Our Department is responsible for programs focused on environmental protection and public health in Nevada County. These programs regulate food preparation in restaurants, installation of wells and septic systems, handling hazardous materials and other topics related to consumer protection.
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ASSEMBLY BILL (AB 626) UPDATE
The bill allowing residential home owners to prepare home cooked meals for sale to the public has NOT been approved by Nevada County. Applies to all regions in Nevada County.
Septic Requirements for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's)
Per Section L-11, 3.19.1:
7. All water supply and sewage disposal requirements shall be complied with as administered by the Department of Environmental Health - Local Area Management Plan (LAMP) and Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Policy, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) constructed with kitchens, which includes cooking equipment, will be required to install an additional septic tank to reduce the load on the existing disposal field, if the existing disposal field is of adequate capacity to handle the additional flows from the ADU. In the event that the existing disposal field cannot handle the additional load or flow from the ADU, a new, separate septic system shall be installed to accommodate the ADU.