Planning Department

Effective 04/01/2022:

CDA highly recommends scheduling an appointment or dropping off your applications and plans to help stop the spread of COVID in our community.  Please check this website regularly to find updates.

The Department will continue to provide services through email and phone as well as:

  • Lobby is open from 8 am to 5 pm. 
  • New Project Submittal/Walk-in appointments accepted from 8 am to 3:30 pm. 
  • If you have questions or would like to book an appointment please, email the Planning Department or call us at 530-265-1222, Option 2.

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  1. You're invited to the 4th Community Workshop on the Greater Higgins Area Plan!

    Nevada County is holding the fourth community workshop on the Greater Higgins Area Plan! Please review the draft Greater Higgins Plan Area and come ask questions, interact with other participants, and provide input for the Greater Higgins area. Learn More
  2. New Planning Application Guide

    The Planning Application Information Packet has been designed to provide assistance to applicants in the preparation of their project with information regarding general project information and guidelines for common land use applications. Learn More
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Planning Department Mission:

The Planning Department applies community land-use policies and strives to meet the needs of individuals 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.