The territory now included in Nasik district was formerly partly in Khandesh district and partly in Ahmadnagar district. Yeola was then known as Patoda taluka. In 1837-38, parts of Ahmadnagar district consisting of Sinnar, Chandvad, Dindori, Nasik including Igatpuri and the Peint state were made into a sub-collectorate under Ahmadnagar. The sub-collectorate of Nasik was, however, abolished in 1856 and its talukas incorporated in Ahmadnagar district. In 1861, Nimar peta under Sinnar and Vani peta under Dindori were abolished and a new sub-division was formed with headquarters at Niphad. Headquarters of Karnai taluka included in Trimbak peta was transferred to Igatpuri town in the year 1861-62 and the name of the taluka was changed from Karnai to Igatpuri taluka. In 1869, Nasik was made a full-fledged district, with eight sub-divisions of Ahmadnagar (viz. Nasik, Sinnar, Igatpuri, Dindori, Chandor, Niphad, Yeola and Akola) and three sub-divisions of Khandesh district (viz. Nandgaon, Malegaon and Baglan) together with Peint state. Shortly afterwards, Akola taluka was returned to Ahmadnagar. In 1875, Baglan was divided into two talukas, Baglan or Satana and Kalwan. Peint state became British territory and was made into a sub-division in 1878.
There were no major changes in the district or taluka boundaries between 1901 & 1948.
Consequent upon the merger of the Indian states a new mahal known as Surgana mahal consisting of the former princely state of Surgana, was created in 1949. In 1950, 11 enclave villages which formed part of Nandgaon taluka were transferred to Aurangabad district. Two villages (Salher and Vaghamba) from Surat district were added to this district. Four villages were transferred to West Khandesh or present Dhulia district.
Nashik as an Independent District was formed during 1869. And from 1869 District Collector started functioning here at Nashik as their head quarter. Till now 97 Collectors have hold the post. 1st Indian to hold the post of Collector was 36th Collector Mr. Kothawala who was ICS. Since then District of 13 tehsils was there and from 26th June,1999 2 new tehsils were formed viz. Deola and Trimbakeshwar. Deola was formed from Malegaon, Kalwan and Baglan (Satana) Taluka where as Trimbakeshwar was formed from Nashik, Igatpuri and Peint taluka. Alltogether area of Nashik District is 15,530 Sq. Kms.