Community Development

Welcome to the Alpine County Community Development Department.  The Department includes three different divisions:

The Community Development Department is open to the public.  For general inquiries, please contact us at   To reach specific staff members, please use our staff directory.


Turtle Rock Park Updates  

The Turtle Rock Park Community Center will be closed to the public until November 15 except for mandatory meetings approved by the County CAO.  

Biomass Collection 

Due to inclement weather expected on Saturday, October 23, and Sunday, October 24, the Burn Pile will be closed for the weekend and will reopen on Wednesday, October 27.

The Biomass Collection (Burn pile) at Turtle Rock Park will open on Saturday, October 2 based on the following schedule (weather permitting):

Opening Date: Saturday, October 2

Closing Date: Wednesday, November 24

Days Open: Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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.  

Please note that burned vegetation will not be accepted at the Burn Pile.

Turtle Rock Park Campground  is Closed Until Further Notice.

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.


 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.

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.