Community Development

As of May 3, 2021, Community Development will be open to the public,  by appointment only.  To make an appointment, please call Community Development at (530) 694-2140.  

As of 7/14/21 Turtle Rock Park Campground is full through 7/19/21  

Recycling Center at Woodfords: The drop off recycling center at Woodfords is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. To drop off your recycling, please drive through the gate and place your recycling items in the appropriate bins. Additionally, the Douglas Transfer Station at 902 Dump Road in Gardnerville is open for recycling drop off Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can call them at 775-782-3925 or 775-782-5713 to confirm.

Dial-A-Ride: The County Dial-A-Ride will be available to transport passengers to essential services only until further notice. Essential services include medical, pharmacy, grocery, food, banks, laundromats – more information can be found on the web at COVID-19 - Essential Services. Persons with cold or flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to use the service. Our driver is authorized to screen passengers for this purpose. We ask all passengers to practice good social distancing when in the van. The interior of the Dial-A-Ride van will be cleaned regularly with disinfectant. Dial-A-Ride is a reservation service that regularly operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call 530-694-9301 to schedule a ride. More information can be found on the web at Dial-A-Ride.

Biomass Collection (burn pile) at Turtle Rock Park: The biomass collection for green waste at Turtle Rock Park will be open in the fall of 2021. County personnel will be on site during open hours to monitor the use. Check in procedures will be modified to provide adequate social distancing. Due to COVID-19, County staff will not be able to assist with unloading materials.

Community Development has finalized its submission for the Road Maintenance Repair and Accountability (RMRA) funding request through Cal Smart with the submission of Resolution No. R2021-39, provided for review.

The Community Development Department is responsible for the following services:

  • Building: Building Official, Plan Check, Permitting, and Inspections
  • Planning: General Plan, Planning Commission, and Land Development
  • Public Works: Airport Authority, Biomass Pile / Fuels Reduction, Buildings and Grounds, Community Centers, County Clean-up, Engineering / Surveying, Local Transportation Commission, Recycling Center, Road Department, and Turtle Rock Park Campground
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee: Assists in the development and maintenance of a positive business environment