County Codes

All Nevada County Codes are available online. The Nevada County Codes consist of the following four separate and distinct codes.  For questions regarding building, planning, zoning, or code enforcement, please contact the Community Development Agency at (530) 265-1222.
Administrative Code

The Administrative Code contains provisions relating to general County administration and the appointment and authority of specified County officers, as adopted by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.
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General Code

The General Code contains general provisions regarding franchises, business regulations, revenue and taxation, County waterways, and other health and safety-related regulations, as adopted by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.

Land Use & Development Code

The Land Use and Development Code contains provisions related to the use and development of property within Nevada County, including the County's zoning and building codes, subdivision regulations and roadway standards, as adopted by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.

Sanitation Code

The Sanitation Code contains provisions related to sewers and sewerage systems, user fees and charges, and requirements related to connection to public wastewater systems, as adopted by Nevada County Sanitation District Number 1.

Legal Notice

The online version of the Codes are provided for information only. Please consult the official printed version before citing to provisions of these Codes. If inconsistencies exist between the online versions, the official printed codes and/or the adopted ordinances underlying the Codes, the adopted ordinances will be considered definitive and controlling.