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Building Department
Craig Griesbach
Director of Building

950 Maidu Avenue Suite 170
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Phone: 530.265.1222
Fax: 530.265.8794

Welcome to the Building Department!
Our goal is to provide services that result in compliance with minimum housing, building and safety laws, and to serve customers in a timely, efficient, and effective manner. Permits are accepted for processing and/or issuance, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 3:30 pm.
For existing structures, built without the benefit of a permit there is a separate As-Built Permitting Process. Please remember, 'Assessed' does not mean 'Permitted'. 
Sign up for our new Building Department Listserv; You will receive information regarding upcoming workshops, new codes & ordinances, and helpful handouts & brochures. To sign up, click HERE.  
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Online Citizen Access portal for scheduling inspections, applying for permits, checking the status of your application and searching records. Registration is required for most features. The Inspection Scheduling Handout can be found here. ACA User manual can be viewed here.


The 2013 Building Codes are effective as of January 1, 2014. The current Energy codes are effective July 1, 2014. The Nevada County Building Code Ordinance for local amendments to the code is effective January 1, 2014


You can pay online with a credit card or virtual check. A copy of our currently adopted fee schedule is available online 



We would love to get your feedback on how we are doing.