E N V I R O N M E N T A L    H E A L T H 

Our Department is responsible for programs focused on environmental protection and public health in Nevada County. These programs regulate food preparation in restaurants, installation of wells and septic systems, handling hazardous materials and other topics related to consumer protection.

Public Closure - Nevada County Environmental Health Dept            March 19, 2020

Environmental Health encourages online submittals during the public closure.  Land Use submittals can be made by  clicking on the  "Applying for Permits" icon found below.  All other submittals involving Consumer Protection and Hazardous Materials can be emailed to env.health@co.nevada.ca.us

Although our office is closed to the public, Environmental Health plans to provide the best customer service possible.  Staff will be available via email or phone (530)265-1222 X: 3, please contact us with any questions or concerns.

News and Events

Public Notice - Solid Waste 6/30/20

North San Juan Transfer Station Registration Permit

2020 Nevada County Mosquito Fish Giveaway

It’s that time of year again. With warm weather fast approaching please help the Nevada County Enivronmental Health Department stop the spread of dangerous diseases by combating Mosquito populations. Nevada County will be hosting free Mosquito fish giveaways. For dates please check out the fyler below or please visit https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2370/Mosquito-Fish-Giveaway Thank you for helping keep Nevada County safe.

2020 Mosquito Fish Giveaways

Temporary Food Facility Carhop Event 5/30- 7/26TFF Carhop Event Flyer Opens in new window

ASSEMBLY BILL (AB 626) UPDATE

The bill allowing residential home owners to prepare home cooked meals for sale to the public has NOT been approved by Nevada County. Applies to all regions in Nevada County.

Click the link below for more information

Statement from the CEO's Office

Septic Requirements for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s)

Per Section L-11, 3.19.1:

7.  All water supply and sewage disposal requirements shall be complied with as administered by the Department of Environmental Health - Local Area Management Plan (LAMP) and Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Policy, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) constructed with kitchens, which includes cooking equipment, will be required to install an additional septic tank to reduce the load on the existing disposal field, if the existing disposal field is of adequate capacity to handle the additional flows from the ADU.  In the event that the existing disposal field cannot handle the additional load or flow from the ADU, a new, separate septic system shall be installed to accommodate the ADU.

CBD Use in Food  is Prohibited

Click the links below for more information:

CBD FDA Statement

CBD Cease and Desist Update 

2020 NEVADA COUNTY APPROVED Checkbox

                        Temporary & Mobile Food Vendors

                        Caterer’s

Town of Truckee Office Closed to the Public until Further Notice

For assistance please contact the Nevada County Environmental Health Representative for TOT, Jo Paden (530)470-2787  jo.paden@co.nevada.ca.us   or contact the Nevada City office at (530)265-1222 X:3

      Pay Fees

Pay Your CDA Fees

Apply for Permits 

Go to online citizen access program.

Food Plan Checks

Permit Application Forms

        FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions Link

  Food Booths

Community Events and Temporary Foods Page

Sewage Disposal

Sewage Disposal Page

        CERS

California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) Page

Report a Problem

Report a Problem

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