Building Department

Welcome to the Nevada County Building Department! Our team is committed to providing excellent service to the community in a collaborative, efficient and thorough manner while maintaining compliance with building and safety laws. We strive to build positive relationships with the public through education and outreach to our community

Note: Effective January 1, 2023, the 2022 Edition of the Building Code will be enforced. For more information, see the 2022 Building Codes and Design Criteria page.  Take a look at our Summary of changes to residential construction.

The Department will provide the following services:

  • Lobby is open from 8 am to 5 pm. 
  • New Project Submittal/Walk-in appointments are accepted from 8 am to 4 pm. Schedule an in-office appointment.
  • Online by using our Citizen Access Portal to apply for permits, schedule inspections, and more. For guidance with our online portal, you can follow the instructions provided in this handout
  • If you have questions or want to make an appointment, please email the Building Department or call (530) 265-1222 Option 1.