What Do Permits Cost

One of the most common questions we receive is “What do permits cost?". The following is a summary of the fees and various bonds you may be required to pay. These fees do not relate to the cost of the design and construction of your project. 

The hourly rate for staff time is $153.34. This includes administrative processing, plan review and inspection services.

Building Department Fee Schedule – Contains all fees associated with permitting. You can also review all CDA fees.

Fee Estimates

New Residence in Eastern Nevada County
New Residence in Western Nevada County


School Fees: Varies based on school district
Nevada Union School District Contact
Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

Fire Fees: Fees vary by fire district.
Fire District Contact Information
Truckee Fire District Fees

Deferred Submittal Fee: $153.34
Deferred Submittal Form

Alternate Materials or Means of Construction/Design Review Fee: $153.34
Alternate Materials or Means of Construction Form


Grading Bond: Bond is refundable at permit final.
0-500 cubic yards: $500
501 cubic yards and over: $2000

Temporary Occupancy Bond: 1$/Square foot to a maximum of $2000
Temporary Occupancy Form

Other Fees Associated with Construction

Pacific Gas and Electric
Nevada Irrigation District
Environment Health: Septic and Well
Public Works: Encroachment permit and sewer connections