Special Districts


Special 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?


What 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 Position

Persons 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

Phone: 530-265-1480 

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.  

Discretionary Appointments

During election years if there are not enough special district candidates for elected positions, the Board will accept applications for discretionary appointments.

 Public Notice of Special Districts with Insufficient Candidates

Document Notice

Documents are provided here as a public service for information only. The County of Nevada is not liable for any omissions or inaccuracies in the online versions of these reports and is not liable for any reliance on these documents by the reader. It is recommended that you consult the official documents on file at the Office of the Clerk of the Board. Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interests.