Community Development

Biomass collection and dial-a-ride will operate during the closure of County offices to the public due to the COVID 19 situation. The recycling drop off at Woodfords will be closed until further notice. 
Call our office at 530-694-2140 if you have any questions. You can also check back here for updates.

Recycling Center at Woodfords – Closed Until Further Notice: The drop off recycling center at Woodfords will be closed until further notice. Unfortunately we are not able to provide disinfected conditions for the bins that must be handled individually by each user. 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. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

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 as usual on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Saturday April 18 through Monday June 1, weather permitting. 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 the COVID-19 situation. County staff will not be able to assist in unloading materials.

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