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Animal Control
Keith Royal
Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator

950 Maidu Avenue Suite 280
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Phone: 530.265.1471
Fax: 530.470.0439

Nevada County Sheriff's Office
Animal Control Services
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
Contact Information
Phone   (530) 265-1471
Fax       (530) 470-0439
The Animal Control Operations Division is responsible for field services.  The goal of animal control officers is to gain compliance through education and, if needed, through the enforcement of applicable laws.
The Animal Control Division is responsible for dog licensing throughout the unincorporated areas of the County of Nevada.  Dog licensing is extremely important to ensure the safety of everyone in the community and to prevent any outbreak of rabies.
Starting in July 2010 Nevada County entered into an agreement with Sammie's Friends​ to run shelter operations
  • For information regarding lost or found pets 
  • For interest in adopting pets
Fish and Wildlife address issues related to animals found in the wild.
Phone (916) 358-1300
To report animal sightings (such as bears, mountain lions, etc.) call (916) 358-2882


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