Planning Department

The Planning Department applies community land use policies and strives to meet the needs of the individual and businesses. It is our goal to protect the environment in order to ensure that Nevada County remains a desirable place to live, work, and recreate.
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    Cannabis Alliance reflects the need for continued collaboration between local business and county staff working to build a safe and sustainable cannabis economy for Nevada County. Cannabis Alliance continues community outreach for March 4 virtual event. Read on...
  1. Community Meeting: Introduction to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)

    Join Nevada County for an online community meeting introducing CEQA to residents on Thursday, April 1, 2021, 6:30pm to 8:00pm. This meeting aims to guide participants through overarching principles behind CEQA: what triggers it, how to comment, and Q&A. Read on...
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Online Citizen Access Portal

Online Citizen Access Portal


Search land use permit information and staff comments on projects. Registration is not required to search for permit records. Check the User Manual (PDF) or Quick Reference Guide (PDF) for questions.
My Neighborhood

My Neighborhood


Try out the MyNeighborhood interactive map. View zoning and property information.
Current Projects

Current Projects


View select Current and Advance Planning projects as well as a collection of Environmental Documents and Projects Scheduled for Public Meeting
Application Fees and Forms
Planning Commission

Planning Commission


Find Planning Commission agendas, and minutes.
Zoning Administrator

Zoning Administrator


Find Zoning Administrator meeting agendas.
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Take Our Short Survey

Take Our Short Survey


We would love to get your feedback on how we are doing.
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Virtual Check-In

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