Animal Control

Nevada County Animal Control Division oversees Animal Control Operations and the Sammie's Friends Animal Shelter Contract. The Animal Control Division operates under the Nevada County Sheriff's Office and is located in the same building at the Eric Rood Administrative Center:
950 Maidu Avenue
Suite 280
Nevada City, CA 95959

The goal of animal control officers is to gain compliance through education and, if needed, through the enforcement of applicable laws.
Barking Dog Log
Barking Dog Log (PDF)
A Microsoft Word Document you can use and then submit to Animal Control to report local barking dogs.
Dog Licensing Services
Dog Licensing Services
The Animal Control Division is responsible for dog licensing throughout the unincorporated areas of the County of Nevada.
Sammie's Friends Website
Shelter Services
Starting in July 2010 Nevada County entered into an agreement with Sammie's Friends to run shelter operations.
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Animal Rescue Support

The Nevada County Sheriff's Office Humane Emergency Animal Rescue Team (H.E.A.R.T.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals and their owners in the community who need rescue and evacuation during an emergency.

Fish and Wildlife Website
Fish and Wildlife
Fish and Wildlife address issues related to animals found in the wild.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Find the Animal Control's most frequently asked questions.