The best resource for Coronavirus Updates and Preparedness in Nevada County at

Hours of Operation

Building Division:  Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Planning Division:  Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Community Development Department is closed on all legal holidays.


The Community Development Department is responsible for the administration of the building and safety, code compliance, and planning duties of the Town. The Department has three divisions to serve the community in administering these important duties.

Some of the Department's duties include administering the General Plan, Development Code, and California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines; providing support to the Town Council and Planning Commission on planning matters; administering the Town Building Code including the issuance of building permits and conducting inspections; and ensuring compliance with Town codes.

For more information on the duties and functions of the Community Development Department, please go to the web pages for each of the Department's four divisions: