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 submissions of building permit applications and plans for residential construction, residential solar, and sign permits.
Community Development News
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
Effective July 1, 2017, the City of Reno will implement a new Fee Schedule. As part of the 17/18 budget adoption, Council approved the City’s updated list of fees and charges for services, utilizing the results of a fee study conducted by Fiscal Choice Consulting. It was the first fee study done at the City of Reno since 2006.
06/19/2017 9:06 AM
There will be a Joint Special Meeting of the Reno City Council and Planning Commission on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3 p.m. The entities will discuss ReImagine Reno, the project name of the City of Reno’s Master Plan update.
05/30/2017 8:57 AM
There will be a Workshop Meeting of the Reno City Council on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Reno City Hall. The City of Reno, led by the Community Development and Public Works departments, is hosting the workshop to provide information about growth in the North Valleys.
02/24/2017 12:03 PM
The City of Reno Master Plan update, also known as ReImagine Reno, is continuing this month with two open houses at McKinley Arts and Culture Center. The meetings are open to the public and media.
02/13/2017 1:06 PM
On Friday, January 6, the National Park Service listed the Newlands Heights Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the nation’s official list of places worthy of preservation. The designation recognizes the historical and architectural importance of the Newlands Historic District to the City of Reno.
01/06/2017 2:51 PM
The City of Reno continues to partner with two University of Nevada, Reno College of Business programs — the Nevada Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship — to provide a how-to series called Assess | License | Launch.
10/17/2016 3:35 PM
Vintage Housing and Greenstreet Companies held a ground-breaking ceremony Monday for Vintage at The Crossings, the first large-scale affordable housing project to break ground in 10 years.
10/05/2016 8:55 AM
The City of Reno is offering several opportunities for citizens to give input on its Downtown Action Plan, which was authorized by Reno City Council on April 13, 2016 and supports the City’s Thriving Downtown and University District strategic priority.
09/26/2016 10:42 AM
The Reno City Council and Redevelopment Agency Board will participate in an Affordable Housing Workshop on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Reno City Hall.
09/19/2016 9:37 AM
The City of Reno and Volunteers of America (VOA) of Northern Nevada have collaborated to open a temporary homeless overflow shelter in Reno to help those in need. The shelter opened yesterday and served 75 people.
06/30/2016 9:07 AM
The City of Reno has announced the hire of Aric Jensen as its new Community Development Director. Jensen officially began his new position on Monday, June 6, 2016.
06/07/2016 10:26 AM
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, 2016, representatives from the City of Reno and a number of other agencies will present information about land-use history and existing entitlements within the City of Reno and Verdi sphere of influence.
05/20/2016 3:22 PM
The City of Reno has announced the hire of Bill Dunne as its new Revitalization Manager. Dunne will officially begin his new position on Monday, April 4, 2016.
03/29/2016 11:17 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, April 8, 2016.
03/16/2016 10:37 AM
The City of Reno has identified a new location for the overflow shelter, and is currently under negotiations for the lease. City staff anticipate opening the new location later next week after the necessary remodeling for security and sanitary purposes is complete.
02/26/2016 10:53 PM
Residents of Reno, Sparks, and/or Washoe County are encouraged to register now for the spring session of the award-winning Reno Citizens Institute (RCI) program provided by the City of Reno. The registration deadline is March 3, 2016.
01/26/2016 9:49 AM
The City of Reno, in partnership with multiple local entities, has organized a Ward 3 Neighborhood Beautification community cleanup event tomorrow, Saturday, October 17, 2015.
10/16/2015 11:49 AM
On October 9, 2015, guest speaker Kerry Eaton, CPA, Esq. will outline the various legal structures available and help business people determine the best approach in a talk titled "What Entity Formation is Right for Your Business?"
10/08/2015 9:20 AM
A joint press conference by Volunteers of America (VOA) Northern Nevada, the City of Reno, and Washoe County will take place tomorrow outside the Men’s Shelter on the Community Assistance Center (CAC) campus.
10/05/2015 1:41 PM