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.
Public Closure - Nevada County Environmental Health Dept March 19, 2020
Environmental Health encourages online submittals during the public closure. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Although our office is closed to the public, Environmental Health plans to provide the best customer service possible. Staff will be available via email or phone (530)265-1222 X: 3, please contact us with any questions or concerns. Appointments are available, please call or email to schedule.
News and Events
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates 11/18/20:
Nevada County has been moved to most restrictive "purple tier"
Septic Requirements for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s)
Per Section L-11, 3.19.1:
7. All water supply and sewage disposal requirements shall be complied with as administered by the Department of Environmental Health - Local Area Management Plan (LAMP) and Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Policy, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) constructed with kitchens, which includes cooking equipment, will be required to install an additional septic tank to reduce the load on the existing disposal field, if the existing disposal field is of adequate capacity to handle the additional flows from the ADU. In the event that the existing disposal field cannot handle the additional load or flow from the ADU, a new, separate septic system shall be installed to accommodate the ADU.
To make an appointment, please contact the Nevada County Environmental Health Representative for TOT, Jo Paden (530)470-2787 email@example.com or contact the Nevada City office at (530)265-1222 X:3