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  1. Notice of Availability Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments Idaho-Maryland Mine.

    Notice of Availability of Idaho-Maryland Mine Draft EIR & Public Meeting to Provide Comments

    Notice is hereby given that a 60-day review period has begun to provide interested individuals an opportunity to review & respond to the adequacy of the draft environmental impact report prepared for that project known as the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project. Learn More
  2. snow-bobcat close up

    Report Storm Concerns in Unincorporated Nevada County

    National Weather Service predicts a significant storm through early next week, impacting holiday travel. Public Works Roads team is ready to address roadside concerns, down trees, sanding, and snowplowing - 24/7 throughout the holiday weekend. Learn More
  3. Instagram 1.911 Aspect Ratio (Instagram Post)

    River Fire Recovery Continues with Residential Master Plans Available for Property Owners

    The Nevada County Community Development Agency, Office of Emergency Services, Nevada County Contractors’ Association, teamed up with local design professionals to provide preapproved residential master plans for those affected by the River Fire. Learn More
  4. Reporting Tree and Drainage Concerns, cloud hovers over broken tree that leans over a roadway.

    Report Down Trees and Drainage Concerns in Unincorporated Nevada County

    With meteorologists forecasting an impactful storm system this Saturday and into next week in Northern California, Nevada County Public Works encourages residents to report their concerns through Nevada County's Service Request Tool. Learn More
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    CDFA Highlights Nevada County's Starbright Acres Family Farm

    When giving thanks this time of year, it is important to recognize the work that small farmers do to provide robust produce year-round and to add resiliency to our community. Learn More
  6. Hirschdale area with Truckee River

    Update on Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access

    The County has formed a Hirschdale stakeholder working group to develop potential solutions that take the interests of everyone involved into consideration. These suggestions will also help inform the creation recreation master plan for Nevada County. Learn More
  7. 2020 AG Crop Report - tomatoes, okra with an &#34I&#39m hot&#34 sign, and oyster mushrooms.

    Nevada County Releases 2020 Agricultural Crop Report

    The Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner presented the 2020 Nevada County Annual Crop & Livestock Report to the Board of Supervisors. This annual report helps gauge the economic health and diversity of the agricultural community here in Nevada County. Learn More
  8. Affordable Housing Master Plans Coming Soon with graphic of small icon cottage house.

    Supervisors Approve Affordable Housing Master Plan Project To Create a Unique Regional Approach

    Nevada County Supervisors unanimously approved a new Affordable Housing Master Plan Project. This project will create affordable housing critical to the region by providing housing master plans for either accessory or primary dwelling units. Learn More
  9. Congratulatons Denise Wey! Art Bus Wrap Winner 2021, bus outline with wrap of poppies and river.

    Nevada County Transit Announces Bus Art Winner!

    For the bus art to truly reflect the community, we asked the community, you, to vote on your favorite designs. We collected results and the winner was selected. Learn More
  10. Code Abatement Video IG

    Nevada County Code Compliance Works With Property Owner to Cleanup Parcel

    With the guidance of Nevada County Code Compliance staff, the property owners better understood the unique challenges they faced and were connected to resources that assisted them in carrying out this large-scale cleanup project. Learn More
  11. Grant Funding Available Proposal Due November 30, image of wildlife with a tree in a circle.

    Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Program Now Open

    The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is now soliciting grant proposals for the Fiscal Year 2022/2023. Projects that protect, conserve, propagate, and/or preserve fish and wildlife resources in the County are encouraged to apply. Read on...
  12. SCMAC Workshop 1

    Greater Higgins Area Plan Project And Workshop 1 Announcement

    Nevada County is kicking off an exciting project to help guide future development and amenities in the Higgins Corner and Lake of the Pines area in the South County region. Read on...
  13. Code Compliance Staff group photo with masks on outside the Rood Center.

    Code Officer Appreciation Week in Nevada County

    This week, October 3rd through the 9th, 2021, people across California are joining together to recognize code professionals and their vital role in promoting the health and safety of the public and environment. Read on...
  14. Good to Grow, Nevada County Cannabis Compliance, group shot with members of cannabis organizations.
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    Cannabis Compliance Division Welcomes Community Questions and Concerns

    Cannabis Compliance Division works in partnership with the community to permit and maintain a safe, legal, environmentally responsible, and thriving cannabis industry. Residents are encouraged to connect regarding all questions or concerns about cannabis. Read on...
  16. River Fire Recovery

    River Fire Recovery Resources

    Was your property lost or damaged in the River Fire? Find information on next steps at our River Fire Recovery website. Read on...
  17. Staff member on site of burnt property for hazardous debris clean up, Phase I of River Fire.

    Environmental Health Department Finishes Phase I for the River Fire

    The Nevada County Environmental Health Department and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) have spent the last couple of weeks working tirelessly to remove hazardous waste from the 94 properties affected by the River Fire in Nevada County. Read on...
  18. A colorful rainbow art palette and brush caricature with the words Vote for the bus art!

    Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now Encourage You to Vote for the Bus Art

    Nevada County Connects and Now encourages the community to vote for public art that will be wrapped around 11 buses within the fleet. Please take 1 to 2 minutes to vote on the artwork for the bus wrap. Continue reading for the link to vote. Read on...
  19. A before and after shot of the new maple hardwood floor at the Grass Valley Vet&#39s Hall.

    Nevada County Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley Receives New Floor

    The Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley received a long-overdue renovation of its maple flooring. While renovations occurred in 2008, the new flooring compliments the space that serves so many purposes in our community. Read on...
  20. Nevada County Connects and Now Return to Normal Hours with the full fleet of buses lined up.

    Nevada County Connects and Nevada County Now Return to Normal Service Hours

    Effective Monday, August 16th, 2021, Nevada County Connects (fixed-route bus service) and Nevada County Now (ADA & Senior On-Demand Paratransit services) return to normal service hours. Services will resume normal operating hours for weekday service. Read on...
  21. Head shot of Panos Kokkas with Glasses

    Panos Kokkas Appointed to Nevada County's Department of Public Works Director

    We are pleased to announce that our new Public Works Director, Panos Kokkas, will be starting on August 16, 2021. Please help us welcome him to Nevada County! Read on...
  22. CDA Strengthen Partnerships - NewsFlash

    CDA Plans to Strengthen Partnerships

    ‘The best outcomes’: Nevada County’s CDA director plans to strengthen partnerships. Trisha Tillotson, newly appointed, would "like to see the CDA be a partner with community organizations". She hopes to continue to remove barriers and create connections. Additional Info...
  23. As-built Survey - Share your Experience

    “After-the-Fact” Permit Process Survey by NCCA & NCAOR

    Have you been affected by Unpermitted Structures or gone through the After-the-Fact Permitting? The NCCA and NCAOR want to hear from you. Take this confidential survey to help them better understand the challenges. Enter to win a $125 Visa Card! Additional Info...
  24. Trisha Tillotson Photo_NewsFlash

    Trisha Tillotson Appointed as Nevada County’s Community Development Agency Director

    Nevada County’s Public Works Director, Trisha Tillotson, has been appointed as Nevada County’s Community Development Agency (CDA) Director beginning June 27th. Read on...
  25. Adopt-A-Road Volunteer Day - CDA Volunteers

    Adopt-A-Road CDA Volunteer Day

    The Community Development Agency cleaned up our “adopted” LaBarr Meadows Road Saturday, May 22, 2021. The effort comes at a critical time in the County’s effort to encourage litter pick-up, responsible recreation, & general stewardship of the foothills. Read on...
  26. CEQA Training: April 1, 2021 6:30-8pm

    Community Meeting: Introduction to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)

    Join Nevada County for an online community meeting introducing CEQA to residents on Thursday, April 1, 2021, 6:30pm to 8:00pm. This meeting aims to guide participants through overarching principles behind CEQA: what triggers it, how to comment, and Q&A. Read on...
  27. EGRESS_INGRESS FIRE SAFETY PROJECT - PW - NewsFlash (1)

    Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project

    Beginning March 8, 2021 and continuing through March 2022, Nevada County will begin work on the Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project. The primary goal of the project is to remove hazardous fuels along 200 miles of County maintained roads on both sides. Read on...
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    New Service Request Tool Launches

    Nevada County launches a new, simpler online service request tool, which will function like the former “Ask Nevada County App.” The web-based tool allows users to submit service concerns online road maintenance to environmental health concerns. Read on...
  29. EH Platform Kitchens-NewsFlash (1)

    New Creative Licensing Solutions for the Food Industry

    Environmental Health has introduced Platform Kitchen Operations designed to benefit permitted food entrepreneurs. This collaborative approach brings new opportunities for commercial kitchens, existing caterers, and new entrepreneurs. Read on...