To apply community land use policies while striving to meet the needs of the individual and business. In meeting these needs, it is our goal to protect the environment in order to ensure that Nevada County remains a desirable place to live, work, and recreate.
The Planning Department reviews and recommends actions on land development and land use in accordance with adopted State and local laws. The Department is divided into two divisions:
Advance Planning is responsible for General Plan
and Zoning Ordinance
maintenance, update and implementation, intergovernmental coordination, special land use projects, and recreation
and resource protection in accordance with County policies, ordinances and Board direction.