Public Works

About Public Works



Welcome to the Nevada County Department of Public Works.  The Public Works Department maintains 562 miles of public roadways along with numerous bridges and drainage facilities  throughout the county.  

Eight Separate Divisions oversee the services and programs administered by Public Works:
  • Administration - Maintains Business Operations
  • Engineering - Road Design, Bridges, Construction, Traffic, Land Usage
  • Fleet - County Vehicle and Equipment maintenance
  • Road Maintenance - Overall maintenance/repair of Roads, Bridges, Signs, Vegetation Management and Storm Response. 
  • Solid Waste - Household Waste Pickup, Recycling, Illegal Dumping, McCourtney Road Transfer Station
  • Surveyor - County Survey needs, Mapping, Land Acquisitions. 
  • Transit Services - Gold Country Stage Transit Services. 
  • Wastewater - Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities, New Sewer Connections. 
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Online Citizen Access Portal

Online Citizen Access Portal


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