Local Resources

Nevada County Real Estate-related 

County Recorder (530) 265-1221

County Assessor (530) 265-1232

County Building Department (530) 265-1444

County Treasurer/Tax Collector (530) 265-1285

City Planning Dept. (530) 265-1440

County Environmental Health (530) 265-1452

Available retail spaces

County Level Business Resources

Nevada County Department of Economic Development (530) 265-1218–located in the Rood Center, 1/2 mile north of downtown

Sierra Business Council (530) 582-4800–located in Truckee

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) (530) 582-5022–located in Truckee

Nevada County Economic Resource Council (530) 274-8455

Sierra Commons–a co-working space and business ignitor program, helping to foster new businesses in Nevada County.

SPARC – SPARC is a supportive space where anyone 21-40 years old can come to help advance their career. If you are starting out, own a business, or want to get promoted, SPARC can help.

How to Start an LLC

State and Federal Level Business Support

Secretary of State, California This is where to apply for a State Business License.

World Trade Center of Northern California

California State Board of Equalization  This is where you apply for a retail sales permit.

California Employment Training Panel

California Business Portal

AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling

AB 1826 Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling

U.S. Small Business Administration

Fiona Ma Resources for Small Businesses and Families 2022

Conference & Convention Sites

Local Government

Nevada City City Hall (530) 265-2496. This is where you would apply for a local business license

Nevada City Fire Department (530) 265-2351

Grass Valley City Hall (530) 274-4310

Nevada County Government (530) 265-1218

Nevada County Courthouse, County Clerk 530-265-1221. This is where you would file a Fictitious Business Name.

Nevada County Treasurer & Tax Collector (530) 265-1285

Nevada County Airport (530) 273-3374–located in Grass Valley

Local Media

YubaNet a free community website

Nevada County Gold online and print guide to Nevada County

KNCO Newstalk – 830 AM (530) 272-3424–based in Grass Valley

KVMR Community Radio 89.5 FM (530) 265-9073–based in Nevada City

Nevada County Digital Media Center (530) 272-8662–operates NCTV

The Union (530) 273-9561–local Western Nevada County newspaper. (This is one place for filing a Fictitious Business Name, which needs to be done every 5 years.)

Consumer Information

Nevada City Clubs and Organizations

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (800) 540-4743–local electricity and gas utility

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) (530) 273-6185–main water and sewer services provider outside city limits within the area

Waste Mgmt. of Nevada County (530) 274-3090–refuse transfer station, residential and commercial trash and recycling pick-up

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (530) 274-6000–located in Grass Valley

Local Internet Providers

Nevada County Library (530) 265-7050–local branch located in the Rood Center 1/2 mile from downtown

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center was founded to serve veterans who were harmed by asbestos exposure. For more information, click here.

Art, Cultural, and Education Information

Nevada County Schools

Nevada County Arts Council

Nevada County Historical Society

Chambers of Commerce

Nevada City Chamber (530) 265-2692
Grass Valley Chamber (530) 273-4667
Rough & Ready Chamber (530) 797-6729
Penn Valley Chamber (530) 432-1802
South Nevada County Chamber of Commerce
Truckee-Donner Chamber (530) 587-2757