduced the first part of the draft zoning code language for public review and feedback.
08/30/2019 1:21 PM
The public is invited to a Historic Marker unveiling event on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. at 236 North Virginia Street in Reno. The marker is a tribute to Harold's Club.
08/21/2019 4:52 PM
These guidelines will help provide a more streamlined, consistent approach for evaluating fiscal impact analysis findings for development applications.
08/19/2019 9:45 AM
As part of the Zoning Code RENOvation project, the City is seeking input on potential changes to its zoning code regarding procedures.
08/15/2019 10:35 AM
Issues related to site and building design standards are next on the list to be discussed as part of the Zoning Code RENOvation project.
07/11/2019 2:25 PM
The City of Reno launched on July 1 the first phase of a program that allows for those applying for residential construction, residential solar, and sign building permits to submit applications and plans electronically rather than submitting hard copies in person at City Hall.
07/01/2019 3:26 PM
As the next step in the Zoning Code RENOvation project, the community is asked to weigh in on potential amendments to development standards. The community is invited to provide comments, either through the online form or by emailing CodeUpdate@Reno.Gov.
06/13/2019 11:22 AM
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
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
The City of Reno has announced the hire of Arlo Stockham as the new Director of Community Development.
02/07/2019 4:48 PM
Following a year of work on several priority initiatives, the City of Reno is providing an update on the progress of nine programs and strategies meant to support the need for housing in the community.
10/10/2018 10:15 AM
As the comprehensive update to the City’s zoning code gets started, the community is invited to get involved in the first stage of the initiative by participating in an upcoming open house and taking an online survey.
07/25/2018 1:35 PM
Following up on the heels of the adoption of the new Master Plan, the City of Reno is starting a multi-year effort to comprehensively update its zoning code.
07/25/2018 11:03 AM
The community is invited to get involved in the summer food drive hosted by the building and safety divisions from Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County.
07/05/2018 10:29 AM
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