Environmental Health

Our Department is responsible for programs focused on environmental protection and public health in Nevada County. These programs regulate food preparation in restaurants, installation of wells and septic systems, handling hazardous materials and other topics related to consumer protection.

Update as of June 15, 2021:

The Environmental Health Department is open for walk-ins and limited appointments Monday through Friday 8 to 3:30pm. To make an appointment please email us directly env.health@co.nevada.ca.us or call (530) 265-1222, Option 3.

 The Department will continue to provide services through email, phone, and online. Please visit our Citizen Access Portal to apply for Land Use permits online. All other submittals involving Consumer Protection and Hazardous Materials can be emailed to env.health@co.nevada.ca.us.

 The drop/pick-up box located in the CDA lobby will still be available for dropping off submittals and other related paperwork. Please allow a processing time of 24 to 48 hours from the date received. 

 If you have questions, please contact us directly at env.health@co.nevada.ca.us or call (530) 265-1222, Option 3.

      Pay Fees

Pay Your CDA Fees

Apply for Permits 

Go to online citizen access program.

Food Plan Checks

Permit Application Forms


Frequently Asked Questions Link

  Food Booths

Community Events and Temporary Foods Page

Sewage Disposal

Sewage Disposal Page


California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) Page

Report a Problem

Report a Problem

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