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 hosting a community cleanup on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Valley Road neighborhood.
10/17/2018 1:20 PM
At its October 10, 2018 regular meeting, the Reno City Council continued to discuss and prioritize one of the city’s major challenges: housing.
10/12/2018 2:15 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
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.
10/08/2018 3:00 PM
The City of Reno is seeking public input on the latest draft ordinances that detail proposed changes related to the regulation of adult businesses. A public workshop will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Reno City Hall.
09/11/2018 2:05 PM
The City of Reno is exploring changes to the Reno Municipal Code (“RMC”) related to adult businesses and is seeking input on the proposed code amendments.
08/28/2018 5:30 PM
The City of Reno is hosting a park and Ward 4 community cleanup on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Silver Lake community.
08/24/2018 11:46 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 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 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
Strengthened by a collaborative partnership with dozens of student volunteers from the University of Nevada, Reno, the City of Reno’s Neighborhood Renewal Program continues on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 9 a.m.
03/09/2018 9:12 AM
The City of Reno and Volunteers of America (VOA) Northern California and Northern Nevada are proud to announce the continuation of the Reno Works program, which is currently in its ninth session. The Reno Works 9 session began on February 20, 2018.
02/28/2018 3:50 PM
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
Media and the public are advised that the City of Reno will host a Permanent Overflow Shelter Community Meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Reno City Hall.
10/23/2017 4:06 PM
The City of Reno is excited to unveil the first renovated home as part of the Neighborhood Renewal Program. A ribbon cutting will take place on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10 a.m. at 1411 E. 10th St. in Reno.
10/06/2017 1:08 PM
Councilmember Oscar Delgado and City of Reno staff are hosting a community meeting to launch the Neighborhood Renewal Program on August 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church, located at 1265 Montello Street in Reno.
08/09/2017 1:21 PM