State of Emergency Declared for Nevada County

State of Emergency Declared for Nevada County

March 8, 2023


As a Nevada County business, we hope you and your employees are safe. In these unprecedented times, we understand many of you are facing tremendous challenges. Nevada County’s Economic Development office is making every effort to reach out to local businesses whose location has been damaged or operations severely impacted by weather impacts.

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors declared a State of Emergency at a special meeting on March 7, 2023. As a result, the Building Department is waiving fees for construction permits to repair damage of permitted structures due to the snow events dating back to February 24.

The Environmental Health Department will waive any permit fee related to septic or well repairs necessary because of storm damage.  The Governor has also declared Nevada County in a State of Emergency. A State of Emergency helps enable government officials to seek state or federal aid for disaster response.

Listed below are resources to help you through these times. The Nevada County Economic Development office is available to speak with you and help direct you to resources within the county, the state, and federal government. If you are a business whose property has been damaged, please share that with our economic development office as it may help in making a case for potential funding from the state or federal government.

Local resources:

  • Nevada County Economic Development Office, Kimberly Parker at (530) 470-2795 (o), (530) 913-1354 (c) or
  • Nevada County Economic Resource Council, Gil Mathew at (530) 263-0730 or 
  • Sierra Small Business Development Center, Jess Carr or Leslie Williams at (530) 582-5022 or 
  • Connecting Point 211 Call Center at 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL211
  • Nevada County Contractors Association – (530) 274-1919 or

If your business is within city limits, please reach out to your city contacts regarding your building permitting needs. 

State and federal resources:

We will continue to monitor as more resources become available. Our risk assessment from the
latest storms is in its early stage. Our goal is to get you directed to the assistance you need and
then focus on how to work with businesses going forward to manage future weather risks.

Town of Truckee Providing Free Sand and Sandbags Beginning March 9 at 10:00 am

The Town of Truckee is providing free sand and sandbags to the Truckee community ahead of Thursday’s storm. The National Weather Service put a Flood Watch in effect from March 9, 04:00 PM PST until March 12, 11:00 AM PST. Heavy rain with higher snow levels is expected to bring the risk of flooding, mainly in areas below approximately 6,500 feet. The main impacts are expected to be on smaller creeks and streams and in areas of poor drainage.

For community members and businesses concerned about excessive run-off, the Town is providing sand and sandbags beginning Thursday, March 9th at 10:00 AM PST. Sandbags will be available through the weekend. Staff will be there on Thursday, March 9th from 10:00 AM PST to 02:00 PM PST, but sand can be collected at any time.

WHERE: Parking lot of the US Forest Ranger Station, 10811 Stockrest Springs Rd. Please bring your own shovel.