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 host a third public Stakeholder Workshop at City Hall on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 3 p.m., to discuss new ordinance recommendations for City Council related to Packaged Alcoholic Beverage Sales.
03/03/2020 10:56 AM
The City of Reno is seeking input on potential ordinance amendments to packaged alcoholic beverage regulations.
01/28/2020 5:50 PM
At its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, the Reno City Council will consider a proposed ordinance to license massage establishments as privileged activity.
01/24/2020 11:15 AM
Following several months of collecting input from the community, the Reno Planning Commission and Reno City Council will review and discuss the first draft of the updated zoning code at two special meetings focused on the code update.
01/16/2020 11:05 AM
The last section of the draft zoning code is now available for public review and input. Part 3 focuses on administration and procedures.
12/17/2019 12:59 PM
Customers who are applying for a building permit and submitting plans can now do so electronically. The program is available for all commercial and residential permits.
12/13/2019 4:42 PM
So far, more than one dozen projects with over 1,600 total units have been proposed, far outpacing expectations.
12/06/2019 5:29 PM
Two more open houses are scheduled in December 2019 as a part of the City of Reno's project to update its zoning code. The community is invited to attend and learn how to get involved in the process.
12/05/2019 10:38 AM
As part of the City of Reno’s effort to update its development regulations, the second part of the City of Reno draft zoning code is now available for public review and input.
11/15/2019 2:37 PM
As part of the City of Reno's effort to update its development regulations, the second part of the City of Reno draft zoning code is available for public review and input. The chapters of draft code released in November focus on development standards.
11/12/2019 12:05 PM
The City of Reno and Volunteers of America (VOA) Northern California and Northern Nevada held a graduation ceremony and celebration for nine members of the current class of the Reno Works program.
10/22/2019 1:46 PM
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
Meetings and Events
|Planning Commission Meeting||06/04/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Zoning Code RENOvation Technical Working Group||06/16/2020 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||06/17/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||07/01/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||07/15/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||08/05/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||08/19/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||09/02/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||09/16/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||10/07/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||10/21/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||11/05/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||11/18/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||12/03/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||12/16/2020 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||01/06/2021 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||01/20/2021 6:00 PM - 11:01 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||02/03/2021 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Planning Commission Meeting||02/17/2021 6:00 PM - 11:01 PM|