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The Community Development Department is responsible for the physical and economic development of the City. The activities of the Department range from maintaining the long range plans for the City to reviewing plans for new buildings and issuing business licenses.

Community Development Department Mission

To assist citizens and businesses in achieving compliance with the laws and policies adopted by the Reno City Council, the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency and the Nevada Legislature in a customer and business friendly manner, and improve neighborhoods and housing opportunities for disadvantaged residents.
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*****************IMPORTANT NOTICE*****************

The Community Development Department will be closed from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 18, 2014.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you.

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Neighborhood Meeting

The Community Development Department held a neighborhood meeting Monday, September 29, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss a proposed Master Plan amendment to alter the boundaries of the University of Nevada Regional Center Plan area and the Keystone, Entertainment and Wells districts of the Downtown Reno Regional Center Plan area.

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LDC15-00021 (University Regional Center and Downtown Regional Center Boundaries Amendment)  
This is a request for a Master Plan amendment to:  (1) remove: (A) +/-18.0 acres from the Entertainment District; and (B) +/-48.8 acres from the Wells District of the Downtown Reno Regional Center Plan area; and (2) add the above mentioned +/-66.8 acres to the Commercial District of the University Regional Center Plan area. 

If you have any questions regarding this proposal, please contact Claudia Hanson, Planning and Housing Manager, at (775) 334-2381 or email her at hansonc@reno.gov.  


Services Available at the 2nd Floor Counters and Online

Building Permits

Inspection Requests

Business Licenses

Planning Engineering Services

Located within the Planning Division are Medical Marijuana Establishment Zoning Verification Letter Applications and Ordinance 6335. These Zoning Verification Letter Applications will be accepted beginning on Monday, June 30, 2014.

Reno's Master Plan

Sewer Payments

Parking Tickets


Services Available on the 12th Floor and Online

HAND

Homeless Programs

Housing Resources

The Nevada Housing Division announces the Hero to Home Mortgage program which was designed to honor those serving or who have served our country with the dream of home ownership.  

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We Want to Hear from YOU

As customers of the Community Development Department, we value your opinion, and appreciate your feedback.   Please take a moment to complete our Online Survey, and provide us with your thoughts.  If you prefer to complete the survey at a later time, please click on the Online Survey link listed in the blue column on the left.  Thank you for your time.

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