Public Works

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR
  APPOINTMENTS AND WALK-INS

Monday through Friday 

from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm 


APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE ON
TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
 BETWEEN 1:00 & 4:00 PM.  

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT  

                                       ONLINE SERVICES

Online services will still be available and continue to be enhanced for ease of reporting service requests and applying for permits. Services include permit submission and on line service requests.
                     SUBMIT AN ONLINE SERVICE REQUEST
Public Works encourages the public to continue to use these services as a safe, effective and environmentally friendly alternative.  If you do need to visit us at the Eric Rood Center consider using our Nevada County Connects transit service system. 
                                                    

Don't know how to use our online Service Request app?  Give us a call and we can walk you through the process. 
               

GENERAL BUSINESS HOURS

Public Works is available by phone Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for questions and assistance with general questions and inquiries 


Contact us at:
(530) 265-1411 general questions
 or 
Email us at: Public.Works@co.nevada.ca.us

 
  



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ROAD CONDITIONS AND CLOSURES

About Public Works


Welcome to the Nevada County Department of Public Works.  The Department of Public Works encompasses six separate divisions plus Administration . 
  • Administration - Permitting, Customer Service, Public Counter & Phones, Social Media posting, Division Administrative support, 
  • Engineering - Road Design, Bridges, Construction, Traffic, Land Use, County Surveyor Functions, - Land Use/Survey, Corner Records, Records of Survey
  • Fleet - County Vehicle and Equipment maintenance
  • Road Maintenance - Maintains 562 miles of public roadways along with numerous bridges and drainage facilities throughout the county, including signs, vegetation management and storm response. 
  • Solid Waste - Household Waste Pickup, Recycling, McCourtney Road Transfer Station
  • Transit Services - Gold Country Stage Transit Services. 
  • Wastewater - Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities, New Sewer Connections. 

Administration

Administrative Staff are available to provide customer services via phone, fax, email or public counter.  Staff monitor the Public Works email address, Facebook page, NextDoor app and the "AskNevadaCounty" online work order request App. 

They are available to answer questions, assist with permits and direct questions and inquiries to the appropriate person or department. 


 Hours of Operation: 


Phones and email are manned remotely between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm and are checked on an hourly basis.    

We are located at the Eric Rood Government Center at

950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959


We can be reached via the following:

Main Phone : (530) 265-1411

Fax:  (530) 265-9845

Email:  Public.Works@co.nevada.ca.us


Front Counter Services

Walk-in Front counter services are currently available Monday through Friday between 8:00 am Nd 3:30 pm. suspended until further notice. Items for submission can be dropped off at the CDA Kiosk desk at the Eric Rood Center. 

Forms of Payment

Public Works fees may be paid by check, cash (do not mail) and online for Encroachment Permits, Sewer Permits and Surveyor fees only.  Encroachment Permit Applications are available for online credit card processing at the time of submission through the Citizens Access Page and other permit/surveyor fees may only be paid by credit card by accessing our online Payment Processing.  Credit card payments cannot be taken over the phone or by mail at this time.


Doing Business with Public Work


For additional information on doing business with the County, including insurance requirements for contractors, payment of bills and more go to the Purchasing Department website

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Online Citizen Access Portal

Online Citizen Access Portal


Apply for encroachment permits, check the status of your application and pay fees. Registration is required for most features. ACA User manual can be viewed here. ​
Road Maintenance