Public Works

EFFECTIVE MARCH 30, 2021 THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS OPEN FOR LIMITED APPOINTMENTS ONLY, IN ORDER TO MEET THE CURRENT STATE OF CALIFORNIA BUSINESS "RED" TIER UNDER THE COVID-19 GUIDELINES.
APPOINTMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS BETWEEN 1:00 & 3:00 PM.      

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT 


            
Public Works will continue to provide services remotely
 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  
For assistance with general questions and inquiries on Public Works Services  contact us at:
                                   (530) 265-1411 general questions
                             (530) 265-1555 24/7 Sewer Emergencies
                               email at Public.Works@co.nevada.ca.us 
                                                             or
                                   submit an online service request.

           For your convenience Drop-off boxes have been set up outside the 
     Community Development Agency entrance for submission of paperwork               and payments.  
               

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ROAD CONDITIONS AND CLOSURES

About Public Works



Welcome to the Nevada County Department of Public Works.  The Department of Public Works encompasses six separate divisions plus Administration . 
  • Administration - Permitting, Customer Service, Public Counter & Phones, Social Media posting, Division Administrative support, 
  • Engineering - Road Design, Bridges, Construction, Traffic, Land Use, County Surveyor Functions, - Land Use/Survey, Corner Records, Records of Survey
  • Fleet - County Vehicle and Equipment maintenance
  • Road Maintenance - Maintains 562 miles of public roadways along with numerous bridges and drainage facilities throughout the county, including signs, vegetation management and storm response. 
  • Solid Waste - Household Waste Pickup, Recycling, McCourtney Road Transfer Station
  • Transit Services - Gold Country Stage Transit Services. 
  • Wastewater - Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities, New Sewer Connections. 

Administration


Administrative Staff are available to provide customer services via phone, fax, email or public counter.  Staff monitor the Public Works email address, Facebook page, NextDoor app and the "AskNevadaCounty" online work order request App. 
They are available to answer questions, assist with permits and direct questions and inquiries to the appropriate person or department. 

Hours of Operation: 


Phones and email are manned remotely between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm and are checked on an hourly basis.    
We are located at the Eric Rood Government Center at
950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959

We can be reached via the following:
Main Phone : (530) 265-1411
Fax:  (530) 265-9845
Email:  Public.Works@co.nevada.ca.us

Front Counter Services

Walk-in Front counter services are currently suspended until further notice , however effective March 30, 2021, we will be accepting appointments on a limited basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Items for submission can be dropped off in the main lobby of the Eric Rood Center outside the CDA Lobby in the basket labeled Public Works. 

Forms of Payment

Public Works fees may be paid by check, cash (do not mail) and online for Encroachment Permits, Sewer Permits and Surveyor fees only.  Encroachment Permit Applications are available for online credit card processing at the time of submission through the Citizens Access Page and other permit/surveyor fees may only be paid by credit card by accessing our online Payment Processing.  Credit card payments cannot be taken over the phone or by mail at this time.

Doing Business with Public Work


For additional information on doing business with the County, including insurance requirements for contractors, payment of bills and more go to the Purchasing Department website

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Online Citizen Access Portal

Online Citizen Access Portal


Apply for encroachment permits, check the status of your application and pay fees. Registration is required for most features. ACA User manual can be viewed here. ​
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