Sheriff's Office Locations

The Sheriff's Department has offices located at the Eric W Rood Center in the Nevada County Government Center on Maidu Avenue in Nevada Cityand in the Joseph Center on Levon Avenue in Truckee. A list of hours of operation and contact information for specific offices can be found on the Sheriff Office Location and Hours page.

Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City


Administrative Offices are located in the Eric W Rood Administrative Center's main building. Administrative Office for all services including: Patrol, Investigations, Animal Control, Evidence, Coroner, Public Administrator, Civil Process and Dispatch are all represented at this location . The Rood Center is located at 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City. The County Jail is located in a separate building at 925 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City, also in the Government Center. The Sheriff Property Unit is located on Highway 49. Here is a location map (JPG) and a floor plan of the Rood Center main building (JPG).
Map Showing Rood Center Location
Rood Center Floor Plan (JPG)

Driving Directions


From Sacramento, take I-80 East toward Reno. Exit CA-49 East toward Grass Valley. Continue on CA-49 to Nevada City. Turn Left, continuing on CA-49 toward Downieville. Take the 3rd right onto Maidu Avenue at the Nevada County Government Center sign.

From Truckee/Reno, take I-80 West toward Sacramento. Take exit 161 to merge onto CA-20 West toward Nevada City/Grass Valley. Turn right onto CA-49 North. Take the 3rd right onto Maidu Avenue at the Nevada County Government Center sign.
To get to the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility, make the first left and enter the first parking lot on the right. Enter the main visitation lobby through the glass doors.

To get to the Sheriff's Department's administrative offices, go to the traffic circle. Go around the circle and make the 2nd exit. Enter the Rood Center through the glass doors, take the stair case to the right. At the top of the stairs, go down the hall to the right and enter the Sheriff's Department on the left side of the hall.

Animal Shelter


Animal Shelter is located at 14679 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.
Map Showing Animal Control Location

Driving Directions


From Sacramento, take I-80 East. Exit onto CA-49 North. Take the McKnight Way exit toward S Auburn St. Turn left onto W McKnight Way. Turn right onto Freeman Lane. Continue onto McCourtney Road. Animal Control is located approximately 4 miles up McCourtney Road on the left.

From Nevada City, take CA-20 West/CA-49 South toward Sacramento. Take the CA-20 West. Take the Mill Street exit. Turn right onto Mill Street. Take the 1st right onto McCourtney Road. Animal control is located approximately 4 miles up McCourtney Road on the left.

Joseph Center in Truckee


The Sheriff's Department's Truckee offices, is located at 10075 Levon Avenue, in Truckee, California. Here is a location map of Joseph Center in Truckee (JPG).
Map Showing Truckee Joseph Center Location

Driving Directions


From Reno, take I-80 West. Take exit 186 toward Central Truckee. Make slight right onto Donner Pass Road. Take the 1st left onto Levon Avenue. The Sheriff's Department is located on the left.

From Sacramento, take I-80 East. Take exit 186 toward Central Truckee. Turn right onto Donner Pass Road. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit and stay on Donner Pass Road. Turn left onto Levon Avenue. The Sheriff's Department is located on the left.