Apply for Permits Online
- Only Land Use permit applications may be submitted through the Online Permitting Tool. This includes Septic, OSSE, and Wells. Well Permits may only be submitted by the well driller. An Agreement to Pay form is not required.
- All other permits must be filled out and emailed to the Environmental Health Department.
Review the fee schedule for the Environmental Health Department, and other departments in the Community Development Agency.
Public Records Request
Submit a public records request from Environmental Health, Code Enforcement, Building, and Planning departments.
Report an Environmental Health Problem
The Nevada County Environmental Health Department responds to a variety of concerns, issues, and complaints from the public. We respond to concerns about environmental conditions at restaurants, temporary food facility events (street fairs, festivals, etc.), public swimming pools, and other public facilities. We will
File a Service Request online with the Nevada County Environmental Health Department.
To report illegal dumping of solid waste on County roads, County right-of-ways, or County easements, call:
Illegal Dumping Hotline at 530-265-7111.
You can leave a message if calling outside of business hours and we will respond on the next business day.
Hazardous Material Incident
To report a Hazardous Material Incident during normal business hours, call:
Normal Business Hours: 530-265-1778.
After-hour incidents: 530-265-7880. This will allow you to report to the Sheriffs dispatch and your information will be forwarded to the Environmental Health on-call staff person. For all emergencies call 911.
Exposure to lead commonly comes from construction work on older buildings, though may also be present in household objects. If you observe unsafe work practices that may cause exposure to lead or have concerns about household objects, please report them to Environmental Health using our Service Request Tool.
A code compliance complaint can be filed with the Nevada County Code Compliance Division for abandoned vehicles, building code violations, and the accumulation of trash on private property.
Air Quality Concern/Issue
Please contact Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District.
Northern Field Office: 530-832-0102
Main Office (Grass Valley): 530-274-9360
Or their website at https://myairdistrict.com/