Environmental Health

Public Notice Released: Meeting scheduled to discuss revision to McCourtney Transfer Station's Solid Waste Facility Permit.

Effective 11/15/2021:

CDA highly recommends scheduling an appointment or dropping off your applications and plans to help stop the spread of COVID in our community.  Please check this website regularly to find updates.

The Department will continue to provide the following services:

  • Lobby is open from 8 am to 5 pm. 
  • New Project Submittal/Walk-in appointments accepted from 8 am to 3:30 pm.
  • Drop off or pick up boxes. Please allow a processing time of 24 to 48 hours from the date received. Pick-ups will need to be prearranged by contacting our staff. 
  • Online by using our Citizen Access Portal to apply for Land Use permits, All other submittals involving Consumer Protection and Hazardous Materials can be emailed to the Environmental Health Department.
  • If you have questions or would like to make an appointment, please email the Environmental Health Department or call (530) 265-1222, Option 3.

      Pay Fees

Pay Your CDA Fees

Apply for Permits Online

Go to online citizen access program.

Food Plan Checks

Permit Application Forms


Frequently Asked Questions Link

  Food Booths

Community Events and Temporary Foods Page

Septic Systems

Sewage Disposal Page


California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) Page

Report a Problem

Report a Problem

Environmental Health's Mission

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.