Historical Resource Guide

The Grass Valley Historical Commission, in partnership with the Nevada County Contractors Association, has published this resource guide to facilitate rehabilitation and restoration of older structures. The resource guide includes contractors, artisans and suppliers known to be skilled in working on older homes. The list was assembled from a variety of sources.  The City, nor Historical Commission, does not endorse nor recommend any specific contractor.  The intent of this guide is to provide property owners with a list of qualified contractors with experience working on older homes.

Over-the-Counter Building Permit Application

Submit the application in person at the Building Counter with associated fees, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. for work that does not require plan check (i.e. sewer backflow prevention and flow relief device installation, heater change out, electrical panel upgrade, reroof, siding).

Community Design Guidelines

The Community Design Guidelines are intended to provide design professionals, property owners, developers, and citizens-at-large with a clear and common understanding of the City’s expectations regarding the aesthetics and functionality of development proposals in Grass Valley.

Design Review Guidelines for the 1872 Historic Townsite

The Design Review Guidelines for the 1872 Historic Townsite are intended to comply with and further define the design standards and development regulations found in the City of Grass Valley's Development Code, Municipal Codes, General Plan (Chapter 13 - Cultural/Historical Resources), Downtown Strategic Plan, and specific planning documents.  The design review guidelines do not override existing regulations, yet they will provide an important tool for both the public and the City of Grass Valley,

Improvement Standards

CITY OF GRASS VALLEY

IMPROVEMENT STANDARDS

Design Standards, Construction Standards and Standard Details

 

Building Division Overview

The purpose of the Building Division is to enforce the minimum requirements of the California Building codes; to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment; and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

Planning Division Overview

The Planning Department develops and applies land use policies.  It is one of 3 departments within the Community Development Department supervised by the Community Development Director responsible for overseeing and guiding development activities in the City of Grass Valley.

Major activities include:

Overview

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
Provides administrative service support to Divisions within Department.
Coordinates, develops and monitors department budget.
Develops programs to address new service requirements.
Coordinates with human resources.
Directs supervision to Division Managers.

Community Development Overview

Community Development Staff Directory >

The Community Development Department is comprised of 3 departments which are responsible for overseeing and guiding development activities in the City of Grass Valley.

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