Environmental Health

Update as of August 18, 2021: 

CDA highly recommends scheduling an appointment or dropping off your applications and plans to help stop the spread of COVID in our community.  Please check this website regularly to find updates to open hours as changes will be made according to the County’s current Public Health guidance.

To make an appointment please email the Environmental Health Department or call (530) 265-1222, Option 3.

Please visit our Citizen Access Portal to apply for Land Use permits online. All other submittals involving Consumer Protection and Hazardous Materials can be emailed to the Environmental Health Department.

The Department will continue to provide services through email, phone, online, and drop-off and pick-up boxes.  Please allow a processing time of 24 to 48 hours from the date received. 

If you have questions, please email the Environmental Health Department or call (530) 265-1222, Option 3.

What does Environmental Health Do? 

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.

      Pay Fees

Pay Your CDA Fees

Apply for Permits 

Go to online citizen access program.

Food Plan Checks

Permit Application Forms


Frequently Asked Questions Link

  Food Booths

Community Events and Temporary Foods Page

Sewage Disposal

Sewage Disposal Page


California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) Page

Report a Problem

Report a Problem

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