Planning Department

The Planning Department applies community land use policies and strives to meet the needs of the individual and businesses. It is our goal to protect the environment in order to ensure that Nevada County remains a desirable place to live, work, and recreate.
  1. 2020 Penn Valley Area Plan going to Planning Commission

    On June 25, 2020, The Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Council unanimously voted to recommend approval of the Draft of the Penn Valley Area Plan. The Draft is scheduled to go before the Nevada County Planning Commission on July 23, 2020 Read on...
  2. 2020 Penn Valley Area Plan Public Review Draft

    The County Planning Department has completed a public review draft of the 2020 Penn Valley Area Plan, and is now available for review on our website. The PVMAC will hold a special meeting on June 25, 2020 via Zoom to review and an provide comment Read on...
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Online Citizen Access Portal

Online Citizen Access Portal


Search land use permit information and staff comments on projects. Registration is not required to search for permit records. Check the User Manual (PDF) or Quick Reference Guide (PDF) for questions.
My Neighborhood

My Neighborhood


Try out the MyNeighborhood interactive map. View zoning and property information.
Current Projects

Current Projects


View select Current and Advance Planning projects as well as a collection of Environmental Documents
Application Fees and Forms
Planning Commission

Planning Commission


Find Planning Commission agendas, minutes, and supporting documents.
Zoning Administrator

Zoning Administrator


Find Zoning Administrator meeting agendas.
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Take Our Short Survey

Take Our Short Survey


We would love to get your feedback on how we are doing.
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