PurposeSpecial districts are a form of local government created by a local community to meet a specific need. Inadequate tax bases and competing demands for existing taxes make it hard for cities and counties to provide all the services their citizens desire. When residents or landowners want new services or higher levels of existing services, they can form a district to pay for and administer them. For more information read What's So Special About Special Districts?
FunctionWhat do they do? Nearly 85% of California's special districts perform a single function such as sewage, water, fire protection, pest abatement or cemetery management. Multi-function districts, like community services districts, provide two or more services.
All applicants to serve on a Special District board must be registered voters in the Special District and newly appointed members will be required to sign an oath of office prior to serving. Some Special District appointments also require members to file a Financial Disclosure Statement with the County. For further information, please contact the Special District.
Board of Supervisors-Appointed Special Districts
- Kingsbury Greens Community Service District
- Nevada Cemetery District
- Resource Conservation District
- Truckee Cemetery District
Applying for a PositionPersons interested in applying for a position on a Board-Appointed Special District may submit an Application Form that can be obtained online or from:
Board of Supervisors' office
Second Floor, Eric Rood Administrative Center
950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 200
Nevada City, CA 95959
Special Districts in Nevada County
For additional information regarding Board of Supervisors-Appointed Special Districts, please call the Clerk of the Board at 530-265-1480.
If you are looking for information regarding a Special District that is not appointed by the Board of Supervisors, please contact the Special District.