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

The major activities of the CDD include:

  • Administration of Building and Planning regulations
  • Responsibility for future development planning
  • Assistance to the public on permit applications
  • Conducting environmental review
  • Providing staff assistance to the Historical and Planning Commissions; and City Council on development-related proposals
  • Active participant in the economic development of the City
The Building Division is responsible 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.
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.

The Economic Development Code carries out the policies of the Grass Valley General Plan by classifying and regulating the uses of land and structures within the City, consistent with the General Plan. This Development Code is adopted to protect and promote the public health, safety, comfort, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare of residents, and businesses in the City.




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