Sand & Sandbags Available

Free For Residents

The Office of Emergency Services offers free sand and sandbags for Nevada County residents every year between October 1st and April 30th.

Please Note: Sand and sandbags are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Residents are advised to please bring their own sandbags if possible and only take what is needed. 

Residents Expected to Load & Shovel

Residents must bring a strong back and their own shovel to fill the sandbags with sand. We do ask that residents only take what they plan to use for the protection of their personal property. This will enable us to continue to offer this free service.

Pick-Up Locations

The location of the sand and bags are:

  • Next to the Nevada County Warehouse located at: the corner of Highway 49 and East Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
  • Penn Valley Fire Protection District located at: 10513 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, CA 95946
  • North San Juan Community Hall located at: 10057 Reservoir Street, North San Juan, CA 95960
  • Higgins Fire Department located at: 10106 Combie Road, Auburn, CA 95602