Welcome to the Nevada County Building Department! Our department is committed to providing excellent service to the community in a timely, efficient and effective manner while maintaining compliance with minimum housing, building and safety laws. We strive to build positive relationships with the public through knowledge and outreach to our citizens.
Please contact us with questions Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Permits are accepted for processing and/or issuance, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 3:30 pm. Parcel numbers will be changing soon! The existing format of 01-234-56-000 will be changing to a new format of001-234-056-000. Please keep this in mind when researching or applying for permits and try searching by address instead. For questions regarding the change, please contact the Nevada County Assessor's office at 530.265.1232.
You can pay online with a credit card or virtual check. Access to our fee schedules is also available. *PLEASE NOTE: Starting January 1, 2018 the Building Department will be required to collect a $4.00 fee on every building permit except for those within the limits of Nevada City in accordance with AB 1379.***
Inspection scheduling for your active building permit can be completed by accessing our online permitting portal, Citizen Access or ACA.