Public Works Permits

To apply for a Public Works permit or ask questions related to the permit process, you may obtain service via the following resources:

OnlineOur Citizen Access page allows you to search property/permit information such as current projects and application status, and submit permit applications. 
By mail/email: Send all applications and other applicable documents to Public.works@co.nevada.ca.us  or by mail with your fees included to: Public Works - 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959.
In-PersonThe Public Works Department is located at the Eric Rood Center on 950 Maidu Ave in Nevada City and open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. No appointment necessary. 
Phone/Fax:  Phone (530) 265-1411/ Fax (530) 265-9848

Disclaimer
  • Payments - Credit card payments are not accepted online or over the phone for Public Works Permits. Payment can be made by check and mailed for all permits submitted online or by Fax.
  • Sewer Permits - This submittal checklist is intended to assist you in preparing and submitting a complete application. You must complete & submit all items for your application to be accepted. All items listed must be reviewed and fees paid before a permit will be issued. 
  • Encroachment Permits: Work or Events on County maintained roads cannot begin until the applicable permit has been issued.  This checklist should be submitted as a cover page with your application.

 

Apply Online Here
For Encroachment Permits

Encroachment Permit – Construction
  • Complete the Encroachment Application & Checklist (Driveway Construction)
  • Provide an engineered traffic control plan that shows the traffic control for the project.
  • Site Plan showing where proposed work will be done
  • Insurance Certificate for $1,000,000 in General Liability and General Aggregate and specifically naming the County of Nevada, Public Works as additional insured for this specific permit.
  • Pay Encroachment fee ($364.52)

Encroachment Permit - Event-Triathlon and Biking
  • Complete the Encroachment Application & Checklist (Event)
  • Traffic Control Plan. If County maintained roadways will be closed or intermittent traffic control, provide proof of CHP involvement. Contact CHP California Film Commission at (800)858-4749
  • Site Plan showing the start of the event, what County maintained roadways will be used and where the event will end
  • Insurance certificate for $2,000,000 per occurrence in General Liability and $4,000,000 in General Aggregate and specifically naming the County of Nevada, Public Works as additional insured for this specific permit.
  • Participant waiver form waiving and releasing the County of Nevada from all claims of liability
  • Pay Encroachment fee ($129.72) 

Encroachment Permit - Film

  • Complete the Public Works Encroachment Application & Checklist (Film)
  • Traffic Control Plan. Contact CHP California Film Commission at (800)  858-4749
  • Site Plan showing where proposed work will take place and what County maintained roadways will be used
  • Insurance Certificate for $2,000,000 in General Liability Per Occurrence and $4,000,000 General Aggregate, specifically naming the County of Nevada, Public Works as additional insured for this specific permit
  • Complete a Photography/Motion Picture Permit application with the department of Information and General Services (IGS).
  • Drone film permit (Unmanned aircraft) over State Property, Certificate Waiver of Authorization, USAIG (Unmanned Aircraft System Certificate of Insurance)  and a UAS license.
  • Pay Encroachment fee ($129.72)

Transportation Permit 

Single $15
Annual $65


    New Sewer Connection Permit – (online submittal currently not available)
    • Establish designated Sanitation District zone
    • Complete a Sewer Connection Permit Application, Application Checklist & Inspection Form for designated zones which include:    Lake Wildwood, Lake of the Pines, North San Juan, Cascade Shores and Eden Ranch. For all other zones not listed please contact the Public Works Department at 530-265-1411. 
    • Site Plan showing where proposed work will be done
    • Pay Inspection Fee (see Sewer Permit Fees) and EDU or PV Permit Fee, if applicable

Text Box: This document is intended to be a guide and may not contain all requirements needed to obtain permits and approval from the County of Nevada