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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations

Learn how to request ADA accommodations.


In accordance with California Rule of Court 1.100, it is the policy of Superior Court of California, County of Nevada to assure that qualified individuals with disabilities have equal and full access to the judicial system.

Requests for Accommodations

Requests For Accommodations, including but not limited to auxiliary aids and/or services should be made as far in advance of the requested accommodations implementation date as possible, and in any event should be made no less than five court dates prior to the requested implementation date. The Court may, in its discretion, waive this requirement.

Qualified Individuals With Disabilities

Are persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and includes individuals who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities; have a record of such impairment; or are regarded as having such impairment.


Mobility Impairments



  • Nevada City: Passenger loading zone is at the corner of N. Pine and Washington Streets
  • Truckee: Passenger loading zone is adjacent to the main entrance


All facilities are equipped with ramps, lifts and elevators.


Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the 1st floor of the "Annex" side of the Nevada City Courthouse. In Truckee, wheelchair accessible restrooms are adjacent to the main entrance on the 1st floor.

Auditory Impairments

Each courtroom is equipped with Assistive Listening devices and headsets. These are available through the courtroom clerk or bailiff.

Service Animals

Service animals are permitted in the courthouse subject to federal ADA regulations. The ADA defines a “service animal” as any animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other disability. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is “the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship” are not considered service dogs under the ADA.


Complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of disability can be filed through the court's Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Procedure, which is established in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

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