First you will need to obtain a permit to conduct medical commercial cannabis activities. Reference the Temporary Medical Commercial Cannabis Permit Security Plan Checklist and Nevada County Cannabis Ordinance available online at https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2536/Temporary-Cannabis-Permit for a complete list of requirements.
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You can find all current County codes on County Counsel's webpage under County Codes. The code regarding cannabis cultivation falls under Title 2: General Code, Chapter 4: General Regulations, Article 5: Marijuana Cultivation.
The most current draft long-term cannabis cultivation ordinance can be found here. The original draft that was presented at the May 1, 2018 Board of Supervisors meeting, along with its associated documents, is located on the Event Documents page.
Both our calendar page and Press Releases page have documents related to the formation of the CAG and the process thus far, including meeting videos. For a overview, you can look at our document What Is and Why the CAG (plus background) (PDF) document.
You can view material online, call the Community Development Agency (CDA) at 530-265-1222, email ComDevAgency@co.nevada.ca.us, or visit the CDA office at 950 Maidu Ave. Suite 170, Nevada City, CA 95959.
June 6, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Call the Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) at 530-265-1222 or visit our office at 950 Maidu Ave. Suite 170, Nevada City, CA 95959.
June 20, 2018
The permit application and associated documents will be reviewed within two weeks of application submittal. The project will either be approved for issuance, or project plan review comments will be issued. The applicant would then address the review comments and resubmit.
You can check your project review status online by visiting https://permits.mynevadacounty.com/citizenaccess/, clicking on the “Cannabis” tab and searching your project review number. This is searchable by project number, address or parcel number.
Parcels zoned AG, AE, or FR
MyNeighborhood, our interactive GIS map, allows you to easily search parcels and use map overlays. The Marijuana Ordinance map overlays show parcels in categories by setbacks and regulations (R1, R2, and R3; RA (Res/Est); or RA (Rural), AG, AE, FR, and TRZ).
No. You will need to work with the Nevada County Code Compliance Division to resolve the code compliance case prior to submitting your application.
100ft to residential wells and 400ft to public wells and public water tributaries. Cultivation areas and buildings shall also not be located over septic tanks, leach lines, or leach line repair areas.
o Over 2 acres – 5 acres: 100ft
o Over 5 acres – 10 acres: 150ft
o Over 10 acres – 20 acres: 200ft
o Over 20 acres: 300ft
Find upcoming events on our calendar and stay informed on past events with our Cannabis Conversation Press Release page.