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  • Jobs, Benefits, and Business

    Includes veterans' benefits, starting and running a business, unemployment, County job openings, and selling to the County.

  • Law and Justice

    Includes the courts, most wanted, law enforcement, child support enforcement, sealing record, victims' services, and jury duty.

  • Building, Property, and Home

    Includes planning, building codes and permits, owning and renting a property, and property tax assessments.

  • Health and Family Care

    Includes child and adult health service, food stamps, foster care, mental health, in-home nurse, substance abuse, and child support.

  • Birth, Death, and Marriage

    Includes bereavement, certificates and vital records, and divorce.

  • Environment and Agriculture

    Includes air quality and burn days, garbage and recycling, sewer, conservation, and green energy financing.

  • Animal Services

    Includes adopting a pet, animal control, and local vets and shelters.

  • County and Government

    Includes information on the buildings, county, codes, departments, projects, representation, and voting.

  • Community and Recreation

    Includes activities and events, parks, museums, libraries, and volunteerism.

  • Taxes and Financial Reports

    Property taxes, business taxes, transient occupancy taxes, fines, and financial reports.

  • Transportation and Travel

    Includes passports, bus schedules, and road maintenance.

  • Safety and Emergency

    Includes forest fires and floods, emergency preparation, and emergency response.

Getting Here & Getting About

Air Transportation

Reach Placer County easily through two major airports. It's a quick 40-minute drive east on Interstate 80 (I-80) from the Sacramento International Airport to Auburn, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Or you can fly into the Reno - Tahoe International Airport, with hundreds of daily commercial flights, just a 55 minute drive west on I-80 and Hwy 267 to Tahoe's North Shore.

In addition, private planes, helicopters and small jets can use three smaller airports in Placer County:

  • Lincoln - in the valley near I-80, and north on Hwy 65
  • Auburn - in the Sierra foothills, near I-80
  • Truckee-Tahoe - on Hwy 267, near I-80, and 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe

Surface Transportation

Placer County Transit System

Interstate 80, one of the nation's major east/west freeways, runs from the San Francisco Bay Area to the East Coast. It runs the full length Placer County, from Roseville, just east of Sacramento, crosses the Sierra Nevada mountains, and reaches Lake Tahoe at the eastern end of of the county. Then I-80 swinging northeast to Reno, Nevada.

Interstate 5, another major freeway, runs north/south, the Mexican border to Canada. It crosses I-80 north of Sacramento, for a quick 30-minute drive to Placer County.

Simple map of the county