Planning Department

Effective 04/01/2022:

CDA highly recommends scheduling an appointment or dropping off your applications and plans to help stop the spread of COVID in our community.  Please check this website regularly to find updates.

The Department will continue to provide services through email and phone as well as:

  • Lobby is open from 8 am to 5 pm. 
  • New Project Submittal/Walk-in appointments accepted from 8 am to 3:30 pm. 
  • If you have questions or would like to book an appointment please, email the Planning Department or call us at 530-265-1222, Option 2.

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  1. Special Public Meeting before the Planning Commission on March 24, 2022, Beginning at 9:30am

    The Nevada County Planning Commission will hear comments from the public and public agencies on the adequacy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Learn More
  2. Revised Notice of Availability - Comment Period Extension and Date Change of Special Meeting

    This notice announces the extension of the public comment period through Monday, April 4, 2022, at 5:00 pm and that the Special Meeting Public Meeting before the Nevada County Planning Commission has been rescheduled to March 24, 2022, at 9:30 am. Learn More
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Planning Department Mission:

The Planning Department applies community land-use policies and strives to meet the needs of individuals and businesses. It is our goal to protect the environment in order to ensure that Nevada County remains a desirable place to live, work, and recreate.