Planning Department


8:00 AM, March 18th, 2020 - Following Governor’s directive, all non-essential services will be discontinued at this time and Planning department will be closed to the public until further notice. 

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

Melinda Bauer, Assistant Planner

Olivia John, Assistant Planner

We appreciate and thank you for your patience during this challenging time.


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.