Development Review Committee (DRC)

DRC Overview

As a part of the land use entitlement and Planning Department permitting process for complex projects, the Nevada County Community Development Agency may host a project-specific Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting with project applicants. These meetings are held for select discretionary Planning projects at or near the end of the first 30-day period after project submittal. 

The DRC meeting is facilitated by a Planner assigned to the project. Senior-level staff from multiple departments within the Community Development Agency attend and discuss applications in terms of complete/incomplete status, compliance, additional requirements, design issues, and potential conditions of approval. Staff is available to answer questions and assist the applicant in understanding relevant County standards. The goal is to encourage constructive feedback and promote a streamlined and timely review process.

The following agencies may be invited to participate in the DRC process:

  • Agricultural Commissioner
  • Building Department
  • Environmental Health Department
  • Office of the County Fire Marshal and/or various Fire Districts
  • Department of Public Works

Useful Documents

Structure of a DRC Meeting