E N V I R O N M E N T A L    H E A L T H 

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.

Update: Environmental Health Department Opens for Limited Appointments starting March 30, 2020.

Effective March 30, 2021, the department is open for limited appointments only to meet the current State of CA Business “RED” Tier under the COVID-19 guidelines. 

Environmental Health will continue to provide services through email, phone, and online services. Land Use submittals can be made by clicking on the  "Applying for Permits" icon at the bottom of this page.  All other submittals involving Consumer Protection and Hazardous Materials can be emailed to env.health@co.nevada.ca.us.

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please contact us directly at env.health@co.nevada.ca.us or phone (530) 265-1222, Option 3. Thank you and be safe!

      Pay Fees

Pay Your CDA Fees

Apply for Permits 

Go to online citizen access program.

Food Plan Checks

Permit Application Forms


Frequently Asked Questions Link

  Food Booths

Community Events and Temporary Foods Page

Sewage Disposal

Sewage Disposal Page


California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) Page

Report a Problem

Report a Problem

Virtual Check-In

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