Safe Surrender Sites

The Safely Surrendered Baby Law (SSB) allows a parent or other person who has lawful custody of a baby to surrender that baby, up to 72 hours old, at a safe surrender site without criminal prosecution for abandonment – provided that there is no suspicion of abuse or neglect. Newborns may be surrendered to any public or private hospital room, or to certain fire stations designated by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors or by a local fire agency. The law also allows for a 14-day period during which the person who surrendered the baby can reclaim the baby by calling the Nevada County Child Protective Services Hotline at (530) 273-4291. The 14-day period begins on the day that the baby is surrendered.

Safe Surrender Sites in Nevada County

Hospitals

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
Emergency Room
155 Glasson Way
Grass Valley CA 95945
Phone: 530-274-6000

Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee
Emergency Room
10121 Pine Avenue
Truckee, CA 96161
Phone: 530-582-3208 (Emergency Room)

Fire Departments

Grass Valley Fire Department #1 – Downtown Grass Valley Subdivision
472 Brighton Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone: 530-274-4370

Nevada City Fire Department #54 – Nevada City Subdivision
201 Providence Mine Road
Nevada City CA 95959
Phone: 530-273-3158

Nevada County Consolidated #84 – North County Subdivision
10135 Coyote Street
Nevada City CA 95959
Phone: 530-273-3158

Fire Station #86 – Banner Mountain Subdivision
12337 Banner Lava Cap
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: 530-273-3158

Nevada County Consolidated #88 – South County Subdivision
14400 Golden Star
Grass Valley CA 95949
Phone: 530-273-3158

Fire Station #89 – Alta Sierra Subdivision
11833 Tammy Way
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Phone: 530-273-3158

Fire Station #92 – Gateway Subdivision
11473 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA  96161
Phone: 530-582-7850

Fire Station #95 – Glenshire Subdivision
10900 Manchester Drive
Truckee, CA  96161
Phone: 530-582-7850

Fire Station #96 – Airport Subdivision
10277 Truckee Tahoe Airport Road
Truckee, CA  96161
Phone: 530-582-7850

Fire Station #97 – Soda Springs Subdivision
53823 Sherrit Lane
Soda Springs, CA  95728
530-582-7850