Building Department

Welcome to the Nevada County Building Department! Our department is committed to providing excellent service to the community in a timely, efficient and effective manner while maintaining compliance with minimum housing, building, and safety laws. We strive to build positive relationships with the public through knowledge and outreach to our citizens

Note: Effective January 1st, 2023 the 2022 Edition of the Building Code will be enforced. For more information see the 2022 Building Codes and Design Criteria page.  Take at look at our Summary of changes to residential construction.

The Department will provide the following services: