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Economic Development
In concert with the business community, Department staff actively promote and develop economic activity in the City with the goal of strengthening Fernley's tax base and quality of life. The Economic Development Team acts as a business liaison using a common sense, customer service approach to resolving potential conflicts with City processes.

The Division is also responsible for implementing business recruitment and retention efforts, as well as coordinating the Grow Fernley Economic Gardening Campaign and Community Technology Business Support Center with the Lyon County School District.

Development Services
The Development Services Division creates and maintains a safe and pleasant physical environment by:
  • Ensuring compliance with codes and land use regulations
  • Issuing building permits and inspection services
  • Plan review of new construction
  • Providing a public information counter

The Planning Division is responsible for development and enforcement of the City’s land use policies and regulations, including the Comprehensive Plan, zoning, environmental ordinances, review and processing of all land use, and subdivision permit applications. The Division maintains two functions, strategic planning and current planning.

Plan Function
Strategic planning provides long-range land-use planning for the Fernley community, including developing, managing, and implementing the City's Comprehensive Plan of establishing the zoning framework for development within the City. Strategic Planning analyzes policy issues, prepares zoning, development, and environmental ordinances, processes annexation proposals, and creates strategies for community redevelopment.

Current planning ensures quality land development through the effective administration of local, state, and federal land use regulations. Current planning reviews both private and public land use applications in conjunction with the City and state regulations. 

The FEMA Public Assistance Policy on the use of building codes can be found in the following link: