The Nevada County Board of Supervisors declares a State of Emergency | News

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors declares a State of Emergency | News

For Nevada County Business Owners

As a Nevada County business, we hope this finds you and your employees safe. In these unprecedented times, we understand that many of you are facing extraordinary challenges. The Nevada County Office of Economic Development is making every effort to contact local businesses whose locations have been damaged or operations severely impacted.

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors declared a state of emergency at a special meeting on March 7, 2023. As a result, the Department of Buildings is waiving fees for building permits to repair damage to permitted structures due to snow events effective February 24, the Department of Environmental Health will waive any permit fees related to septic or well repairs required due to storm damage. The governor has also declared Nevada County a state of emergency. A state of emergency helps government officials request state or federal disaster response assistance.

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

Nevada County Office of Economic Development, Kimberly Parker at (530) 470-2795 (o), (530) 913-1354 © or [email protected] Nevada County Economic Resource Council, Gil Mathew at (530) 263-0730 or gil @ncerc.orgSierra Small Business Development Center Jess Carr or Leslie Williams at (530) 582-5022 or [email protected] Point 211 Call Center at 2-1-1 or 1-833- DIAL211 — Nevada County Contractors Association) 274-1919 or [email protected]

If your business is within city limits, please contact your city contacts regarding your building permit needs.

State and Federal Resources:

You can check the GO-Biz Community and Place Based Solutions funding resources page. You’ll find emergency management funding opportunities from both the state and federal levels. You can also go to the California Office of the Small Business Attorney at and click the link at the top of the welcome page to access and download their one pager disaster resources. This has a wealth of information on small business recovery.

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

Office of Economic Development

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