Community Development

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

   To reach specific staff members, please use our staff directory.


Community Development Office is Closed to the Public starting Wednesday January 11th, 2022

Community Development office is closed to the public due to
- Declaration of Public Health emergency (1/11/2022)

ℹ️For general inquiries, please contact us at

➡️Building and Planning Applications may be submitted to Community Development via our new online portal.

Recreation Reimagined Survey

The Recreation Reimagined Survey is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who participated. The Community Development Department will provide a report on the survey results to the Board of Supervisors on January 18, 2022.

Turtle Rock Park Updates  

The Turtle Rock Park Community Center  is available for community use on a limited basis.  For reservations, please refer to the Turtle Rock Park Community Center web page.  Turtle Rock Park Campground  is Closed Until Further Notice

Biomass Collection (Burn Pile)

The Burn Pile is closed for the rest of the year and will reopen in the Spring of 2022.

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.