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Community Services Department (CSD)

Who We Are...

The Community Services Department (CSD) is the organization of five former departments in Washoe County.  These five (5) departments have been combined into one to create the Community Services Department.  The name is different but the services provided by Building and Safety, Public Works, Water Resources, Community Development  Regional Parks and Open Space are still responsive and customer service oriented.

Click on the image below to link to the specific service page your are looking for....

Plan Check Building & Safety                            Operations Plow  Public Works

Water Water Resources                            Chad Planning  Community Development

 Regional Parks and Open Space

Why Create the CSD...

The economic downturn reduced resources to a level of near unsustainability causing the workforce to struggle providing services to a population 23% larger than it was when the resouces were at a comparable level in the early 2000s:

When was the CSD created...

Beginning in late 2011 through the end of 2012 nearly all staff worked to create a functional structure focused on providing service to our customers.  Beginning in November 2012 the new structure became operational and improves with process improvement on a daily basis.

What are the results to date...

This change results in a department that supports  a community by making it safer, more economically viable, more environmentally sustainable, provides a great quality of life, and supports an efficient and effective county government.

Here's a picture of the new front service desk at our County Complex location ... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look for more exciting news and updates from the CSD in the coming months!