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 would like to update the public on Phase 2 of Nevada’s reopening plan. Earlier this week, Governor Sisolak announced that the state is ready to move into Roadmap to Recovery for Nevada: Phase 2 starting today, Friday, May 29.
05/29/2020 9:47 AM
The Regional Information Center is sharing Washoe County Phase 2 reopening guidelines as directed by Governor Sisolak and the Roadmap to Recovery for Nevada: Phase 2.
05/28/2020 5:00 PM
The City of Reno is temporarily easing certain regulations to help businesses operate under social distancing requirements and to aid in the economic recovery from COVID-19.
05/21/2020 9:36 AM
The Regional Information Center is unveiling the reopening plan, Washoe County Phase 1 Guidance, based on the State of Nevada’s guidance.
05/08/2020 1:44 PM
The Reno Police Department (RPD), Business License and Code Enforcement divisions would like to advise the public of how business closures will occur for the next 30 days, and reiterate what types of businesses are affected.
03/18/2020 4:39 PM
The Community Development Department is adjusting its processes and procedures in response to COVID-19. The changes allow business operations to continue for customers without requiring face-to-face interactions.
03/16/2020 3:57 PM
City Seeks Input on Potential Ordinance to Ban the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Commercial Establishments
The community is invited to provide input on a draft ordinance related to a ban on the retail sale of dogs and cats in commercial establishments.
03/16/2020 11:35 AM
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