Planning Department

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As of Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - City Hall is open to the public during normal business hours. Everyone entering City Hall must adhere to strict social distancing protocols and face masks are required for all individuals entering the building. 

We encourage customers to conduct as much business as possible by telephone and electronic means. Please contact us by email or call 775-784-9810. We will be checking our emails and voicemail daily and will get back to you within 24 hrs.

Planning Director, Tim Thompson tthompson@cityoffernley.org

Melinda Bauer, Assistant Planner mbauer@cityoffernley.org

Olivia John, Assistant Planner ojohn@cityoffernley.org

The health and safety of our residents and employees of the City of Fernley is of paramount importance during this time of uncertainty and we appreciate your patience and understanding of the current situation.

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Mission Statement

The Mission of the City of Fernley Planning Department is to provide timely, courteous, and knowledgeable service to the citizens, Planning Commission and City Council, in regard to development and land use related matters.

Legal Requirements

Nevada Revised Statues Chapter 278 establishes the frame work for planning and zoning in the state.

Primary Responsibilities

Perform professional Planning duties; enforce municipal code and adopted standards; analyze proposed development projects; prepare staff reports; give detailed presentations on proposed development to citizens, Planning Commission, and City Council members; review and approve building permits; review and interpret city policies; update and city’s master plan document and zoning ordinances; establish and maintain productive, professional working relationships with the community, elected officials, city staff, and other agencies.