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The Community Development Department incorporates five functional divisions into the Permit Center, located at 108 E. Proctor Street. The divisions include the Development Engineering Division, Planning Division, Building Division, Permit Center/Business License Division, and Code Enforcement Division. The Permit Center provides the hub for processing applications and permits and is the point of contact for all processes and Development Services staff.

Community Development Quarterly Report

Prior Reports






Permit and Application Downloads


Community Development
Contact: Hope Sullivan, AICP, Community Development Director
(775) 887-2180

Contact: Hope Sullivan, AICP, Community Development Director
(775) 887-2180

Business License Division
Contact: Natalie Kiel, Business License Specialist
(775) 887-2105
Business License Division Activities: Issuance of business licenses, fictitious firm name, liquor licenses and special event permits.

Building Division
James Wentworth, Building Official
(775) 887-2310
Activities: Daily operations, building permit plan review and building permit inspections.

Permit Center
Contact: Hope Sullivan, AICP, Community Development Director
(775) 887-2310
Permit Center Activities: Application and permit processing; general information regarding the City's permitting process, public counter service.

Planning Division
Contact: Hope Sullivan, AICP, Community Development Director
(775) 887-2180
Activities: Planning and zoning processes (Special Use Permits, Zone Changes, Zoning Variances), land development processes (Parcel Maps, Subdivisions, Planned Unit Development)

Code Enforcement Division
Contact: Bill Kohbarger, Compliance Officer
(775) 887-2599
Activities: Zoning code and nuisance code enforcement

Development Engineering Division
Contact: Stephen Pottéy, PE, Project Manager
(775) 887-2300
Activities: Site civil engineering plan review, permitting, and inspections

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