Planning Department

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.