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 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
Issues related to zones and uses in residential areas are next on the list to be discussed as part of the Zoning Code RENOvation project. The community is invited to review the latest issue sheet and provide comments.
05/10/2019 12:59 PM
The City of Reno and Volunteers of America (VOA) Northern California and Northern Nevada celebrated a graduation ceremony for eight members of the current class of the Reno Works program.
04/30/2019 4:17 PM
Over the next several months, the Zoning Code RENOvation team will release a series of issue sheets that break down some of the key issues under consideration in the comprehensive update to the zoning code. The community is encouraged to provide input.
04/10/2019 4:27 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