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 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
A Special Meeting of the Reno City Council will take place on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. at Reno City Hall. Council will review and discuss a proposed ordinance that would amend a section of the Reno Municipal Code pertaining to the "Uniform Plumbing Code" and "National Electric Code."
10/02/2015 4:05 PM
The City of Reno Planning Division staff invites citizens to attend a neighborhood meeting to discuss proposed amendments to the University of Nevada Regional Center Master Plan element.
09/28/2015 10:53 AM
Washoe County and the cities of Reno and Sparks are conducting an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. Two public meetings, one in Sparks and one in Reno, are scheduled this week to gather valuable public input to inform the study.
09/15/2015 12:25 PM
The City of Reno administrative offices at Reno City Hall (1 East First Street) will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. This includes the Community Development department and City Attorney's Office.
09/04/2015 9:37 AM
The Reno City Council and Planning Commission will hold a public workshop today starting at 4 p.m. on the first floor of Reno City Hall. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss issues related to on-premise digital signs.
08/25/2015 9:40 AM
Residents of Reno, Sparks, and/or Washoe County are encouraged to register now for the fall session of the award-winning Reno Citizens Institute (RCI) program provided by the City of Reno. The registration deadline is September 9, 2015.
08/17/2015 4:25 PM
The City of Reno will host a Homeless Services Public Meeting tomorrow evening, July 28, 2015, on the first floor of Reno City Hall.
07/27/2015 4:18 PM
Community Development Director Fred Turnier has officially announced his resignation from the City of Reno, effective May 28, 2015.
05/13/2015 9:14 AM
Reno City Council recently approved the launch of the new Business First Program, which will assist prospective business owners through the process of starting and launching a business in the City of Reno.
04/20/2015 1:54 PM
The City of Reno is partnering with the American Planning Association (APA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to launch the Housing for the Next Generation Design Competition for community members, architects, and design professionals.
04/06/2015 10:07 AM
Fifty-three (53) residents will receive their certificates of completion from the Reno Citizens Institute (RCI) program on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
03/16/2015 2:14 PM
Citizens can attend one of two public meetings to share perspectives on housing and community development needs in eligible neighborhoods.
03/05/2015 9:23 AM
A neighborhood informational meeting will be held next week regarding 39 Ventures’ materials processing facility project proposal along the west side of Quilici Ranch Road in Verdi.
02/03/2015 2:00 PM