The Engineering Division provides a variety of technical services, support and planning, which includes: Project Design, Inspection, Contract Preparation, Traffic Analysis, Special Districts,, Encroachment Permits, and Reviews/Inspections.
Contractors needing to construct a driveway or work within the County's public right-of-way must apply to the Department of Public Works for an Encroachment Permit. You can download an Encroachment Permit Application and General Provisions and submit to the Department by mail or in person.
Companies needing to haul oversized loads through Nevada County must obtain a Transportation Permit. One trip permits can be completed, faxed to 265-9849 and a $15.00 check mailed to Public Works. Annual permits need to be mailed with a check for $65.00.
Nevada County Adopt-A Road Program
Interested in cleaning up trash along one of Nevada County's maintained roads? The process is simple. Call 265-1411 and state you are interested in adopting a section of road. If the road is available, the individual or group submits an application and pays a deposit of $100 for the purchase and placement of their recognition signs. The applicant's commitment is to pick up litter on their adopted road at least four times per year. So give us a call and see how you can become involved in this fun, educational and worthwhile program.
Unincorporated Nevada County includes approximately 2,800 miles of both public and private roads. The Department of Public Works maintained approximately 560 miles of public roads and an additional 50 miles established under various road maintenance districts including Permanent Road Divisions and County Service Areas. For more information on the maintenance of public and private roads please visit our Road Maintenance Options Webpage.