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Planning and Zoning

Community Services Planning Division

This division is responsible for all development review, plan checking, permitting, and entitlements including planned developments, subdivisions, zone changes, master plan amendments, code amendments, special use permits, variances and regional plan amendments. This division is also responsible for focusing on the long range needs for the community, participate in the regional planning process and other regional programs and committees. In addition, they work on economic development, redevelopment planning, housing and updating the City’s Master Plan for growth management.

Development Applications

Please Note: Washoe County District Health fees increased on July 1, 2020. Please do not use the fee amount listed on the fee schedule included with the application packet. Please use the updated fees listed the on Updated Fee Schedule below for ALL submittals beginning in August 2020. Thank you.

Updated Fee ScheduleJuly 2020

2020 Application Deadline Dates

Please Note: The City of Sparks requires a fiscal impact analysis for Comprehensive Plan Amendments for sites over 5 acres, Annexation requests, expansion of the City’s Sphere of Influence, and all development projects on green-field sites of 20 or more acres. Please use the link provided here to access a memorandum identifying the Fiscal Impact Analysis Guidelines. Feel free to contact Planning staff to discuss the applicability of a Fiscal Impact Analysis prior to submitting any new project. 

Notice of Appeal Form to the City Council

Planning Maps

Zoning Land Use
Interactive Map Interactive Map
Telecommunications Map
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Planned Development Handbooks




Armando Ornelas
Assistant Community Services Director
(775) 353-2300

Jim Rundle
Planning Manager
(775) 353-7827

Ian Crittenden
Development Services Manager
(775) 353-2338

Sienna Reid, AICP
Senior Planner
(775) 353-7878

Jonathan Cummins
Planner II
(775) 353-1505

Dani Wray, AICP
Planner II
(775) 353-1647