Community Development Report

Do you have questions about the latest development happening in Fernley?

Community Development Report

The monthly Community Development Report will provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date information on current projects that are underway in Fernley. This condensed report provides information regarding current zoning and development applications that may be of public interest.


For additional information, please contact the City of Fernley Planning Department at 775-784-9810.

City of Fernley Development Status Map

The interactive Development Status Map represents the current development projects in Fernley, their locations, and information regarding the developmental status. To view a projects developmental status, click on the color-coded pin on the map. An informational box will open with a project description, status, notes and address. For more information, click on the weblink.


For a video tutorial of How to Navigate the City's Development Status Map follow the link: https://youtu.be/yml8Uvk88mA.

Terminology in the Report

  • A Building Permit allows the contractor to proceed with a specific activity. It is intended to ensure the project plans comply with local standards for land use, zoning, and construction.

  • A Civil Permit allows developers or contractors to submit and get approval for civil drawings for public infrastructure prior to the application of a building permit.

  • A Conditional Use Permit is a permit required as a prerequisite to the establishment of certain uses in certain zoning districts.

  • The Entitlement process focuses on the intended use and conformity to the City's Zoning Code, Master Plan, Design Standards, Permitting, building and fire codes, other applicable requirements and may be submitted to other agencies for review.

  • A Grading Permit is a permit to import, remove or excavate large portions of dirt on a parcel in preparation for development or construction.

  • A Tentative Subdivision Map is a map showing the layout of a proposed subdivision and the existing conditions around it, including the general description of the associated infrastructure, easement and various other requirements and may be reviewed by other agencies for review.

City of Fernley Building Permit Activity Report

Commercial Building Permits: reports the number of remodels, additions and tenant permits.

Commercial Building Permits (New Construction): reports the number of new commerical buildings.

New Construction Repeats: reports the number of Single Family Dwellings that are stock plans.

Residential Building Permits (New Construction): reports the number of Single Family Dwellings that are not stock plans and building one at a time.

January - April 2022 Submitted or Issued Building Permit Report

Create your own Permit Activty Report

Create your own Permit Activty Report below by inserting the Start Date and End Date of the Permit Activity you would like to view. No need to Sign Up or Log In. Please note, permit activity older than 2017 should be cross referenced with the City's Building Department for accuracy at 775-784-9800.


Commercial Building Permits: reports the number of remodels, additions and tenant permits.

Commercial Building Permits (New Construction): reports the number of new commerical buildings.

New Construction Repeats: reports the number of Single Family Dwellings that are stock plans.

Residential Building Permits (New Construction): reports the number of Single Family Dwellings that are not stock plans and building one at a time.