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Land Use and Development Division
Published on: 3/12/2012 12:00 AM

The Land Use Division provides services in planning and project review. We review and inspect individual and community sewage disposal design and construction. We provide consultation inspection relative to loans and home purchases, as well as plan review and plan check for building and planning department clearances. The Land Use Division inspects and reconnaissance for soils testing and evaluation of proposed individual sewage disposal and subdivisions and provides design review and inspection of repairs to sewage disposal systems; development and input into processes for new and amended ordinances and resolutions for sewage disposal, land use permits. We provide the permitting and annual inspections of septic tank pumpers, community sewage systems and construction of water wells. We provide emergency response to sewage related health hazards, complaint response to various sewage related calls; emergency response to reports of contaminated water; emergency response to reports of public water system hazards and violations.                         


                                                                 Septic Permit

                                                 Certificate of Operation Application - Treatment

                                                 Certificate of Operation Application - Pressure Dose

                                                 Right of Entry Agreement

                                                 OSSE Application



Updated: July 24, 2017

We are now scheduling OSSE's for the week of August 7th - 11th


Please Note:  The County will try to accommodate requested dates but cannot guarantee availability. 

To schedule an OSSE, please call (530)265-1599.



Amy Irani
Environmental Health Director
Environmental Health

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