About Us (The Community Development Agency)

About Us

The Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) works to enhance the quality of life of county residents through land use planning and permitting, environmental management; to provide public services including agriculture, code and cannabis compliance, road and infrastructure maintenance and improvements, transit, solid waste, and wastewater; to deliver internal services including fleet services, administrative and fiscal; and to promote and support recreation and economic development throughout the community.

 The agency includes Administration including Economic Development and Recreation; Agriculture including the Farm Advisor; Building; Code and Cannabis Compliance; Environmental Health; Planning;  and Public Works including Engineering and County Surveyor functions, Fleet, Roads, Solid Waste, Transit, and Wastewater.

Vision and Mission

The Community Development Agency (CDA) is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service. It is our overall mission to develop sound and innovative policies, provide strong leadership, and deliver excellent services. 

Meet Our Staff

We invite you to learn more about our staff including departments, phone numbers, and emails. Visit our Staff Directory to learn more. 

County Observed Holidays

View a list of County Observed Holidays

Customer Experience Survey

Customer feedback is one of the greatest tools in learning how the CDA might better serve the residents of Nevada County. Please take our Customer Experience Survey to let us know how we are doing. 

Positive Feedback/Staff Kudos

See what some residents are saying about us. Check out Staff Kudos