Cannabis Compliance Division

Limited Services By Appointment Only Starting June 29, 2020

The Customer Service Counter for Nevada County Community Development Agency is now open by appointment ONLY effective June 29, 2020.  Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from  9am to 11am and 1pm to 3pm. You can schedule your appointment by contacting our office directly at 530-265-1222 Option 4 (Code),, or 530-265-1222 Option 8 (Cannabis), book a time. No same day appointments will be available at this time.

We are asking that if you are able to utilize email, phone, online services, and the drop box located in the Rood Center lobby to please continue to do so. Visit our Code or Cannabis Division websites to look up property information, file code investigation service requests, obtain cannabis permit information, and much more. If you have any questions and/or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you!

Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance

Sec. L-II 3.30 Cannabis Cultivation

Commercial Cannabis Application Appointments

Commercial Cannabis Permit applicants can make appointments with CDA staff for Administrative Development and Commercial Cannabis Permits. Appointments will occur Monday-Friday starting at 8:00am on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments are for COMPLETE submittals only. ADP and CCP packets are available online or at the CDA office located at 950 Maidu Ave. in Nevada City. 

To make an appointment to submit your application please contact Nevada County CDA at (530) 265-1222 or come visit us in person at the CDA main office. 

All other cannabis-related questions or inquiries can be emailed to the Cannabis Complaince Division at

Commercial Cannabis Permit (CCP) and Administrative Development Permit (ADP) Application Packets

Annual Cannabis Permit Renewal Application

Biological/Environmental Resources Guide

Are you applying for your ADP or CCP and unsure of what is needed for the Biological Resources Assessment ? The Nevada County Planning Department has provided a guide to help you through this step of the application process. Please review this hand out before you submit your ADP or CCP application to ensure you have the necessary information. Management Plan applications and the Pre-Quailfied Biological Consultant list can be found at

Commercial Cannabis Application Guidlines for Biological/Environmental Resource

Review frequently asked questions about the Code Compliance Division.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most frequently asked Cannabis permitting questions.

Access the Online Citizen Portal

Online Citizen Access

Use the Citizen Access Portal to check the status and review documents related to your ADP or CCP application. Not sure how to nagivate your way through our online Citizen Access Portal? Our step by step instructions can help guide you through the process.