Nevada City’s Planning Department is administered by one Planner. The breadth of the Planner’s responsibilities
cover both current and advanced planning activities:
Current planning includes the processing of entitlement applications and local administration of the California
Subdivision Map Act, California Environmental Quality Act, and state land use laws. Upon receipt of a complete
application, the Planning Division will route the project plans and materials to appropriate City Agencies (Police,
Public Works, City Engineer, Building Division), Local Agencies (Fire Department, County Transportation
Commission, School District), and regional, state or federal agencies for their review and comment.
Advanced planning responsibilities involves the maintenance of the the City’s General Plan and the various
elements it contains. Advanced planning required cooidination with regional planning agencies and the state to
ensure consistency with the laws that govern land use, development, subdivision and environmental quality.
- Process land use and architectural review applications
- Perform environmental analysis pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
- Implement the City’s Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances
- Answer general questions relating to land use or land development