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
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
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
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
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
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